30 Rock

Season 3 Episode 18

Jackie Jormp-Jomp

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Apr 16, 2009 on NBC
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Episode Summary

During her HR-mandated suspension from TGS, Liz gets a taste for how the leisure class lives. Meanwhile, Jenna faces the possible non-release of her 'Janis Joplin' biopic, so Jack tries to get her to generate buzz to get the film back on track.

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  • Passive Agressive

    30 Rock,

    Jackie Jormp-Jomp,

    - From the last episode, Liz is on paid leave and doesnt know what do know that she all the freetime. Missing the first episode ever, even when she had that virus. Liz meets a group of women around her age who like to take of themselves a little to much. Liz doesnt want to live her life the way they do but without knowning she spends the whole day with them and joins the group. Liz becomes so addicted to the group that when her paid leave is up she insults the leader and goes back on leave again. Which angers Jack because he says that the women have no lifes and such. Liz then plans to leave the group, knowing that the show is the most important thing in her life and that she loves the stress it gives to her. The group however wont let her leave because it turns out it is a Fight Club, and she must fight her way out of it. - Jack at this moment is trying to seel Jenna's movie, which the company wont let him. So he tries to makes Jenna appear better by sending her to the Kids Choice Awards. Which they get wrong saying that Jenna has died. Jack jumps on this and promotes the show saying that Jenna is actually dead to sell the movie. She hides from the show about her only to destroy the moment when her actual age is shown on tv. - Kenneth is worried about the new booklet they must follow since Liz got booked and kicked out. He happens to love a dancer on the show, who is actually in love with Dot com. Tracy not wanting a feud to happen fires the dancer and in turn all the other dancers quit. - In the end Liz comes back and yells at Tracy and Jenna for messing up the show only to show that she really loves it when they mess up because she can come in and clean it all up. - Overall i thought it was a good episode. The parts with Kenneth went no were though. I liked the part with the fight club that was funny.moreless
  • Liz lives life outside TGS

    We've had a lot of crazy things this episode. Liz hanging out with a group of wealthy divorced women after deliberately committing another sexual harassment offense was hilarious. Kenneth and Dotcom fight for the love of a dancer on the show. Tracy taking charge of things in the absence of Liz only to make matters worse just goes on show the fine ingredients that make a typical 30 Rock episode. Jack tries to fake Jenna's death to promote the Janis Joplin movie. When everything looks like its in place, Jenna messes things up by going before the camera to hide her real age. Not a perfect episode- but was real fun to watch.moreless
  • Liz must leave TGS due to sexual harassment.

    A sexual harassment saga, a fake death, and a page reporting a relationship to the head of the microwave division that hasn't even happened yet. Only on 30 Rock.

    This episode definitely had all the elements of greatness, if it was not for the weak ending. Having the rich divorcees turn out to be members of a "fight club" was hardly a big reveal and had me scratching my head, not laughing. The same can be said about the bizarre tribute episode of TGS (although I did like Tracy saying how it was surprising how those two older women, especially the one on the right, outlived Jenna).

    30 Rock is still one of TV's elite shows, but lately the episodes have not been of the same quality we know the show is capable of.moreless
Elizabeth Marvel

Elizabeth Marvel


Guest Star

Mary Catherine Garrison

Mary Catherine Garrison


Guest Star

Kerry Butler (I)

Kerry Butler (I)


Guest Star

John Lutz

John Lutz

J.D. Lutz

Recurring Role

Todd Buonopane

Todd Buonopane

Jeffrey Winerslav

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Liz: Excuse me, Mr. 'Wine-er-slav'—
      Jeffrey Winerslav: It's pronounced, "Weinerslave".

    • Kenneth: I just don't trust Mr. Hornberger, sir. He has a ridge on the section of the skull associated with deviousness.

    • Jack: You're dating one of the dancers?
      Kenneth: Oh, no, sir. I actually haven't spoken to her yet, but I have a long term plan to marry her, and I wanted the company to be aware of my intentions.
      Jack: I see. I'll be sure to mention that at the next board meeting.

    • Jenna: I'm prepared to do a nipple slip if you need it.

    • Jack: Jenna's dead.
      Pete: I don't feel anything. What's wrong with me?
      Jack: Oh, no, it's a marketing ploy for her new movie. But it means you won't have her for the show on Friday. And you need to put together some sort of on-air tribute.
      Pete: We actually already have an obituary reel for Jenna. We put it together after she cheated on that mobster.

    • Jack: Lemon, you know you're supposed to go home after your pervert seminars.

    • Jack: Jenna, I need to speak with you.
      Jenna: Jack, I did not hit that Asian page. I was just swinging my arm, and she walked into me—twice.

    • Jack: You being dead is the best thing that ever happened to this movie. Jenna, I wanna Tupac you.
      Jenna: Fine, but I have to pee first!
      Jack: No. No, no, no, no. Tupac Shakur, the rapper. He sold ten times more albums when he was dead than when he was alive; that's what we're going to do with this movie.

    • Liz: We have a show tonight. I've never missed a show. Not even the time I had that virus they kept saying only raccoons get.

    • Frank: Has anyone looked at this sexual harassment stuff they gave us?
      Tracy: I don't need to read it; the whole thing is loosely based on an evening I spent with Isiah Thomas.

    • Liz: Before I go, could I at least find out what Frank's hat says.
      Jack: "Constant Craving."
      Liz: He could do better!

    • Jenna: Do you need a sex tape released? 'Cause I got a weird one; it's night vision and you can see that his buddy is robbing me.
      Jack: No, Jenna, I want you on the PR warpath. If there's a red carpet, I want you on it talking up the movie, starting Monday.
      Jenna: The Kid's Choice Awards? Fine, I'll set aside my feud with Raven-Symoné for one day, but she knows what she did.

    • Jack: Jenna, Sheinhardt-Universal does not want to release the picture.
      Jenna: And how will that affect my Oscar chances?
      Jack: Adversely.

    • Kenneth: Ms. Lemon, you're not supposed to be here; you're on s-e-x probation.

  • NOTES (3)

    • The German episode title is "Der Club der schlagenden Hausfrauen", meaning "The Hitting Housewives Club". The French title is "La thérapie de Liz", meaning "Liz's Therapy". The Spanish title is "Jackie Jormp-Jomp".

    • Although credited, Keith Powell doesn't appear in this episode.

    • International Airdates: Latin America: June 3, 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television (a.k.a. Canal Sony); Australia: June 15, 2009 on Channel 7; Czech Republic: June 15, 2011 on Prima COOL


    • Tracy says, "Friendship and trust in a entourage is the most important thing, like that HBO show, John Adams," using the word "entourage" in a sentence that also describes the overall plot of the HBO show of the same name.