30 Rock

Season 1 Episode 7

Tracy Does Conan

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 07, 2006 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Jack bumps Jenna's scheduled appearance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien by booking new star Tracy. Jenna, still irate over watching The Girlie Show change to TGS with Tracy Jordan, lashes out at Liz. To make matters worse, Tracy's gone off his medication, and he's about to go on national television.moreless

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  • A Defining episode of the Series.

    This is one of the best episodes of the entire show and one of the funniest Episodes in sitcom history. The simple fact of it is that it illustrates the Chaos that Liz's job brings to her already hectic life, where she must deal with many crises in one day, while still trying to break up with her boyfriend, and suffering from near Anemia. The jokes are hilarious, particularly the in product placement of the Shows Sponsor Lipton, an implied past relationship between Liz and Conan O'Brien and a mentally unbalanced Tracy's hallucination of a little blue man continually taunting him.

    What really made this episode a classic is that the entire ensemble got their moment to show their comedic chops, which as this was the first season, showed how much potential this comedy had. Now that 30 Rock is only a few episodes away for its series Finale, it shows just how far the show has come and how it is indeed one of the funniest sitcoms of the new millennium.

  • One of the best episodes of the entire series...so far.

    Jack bumps Jenna's scheduled appearance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien by booking new star Tracy. Jenna, still irate over watching The Girlie Show change to TGS with Tracy Jordan, lashes out at Liz. To make matters worse, Tracy's gone off his medication, and he's about to go on national television. This was 30 Rock on top form, the episode was fast, wacky and most importantly funny. Conan was good and Kenneth at the end was great. Tracy trying to kill Conan was funny and what was with that blue dude whatever it was it brought the best laughs of the episode. 9.5 out of 10.moreless
  • One of the best...

    This episode was so so so funny! Liz is having a bad day. She wants out with Dennis, and she hasn't eaten anything. Then Jenna gets bumped from being on the Conan show. Tracy is now scheduled to appear. Last time he was on Conan he tried to stab him with knives. This is Tracy's chance to regain himself. But his medicine is going wacko and he's not exactly right in the head. So Kenneth has to run to the store and get the treatment medicine. But he can't find the right drugstore. Tracy's hallucinations were so funny and Kenneth was jsut funny. Conan was pretty funny too 'They told me Hasselhoff was on medication too, but he tried to make out with me during commercial break...'

  • fantastic episode that highlighted the talent of each cast member

    This is a hilarious episode of 30 Rock the interaction between Scott and Jack was very interesting, and Conan was funny as always. Tracy was also very funny and his interaction with the blue man made for quality entertainment. I loved the flashback of Tracy's attempt to murder Conan and the end was perfect especially since there wasnt very much Kenneth throughout the whole episode. Overall this was my second favorite episode of the season, right after black tie. If you have the oppurtunity check this one out. It was very well written and well acted and an overall success.moreless
  • "Blue Man! Where your feet at?!"

    I loved this episode as a whole, but there were certain parts of it that stand out in my memory as hilarious. Tracy's hallucinations of the "Blueman" (the lovely Rachel Dratch) were by far the highlight. Who could forget him yelling "Blue Man! Where your feet at?!", and falling asleep in the middle of his Conan interview. Oh dear! Kenneth and his bicycle, very cute! However, the only down point of this episode was Jane Krakowski's character, Jenna. I like her in most episodes, but this one proved her to be rather annoying and jealous, not a fun side of the character.

    It comes as no surprise that this episode was Emmy nominated. Tina, you've done it again.moreless
Conan O'Brien

Conan O'Brien


Guest Star

Dave Finkel

Dave Finkel

2nd AC

Guest Star

Steve Hollander (II)

Steve Hollander (II)

Conan Stage Manager

Guest Star

Dean Winters

Dean Winters

Dennis Duffy

Recurring Role

Chris Parnell

Chris Parnell

Dr. Leo Spaceman

Recurring Role

Keith Powell

Keith Powell

James "Toofer" Spurlock

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Liz: (finding out Jack's charity dinner isn't that night) Why are you wearing a tux?
      Jack: It's after six. What am I, a farmer?

    • Jack: A cookie in the middle of the day?
      Liz: I gave blood.
      Jack: Does that burn calories?

    • Tracy: What else is on my mind grapes? I could talk about how the moon is a spy satellite put there by Oprah and Minister Farrakhan, and not the Minister Farrakhan you're thinking of.

    • Jack: (Practicing for a charity dinner) Jack Welch has such unparalleled management skills they named Welch's grape juice after him because he squeezes the sweetest juice out of his workers' mind-grapes.
      Liz: That doesn't even make sense.
      Jack: No, it doesn't, does it. I wrote it down in the middle of the night.

    • Tracy: (crazy on meds, seeing Pete in a toupée) No! Past Pete is here to kill future Pete!

    • Jack: (to Conan) Well, Tracy's feeling a lot better now. He's under a doctor's care.
      Conan: Ya, thats what they said about Hasselhoff, then he tried to make out with me during commercial break.

    • Kenneth: Well, I got started in the NBC page program, and before you know it, I'm making hit movies with my best friend and roommate Zach Braff. (takes a sip from his invisible mug; laughs) What? Who told you that? Well, yes I do know how to clog, but I don't think anybody wants to see me do that... (waits for non-existent audience reaction) You do? Really? Okay.
      (Kenneth begins to clog; Conan enters)
      Conan: You're a weird guy, Kenneth.
      Kenneth: (still clogging) See you tomorrow, Mr. O'Brien!

    • Liz: I need you to go to the pharmacy. 46th and 8th. Go pick up Tracy's medicine.
      Kenneth: Yes, sir!

    • Tracy: I have to be charming on Conan tonight. This is my chance to redeem myself with mainstream America.
      Toofer: Okay, well. Just tell us some things about your life, and we'll try to punch it up and make it talk show-worthy.
      Pete: Maybe something about you and your wife.
      Tracy: Me and my wife like to play 'rape'. She go in the bathroom and do her hair. Then, I'll put on a ski mask—
      Pete: Okay, not that.
      Frank: Hey, you got anything about being a dad? People eat that garbage up.
      Tracy: I like to walk around my house naked, to remind my oldest son who's still got the biggest ding-dong.
      Pete: No.
      Tracy: Or I could tell the story of how I met Sharon Stone.
      Pete: What was that?
      Tracy: I was pooping in the ladies' room at The Ivy—
      Pete: No.

  • NOTES (3)

    • The German episode title is "Tracy vs. Conan". The French title is "La débile déballe, meaning "Idiot on Display". The Italian title is "Tracy fa Conan", an exact translation. The Spanish title is "Tracy y Conan".

    • Tina Fey was nominated for an Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Emmy for her work in this episode.

    • International Airdates: Czech Republic: February 23, 2010 on Prima COOL