30 Rock

Season 1 Episode 9

The Baby Show

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 04, 2007 on NBC
out of 10
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Episode Summary

When ditzy receptionist Cerie spreads news of her engagement to a filthy rich Greek heir, Liz confronts her own marital and maternal status. Meanwhile, emotionally hardened Jack softens due to “mommy issues.”

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  • Good episode.

    When ditzy receptionist Cerie spreads news of her engagement to a filthy rich Greek heir, Liz confronts her own marital and maternal status. Meanwhile, emotionally hardened Jack softens due to "mommy issues."

    This was good it was good to see Cerie get some screen time. Liz was great here, I found the part here she some how ended up back at her apartment with the baby was funny. Jack's storyline was ok the scene where Liz told him to act nice on the phone was funny. I need to rewatch this one I have forgot a lot of what happened. 9 out of 10.moreless
  • Baby blues sanked epiosde

    I like "30 Rock" but this episode I didn't buy. for the first 15 minutes was quite impressive. Liz (played by Tina Fey wanted to have a baby, but the guys in her life just wanted to make one with her. Plus Tracy ius iannoyed by one cast member's minic of the comedian. But the final 15 minutes went down the drain when Liz is running round the building with a baby. I didn't like the ending, making it the worst episode of "30 Rock" in weeks. I heard thet "The O.C.' has been cancelled. I hoipe that "30 rock" is not the next show to go.moreless
  • "I keep pooping during sex"

    Very funny and well written. Each character continued their slow development into greatness. Liz wants a baby, Jack wants his mother to leave him alone and Tracy wants the wierd guy Josh to stop impersonating him. Josh does a great impersonation of both Tracy and Jack and uses his impersonations on each of them to keep from getting in trouble. He gets in trouble when Tracy meets Jack in person and gives him a tip on how to stop pooping during sex. I really liked this episode, it was top notch comedy with several belly laughs. "I'm Jack, I'm Important, I just Bought the Moon".moreless
  • An great/ok episode.

    30 Rock, In this episode{Cant remember her name} gets married. Liz all of a sudden whats to have a baby. In the show she gets to hold one of the makeup artis's baby. By accident she steals the baby.Jack is having problems with his mother. And strangely eating everything that gets in his way,
Jeff Richmond

Jeff Richmond

TGS Piano Player

Guest Star

Bridget Moloney

Bridget Moloney


Guest Star

Jack Hallett

Jack Hallett


Guest Star

Katrina Bowden

Katrina Bowden

Cerie Xerox

Recurring Role

Chris Parnell

Chris Parnell

Dr. Leo Spaceman

Recurring Role

Rachel Dratch

Rachel Dratch

Greta Johansen

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Cerie: We both want to have babies while it's still cool. I already have all the names picked out. If it's a girl, Bookcase... or Sandstorm... or maybe Hat, but that's more of a boy's name.
      Liz: Yeah, I was gonna say.

    • Kenneth: My mother always told me that, even when things seem bad, there's someone else who's having a worse day. Like being stung by a bee, or getting a splinter, or being chained to a wall in someone's sex dungeon.

    • Josh: (impersonating Jack on the phone) Now if you'll excuse me, I need to see a doctor. I keep pooping during sex.

    • Jack: If you insist upon going all Murphy Brown on me, let me give you a tip. Don't smother your child with affection to compensate for not having a man in your life. Don't say "You're the only man I'll ever love." Even babies know that's creepy.
      Liz: Of course.
      Jack: Don't put little notes in their lunch bag that say "Mommy's watching you." People find those things.
      Liz: I bet you behaved yourself, though.
      Jack: If your child is a terrific hockey player and a gifted flautist, don't make them play the National Anthem on the flute in front of their teammates.
      Liz: Your mother did that?

    • Jack: (about motherhood) Is this what you want, Lemon? To breathe life into another human being just to spend the rest of your days slowly sucking it out of them?

    • Liz: Didn't you have a vasectomy?
      Pete: No, I just told my wife I did.
      Liz: And she doesn't get pregnant how?
      Pete: I fake it.

    • Kenneth: Good morning, Mr. Donaghy.
      Jack: Go to Hell!
      Kenneth: (pleasantly) No, thank you.

    • Liz: What's going on? Business got you down?
      Jack: Business doesn't get me down. Business gets me off.

    • Dr. Spaceman: (answering phone) This is Dr. Leo Spaceman.
      Liz: (confused) Oh, hi. I'm sorry, I got this number under fertility in the Writers Guild Health Manual?
      Dr. Spaceman: I'm also listed under meth addiction and child psychiatry. So, what can I help you with? I should start by saying that I can't personally help you conceive. Something happened to me while scuba diving.

    • Liz: I'm not firing Josh.
      Tracy: You always take his side.
      Liz: Tracy, stop tasering him!
      (return to present)
      Tracy: See? I need to be respected, Liz Lemon.

    • Liz: (To Jack) Well, you're right again. Write it down in your little "I'm Awesome" book.

    • Tracy: This is untoward. This is not toward!

    • Jack: My mother tried to send me to Vietnam to make a man out of me... when I was twelve.

    • Liz: So Cerie, how long have you known this guy, that you're... marrying?
      Cerie: It'll be two months in three weeks.

    • Liz: Please, do not bother Jack. He is in a weird place right now.
      Tracy: B.B. Jackson's condo?
      Liz: No.
      Tracy: A children's clothing store in Dubai?
      Liz: Just stop guessing!

    • Cerie: Guess what, everyone? I'm engaged!
      Frank: Hey, this isn't going to change the way you dress or eat lollypops, is it?
      Cerie: No.
      Frank: Oh, then, congratulations.

  • NOTES (3)

    • The German episode title is "Muttergefühle", meaning "Maternal Feelings". The French title is "Le baby show". The Italian title is "Kenneth il saggio", meaning "Kenneth the Wise". The Spanish title is "El bebé", meaning "The Baby".

    • For the first time, Rachel Dratch reprises a role: "Greta the Cat Wrangler" from the Pilot Episode.

    • International Airdates: Czech Republic: March 1, 2010 on Prima COOL


    • At the end of the episode when Kenneth is talking to his mother at first it appears he is talking to a skeleton of his dead mother. This is like the movie, Psycho, where the main character Norman Bates talks to the corpse of his mother as if she is alive. Also Kenneth says, "Yes, Mother" like Norman Bates often did in the movie.