30 Rock

Season 2 Episode 13


Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Apr 24, 2008 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Devin: (to Jack) There is no meeting today. See, I convinced the board to have an emergency meeting last night. I tried to call you, but not on a phone, so you may not have heard me.

    • Liz: Hey, nerds! Guess who has two thumbs, speaks limited French, and hasn't cried once today. (points to herself with both thumbs) This moi!

    • Tracy: My genius has come alive! Like toys when your back is turned!

    • Tracy: I was destined to create a video game were players get weird with each other for golden points. My genius will not be denied. I'm like Mozart, and you're like that guy who was always jealous of Mozart.
      Frank: Salieri?
      Tracy: No, thank you. Already ate.

    • Liz: I'm feeling pretty drunk.
      Jack: Well, it's 'business drunk'. It's like 'rich drunk'—either way it's legal to drive.

    • Liz: (to the TGS crew, after being offered Jack's Job) Suck it, monkeys! I'm going corporate!

    • (after Tracy creates a successful concept for a pornographic video game, Frank rips up everything in his office in rage)
      Frank: AAAH!! WHY!! I dedicate my whole life to porn and he does it in one day! One day!! AAAH!!

  • Notes

    • The German episode title is "Karriereaussichten", meaning "Career Prospects". The French title is "Succession", the Italian title is "La successione", and the Spanich title is "Sucesión".

    • International Airdates: Czech Republic: April 13, 2010 on Prima COOL

    • Music: "Lacrimosa", the last movement of the Requiem by Mozart

    • Though credited, Jane Krakowski, Keith Powell, and Lonny Ross don't appear in this episode.

  • Allusions

    • Tracy's storyline is a parody of the 1984 film, Amadeus, which chronicled the relationship between Mozart and Salieri. Tracy represents Mozart's prodigal character, while Frank represents Salieri's jealous character.

    • The last five minutes are a play on the Stanley Kubrick movie, Eyes Wide Shut.