30 Rock

Season 3 Episode 15

The Bubble

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Mar 19, 2009 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Liz: It's not fair to let Drew live a lie, and I think I'm the woman to fix him.
      Jack: Be careful, Lemon. You wake a sleepwalker, you risk getting urinated on.

    • (Drew has made dinner.)
      Liz: Now, what is this?
      Drew: Dr. Drew's salmon bourguison.
      Liz: What is this orange-y taste?
      Drew: Gatorade.

    • Tracy, Jr.: Thanks to you I now have an unemployed father. Are you trying to make a stereotype out of me? Did you even vote for Obama?
      Jack: We've heard from Tracy, Jr.; where is your mother?
      Tracy, Jr.: She said she had to take a spa weekend before my dad "broke it in half". What does that even mean? I shouldn't have to hear that; I'm a child.

    • Jack: That's it, Kenneth. Don't you see? You are our ace in the hole.
      Kenneth: How dare you?

    • Jack: So, how is [Tracy] functioning without you?
      Kenneth: Oh, I'm still doing everything for him. Tonight, I have to ride my bike over to his house in New Jersey, to hold his hand during Lost.

    • Jenna: Everybody shout out words that describe my beauty.
      Peter: Fading.
      Cerie: 80s.
      Richard Esposito: 1880s.

    • Jenna: Obviously, my Today Show charity haircut is just the first step in my reinvention.
      Pete: This is serial killer language.

    • Jack: I like to think of this staff as a family.
      Tracy: This is better than a family. No one around here ask me for my damn bone marrow.

    • Jack: Well, why don't we make this easy on ourselves and renew your existing contract with a 3% increase.
      (Tracy takes a long pause before he answers)
      Tracy: OK. Sorry it took me so long to answer. I was just thinking about how weird it is that we eat birds.

  • Notes

    • The German episode title is "Der schöne Schein", meaning "The Beautiful Light". The French title is "La bulle", and the Spanish title is "La burbuja", both exact translations.

    • International Airdates: Latin America: May 13, 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television (aka Canal Sony); Australia: May 25, 2009 on Channel 7; Czech Republic: June 10, 2011 on Prima COOL

  • Allusions

    • When Kenneth correctly guesses what Tracy wanted for lunch, Tracy calls him "My Radar O'Reilly," referring to the corporal who was the company clerk of the 4077th M*A*S*H and was able to anticipate the needs of everyone in camp and even completed their sentences for them.