30 Rock


Season 1, Ep 18, Aired 4/5/07
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  • Episode Description
  • Jack and Kenneth work together when Jack discovers that another NBC executive is after his job. Meanwhile, Pete and Liz adjust to life as roommates, and Tracy learns he's a descendant of Thomas Jefferson.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Alec Baldwin

    Jack Donaghy

  • Jack McBrayer

    Kenneth Parcell

  • Scott Adsit

    Pete Hornberger

  • Tina Fey

    Liz Lemon

  • Tracy Morgan (II)

    Tracy Jordan

  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • the last great episode of S1

    By efc91, Jul 30, 2009

  • "Jefferson – coming Christmas 2008" (whoops-wrong episode...)

    By antnee1515, Apr 15, 2007

  • But in a VERY good way. I had surgery 9 days ago. I have 5 incisions and they are all aching now. I was wise to wait to watch this epsiode knowing I always laugh out loud at 30 Rock and that laughing hurts me a bit these days.

    By nannorm, Apr 08, 2007

  • Not my favorite but still funny.

    By Water78, Apr 06, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (15)

    • Jack: Good God, Devin is gay. He's even more powerful than I thought. Liz: Maybe you should seduce him and get him to tell you all his secret plans.

    • Dr. Spaceman: I have the results of your DNA test. Now, I am very serious about doctor/patient confidentiality, so I am gonna have to ask that all four of us keep this to ourselves.

    • Pete: Love is like an onion, and you peel away layer after layer until you're just... weeping over the sink.

    • Jack: I want you on this, Lemon. Those jokes you wrote for my Mitt Romney fundraiser, they were top-notch. Liz: Those weren't jokes! That was an appeal for a return to common sense and decency. Jack: Well, they got big laughs.

    • Jack: (to Liz) I don't know what happened in your life that caused you to develop a sense of humor as a coping mechanism. Maybe it was some sort of brace or corrective boot you wore during childhood.

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    Notes (6)

    • Though credited, Jane Krakowski does not appear in this episode.

    • The German episode title is "Feuerwerk", the French title is "Feux d'artifice", the Spanish title is "Fuegos artificiales", and the Italian title is "Fuochi d'artificio", all exact translations.

    • This episode aired after The Office at 8:40 and was a special 40 minute episode.

    • Will Arnett and Jack McBrayer both appeared in Arrested Development together. Jack McBrayer was a waiter at the Bluth's country club for two episodes.

    • In the ten-second internet sitcom clip produced by Will Arnett's character, the credits that flash by are actually the credits for this episode sped up.

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    Trivia (1)

    • The trucker hats Frank wears in this episode read "Mash Potatos", "Beef Ravioli" and "Atomic Super Kick".

    Allusions (2)

    • In Tracy Jordan's dream Thomas Jefferson says, "America which I invented". This alludes to Al Gore who wrote a book saying he invented the internet.

    • Liz and some of the characters watch/discuss the 1982 film Tootsie and mention it's frequently used in film studies books as a good example of structure. In the film an actor disguises himself as woman to get a part. He subsequently falls in love, but can't act on it while he still has the job. Liz faces a similar situation as she tries to get a new assignment with Jack, while also pursuing a relationship with Floyd. In the end, she loses the job but gets the guy, mirroring the film.

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