30 Rock

Season 2 Episode 3

The Collection

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 18, 2007 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Jack hires a private investigator to uncover skeletons in his closet so he can get rid of them before GE's vetting process discovers them. Meanwhile, Angie announces that she will follow Tracy at all times to keep him in line, which Liz believes to be good until she covers for Tracy and gets on Angie's bad side. Finally, Jenna starts to worry once she starts to lose all the weight she gained over the summer, and her popularity begins to drop.moreless

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  • Mother of all epsiodes!

    I been away from "30 Rock" for months. I've been watching "Ugly betty" and the reason why I'm watching "30 Rock" is bacause I was watching "the Incredbles" on NBC. (If that is a Disney Movie, why wasn't that movie shown on ABC?, Just asking.) Nothing much has happened Jane is worrying about her weight, Tracy's mom is helping out for all the wrong reasons. And Tina is keeping things from falling apart. Tina Fey is the best reason why I'm watching the show. She looks her sexiest in blue jeans. Recently "Maxim" name her the 10 ugliest women on Television. And Tina Fey is on the list. Tina's not ugly. She is very sexy. if the people at Maxim can't see her as sexy, too bad.moreless
  • What to say for a cookie

    30 Rock,

    The Collection,

    In this episode Jack tries to get rid of any "dirt" that might make him look bad.But he is told he must give up his cookie jar collection he turns the other way.Until Kenneth comes along.Jenna is afraid that she will loose wait and people wont like her anymore.So Kenneth comes to her help.And with wise advise from Liz - to insult Jenna to make her eat - Jenna wont loose the weight.Liz must deal with Angie after she comes to watch Tracy.And begins to get out of control over the simple stuff Tracy does.But Liz covers for Tracy and Angie finds out.I lost power after Angie finds out were Tracy was so i dont know what happend.moreless
David Titus

David Titus


Guest Star

Lucelina Sierra

Lucelina Sierra


Guest Star

Jackie Mason

Jackie Mason



Sherri Shepherd

Sherri Shepherd

Angie Jordan

Recurring Role

Steve Buscemi

Steve Buscemi

Lenny Wosniak

Recurring Role

Maulik Pancholy

Maulik Pancholy


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In the scene when Jack offers his cookie jar collection to Kenneth, the door to Jack's office continually switches from being open to closed.

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Jack: Lemon, I'm impressed. You're beginning to think like like a businessman.
      Liz: A businesswoman.
      Jack: I don't think that's a word.

    • Liz: What's with the cookie jar?
      Jack: I collect them.
      Liz: Really? Is that some sort of unresolved childhood thing?
      Jack: Nice try. Uh, we never had any cookie jars in my home because my mother never baked us any cookies because she never felt we deserved any cookies. So obviously it has nothing to do with my childhood.
      Liz: But that cookie jar says "MOM" on it.
      Jack: Uh, I don't think so. I've always viewed it as an upside-down "WOW".

    • Kenneth: (feeding Jenna) Coming in for a landing. (makes airplane noises) Uh oh, there's turbulence. (makes sputtering motor sound) And now an Indian guy got up to use the bathroom, and an air marshal shot him. (makes plane nosediving noise)

    • Kenneth: This stuff will make you real fat, Miss Maroney. It made my dad's heart just up and give out. And that's what made my mom's friend Ron move in...

    • Angie: (to Liz) I trusted you. You wear glasses!

    • Angie: (sniffs Tracy) You smell like Enorme and brass polish. You were at a strip club!

    • Tracy: Hey everybody. I'm back from doing whatever Liz Lemon said.
      Angie: And what was that, exactly?
      Tracy: (watching Liz miming the words) My cobra Ramsey, he had got sick. So I took him to the vet. (Liz gives him a thumbs up) Then my thumb got caught in my butt (Liz shakes her head vigorously) so I nodded my head until it came out.

    • Lenny: You also have an undocumented domestic employee.
      Jack: Manuelo? No, I need Manuelo. I could never pay an English-speaking person that little. They'd starve!

    • Jack: Look, it's come to my attention that you no longer have an eating problem.
      Jenna: That's ridiculous!
      Jack: Is it? You're not breathing heavily, your skin has cleared up. I even find you slightly attractive right now.
      Jenna: Don't say that, Jack!

    • Tracy: The only way I can feel better about myself is to get boobie-slapped by a coked-out Russian stripper.

    • Tracy: I'm sorry, Liz, this is who I am. You can't ask a bird not to fly. You can't ask a fish not to swim. You can't ask a tiger not to turn back into a Chinese dude at midnight.

    • Lenny: Have you ever been arrested?
      Jack: I have. The 1976 Democratic National Convention. But it's okay, I was there beating up hippies.

    • Liz: (to Tracy) What's going on in here? You're on time for work, the woman in your dressing room is your wife?

    • Kenneth: Miss Lemon, may I speak with you?
      Liz: Sure. Can you walk and talk?
      Kenneth: Uh... usually, but now you got me thinking about it...

    • Liz: I got a call from some lawyer who's asking me what kind of boss you are, and how long I've known you and what's animal best that describes you.
      Jack: What did you say?
      Liz: An eagle with the head of a bear.
      Jack: Thank you. Your respect means the world to me, Lemon.

    • (Jenna's ENORME commercial)
      Jenna: [Sexy voice] Enorme, make him chase the chunk.
      Announcer: Available exclusively at your local drug store. Do not use if menstruating.

    • Jenna: And worst of all, Jack won't like me anymore. We have a secret ritual now where we slap our palms together when we walk by each other.
      Liz: A high five?
      Jenna: (starts crying) It was our special thing.

  • NOTES (3)

    • The German episode title is "Trennungsschmerz", meaning "The Pain of Parting". The French title is "La collection". The Italian title is "La collezione". The Spanish title is "La colección".

    • Steve Buscemi was nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series category for his work on this episode.

    • International Airdates: Latin America: November 20, 2007 on CANAL SONY; Czech Republic: March 25, 2010 on Prima COOL