30 Rock

Season 1 Episode 10

The Rural Juror

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 11, 2007 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Jenna anticipates the opening of her independent movie, The Rural Juror, but the title proves to be a mighty tongue twister for the gang. Meanwhile, cash-challenged Tracy endorses his own celebrity product in an effort to get out of debt.

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  • Laugh out load funny.

    Jenna anticipates the opening of her independent movie, The Rural Juror, but the title proves to be a mighty tongue twister for the gang. Meanwhile, cash-challenged Tracy endorses his own celebrity product in an effort to get out of debt.

    I loved all the scenes where Liz and Co. couldn't pronounce the movie title The Rural Juror, and the flashbacks of Liz and Jenna. Also it had a great little cameo from Whoopie Goldberg. The part with the excercise video was funny. The writers on of The Rural Juror on coke was a scene where I laughed my ass off. 9 out of 10.moreless
  • This episode is really funny. They have a lot of different funny parts, like Rachel Dratch as Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg as herself, and of course the whole title thing - no one knows what it's called. It's just so hilarious!moreless

    - Whoopi Goldberg

    Whoopi Goldberg guest stars as herself in this episode. She's in two commercials. One for "working out with Whoopi", which Jack had mentioned was one of the worst ideas ever. The sketch is pretty short but super funny.

    She's also in the "Meat Machine" commercial after Tracy drops out. This sketch is a little longer, and not quite as much fun. Dr. Spaceman is in it, he's really funny though.

    - Rachel Dratch as Barbara Walters

    Rachel is sooo funny in her impression of Barbara Walters. You can barely hear what she's saying - for example in the quotes "Your father Werner was a burger server in suburban Santa Barbara. When he spurned (?) your mother Verna for a curly-haired surfer named Roberta, did that hurt her?"


    "Now, The Rural Juror is the true story of Rory Journer whose pure furor endures a terrible murder." (or something like that).

    - No one knows the title

    No one can figure out what the title for Jenna's movie is, "The Rural Juror". People keep saying it wrong and guessing what it could be. For example:

    Liz: Could it be "Roar Her Gem Her"?


    Pete: It's gotta be "Oral Germ Whore".

    All scenes with the title guessing are so funny!

    In conclusion, this episode was a really good one and you should watch it!moreless
  • great

    Tracy needs money and Jack advices him to use his name to sell a celebrity product. Jenna gets a guest-spot on "The View" to promote her movie "The Rural Juror". After getting a copy of the movie from Jenna, Liz struggles to tell her that it is no good. After she tells Jenna, they stop talking to each other. The rest of the staff also wants to see the movie and Josh steals the tape from Liz's office.

    Another great episode of this great sitcom I have missed the last couple of episode of 30 rock and it gets stranger every week.moreless
  • Another great episode from the 30 Rock crew... and exactly how many SNL actors have shown up this season?

    30 Rock rocks. I love it. The writing is hilarious and pretty much all of the actors know how to deliver. Chris Parnell's appearance as Dr. Spaceman (or whatever) was brief, but funny. And I guess so was Whoopi Goldberg (isn't she hosting Showtime at the Apollo now?). I especially found the line about Liz's last two Google searches (single's yoga & scalp pain---so on!). The very end was also hilarious, where Rachel Dratch or whatever her name is does Barbar Walters and goes from tongue twisters into full-blown Klingon.

    And again, who knew Alec Baldwin was so funny?moreless
  • Good episode.

    30 rock, In this episode Jenna and liz fought for the entire time. Mostley do to the fact about Jenna's New movie.Jenna gives Liz a tape of her movie. Liz hates it but doens't want to tell Jenna the truth. Lizes co-workers want to see the movie. So they break in and steal it. Only to find out they like it. When Jenna finds out that Liz hates the movie she thinks it just because she's no "famous". In the end the become friends again. One of my favorite scences was around. Teenmoviescene.commoreless
Charles Grandy

Charles Grandy


Guest Star

Bob Wiltfong

Bob Wiltfong

Executive #1

Guest Star

Matt Oberg

Matt Oberg

Executive #2

Guest Star

Chris Parnell

Chris Parnell

Dr. Leo Spaceman

Recurring Role

Rachel Dratch

Rachel Dratch

Barbara Walters

Recurring Role

Keith Powell

Keith Powell

James "Toofer" Spurlock

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Liz: The dream that we had in Chicago of getting famous? We had it. It was my dream, too, Jenna.
      Jenna: Yeah, but you couldn't have been serious about acting for a living. You have brown hair.

    • Liz: Jenna has taken the fact that I don't like her movie and blown it completely out of proportion. She twisted my boob!

    • Barbara Walters: Now, The Rural Juror is the true story of Rory Journer whose pure furor ensures a terrible murder.

    • Dr. Spaceman: Humans need more animal blood. It keeps the spine straight.

    • (Pete and Liz are discussing in whispers about the unintelligibility of Jenna's new movie)
      Pete: You still don't know what the title is?
      Liz: No, no one does. It's gone on way too long to ask her about it.
      (cut to executives in Hollywood discussing the title)
      Executive #1: This title isn't hard to understand, right?
      Executive #2: No, it's awesome. I love that we can work while we're on cocaine.
      (cut back to Liz's office)
      Liz: Could it be "Ruhr-her Gem-her"?
      Pete: No, that doesn't make any sense. It's gotta be "Oral Germwhore".

    • Tracy: (to Grizz) I forgot about that Worldcom mess, why you gotta be so obsessed with telecommunications?

    • Tracy: I need sixty-thousand dollars, or I'm gonna lose my house.
      Jack: Which house?
      (Tracy is thinking to himself)
      Tracy: I need a hundred-thousand dollars, or I'm gonna lose both my houses.
      Jack: Tracy, I don't understand. You've starred in fourteen film. You don't have any money saved?
      Tracy: No, I lost all of it.
      Jack: Really? Who's your money manager?
      Tracy: (pointing behind him) Grizz.
      Grizz: Worldcom, man. Worldcom.

    • Dr. Spaceman: You boys need anything while you're here? (Spaceman shakes a few pill bottles) Some reds? Some yellows? Just got some purples in from Peru.
      Tracy: I'm good.
      Jack: It would be rude not to take one or two.

    • Frank: Hey Pete, you want to see a comic book with pregnant zombie nuns?
      Pete: Yes, I do.

    • Barbara Walters: (to Jenna on The View) Your father Werner was a burger server in suburban Santa Barbara, when he spurned your mother Verna for a curly-haired surfer named Roberta. Did that hurt her?

    • Jenna: (about The Rural Juror) It's getting some very positive early reviews. Teenmoviescene.com gave it five out of five iPods.

    • Tracy: You like Phil Collins?
      Jack: I got two ears and a heart don't I?

    • Jenna: The source material was amazing. It's hard to go wrong with a Kevin Grisham novel.
      Liz: You mean John Grisham.
      Jenna: Oh, no, Kevin, John's brother. Did you know that before Kevin was a novelist he worked in a recycling center?
      Liz: Wow!
      Jenna: And he just finished writing the sequel. It's called Urban Fervor.

    • Jenna: Hey, I gotta miss an hour of rehersal today because I just found out from my publicist that I've been booked on The View.
      Pete: Oh, Jenna, thats great. For the first time in your life you'll be in a room full of women and you'll be the least crazy one!
      Jenna: I know!

    • Josh: That's disappointing, I had to let Tony watch me pee to get that tape.

  • NOTES (3)


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