30 Rock

Season 2 Episode 2

Jack Gets in the Game

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 11, 2007 on NBC
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When Jack discovers that his boss is retiring, he decides to get in the competition for his position. Meanwhile, Jenna begins to enjoy her fame for being fat and along with Jack encourages Liz to get her act together. Finally, Kenneth makes it his mission to get Tracy and Angie back together.moreless

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Matt Lauria

Matt Lauria

Winthrop

Guest Star

Fajer Al-Kaisi

Fajer Al-Kaisi

Hotdog Vendor

Guest Star

Erin Hilgartner

Erin Hilgartner

Caitlin

Guest Star

Rip Torn

Rip Torn

Don Geiss

Recurring Role

Will Arnett

Will Arnett

Devin Banks

Recurring Role

Sherri Shepherd

Sherri Shepherd

Angie Jordan

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Jack: You're always in such great shape.
      Winthrop: Same weight as when I wrestled at Yale, Jack.
      Jack: Winthrop here wrestled at Yale.
      Devon: With other dudes, or...?

    • Devon: Here, why don't you take some of my steak? I could never eat this much meat.
      Jack: That's not what I hear.

    • Jack: Banks, what are you doing in town? You drawn to the phallic nature of our skyline?

    • Angie: (to Tracy) No more jewelry with my name misspelled. No more sexually explicit sky writing. And no more white boys throwing up in my damn foyer!

    • Frank: Holy crap! Did your tooth just fall out?
      Liz: Oh, that's not great, huh?

    • Kenneth: I like your top. I'm a real good sex person. I do it all the different ways.
      Angie: Uh-huh. Well, I don't have a husband any more, so... you can come over anytime.
      Kenneth: Oh, I will. I'll come over at night.

    • Jenna: I'm on a crash diet to get back to my old weight by Friday.
      Liz: Well, what diet is going to do that?
      Jenna: Oh, it's the Japanese porn star diet. I only eat paper, but I can eat all the paper I want, so...

    • Jenna: (to Liz) It's kind of hard to take life advice from a single woman who's using her treadmill as a hanger for a wedding dress.

    • Jack: Have you read the interview with Don Geiss in this month's issue of Yachting Illustrated?
      Liz: No, I subscribe to Giant Boats.

    • Dr. Spaceman: Did you know, scientifically speaking, that humans want food, but don't need it?

    • Devon: It's definitely working! I can feel the gay draining right out of me. By the eye of Zolnak, right, guys?

    • Devon: Are you familiar with the Church of Practicology?
      Jack: You mean the cult that was invented by Stan Lee?
      Devon: I mean the religion founded by the alien king living inside Stan Lee. It is my faith in Practicology that has helped me uncover my true, straight self.

    • Liz: (to Jenna) Don't let people make you crazy about this. You are just as beautiful and talented as you ever were.
      Jack: No. No, no, no. You are fat. Go see Dr. Spaceman right now and get this taken care of.
      Liz: How come men can be heavy and be respected, like James Gandolfini or Fat Albert? It's a double standard, and America needs to get over its body image madness.
      Jack: Oh, come on. What are we, back in college, freshman year? Let's go to the common room and talk about apartheid.
      Liz: Oh, okay. Yeah. I'm sorry I care about making the world a better place.
      Jack: You should be. It's a complete waste of time.

    • Dr. Leo Spaceman: Now Jenna, medically speaking, for your height your weight puts you in what we call the "disgusting range". Fortunately, there are solutions. For example, crystal meth has been shown to be very effective. How important is tooth retention to you?

    • Kenneth: Dotcom I have an idea ...
      Dotcom: Well I don't know but it's worth a shot.
      Kenneth: Are you even listening to me?!

  • NOTES (2)

    • The German episode title is "Jack Gets In The Game". The French title is "Jack joue le jeu", meaning "Jack Plays the Game". The Italian title is "Jack entra in gioco", and the Spanish title is "Jack entra en el juego", both exact translations.

    • International Airdates: Latin America: November 13, 2007 on CANAL SONY; Czech Republic: March 24, 2010 on Prima COOL

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Jenna doing the roller skating number is also a reference to Jane Krakowski's Broadway debut. She played Dinah the Dining Car in Starlight Express, in which all of the actors play trains and the entire musical is performed on roller skates.

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