30 Rock

Season 1 Episode 11

The Head and the Hair

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 18, 2007 on NBC
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Liz and Jenna work on their dating game when they're beguiled by two very different MSNBC staffers—a brainy geek and a brawny hunk. Cerebral Liz finds it strange that she's more interested in the attractive one. Meanwhile, Kenneth and Jack switch roles.

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  • A funny episode with a unexpected ending.

    Liz and Jenna work on their dating game when they're beguiled by two very different MSNBC staffersâ€"a brainy geek and a brawny hunk. Cerebral Liz finds it strange that she's more interested in the attractive one. Meanwhile, Kenneth and Jack switch roles. Loved the scene where Liz and Jenna thought they had changed everything with Jack as a NBC page. The ending I didn't see coming where Liz and the hair where cousins. Kenneth firing Jack was great and Jack working as a NBC page was a funny little storyline. I liked this one, I will give it a 9 out of 10.moreless
  • Liz gets a hot date & Kenneth takes control!

    I thought this episode was incredibly, impossibly amusing. It was so nice to see Liz (almost) get the perfect guy. It's too bad that they're actually 3rd cousins! Gah!

    The B-Plotline featured "Bottoms-Up" day, where Jack & Kenneth swapped jobs for a day. When Jack criticizes Kenneth for putting up with all the crap everyone gives him, Kenneth gets upset. Later on, Jack apologizes to Kenneth & Kenneth shares a show idea. Unfortunately, he makes a not-so-tiny miscalculation & the show is a complete failure. Luckily, Kenneth is cheerful & optimistic as always, so we have nothing to worry about!

    I just started watching 30 Rock, but I'm getting more & more into it with every episode! It really helps that NBC has all the episodes online now :]moreless
  • Atom Ant!

    Alec Baldwin want to eperience what pagers do. So, he became a page for a day. Meanwhile, Liz and Jenna went over to MSNBC to look for cute guys. Why MSNBC? Gee, I don't know! I haven't watch that channel in months. Also, one of the pages got a idea of a game show where models hold gold. Problem is contestants can easily identify the gold. John MaEnroe made a cameo as host and if you notiiced, he hadn't changed since he left tennis. In addition to tina Fey, I becoming a fan of Jane Krakowski each week. Tina and Jane, two of the hottest women in televison. I saw Tina's dress on thye golden globe Awards. I didn't like it. She could do better in the fashion department.moreless
  • I thought 30 Rock was great to begin with but this episode proved my love of it!

    This show gets better by the week. I must drive my neighbours insane for the laughing. As Jenna and Liz 'realize' they have upset the natural order of things I could think half of the comedy was from the music played over the scene. It could have had something to do with Jack asking them for their coffee orders too, though. Very well played out.

    Kenneth has always been one of my favourites. Tonight was no different. There is nothing like a well played super-optimitist being constantly abused by his co-workers to make you just hang your head and chuckle.

    This show is full of tiny little moments that make you burst. A sort of "just when you think you've heard the punchline..." momentum that keeps me coming back. Like the Tracy Biography. Through the show the guys listen to these stories and such, finally getting all excited by the end and really into it. A hapless viewer might think its all about seeing more craziness from Tracy when the boom falls and you miss 30 seconds cause you're laughing so hard.

    Don't even get me started on the cousins! LOL

    Best episode of the season so far!moreless
  • Jack does Kenneth's job for a day/Liz dates the "hair"/Tracy writes his bio.

    So, so funny. It continues to baffle me how this show doesnt get 3x as many ratings. XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX
Peter Hermann

Peter Hermann

Gray "The Hair"

Guest Star

Brian McCann

Brian McCann

The Head

Guest Star

Nikki Ghisel

Nikki Ghisel

MSNBC Receptionist

Guest Star

Keith Powell

Keith Powell

James "Toofer" Spurlock

Recurring Role

Lonny Ross

Lonny Ross

Josh Girard

Recurring Role

Katrina Bowden

Katrina Bowden

Cerie Xerox

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The trucker hat Frank wears in this episode reads "Smells."

    • Kenneth can be seen cleaning off lettering on Brian Williams's wall.

      The following can be seen with the rest of it scrubbed off:

      This can be inferred to have read "KATIE COURIC SUCKS" as a joke. Katie Couric hosted the CBS Evening News opposite Williams's NBC Nightly News at the time of the original broadcast of this episode.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Jack: I'm going to be your bottom, Kenneth. I want you to ride me as hard as you can.

    • Jack: Good God, what does that man do in here?
      Kenneth: I don't know. I've never met Brian Williams, but his dressing room needs to be cleaned up every day between 11:00 and 11:30. That way, by the time Mr. Williams gets back from the liquor store, it's nice and tidy.

    • Gray: I have a friend who's opening up a new restaurant in Soho, and I was hoping that you'd go with me.
      Liz: (confused) What?
      Gray: Uh, do you want to go out with me tonight?
      Liz: (suspiciously) Why?
      Gray: Because it would be fun? And you seem cool?
      Liz: (confused) What?

    • Liz: I don't have any money, if that's what you're after. And I'm not one of those girls that does weird stuff in bed because they think they have to. If you're a gay guy looking for a beard, I don't do that anymore. And if you're trying to harvest my organs and sell them, I have an uncle who's a cop, so don't even try.
      Gray: Hey, we all have uncles who are cops, so just take it down a notch.

    • Josh: I'm supposed to treat you like Kenneth, right?
      Jack: Yes.
      Josh: Well then yeah, genius, get me a new salad! Or, get me a time machine so I can go back in time and smack your mom for smoking crack while she's pregnant. (to Kenneth) Too much?
      Kenneth: No, that's usually how it goes.

    • Kenneth: …more than jazz or musical theatre or morbid obesity, television is the true American art form. Think of all the shared experiences television has provided for us: from the moon landing to the Golden Girls finale; from Walter Cronkite denouncing Vietnam to Oprah putting that trash bag of fat out in the wagon; from the glory and the pageantry of the Summer Olympics to the less-fun Winter Olympics. So, please, don't tell me I don't have a dream, sir. I am living my dream.

    • Jack: (to Jonathan) What do you think sounds like the better idea—a talk show without a host, just the voice of the dead lady from Desperate Housewives, or a reality show with a lot of super hot nannies who move into a house and help fat kids lose weight? Never mind, this television programming stuff is just one unpredictable ass-ache, and I want you to get it out of here!

    • Gray: Did you get home okay last night?
      Liz: Yeah. Thank you for convincing me to go back to the party, it was fun. Although I ate way too much oxygen.
      Gray: Yeah, you actually got a little oxygen right there on your coat. (reaches to brush some "oxygen" off Liz's coat)

    • Jack: Kenneth, you and I actually have a lot in common. We're both hard workers. When I was your age, it was putting myself through college in Boston. Paddling Swan boats for the tourists.
      Kenneth: Is that a euphemism for some kind of sex worker?

    • Waiter: The hors d'oeuvres today are boxes of pure oxygen infused with a saffron and a white truffle oil.
      (Liz opens an empty box)

    • Liz: Something is wrong, I've upset the natural balance of things.
      Jack: Good morning ladies, I'm making a coffee run, would either of you care for anything?
      Jack: (writing in his book) Liz and Jenna: nothing.

  • NOTES (2)

    • The German episode title is "Verwandte Seelen", meaning "Kindred Souls". The French title is "La tête et les cheveux", and the Spanish title is "La cabeza y el pelo", both exact translations. The Italian title is "Una giornata sottosopra", meaning "Upside-Down Day".

    • International Airdates: Czech Republic: March 3, 2010 on Prima COOL