30 Rock


Season 1, Ep 5, Aired 11/16/06
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  • Episode Description
  • After being pressured by Jack to plug GE products into her show, Liz integrates Jack himself into a sketch. While Jack hones his questionable acting chops, Frank and Toofer trick Jenna into fearing for her job, and Liz wonders if Tracy is faking illiteracy to skip out on rehearsals.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Alec Baldwin

    Jack Donaghy

  • Jane Krakowski

    Jenna Maroney

  • Judah Friedlander

    Frank Rossitano

  • Scott Adsit

    Pete Hornberger

  • Tina Fey

    Liz Lemon

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • Really, really funny episode

    By efc91, Jul 30, 2009

  • brilliant...

    By efc1991, Nov 14, 2007

  • Well Written

    By Water78, Dec 02, 2006

  • If you read this, you probaby like the show.

    By GeorgeJobson, Nov 18, 2006

  • The best 30 Rock episode yet!

    By Quintile, Nov 24, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (17)

    • Jack: Don't be cute, Lemon. You're too old for that.

    • Liz: (to Tracy) I set a very high standard for myself and I expect the same of the professionals who work with me. Josh: (pops-in suddenly) When Gay-braham Lincoln gets hit in the crotch, can I go cross-eyed? Liz: Oh, yes, do that. That's hilarious.

    • Jenna: (about Frank and Toofer) I am gonna get back at them, using my sexuality. Liz: Do you have any left?

    • Jack: (to Liz) If you were any other woman on Earth, I would be turned on right now.

    • Jack: Lemon, I need your help. Liz: Really? Jack Donaghy needs my— Jack: Don't gloat. It makes you seem man-ish.

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    Notes (4)

    • The German episode title is "Jack, der Schauspieler", meaning "Jack, the Actor". The French title is "Jack teur", an exact translation combining Jack and their word for "actor", acteur. The Italian title is "Jack attore", meaning "Jack Actor". The Spanish title is "Jack se vuelve actor", meaning "Jack Becomes an Actor".

    • Robert Carlock was nominated for an Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Emmy for his work in this episode.

    • Originally broadcast as a special 40-minute episode, starting at 9:20 p.m. in the U.S.

    • International Airdates: Czech Republic: February 18, 2010 on Prima COOL

    Trivia (2)

    • When Tracy is playing Halo 3, after he crosses his legs the guns on TV are still firing even though he'd tossed the controller off to the side.

    • The trucker hat Frank wears in this episode reads "Hand Held."

    Allusions (2)

    • One of Tracy's lines in his cop-buddy movie is "I'm getting too old for this", an oft-repeated line from the Lethal Weapon movies.

    • Frank says his friend in accounting is Lando Calrissian, a character from the Star Wars films.

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