30 Rock

Season 5 Episode 17

Queen of Jordan

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Mar 17, 2011 on NBC
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Presented as an episode of Angie's Queen of Jordan reality show, Jack needs Liz to coerce Angie into getting Tracy to come back from Africa. Meanwhile, Jenna schemes for the camera's attention, Frank gets a visit from teacher who seduced him, and Jack has the camera continually catch him saying things that make him seem gay.


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  • 3/17

    I thought that the idea of "Queen of Jordan" was funny when they introduced it a few episodes back, but I thought this was a little too much. Clever to have 30 Rock as an episode of that show, but it just was not that funny. Did I laugh? Sure, but I think we would have been better off just seeing some clips of that show thrown into an actual episode. I echo a lot of the sentiments around this community as if I wanted to watch a terrible reality show I would turn on E!

    Props to 30 Rock for trying, but don't do this again.moreless
  • Terrible. By far, the worst episode.

    Just an abysmal failure. It wasn't even a 30 Rock episode. Usually, 30 Rock is smart comedy, but all they did was make fun of reality shows. Timely. I checked out very early in the show. Sherri Shepard is always bad. From her "Sherri Learns to Swim" episode on The View (way to enforce stereotypes, Sherri. Black people can't swim. Why didn't you just learn to swim and keep it to yourself? Who gives a rat's ass?). She helped grind this poorly written episode to a halt. I couldn't believe the trite, unoriginal crap they were pulling either. Please, get it together.moreless
  • Worst episode ever, a new low. It's basically a reality show.

    If you hate reality shows, you'll hate this episode of 30 Rock too. They may think "but we're just making a parody of a reality show", and that's true. The problem is, to watch the perfect parody of a reality show, you're basically watching a reality show. I guess if you like that kind of pathetic nonsense, then you'll like this pathetic nonsense parody.

    If you hate Opera, you're not going to watch a parody of one. If you hate shoot 'em up violence movies, you're not going to enjoy a blood 'n guts parody either.

    I gave up on this garbage episode after about 3 minutes. I was hoping it was only the intro that was in the reality show style and once the opening credits came on it would go back to normal. No such luck.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Jack: If this idiotic show insists on portraying me as some clumsy, gay, flatulent, so be it. I am extremely secure in my athleticism, my masculinity, and my rectal integrity.

    • Jack: There is nothing gay about the Princeton fight song:
      Oh, the merry men of Princeton are charging up the rear,
      holding all the balls
      —Okay, I hear it now.

    • Lynn: You live with your mother?
      Frank: Yeah. Otherwise, who would wake me up for work?

    • Angie: You want me to perform in this?
      Liz: Yeah, you're Amy Grant from the "Baby, Baby" video. The one where the man likes her at the carnival.
      Angie: That's some white nonsense.

    • Jack: This morning. I did not trip.
      Liz: What? Yeah, you did—
      Jack: Shh… You know how the media are. They wait for a mistake, and that's all you are. It happened to Hitler. No one ever talks about his paintings.

    • Pete: Guys, a teacher preying on a student is wrong—if the teacher is male and the student is female. What happened to Frank is awesome.

    • Angie: As you know, my single "My Single Is Dropping" is dropping.
      Liz: What's happening?
      Angie: My single is called "My Single Is Dropping", and it's dropping.

    • Angie: Don't tell me I can't sing! What the (bleep) have you ever done? Who the (bleep) are the Beatles?!

  • NOTES (2)

    • The credits are listed in a different font and the main cast are listed as 'Guest Starring' to keep up the premise that this is an episode of Queen of Jordan.

    • The www.jennas-side.com website touted by Jenna really goes to a narcissistic Jenna-themed area of the official 30 Rock website at NBC.com.