30 Rock

Season 3 Episode 3

The One with the Cast of Night Court

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 13, 2008 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • When Claire puts the gun in Jack's hand, the barrel is facing away from her. When the camera angle changes, the barrel is facing toward her.

  • Quotes

    • Jack: I've got to get out of this. What do other guys do?
      Liz: Well, one guy died. Scottie Pippen requested a trade to Houston.
      Jack: Houston's too humid. What about this "died" thing?

    • Kenneth: (talking to the cast of Night Court) I just wanna thank y'all, for making this dream come true for me. Finally giving America what it wants, a reunion of friends... from Night Court.

    • Jack: You were right about Claire. She crashed Mi's house party.
      Liz: Uh-huh. Did she do 'sexy birthday' or 'mannequin who comes to life'?
      Jack: 'Sexy birthday', thank God.

    • Liz: Hey, did you see our shout-out in Variety? They called us a "comedy show"!

    • Liz: Claire is in the lobby.
      Jenna: Claire Harper? From Chicago?
      Liz: Yeah. Fun, crazy Claire.
      Jenna: Oh, man. Do you remember that night we all danced in that open fire hydrant?
      Liz: Yeah. Her roof parties.
      Jenna: Karaoke and boys talk.
      Liz: The all-night scavenger hunt.
      Jenna: Do you remember when we crashed that Polish wedding?
      Liz: (smile fading) Yeah, she's exhausting.

    • Liz: Hey, I just got a call from security.
      Jenna: That's ridiculous! Why would I steal a file from Personnel?
      Liz: What?

    • Liz: [Claire]'s like a human Macarena—something everyone did at parties in 1996.

    • Jack: Lemon, I ran into your friend, Claire, on the elevator. She is... very pretty.
      Liz: No, no, no, no. She's nuts when it comes to guys. We had a name for her back in Chicago. It's, uh, too rude to say out loud. (writes name on back of newspaper and gives to Jack to read)
      Jack: "Crazyputty"?

    • Tracy: What's wrong, Ken? You got "wife eyes".
      Kenneth: I'm just sad, sir. I've worn this old jacket since nineteen (mumbles), and now they're just throwin' it away.
      Tracy: Is there nothing sacred? Have we lost our moral center? It just makes me wanna pee on someone.
      Kenneth: And I appreciate that, sir, but rules are rules. I'm just gonna have to live with it.
      Tracy: I hate to see you like this, Ken Doll. It's like a owl without a graduation cap—heartbreaking.

    • Jack: (sighs) Lemon, real night court is not at all like the TV show. Do you remember that TV show?
      Liz: I do.
      Jack: The hookers are not funny, there's a lot more sickly homeless people and terrified college students...

    • Harry Anderson: ... and as my first official act as a newly-married judge, I hereby declare the new page uniforms at NBC illegal!
      Tracy: (behind the camera) I added that. I went upstairs, and I told 'em if you don't bring back the old uniforms, I refuse to play the role of Mac in Universal's upcoming Night Court movie.
      Charles Robinson: What's that now?

    • Harry Anderson: Markie, will you do me the honor of becoming my fake wife so we can get our money and get the hell outta here?
      Markie Post: I've waited 15 years to hear you say those words.

    • Jack: Thank you for answering your phone.
      Liz: Well, I don't know how to decline a call.

    • Markie Post: You always thought you were better than me because you were nominated for Emmys. I would've been nominated, too, but I was just too hot to be taken seriously.
      Harry Anderson: Well that wouldn't be a problem now, would it?

  • Notes

    • The German episode title is "Die verrückte Freundin", meaning "The Crazy Friend". The French episode title is "Un tribunal de nuit", their title for-and meaning literally-Night Court. The Italian episode title is "Tribunal di notte", meaning "Night Court". The Spanish title is "Una reunión de amigos de Juzgado de guardia", meaning "A Reunion of Friends from Night Court".

    • Though credited, Scott Adsit and Keith Powell do not appear in this episode.

    • International Airdates: Latin America: February 18, 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television (aka Canal Sony); Italy: December 20, 2010 on Sky Uno; Czech Republic: May 25, 2011 on Prima COOL

    • Jennifer Aniston also worked with Alec Baldwin in the season 8 episodes "The One With The Tea Leaves" and "The One In Massapequa" of Friends. Plus, they both worked with Judah Friedlander in the 2004 movie Along Came Polly.

  • Allusions

    • The episode title is a nod to the naming concept of Friends episodes, which all followed a "The One with/where/etc." pattern.