30 Rock

Season 3 Episode 9

Retreat To Move Forward

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 22, 2009 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Jack: Each of them embodies a pillar of the Six Sigma business philosophy: teamwork, insight, brutality, male enhancement, handshakefullness, and play hard.

    • Jack: Lemon, why don't you join Team Donaghy? We'll win this thing, and then we'll go to CLASS.
      Liz: I don't want to go to a class.
      Jack: No, Lemon, CLASS— an acronym for Consuming Lunch and Simple Socializing.
      Liz: Now, that just seems intentionally confusing.

    • Kenneth: What can I do for you, Miss... Jimplin?
      Jenna: Well, according to my Wikipedia page, I'm gonna need some cherry juice, buttermilk, and tequila to make my signature Janis Joplin cocktail—the Frankschlong.

    • Tracy: Diabetes and diet—next you'll be telling me that leasing a sports car is a bad investment!

    • Tracy: So, how am I looking, Dr. Spaceman?
      Dr. Spaceman: Tracy, I—I don't know how to say this: dee-ay-buh-tees?
      Tracy: Diabetes?
      Dr. Spaceman: That's it!

    • Liz: Sorry! I dropped it when I was pretending it was my penis!

  • Notes

    • The German episode title is "Freundschaftsdienst", meaning "Friendly Turn". The French title is "Le séminaire", meaning "The Conference". The Spanish title is "Retirándose para avanzar", an exact translation.

    • International Airdates: Latin America: April 1, 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television (aka Canal Sony); Australia: April 6, 2009 on Channel 7; Czech Republic: June 2, 2011 on Prima COOL

    • Though credited, Scott Adsit does not appear in this episode.

  • Allusions

    • When Jenna announces she will only be responding to, "Janis or Miss Joplin," Toofer follows up with, "...if you're nasty," playing on the lyric, "It's Janet—Miss Jackson if you're nasty," from Janet Jackson's 1986 song, "Nasty".