30 Rock

Season 2 Episode 7

Cougars

4
Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 29, 2007 on NBC

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  • Trivia

    • The trucker hats Frank wears in this episode read "Olé", "Right Boot", "Got It", "Handy Man", "Beef", "Burrito", and "Power Tool".

  • Quotes

    • Jack: (on Liz's date 17 years her junior) Where'd you two meet, an AMBER Alert?

    • Liz: You can't be gay for just one person, unless you're a lady and you met Ellen.

    • Jack: This company is my girlfriend. She gives me all the loving I'll ever want or need.
      Liz: That's... gross, Jack.

    • Cerie: (about seeing Liz at a nightclub) So what were you doing there? Is it like that time they found my grandpa at the bus station?

    • Kenneth: They all seem to really hate my grandpa, because they keep yelling "Kill Whitey", and I'm like, what do you think you are, alcohol?

    • Jack: Lemon, what happened? Did you take an Ambien with your Franzia and sleepwalk here?

    • Liz: I'm 37. Please don't make me go to Brooklyn.

    • Tracy: You can't wear blue in Knuckle Beach, which is hard, because jeans go with everything.

    • Tracy: Bush?! Now I don't want to go on a rant here...
      (long silence)

    • Tracy: Jack, have you ever been to Knuckle Beach? It's a totally different world. A world where orange soda is an acceptable substitute for breast milk.

    • Jack: Hello, coach, I thought we'd have a little meeting before practice.
      Tracy: Practice? Meetings? What is this, a marriage?

    • Jenna: (about cougars) There was a whole article about it in Vanity Fair. The one with the "Crisis In Africa" cover. God, it makes me so sad that more people don't know about cougars.

    • Tracy: You don't get these kids, Jack. They don't care about winning, they just want to go outside for once. You know on our first practice they asked me what the sun was?

    • Young Kid: (seeing Jack) Hey you guys, it's that king we met!

    • Jamie: Now I'm getting attitude from the sexy librarian over here.
      Liz: What? Sexy? You are, shut up.

    • Jack: All you need is someone to point you in the right direction: a role model.
      Young Kid: Like R. Kelly and Michael Vick!

    • Young Kid: (in Jack's office) Someday, I'll have an office like this. To clean.

    • Jack: Big night, Lemon? Let me guess: meatball sub, extra bread; bottle of Nyquil; TiVo Top Chef; a little Miss Bonnie Raitt; lights out.
      Liz: No, I have something to do tonight, Jack.
      Jack: Then you won't mind when I tell you that Casey gets voted off tonight.
      Liz: You monster! Why are you like this?

    • Tracy: Hey, Liz Lemon, I'm going to an animals-only strip club. Interested?
      Liz: Does that mean the animals strip, or the animals are the customers?
      Tracy: Animal customers? That's ridiculous.

  • Notes

    • The German episode title is "Frischfleisch", meaning "Fresh Meat". The French title is "Être un couguar", meaning "Be a Cougar". The Italian title is "Differenza di età", meaning "Age Difference". The Spanish title is "Panteras", an exact translation.

    • Though credited, Scott Adsit and Lonny Ross do not appear in this episode.

    • International Airdates: Latin America: December 18, 2007 on CANAL SONY; Czech Republic: April 1, 2010 on Prima COOL

  • Allusions

    • Two of Frank's hats in this episode, "Right Boot" and "Got It", are references to lines from the 1989 action movie Road House.

    • Jack's idea of "surge" runs parallel to that of the Bush administration troop surge in Iraq.

    • Frank mentions he, "can't take this Sam and Diane thing anymore," referring to Cheers and the on-again off-again relationship between two main characters, Sam and Diane.

    • Lutz teases Liz, "That's great, Maude. How's Harold?" riffing on Harold and Maude, a 1971 film about a romance between a young man and a senior citizen.

    • Liz: Just gellin' like Magellan.

      This is a reference to an advertisement for Dr. Scholl's Gel Insoles.

    • At the ball pack, Jack is dressed like General Douglas MacArthur whose military career spanned WWI, WWII, and the Korean Conflict.

    • Jack tells the boys of Tracy's baseball team that they need role models, and one boy gives R. Kelly and Mike Vick as examples. In 2002, R. Kelly, a rap artist and producer, was indicted for having sex with a minor. Mike Vick, a NFL quarterback, was charged with and plead guilty to federal dog fighting charges in 2007.

    • The scene with the baseball team toppling the Jefferson Davis statue at the ballpark is reminiscent of the footage of Iraqis' toppling the statue of Saddam Hussein after American forces invaded Baghdad in 2003. The arguments the U.S. used to justify invading Iraq were reflected in Jack's reasoning for "helping" Tracy's underprivileged baseball team.

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