30 Rock

Season 5 Episode 19

I Heart Connecticut

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Apr 14, 2011 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Liz and Kenneth scramble to find Tracy before TGS is cancelled. Jack makes sure Jenna's latest project is a success. Frank proposes an arm wrestling competition contest over who gets to pick lunch, which Pete excels at.

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  • 519

    7.5
    There were a few funny gags here, but as a whole this episode had to be a bit of a letdown.



    The storylines were just a mess tonight. Too much emphasis on Kenneth, who was as annoying as ever tonight, and the whole thing with Jenna was bizarre, even by this show's standards.



    I am glad they ended that Tracy hiding in New York nonsense. It was the two Second City vets, Scott Adsit and Tina Fey, who provided most of the laughs here tonight. The show needs to go back to the basics and focus on the actual TGS show.moreless
  • There is a difference between funny and silly - this episode was borderline silly.

    7.0
    They had pretty much run the "Tracy is missing" story arc into the ground. Quite frankly, there were some pretty funny episodes without him - particularly those featuring his TV wife. So I wasn't thrilled when the show began and Liz stormed into Jack's office stating she had to find Tracy. Luckily, the other things happening were pretty funny. I liked the Saw ripoff movie that Jenna was doing. Each writing change made the movie a little funnier. Jack's determination to cut the budget on some bloated NBC projects was also funny. The arm-wrestling between Pete and his co-workers was ok, at least slightly better than the moment when Tracy was discovered in Liz's apartment.



    Hopefully Part II of this 100th episode will be a little funnier.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Liz's comment about tracing the phone number on the box from the pizzeria that Tracy gets delivery from (which we saw in the previous episode) makes no sense. The name of the pizzeria was clearly displayed on the box, so there'd be no need to trace a number.

    • Frank's trucker hats read "Plumber College" and "Busy Signal".

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Liz: You're Tracy Jordan: Hulk Hogan called you a dirtbag; the NAACP once hired someone to kill you; you wore a penis hat to Princess Diana's funeral.

    • Liz: You're the one who wrote "every kind of mustard" on my shopping list!
      Tracy: And yet you still don't have the one I'm thinking of! It's red, it says "ketchup" on it—uh, I hear it. That one's on me.

    • Jack: Did you make sure that Tracy wasn't pretending to be his own wax figure at Madame Tussauds?
      Liz: Yes. There was some confusion, and I ended up punching the real LeVar Burton.

    • Jenna: Reese Witherspoon's just a likable version of me.

    • Jack: We produce more failed pilots than the French air force.

    • Liz: Our only lead is the pizza box that we saw Tracy eating from, and we traced the phone number to a pizzeria in Queens. Listen to me, I sound like Cagney & Lacey, but without the slutty clothes.

    • Liz: Tracy only contacts Kenneth on special occasions, like Bastille Day.
      Jack: I'm going to go ahead and assume that Bastille is a stripper.
      Liz: As well you should.

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