30 Rock

Season 1 Episode 21


Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Apr 26, 2007 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Liz struggles to maintain her long-distance relationship with Floyd and must also use Kenneth's help in finding a missing Tracy. Meanwhile, Jack's marriage situation with Phoebe causes his mother to stop by.

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  • Season 1 was excellent

    Liz struggles to maintain her long-distance relationship with Floyd and must also use Kenneth's help in finding a missing Tracy. Meanwhile, Jack's marriage situation with Phoebe causes his mother to stop by. Honestly I was dissapointed with this episode I have seen this show be much funnier nd for a last episode of the season it didnt really deliver but it had its moments like where Jack ran away and where Tracy was captured. Glad to see the back of Pheobe she was really annoying. Overal it was a great first season of 30 Rock a worthy winner of the Emmy and a ok final episode 9 out of 10 episode. 10 out of 10 season.moreless
  • Run Tracy run!

    I wasn't going to watch the season finale of "30 Rock," after hearing Alac Baldwin chrew out his daughter over the cell phone, but I will watch because it is tina Fey that is the heart and soul of the series, not Alac Baldwin and I do not wish to hear hin yelling on the cell phone again. the highlight of ther episode is Tracy ran away from the studio and ran into mean backwood folk and he escape with the help of his friands. I like the series so far and I hope it will return next year. I can't wait to see Tina again.moreless
  • Werid but still good.

    30 Rock,

    In this episode Liz's show is going on Hiatus for the summer. But the biggest star{Tracy} runs off with Kenneths couisn.Because he thinks the Black crusaders are coming after him. After thinking its time to return he tries to exsape it. They finally get back to new york Kenneth hurts him self so they can make it to the studio. Jack winds up in hostpital and breaks his marriage with the fragil Bones women.moreless
  • An incredible show! Fabulous!

    I have been watching this show from the beginning, and i must admit it didnt get off to a briliant start. But after watching this, the final episode of this season, its like im watching a different show. Everything falls together perfectly! The characters are believable (in some way or another) and the situations are inventive and highly hilarious. This is just a perfect example of how giving a show a chance is all that is needed sometimes. This show has come a long way. And as it has already been confirmed that a second season is in the pipeline we should all be looking forward to its return. God bless Tina Fey!moreless
  • Lemon-ade

    The doctor pretzel joke was the funniest line I've seen on tv in the past month, maybe year. I laughed so hard I peed a little. That doctor needs to be a recurring character. Oh.. and the whole thing with Tracy was pretty good. Not one of Jack's best episdoes, but whatever. Really I just signed up to this site and am writing these extra 90 words to say how much I like the pretzel joke and hope to see the doctor again. So if you're still reading this, you're wasting your time because I'm just filling words at --.moreless
Matt Dickinson

Matt Dickinson

Jack's Assistant

Guest Star

Owen Burke

Owen Burke


Guest Star

Brittany Felton

Brittany Felton


Guest Star

Jason Sudeikis

Jason Sudeikis

Floyd Debarber

Recurring Role

Elaine Stritch

Elaine Stritch

Colleen Donaghy

Recurring Role

Chris Parnell

Chris Parnell

Dr. Leo Spaceman

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Liz: So I'm your emergency contact, huh?
      Jack: You're the only person I know who wouldn't hesitate to pull the plug.

    • Colleen: All right, scout's honor. What do you think of [Phoebe]?
      (Jack gives Liz a look)
      Liz: She's very well-read. And she's very stylish, don't you think? And you know the most important thing is she makes Jack very happy. She's like a... white geisha.

    • (No one knows where Tracy is)
      Pete: Oh, I hope he's okay.
      Liz: I hope he's taking his medication.
      Kenneth: And I hope he takes a jacket, 'cause it can get real chilly there.
      (everyone looks at Kenneth)

    • Colleen: Tell him his mother's here. And she loves him. But not in a queer way.

    • Tracy: Thanks for taking me in, Jesse. I won't be a burden. Now make me a smoothie, and let's go clubbing.

    • Liz: Do you think I'm trying to not find Tracy?
      Jack: Oh, Lemon, I cannot endure another failure.
      Liz: Jack, trust me, nobody wants to do this show without Tracy.
      Jenna: We used to do it every week without him. (Liz glares at her) I'm just saying.

    • Kenneth: But what about the Black Crusaders?
      Tracy: I don't care what they do to me anymore! I'd rather die famous than to live for a hundred years like this: carrying plastic bags, sitting on benches, brushing my own teeth!

    • Phoebe: I always thought it would be lovely to get married in the spring, just as the petunias start to bloom.
      Colleen: Sorry, Phoebe, what?
      Phoebe: I always wanted to marry in the spring, just as the petunias bloom.
      Colleen: Just when the what?
      Phoebe: Oh, dear. Is she hard of hearing?
      Colleen: No, no, no! I can hear you. I just wanted to make sure you could hear you.

    • Jack: I feel great! My wedding's in a couple of days—
      Dr. Spaceman: The 18th, right? Same as Bianca's.
      Jack: I guess our friends will just have to choose between us. My mother's coming up from Florida... to attend Bianca's wedding, so it's perfect.

    • Colleen: This is not Phoebe? Well, why the hell not? I mean, she's perfect. Character. She's got strength of character. And I'll tell you something else. She's got a good, solid baby bucket!

    • Phoebe: Careful, my bones! ...You alright?
      Jack: Well, with your condition, ordinarily, wouldn't you just... be on top?
      Phoebe: I can't. I have vertigo.

    • Dr. Spaceman: Have I given you my new book? It's about having a satisfying love life, for life.

    • Tracy: Was that Kenneth? What's going on in New York? Did he go to Russell Simmons' birthday party? Were there girls there with butts?

    • Dr. Spaceman: My techniques guarantee male orgasm.

  • NOTES (5)

    • The German episode title is "Herzflattern", meaning "Heart Flutters". The French episode title is "Est-ce que tu m'aimes?", meaning "Do You Love Me?" The Italian title is "La macchina della verità", meaning "The Lie Detector". The Spanish title is "El infarto", meaning "Heart Attack".

    • International Airdates: Czech Republic: March 22, 2010 on Prima COOL

    • Elaine Stritch won the Outstanding Guest Actress for a Comedy Series Emmy for her role as Jack's care-free mother Colleen Donaghy.

    • Alec Baldwin was nominated for an Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Emmy for his work in this episode, which was also part of the show's Emmy Awards 'For Your Consideration' DVD for this season.

    • Alec Baldwin and Sean Hayes also worked together in Cats And Dogs, The Cat In The Hat, and various episodes of Will & Grace.


    • Jack comments he thinks he, "got Nixon to agree to come on the show and say 'Sock it to me'," referring to the September 16, 1968 episode of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, where presidential candidate Richard Nixon made a brief appearance and delivered one of the show's catch phrases: "Sock it to me".

    • Liz worries, "is that how far apart my eyes are? I look like Admiral Ackbar", referring to a character who appeared in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983). Admiral Ackbar is of the race Mon Calamari, which resemble humanoid fish with their eyes towards the sides of their head.

    • The famous star being kidnapped in the country mirrors the plot of the Stephen King novel, Misery.

    • Liz threatens Kenneth, "You turtle faced goon, I'm going to cut you open like a tauntaun, you mouth-breathing Appalachian," referring to the large, white-furred animals, indigenous to the ice planet of Hoth in the Star Wars mythology. Liz is specifically alluding to Han Solo's cutting open a tauntaun to provide shelter for himself and an injured Luke Skywalker in The Empire Strikes Back.