30 Rock

Season 3 Episode 1


Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 30, 2008 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Liz tries to get everyone on the TGS staff to be on their best behavior when an adoption agent stops by to observe whether she is fit to be a mother. Jack returns to NBC with plans to go head-to-head against Devin for the top job. Jenna's miffed that Tracy's ignored her contributions to his videogame, The Legend of Dong Slayer.moreless

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  • A great way to start off the third season...

    30 Rock,

    Do Over,

    In this episode Liz perpares herself for an adoption agent who is coming to inspect her. Nervous she tries to make everything at work look good. The agent arrives(Megan Mullally) and looks at her work place in the start everything going down hill and it looks as though the agent is going to reject her. But the agent is hit off the head and Liz gets a do over in the following. The second time around things go great until the agent losses her memory again causing the inspection to end with no result. / Tracy's video game is doing well on the market but Jenna is angry that she didnt get paid for doing it, and cause her to sue Tracy. Overall i thought it was a good episode the only lacking part to me was the fighting with Jack i thought i had seen that again and happened.moreless
  • A well written, very funny episode.

    Tina Fey did a great job with the writing (as always). This was a great episode, very funny.

    (Beginning, Liz and Jack meet in the street. Liz asks Jack how he managed to get fired from his job in Washington)

    Jack: "I'm not of liberty to discuss that. That information is classified. At least until Cheney dies, which is gonna be a long time from now. That man is mostly metal."

    - Megan Mullaly

    Megan played the woman who was doing Liz's adoption evaluation. She was really funny when she lost her memory, hilarious and actually pretty believable.

    - Jack and Devon

    Jack is trying to get his job back, which Devon stole from him. To do that, Jack is contemplating sleeping with Kathy Geis. This storyline creates a lot of funny stuff, like:

    Jack: "She touched me."

    Liz: "Who?"

    Jack: "Kathy Geis. She touched me in my swim suit area."

    Liz: "No. Kathy?!"

    Jack: "And it made me very uncomfortable. It's not at all erotic and fun, like when men do it to women. Have you ever been sexually harassed?"

    Liz and Jack (simultaneously): "Of course not."


    Liz: "You smell like strawberries."

    Jack: "That's the lipgloss Kathy put on me so I could be her 'fancy boy'."

    (Liz is trying to clean up the office before the adoption lady gets there)

    Liz: "Can I hide this box of Penis Pasta in your dressing room?"

    (Talking about Liz)

    Frank: "She reminds me of my own mom. Tough love, consistency, a little moustache in a certain light."

    Frank hats said "Former Cyclops" and "Horny".moreless
  • Liz tries to adopt a child.

    The break from May 2008 to October 30, 2008 was too long for the best comedy on TV right now. As my anticipation grew I expected a blow away episode upon its return. Unfortunately that is not what we received.

    Don't get me wrong this episode was still very funny but it looks like the show is more focused on next week's episode with Oprah Winfrey and upcoming installments with Jennifer Aniston and Steve Martin.

    Some fans are complaining about 30 Rock's apparent Will & Grace syndrome where the program brings in big name guests every single week. I have no problem with that as the show always handles their guests well and is able to come up with humorous roles for them.

    Take Will Arnett for example here. He's one of the funniest people in the world right now yet he excels even more on 30 Rock as the devious homosexual Devin Banks. His breakdown in this episode was pure genius as are any of his scenes with Jack Donaghy.

    Alec Baldwin was great as well with his perfectly-timed deadpan responses to anything anybody says to him. Tina Fey was great as well and has probably established herself as the funniest woman in the world right now.

    One thing that bugged me was the guest appearance by Will & Grace's Megan Mullally. The storyline of repeating amnesia was done very recently on another NBC comedy My Name Is Earl. She just wasn't funny here as the laugh-track-less environment is not suited for her.

    It was a good return for 30 Rock but I think next week's episode is what is going to get people talking about this show.moreless
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Tabb Carter


Guest Star

Gano Grills

Gano Grills


Guest Star

Megan Mullally

Megan Mullally


Special Guest Star

Will Arnett

Will Arnett

Devin Banks

Recurring Role

Marceline Hugot

Marceline Hugot

Kathy Geiss

Recurring Role

John Lutz

John Lutz

J.D. Lutz

Recurring Role

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