30 Rock

Season 4 Episode 9

Klaus and Greta

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 14, 2010 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Jack regrets drunk-dialing Nancy on New Year's Eve. Jenna pretends to date James Franco to help cover his bizarre fetish. Liz lets a cousin stay with her after outing him to the family over the holidays. Tracy becomes more respectful of women.

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  • Jack thinks he may have drunk dialed Nancy, Jenna pretends to be dating James Franco

    "They even came up with a celebrity name for us: James. It combines Jenna and James."

    Well, 30 Rock did it. They managed to make James Franco unfunny. James Franco, the same man who was on Freaks and Geeks and even was great on General Hospital, was incredibly lame tonight in one of the worst celebrity-as-themselves guest spots on the show. I don't think he said a funny thing tonight.

    This was a really disappointing episode that featured way too much Kenneth and any Jonathan is a bad thing. Let us hope the second half of 30 Rock's back-to-back can make up for this travesty.moreless
  • James Franco outshines all in this episode with his new friend Kamiko.

    I completely disagree with the first critic of this episode. I thought that James Franco was the best guest star yet, and yes I loved Freaks and Geeks. I also loved Pineapple Express, and was amazed at how well Franco played a stoner without actually smoking pot. I like this character even more. I got a bit bored with Liz's gay cousin, but the other part of this episode that had me falling out of my seat laughing was Kenneth's webcam accidents. I thought this was the best episode yet. Yes indeed, oh indeed yes yes yes yes and one hundred.moreless
Jeffery Self

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Randy Lemon

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April Perry

April Perry


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Sherman Alpert

Sherman Alpert

Man at Today Show

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Jack recites the first two lines of the poem "Initial" written by Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926), who is considered one of the most significant poets in the German language: "Aus unendlichen Sehnsüchten steigen / endliche Taten wie schwache Fontänen (...)" which translates to: "Out of infinite longings rise / finite deeds like weak fountains (...)"

    • The voice mail system at Nancy's home gives incorrect dates. It claims December 30th was a Thursday (it was actually a Wednesday) and that the next day was January 1st, skipping over the 31st.

    • Frank's trucker hat reads "I Tried".

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Jenna: The gossip blogs are calling us James. It's a combination of Jenna and James.

    • Randy: I'm not going home... until I give my cool cousin a makeover!
      Liz: Is it gonna be fierce?
      Randy: It would be if it was 2006.

    • Randy: Liz, do you know how hard it was growing up gay in Methenberg, Pennsylvania? The local TV station edited Will & Grace down so much that it was just called Karen.

    • Liz: Hey, Tracy.
      Tracy: Finally! Over the break I forgot what floor I worked on.
      Liz: Six, Tracy.
      Tracy: Six! I knew it was a character from Blossom, but I couldn't find a Joey Russo button.

  • NOTES (4)


    • When Kenneth sees his own reflection in the mirror while he and Jack are at Nancy's home, he shrieks, " Albino Monk!" referring to the evil albino monk in Dan Brown's novel, The Da Vinci Code.