30 Rock

Season 4 Episode 11

Winter Madness

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 21, 2010 on NBC
out of 10
User Rating
179 votes

By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

Hoping to boost staffers' spirits, Liz takes TGS on the road, but Jack takes over for his own reasons, and the staff find reasons to blame Liz for all that's wrong in their lives.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

No results found.
No results found.
No results found.
  • Another great episode with plenty of great humor!

    I think you're crazy "thefanof". I thoroughly enjoyed this episode.

    The clever humor in the first few minutes alone made this episode for me!

    Anyone else find the differences between Jack's NY and Boston office? I loved how they turned to the camera and am surprised there isn't a contest out there somewhere. [edit] I spoke too soon - turns out there is a little game on nbc.com to spot the differences! No prize but fun!

    I do agree with you on one thing though - the Boston accent is pretty horrible. But really, that's about the only bad thing i can think to say about this episode!moreless
  • TGS broadcasts a show from Bahstun.

    Well, after last week's two travesties it would be hard for 30 Rock not to top those efforts tonight. And we got a solid, albeit still not that great episode tonight. The show is relying too much on Tracy just acting like a nut with nonsensical dialogue, almost in the same way The Big Bang Theory provides little story and relies on Sheldon spatting science jargon. There was very little Jenna, Pete or Kenneth here, and while those three are not always funny, you can't just ignore people who were influential to this show's history.

    And Nancy's really awful Boston accent is really irritating me. Nobody's accent is that thick.moreless
  • Very funny episode set in Boston...sweet!

    Ok so this is totally a biased and personal review, but I just loved the episode because they mentioned Chet Curtis and Natalie Jacobson. I mean, how much more obscure could you get for a national show to mention a local anchor team that hasn't been on TV together in 20 years? I grew up in Boston and my parents watched them every night, so that was definitely cool to hear. I'm not a great fan of the awful Boston accents, but that's par for the course - pretty much all actors overdo that. Anyway, a great funny episode filled with typical insane moments.moreless
Ray Bokhour

Ray Bokhour

Dale Snitterman

Guest Star

Major Dodge

Major Dodge

Patriots Fan

Guest Star

Benjamin Magnuson

Benjamin Magnuson

Paul Revere

Guest Star

Sue Galloway

Sue Galloway


Recurring Role

Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore

Nancy Donovan Dougherty

Recurring Role

Cheyenne Jackson

Cheyenne Jackson

Danny Baker

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Jack: The imaginary enemy—classic move, Lemon: the Salem witch trials, the Red Scare, global warming.

    • Jack: What keeps people polite on airplanes? A shared hatred of the CBS sitcoms they're forced to watch.

    • Pete: Hey, we're getting Tracy his own room so I assume you guys will be rooming together.
      Dotcom: Why would you just assume we would be rooming together?
      Grizz: Why would he assume we wouldn't?
      Dotcom: I don't know. Maybe because one of us hasn't ready the other's screenplay.
      Grizz: I read it; I just didn't like it.

    • Danny: Stop trying to send dirty text messages to my landline, Jenna!

    • Nancy: Down in New York, people are like, 'Let's get divorced. You marry the butler, and I'll be a gay Octomom.' It's different here. People judge you.
      Jack: Who cares what people around here think? Your neighbors named their daughter Belichick.

  • NOTES (2)

    • The German episode title is "Betriebsausflug", meaning "Staff Outing".

    • International Airdates: Australia: April 12, 2010 on Channel 7; Latin America: April 15, 2010 on Sony Entertainment Television (a.k.a. Canal Sony); United Kingdom: May 24, 2010 on Comedy Central; Czech Republic: May 16, 2012 on Prima COOL


    • Nancy comments, "I feel like Chet Curtis and Natalie Jacobson," referring to the formerly married pair who were the anchors of the NBC affliate WCVB-Boston. They have since divorced, and Natalie Jacobson has left the station.