30 Rock

Season 1 Episode 12

Black Tie

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 01, 2007 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Jenna: Oh, hello.
      Liz: Hi. How did you get in here?
      Jenna: Oh, Liz, if you dress well and enter with confidence, you can get in anywhere.
      Liz: You showed the security guy your boobs didn't you?
      Jenna: Just one, it's not the White House.

    • Jack: I had "lunch" with Martha Stewart and "dinner" with her daughter Alexis.
      Liz: Gross.

    • Vikki: (to Pete) Your name sounds Jewish. You must be important

    • Jack: Lemon, I want to thank you for showing me that I could have a pleasant evening with a woman my age.
      Liz: I'm twelve years younger than you.
      Jack: A woman your age, then.

    • Liz: It's a fast song! (starts dancing jerkily)
      Jack: Okay, easy there, Jackie Chan.
      Liz: (looks down at her chest) Are they in? They're not umm....
      Jack: Let's go. Yeah, be careful.

    • Liz: You've already made up your mind about this, haven't you?
      Jenna: Oh, you're right, Liz. I should go for it.
      Liz: You're not even listening, are you? Poop. Monkey butt.
      Jenna: No, you're a good friend. And thank you.

    • Pete: (on the phone with his son, using an Elmo voice) Elmo wants you to aim your pee-pee at the potty. Haha, no, not at mommy, at the potty. How is that Elmo's fault? Did mommy have some wine before she called Elmo?

    • Jack: That Gerhardt is amazing, isn't he? Most people in his situation would be angry with their family for the centuries of inbreeding, but not Gerhardt. He's too busy trying to stave off infection.

    • Jack: Just to know [Bianca]'s filled with bile over me warms my heart.

    • Jenna: Gerhardt, would you like to dance?
      Gerhardt: Sadly, because my body does not produce joint fluid, I cannot.

    • Bianca: Congratulations, John, she's much sharper than the other girl you had. What was her name?
      Jack: Beyoncé.

    • Jenna: Oh, Liz, its always been my dream to marry a prince, like a modern day Cinderella story.
      Liz: Well, maybe I'm Cinderella this time!
      Jenna: No, Liz, Cinderella is blonde. You can be Snow White and party with the little people.

    • Liz: What's the difference between yo momma and a washing machine? When I drop a load in the washing machine it doesn't follow me around for a week.
      Jack: Uh, Lemon, can I speak with you alone for a moment?
      Liz: That's what your sister asked me last night. Booyaa!
      Liz: Okay, fine, I'll do it, but I'm not going to like it.
      Jack: That's what your mom said to me last night. Booyaa!

    • Jenna: You know I've always reminded myself of Grace Kelly.

  • Notes

    • The German episode title is "Der Geburtstag des Prinzen", meaning "The Prince's Birthday". The French title is "Le bal", meaning "The Party". The Italian title is "Una festa elegante", meaning "An Elegant Party". The Spanish title is "De etiqueta", meaning "Formality".

    • International Airdates: Czech Republic: March 4, 2010 on Prima COOL

  • Allusions

    • The scene when Jack brings Liz a diamond necklace to wear and snaps the box on her fingers refers to an unscripted scene in Pretty Woman where Richard Gere brings Julia Roberts (also wearing a red dress) a diamond necklace and snaps it on her fingers causing her to laugh out loud. In the scene in 30 Rock, however, instead of laughing out loud Liz begins swearing that her fingers were hurt.

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