30 Rock

Verna

Season 4, Ep 12, Aired 2/4/10
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  • Episode Description
  • Jenna looks to Jack for help when her mother drops by for an unannounced visit. Frank moves in with Liz as a boarder, and they decide to aid one another stop smoking and eating junk food.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Alec Baldwin

    Jack Donaghy

  • Jane Krakowski

    Jenna Maroney

  • Tracy Morgan

    Tracy Jordan

  • Judah Friedlander

    Frank Rossitano

  • Scott Adsit

    Pete Hornberger

  • Photos (5)
  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Jenna's mother comes to visit.

    By thefanof, Feb 05, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • (watching video of Liz's apartment at night) Pete: She's not sleep-walking. Liz: Oh, my God, I'm sleep-eating. Pete: You tried to take away your release, Liz, but nature finds a way. Did you learn nothing from Jurassic Park?

    • Verna: Nice office, Jack. I feel like I'm in the Martha Stewart section at Kmart.

    • Verna: I am the worst mother! Jenna: No. Verna: Yes, I am. Jenna: Don't say that. Could a bad mom have raised a daughter who was engaged to a congressman when she was sixteen?

    • Jack: I developed this presentation in 2002 when Colleen attempted to lengthen her Christmas visit to Martin Luther King Day, or as she calls it, "that day in January when the post office is closed."

    • Jack: Mothers—you can't kill them.

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    Notes (3)

    • The German episode title is "Meine liebe Rabenmutter", their title for Mommie Dearest.

    • International Airdates: Australia: April 19, 2010 on Channel 7; Latin America: April 22, 2010 on Sony Entertainment Television (a.k.a. Canal Sony); United Kingdom: May 24, 2010 on Comedy Central; Czech Republic: May 17, 2012 on Prima COOL

    • Though credited, Katrina Bowden and Keith Powell do not appear in this episode.

    Trivia (1)

    • Frank's trucker hats read, "Mason Storm", "Mind the Gap", "Pound for Pound", and "Busway"

    Allusions (4)

    • The night footage shot in Liz's apartment showing her sleep-eating and Frank with his visitor parodies the footage found in the 2007 film, Paranormal Activity.

    • Frank's "Mason Storm" hat refers to the lead character played by Steven Seagal in Bruce Malmuth's 1990 film, Hard to Kill.

    • Kenneth comments believing the chimp, "used to drive the truck himself," on You-Know-What and the Bear, trying to avoid saying the shorthand for "blow job" that innocently appears in the actual title, B.J. and the Bear.

    • Liz tells Franks that, "the episode of Diff'rent Strokes about Dudley's dad has proven incontrovertably that smoking destroys your health and leads to ridicule from Willis," referring to "Where There's Smoke".

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