30 Rock

Season 3 Episode 5


Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 04, 2008 on NBC
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Episode Summary

With Jack in tow, a reunion sees Liz finding out her memories of high school differ greatly from those of her classmates. Don Geiss awakens from his coma and makes his choice for the new GE CEO. Tracy and Jenna feel threatened by the popularity of Kenneth's elevator jokes.moreless

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  • The great episode of hate

    30 ROCK

    Reunion - In this episode Liz perpares herself for trip back home for her high school reunion. She doesnt want to because she was the nerd of the group. Jack makes her feel better after saying that Don Geiss was going to give him the job after waking up from the coma. Yet Geiss doesnt do want Jack wants so Jack flees with LiZ. However at the reunion everything is not want liz wanted. Everybody hates her and doesnt want to be near here. Yet jack pertents to be a long lost student. It works until the class plans a "carrie" on liz. Back at the studio, tracy is angered that his jokes in the elevator bomb but kenneth's dont. Overall i thought it was a great episode i didnt like the part much with kenneth but the reunion was great.moreless
  • Liz goes to her high school reunion.

    Funny episode, had a lot of really good parts.

    - Reunion

    Liz goes to her high school reunion, after much hesitation, just to find that everybody hated her in high school. She thought the was the "lovable nerd", not a "mean bully".

    I found it very interesting that they described Liz Lemon in her high school days much like Tina Fey has said she herself was. A "supernerd" who would make fun of everyone and everything, sometimes in a kind of mean way. Apparently Fey made a lot of jokes back in the days.

    It was pretty cool that they chose to make young Liz Lemon like young Tina Fey.. I guess they're a little alike.

    I LOVED the flashbacks, Tina looks so adorable and ridiculous!

    - Kenneth is funny?

    Tracy is reaaally bothered by Kenneth's jokes in the elevator. All the people riding the elevator love Kenneth's jokes, but not Tracy's.

    He made a really big deal out of it, it was pretty funny.moreless
  • Liz goes to her high school reunion.

    This is the 30 Rock we all know and love. Quirky, witty and just a little bit offensive.

    In what seems to be a mandated episode storyline for a NBC sitcom we saw Liz Lemon return to high school for a reunion. Her recollection of her time spent there was not good and resulted in the return of Liz with round glasses and a curly afro hairstyle. While Tina Fey was enjoyable in the environment which was basically a SNL sketch with a gay character, a balding man and two bitter housewives the real stars of this episode were the male actors of the show.

    Kenneth and Tracy were comedic gold together with the latter getting upset at the former stealing laughs while in the elevator. Kenneth's lines were meant to be mediocre yet Jack McBrayer's character is all about making average jokes seem much funnier than they have any right to be. Tracy was the zany personality that we saw from him in Season 1 with an "angry chair" and attempting to steal Kenneth's NBC tours.

    Jack's character was brilliant again here, bluffing his way through a conversation with an old flame of his mistaken identity all while getting across his subtle jabs at the middle class of America. Don't start preordering the Season 3 DVD just yet but this was a high-quality episode of television.moreless
Robyn Lively

Robyn Lively

Kelsey Winthrop

Guest Star

Jason Kravits

Jason Kravits


Guest Star

Janel Moloney

Janel Moloney

Jessica Speyer

Guest Star

Marceline Hugot

Marceline Hugot

Kathy Geiss

Recurring Role

Rip Torn

Rip Torn

Don Geiss

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The version of White Haven, PA presented in this episode varies greatly from the real thing. The real White Haven is a suburb of Wilkes-Barre, not Philadelphia, and it is not situated in a dry county, as no counties in Pennsylvania prohibit alcohol sales. There is also no route 9 in Pennsylvania, as a hotel clerk mentions to Jack.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Jack: We all have ways of coping. I use sex and awesomeness.

    • Jenna: And I definitely would have gone to my reunion, but the boat I was educated on sank.

    • Tracy: Where were you two? Your job is to protect me from embarrassment.
      Dotcom: Grizz had to go to the optometrist.
      Tracy: Making up words won't save you!

    • Liz: The only people that are going to go to this thing are people like [Kelsey] and her stupid friends—the cool, pretty crowd.
      Jack: Well, that's you now, Lemon. You've got a hit TV show, you've got very impressive friends, you've found a hairstyle that works for you—so long as it's not too humid—and you're telling me that you don't have the confidence to face a bunch of whittling, jug-blowing, IHOP-monkeys?
      Liz: Jack, it's a suburb of Philadelphia.
      Jack: Lemon, you will go and show that Kelsey Winthrop that the ugly duckling has turned into a... vaguely ethnic swan.

    • Jack: What happened when I told you Geiss had screwed me over for the CEO job? Did you offer your help as a friend, or did you make some joke about me being impotent?
      Liz: Geez, that was, like, eight hours ago!

    • Liz: Ugh, even Rob Sussman hated me? He was the first gay guy I ever kissed!

    • Rob: Hello, Elizabeth, it's Rob Sussman. Still think I'm "gayer than the volleyball scene in Top Gun"?

    • Liz: One time I laughed at a blind guy eating spaghetti! Sometimes I pee in the shower if I'm really tired! I saw my grandparents making love once, and I didn't leave right away!

    • Jack: Hey, Lemon, check this out. I just made it up. The three Bs: beers, boats, and buds. Doesn't that sound great?
      Liz: Are you having a stroke?

    • Liz: How is this working? You're 12 years older than everyone here.
      Jack: Lemon, rich 50 is middle class 38.

    • Kenneth: Your landlord called and said it's not the toilet, it's you.
      Liz: That's his opinion.

  • NOTES (6)