30 Rock

Season 2 Episode 10

Episode 210

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 10, 2008 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • In the part where Kenneth is asking Tracy to move his coffee machine off his desk, if you watch the cup that Tracy has in his hand it's half-full, but then after they show his back and go back to his front again it's filled to the top.

  • Quotes

    • Tracy: Regrets are for horseshoes and handbags.

    • Kenneth: (talking about coffee) I love how it makes me feel. It's like my heart is trying to hug my brain!

    • Jack: I'll just tell Don Geiss that I let a subordinate with an unaccredited theater-tech degree do a billion dollar handshake deal while my girlfriend and I showered together at a Red Roof Inn.

    • Kenneth: (as he's quitting his job) Mr. Jordan... It's been an honor being your friend and learning about the non-reproductive aspects of human sexuality from you.

    • Jack: (to C.C.) Say, what do you think they do for fun around here?
      Local: Smack around nosy out-of-towners. Also, we have a lovely doll museum.

    • Jack: (to C.C.) Get in that ridiculous electric car of yours and get up here.

    • Kenneth: I let my momma down, and I'm going back to Georgia.
      Tracy: What? No, you can't leave, kid. Who's gonna help me tell white people apart?

    • C.C.: We only have one speed, Jack. That's what I love about us: the drive, the ambition, our belief that sex is a competition.

    • C.C.: (to Jack) When I was with you the other day, I missed the vote on a bill to legalize recreational whale torture.

    • Kenneth: I'd always been told that New York was the 21st century city of Sodom. And look what's happened. I've become one of them. I've been sodomized.

    • Jack: God, I haven't thought about work once this whole time.
      C.C.: I know, it's weird.
      Jack: Good weird, or last night weird?

    • Jack: All my life, work came first. I missed so many weddings, funerals, karate demonstrations.
      C.C.: Birthdays, Lilith Fairs.

    • Tracy: Hey, slow down there, Ken. Coffee is not like alcohol. It's pretty addictive.

    • Liz: I still have to get approved by the co-op board. I'm all nervous. I have to dress up and smile and try to get them to like me. It's gonna be like going on a blind date.
      Jenna: No, it's so much better, because an apartment never waits until you get in the shower, then steals the necklace your mother gave you.

    • Tracy: Boundaries are made to be tested. That's why my wife and I stopped using a safe word.

    • Kenneth: I don't drink coffee, sir. I don't drink hot liquids of any kind. That's the devil's temperature.

    • Jack: (to C.C.) The President is only going to veto your crazy social programs. The founding fathers never intended for the poor to live into their forties.

    • Liz: Even Frank owns that chicken ranch in Nevada. He thought he was buying a whorehouse.

    • Liz: Real estate? No, that's something you do when you're married and you have a family.
      Jack: Sure, wait for that, your home will be in the floating city of New Chicago.

    • Liz: I have a checking account. I am two payments away from owning my bike. Also, I have a star that my aunt named after me, although that was recently downgraded to a gas giant, so...

    • Jonathan: We're trying to buy the largest cable network in Northern Europe. And if we do do that, it'll be huge.
      Liz: What about your huge doo-doo? (high fives herself)

  • Notes

    • The German episode title is "Man spricht deutsch", meaning "One Speaks German". The French title is "Carrière et caféine", meaning "Career and Caffeine". The Italian title is "Quasi quasi mi compro casa", meaning "I Almost Bought the House". The Spanish title is "Episodio 210".

    • International Airdates: Czech Republic: April 7, 2010 on Prima COOL

    • Toby Huss' role as the German-speaking gentleman on the phone with Jack is credited as "Deutsche Stimme", which is German for German voice.

    • This episode was filmed both before and after the start of the WGA strike that began November 5, 2007, and did not have a title when the strike started. Tina Fey has explained that simply no writer was there to give it a title, and staffers were fearful giving it a title in their absence might violate strike rules. Unlike the previous episode, it was never given a true title, and stayed unnamed even with the second-season DVDs.

    • Griffin Richardson, Tony Pipitone and Bill Marino won the 2008 Emmy Award for "Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half- Hour) And Animation" for their work on this episode.

    • Though credited, Scott Adsit, Judah Friedlander, Katrina Bowden, Keith Powell, and Lonny Ross do not appear in this episode.

    • Music: "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morissette (sung by Liz); "Midnight Train To Georgia" by Gladys Knight (sung by the cast)

  • Allusions

    • When Kenneth is saying goodbye to Tracy and his entourage, he tells Grizz "I'll miss you the most", mimicking Dorothy from The Wizard Of Oz, saying good-bye to the Scarecrow.

    • Liz comments, "I have a star that my aunt named after me, although that was recently downgraded to a gas giant, so—" in reference to the reclassification of Pluto to the status of a minor planet.

    • After Jack gets off the phone with C.C., he is feeling disappointed and he is handed a bottle of some beverage (beer?) by a young boy. This alludes to the old Coca-Cola commercial where a young boy hands a football player called "Mean Joe Green" a bottle of Coca-Cola.

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