30 Rock

Season 4 Episode 7

Dealbreakers Talk Show No. 0001

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 03, 2009 on NBC
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Episode Summary

The start of Dealbreakers gives Liz a crash course in what it's like to be a performer, while Jack feels the heat from Devin Banks to make it a hit. Tracy decides his new life goal will be to earn all four major entertainment awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.moreless

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  • and 30 Rock is back, NERDS!

    I was not expecting much in this episode.... but this episode is just pure '30 Rock' goodness. Unlike, season 4 past episodes this episode is memorable, well-written and hitting '30 Rock' "hilariousness" standard. Liz Lemon stole the show in this installment. Tina Fey being Tina Fey. I don't wanna spill some spoilers, but the way Liz cry near the end is one the best '30 Rock' and Liz Lemon moments yet! Definetly an emmy clip!

    Jack is not really himself tonight, but he has some pretty memorable scene. His phone call with Devon is funny as "the laser shield" in the "Into the Crevasse" episode! Tracy's plot about wanting a baby girl has no holes and just funny! Tracy Jordan is also back. Unpredictable, Crazy and Dim-witted- that's Tracy Jordan. Lucky for us, Tracy Jordan is Tracy Jordan in this episode

    Though, Jenna wasn't really used here, she was in her funniest self ever. The way she react in her niece drawing is one the best Jenna moment ever. I wish the show should expand her character more this season and make her funnier and crazier like the rest.

    Frank being Liz didn't fail to amuse me! Seeing acting like Liz is crazy crazy fun to watch. Meanwhile, Pete's HD tv entrace is also an LOL. Unfortunately, Kenneth doesn't real gag tonight. Overall, this episode proves '30 Rock' still has the genius and funny that help the show won those deserving 'awards'. Keep it up, 30 Rock!moreless
  • Funny.

    Very funny episode of 30 Rock tonight with the jokes landing more often than not, and a surprising guest appearance by Whoopi Goldberg. As always, Dr. Leo Spaceman stole the scene he was in, but I even found myself laughing at Jenna a lot, something that is not always the case. Jane Krakowski is without question a talented actress, but the exaggerated, struggling actress who has slept with every weirdo in Hollywood, personality shift she's undergone in the last few years has had a negative effect on her as a whole. Tonight though she was on.

    Do I need to mention the big three? We know they're the best trio on television. As for Frank, he was funny here immitating Liz and it never shocks me how weird he looks when they take him out of his usual outfit.

    Great episode tonight. Definitely one of the best of the season.moreless
Kristian Alfonso

Kristian Alfonso


Guest Star

Peter Reckell

Peter Reckell


Guest Star

Amy Jachyra

Amy Jachyra

Camera Assistant

Guest Star

Sherri Shepherd

Sherri Shepherd

Angie Jordan

Recurring Role

Will Arnett

Will Arnett

Devin Banks

Recurring Role

Chris Parnell

Chris Parnell

Dr. Leo Spaceman

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Jonathan: Sir, a Mr. Adouche is on the phone? I. M. Adouche.
      Jack: I am a douche? (winces) Banks!! (picks up phone) What do you want?
      Devin: Did you say it?
      Jack: No, I knew right away.

    • (arguing after Tracy handcuffed Liz to a bookcase)
      Angie: I cannot believe you made me come down here for this. Now I won't have enough time to shop for Christmas presents and still get my hair did!
      Tracy: Your hair did? You just got your hair did! You have to get your hair did again?
      Angie: It needs to be did every week!
      Liz: Maybe we could "undid" these handcuffs.
      (they turn to Liz and shout in unison)
      Tracy: Racist!
      Angie: Oh, cracker!

    • Tracy: Lately I realized that I have a hole in my heart, and not the one I got from eating batteries.

    • Pete: This job is starting to get to me. Lately I've been shoplifting just to feel in control, 'cause no one knows I took the candy bar. No one but Peter.

    • Jack: There's a lot of history in Studio 4C: "To Catch a Predator", the XFL halftime show, storage for broken copier equipment, and now—Dealbreakers.

    • (reading the card from Devin's flowers)
      Liz: "FEMA paid for these because your show's going to be a disaster."

    • Liz: I'm going to be on TV this week.
      Dr. Spaceman: Really? I think you mean radio.

  • NOTES (4)

    • The German episode title is "Das doppelte Lizchen", meaning "The Double Liz".

    • International Airdates: Australia: March 15, 2010 on Channel 7; Latin America: March 18, 2010 on Sony Entertainment Television (a.k.a. Canal Sony); United Kingdom: May 10, 2010 on Comedy Central; Czech Republic: May 10, 2012 on Prima COOL

    • The HD camera view of Jack on the Dealbreakers set was created from actual footage of Alec Baldwin from John McTiernan's 1990 film, The Hunt for Red October.

    • Starting with this episode, John Lutz is now billed as a full show star in the post-intro credit roll.