30 Rock

Season 2 Episode 3

The Collection

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



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

  • Allusions

    • Jack tells the P.I. that his cousin Tim fixes NBA games. Tim Donaghy is a real NBA ref charged with fixing games in 2007.

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