30 Rock

Season 4 Episode 2

Into the Crevasse

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 22, 2009 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Jack finds himself fending off yet another threat to his job from Devin Banks. Tracy—miffed over the Dealbreaker book—and Jenna—still upset over the impending new cast member—each exact revenge on Liz. Kenneth volunteers at an animal shelter.

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  • Common, stop using current events..

    After watching some really crappy comedies this week, including highly rated ones like 2 1/2 men, my benchmarks were downgraded by default that I actually enjoyed this episode. But, somehow I am sure it not the good old 30 Rock that won a deserving Emmy.

    Episode two also took some really painful jabs at the current economic situation. Right from making fun of the auto industry to government bailouts, it makes me think if the writers are out of material. I mean, whats up with bringing up Milia and Sasha? I never liked Will Arnett in Arrested Development, and in this episode, he proved he can't act at all. Liz and Tracy's storylines were the saving grace of today's episode. It remotely looked like the crazy stuff that used to make us laugh.moreless
  • Funny, but not Emmy-worthy.

    It was bound to happen eventually. After being the best comedy on TV for three seasons 30 Rock has fallen off the mountain a little bit as the first two installments this season, while funny, have just not been that great. Tracy is still hilarious, but his dialogue is not even believable anymore. They're trying to make him as goofy as possible, when the early season Tracy actually seemed like a nut, but the nut we knew Morgan was. Is the show still great? Yes. Will it tie or break Frasier's record of five consecutive Emmy wins for Outstanding Comedy Series? Not at this rate.moreless
  • Liz seems to be upsetting everyone at 30 Rock with her new book That's a Deal Breaker. Jack must go face to face with Banks who now works fr the government.moreless

    30 Rock is one of those great comedies where it seems that they can't do a thing wrong. It is as if they have a draw card that the play each and every week to get more laughs than the material deserves. This week that is the inclusion of the brilliant Will Arnett again!

    This week Liz starts the week riding high when her new book, That's a Dealbreaker, is released. But she soon brought back down to earth with every male member of staff seemingly despising her as the book has got them in trouble with their partners. Tracey decides to make her pay by living with her when his wife throws him out. Liz also has to deal with an angry Jenna who has gone to Iceland to prepare for a Werewolf film. But it has a hitch when they can only shoot for one minute a day as the sun never seems to set in Iceland.

    Meanwhile Jack is run into DC for a commission about GE and the microwave division. Everything seems to be going fine util Jack finds out that the head of the Commission is his nemesis Banks. Banks explains that he wants revenge on Jack for ousting him from his job. Jack must now find a way to get GE Microwaves making money before Banks gets the all clear to remove Jack from his job. This was the funniest arc of the ep with Arnett and Baldwin playing off one another so very well which makes for entertaining TV to say the least.moreless
Seth Kirschner

Seth Kirschner


Guest Star

Aalok Mehta

Aalok Mehta


Guest Star

Jon Glaser

Jon Glaser


Guest Star

Will Arnett

Will Arnett

Devin Banks

Recurring Role

John Lutz

John Lutz

J.D. Lutz

Recurring Role

Sue Galloway

Sue Galloway


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Devon: Is it true, Mr. Donaghy, that your executives routinely used company helicopters to dry their home tennis courts?
      Jack: Yes, and no. Yes, that did happen. No, that didn't not happen.

    • Liz: Tracy and Jenna are like children.
      Pete: And like children, you can't reason with them when they're upset. All you can do is turn the heat up, pour some whiskey in their juice, and wait for sleep to save you.
      Liz: Well, that's not gonna work for me, because Jenna is immune to whiskey and Tracy is afraid of juice.

    • Liz: I did Big Sister in college. That little girl taught me how to use tampons.

    • Liz: I wanted to give you a copy of my book. They used your blurb.
      Jack: (reading back cover) "Lemon numbers among my employees."

    • Kenneth: I grew up on a pig farm where I learned that all the animals, even the birds that cleaned our teeth, were workers.

    • Jack: Your President, who by the way is Kenyan and smokes cigarettes, has created an industry task force for microwaves and small appliances.

    • Jack: Would women be more likely to buy a microwave if it was programmed to ask you about your day?

    • Tracy: I haven't had this much trouble with a book since Where's Waldo went to that barber pole factory.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Savanna Samson, who plays the porn version of Liz Lemon in Tracy's movie, is an actual adult film actress.

    • The German episode title is "In die Gletscherspalte", an exact translation.

    • International Airdates: Latin America: February 11, 2010 on Sony Entertainment Television (a.k.a. Canal Sony); United Kingdom: April 19, 2010 on Comedy Central;Czech Republic: May 3, 2012 on Prima COOL

    • Kenneth's animal shelter plot was the show's contribution to iParticipate, when both broadcast and cable networks joined together to incorporate themes of public service into over 100 programs from October 19–25, 2009.