30 Rock

Season 1 Episode 2

The Aftermath

5
Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 18, 2006 on NBC
8.4
out of 10
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356 votes
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Now that major changes have occurred on The Girlie Show, Liz struggles to bring everyone and everything together. However, despite his erratic behavior, Tracy manages to bring everything to order.

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  • Great.

    9.0
    Jack makes major changes to the show, renaming it TGS with Tracy Jordan and thus taking the spotlight away from Jenna Maroney. An indignant Liz struggles to keep everyone happy, but it is Tracy who saves the day by hosting a party for the entire cast and crew on a private yacht. I loved the way they was on Facebook. I find Tracy really funny. I'm glad that Pete is not fired, I liked him in the first episode. I love the storyline, it's good so far it will get better, hopefully because then I will be addicted to it. I love the new boss, Jack, I love the way he is taking over everything. I love the fact that the microphone and the screen was on when Liz is talking about everyone - so funny. Great episode looking forward to the next one.moreless
  • Another great episode.

    9.0
    Now that major changes have occurred on The Girlie Show, Liz struggles to bring everyone and everything together. However, despite his erratic behavior, Tracy manages to bring everything to order.

    Loved the scene on the boat and when Tracy jumps off it was a bit like the pilot episode of Arrested Development as in that they where all on a boat and the police came. It was really funny when Liz kept making things worse and when the writers through stuff at her. The second episode was very quick and funny which would show how much potential the show has. 9 out of 10.moreless
  • Good...

    8.5
    Jack makes major changes to the show, renaming it TGS with Tracy Jordan and thus taking the spotlight away from Jenna Maroney. An indignant Liz struggles to keep everyone happy, but it is Tracy who saves the day by hosting a party for the entire cast and crew on a private yacht. This episode has changed my mind about the series and I enjoyed watching it and was laughing much more at it than last weeks episode its still not as good as my name is earl, I will tune in next week to see if 30 rock stays as good as this i only really gave it a second chance because it won a some emmys and I'm glad I did.moreless
  • An average episode.

    8.4
    30 Rock, After Tracy Jordan joined the show changes started to occur. The name of the show changed. Because of this other people on the set get very angrey. One would be Jenna who starts to freak out. In the end Tracy invites everybody onto his "boat". Liz finds out it is not his and in the end the police arrive.
  • While still not exactly funny, this show was improved from the pilot and I found it quite enjoyable. And there were lots of amusing moments.

    7.7
    There's something charming about "30 Rock", despite the fact that it's wildly uneven. It is, in fact, the most uneven NBC comedy currently on the air (those comedies include My Name is Earl, The Office, Scrubs, and 30 Rock). However, it manages to improve with each episode and has a mostly likable cast which evens out the frequent non-funny moments.



    In this episode, the staff of The Girlie Show must deal with Tracy. None of them like him, especially Jenna, who feels like Tracy is replacing her on the show. Liz messes things up for herself when she insults Tracy over the intercom system (by accident, of course) and then insults everyone else when she's trying to apologize to Tracy (they're in front of the monitors). Kenneth, the probably gay Southern kid, was a little funny in this episode but he remains quite pointless and I don't see why he's in the opening credits...his role is so small and insignificant he should be listed as recurring.



    The events at the end of the episode, on the boat, were great and definitely the highlight of the episode. Jack was also pretty funny in this episode, whereas I didn't think he was too great in the pilot.



    Definitely an improvement.moreless
Tom Broecker

Tom Broecker

Lee

Guest Star

Adrienne Frost

Adrienne Frost

Tourist

Guest Star

Kevin Scanlon

Kevin Scanlon

Harbor Patrolman

Guest Star

Lonny Ross

Lonny Ross

Josh Girard

Recurring Role

Keith Powell

Keith Powell

James "Toofer" Spurlock

Recurring Role

Katrina Bowden

Katrina Bowden

Cerie Xerox

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Pete: Hey, what does that mean, Avanti Domani?
      Tracy: What?
      Pete: The name of the boat.
      Tracy: Oh. That's Spanish for "remember your mother".
      Pete: No.
      Liz: No, I don't think it is.

    • Tracy: I've taken this boat many places: Miami, Tokyo, Denver.

    • Liz: Toofer's just afraid of black people.
      Tracy: Which one is Toofer?
      Liz: The black guy.

    • Tracy: So I said: "Rick, this chick's got an Adam's apple". And Rick said to me... I'll never forget this. He said: "Freaky deakies need love, too. Freaky deakies need love, too."

    • Liz: You need to tell Jenna that this whole thing was your idea and that I didn't know anything about it and that she should be mad at you, not me.
      Jack: Oh, sure. Then we could sit around and braid each other's hair until we get our periods at the same time.

    • Jack: I have other things on my plate. Did you hear about that chemical factory explosion outside of Colorado Springs?
      Liz: No.
      Jack: Good.

    • Liz: Mr. Donaghy, I sincerely apologize; I'm so embarrassed.
      Jack: Well, I guess you must be embarrassed if you're hiding in the storage closet.
      Liz: This is my office.

    • Tracy: So, how you doing over there, Theo Huxtable?
      Toofer: I'm doing good.
      Tracy: Nah-uh. Superman does good; you're doing well. You need to study your grammar, son.
      Frank: (to Toofer) Wow, that was embarassing for you.

    • Jack: Pete, good to see you.
      Pete: Is it? Oh, good. It's good to see you, too, because that means I'm not fired anymore. I ... wasn't going to mention that. But I did, and now I'm talking about it.
      Jack: Relax your balls, Pete.

    • Liz: We gotta do something.
      Tracy: Let's crash my car to see if the air bags go off.
      Liz: Let me explain what I'm talking about first!

    • (after seeing Liz call her paranoid on camera)
      Jenna: "Paranoid?" Well, that just confirms all my suspicions!

    • Tracy: Hi, I'm Tracy Jordan. I'm black NBC. Very proud! Like peacocks! Right Jenny? I think we got it. I think we got it.
      Jack: I think we did.

    • Liz: What if I can't swim?
      Jack: Then I'll do what my father do when I was two: lure you to the edge of the pool with a puppy and push you in.
      Liz: Yikes.

    • Liz: How you doing?
      Jenna: There is no way I am working with that guy. Do you know that he once got arrested for walking naked through LaGuardia? And that he once felt asleep on Ted Danson's roof.
      Liz: Yeah, Tracy has mental health issues.
      Jenna: He bit Dakota Fanning on the face.
      Liz: When you hear his version, she was kind of asking for it.

    • Tracy: Pete, hey, you smoke weed right Pete?
      Pete: Ah...No
      Tracy: Me either. Me and you, Pete. Me and you.

    • Toofer: He's an imbecile?
      Pete: Well, he's our imbecile now.
      Pete: You're surprised he's still got his shirt—oh, there it goes.

    • Kenneth: Did you all see Tracy Jordan make a special appearance the other night? Wasn't that exciting? That is what we in the show business like to call a cameo.

  • NOTES (5)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • After the boat fiasco, Jack tells Liz, "Everybody loved your little Lemon party," referring to lemonparty.org, an infamous shock site that ambushes viewers with an image of three old men engaging in a threesome.

    • Tracy refers to Toofer as "Theo Huxtable", one of the characters on The Cosby Show.

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