Previously on 30 Rock: The Ballad of Kenneth Parcell
It’s time to renegotiate Liz’s salary and as we learned when she renegotiated Josh’s (don’t worry about who he is, he is no longer relevant), Liz can be a bitch when she negotiates. Jack expects her to sign the same exact contract as last time, but Liz isn’t having it. Her ex-agent, Simon, who is now her agent again, will help with the renegotiation. Liz quickly learns that he will blow it, but she strikes gold when she finds Jack’s tutoring tape on how to win a negotiation. Jack declares a Jack-Off when he learns this and the two begin to tango.
While Tracy and Jenna are off being the entertainment at a Bar Mitzvah, Kenneth is upset to learn that no one missed him during the day that the page program no longer existed. To punish everyone he switches places with another page, played by Kristen Schaal, who is adorable. The switch causes Kenneth to reevaluate his position in the page program. Tracy and Jenna meet some difficulty in entertaining the Bar Mitzee (not a word, sorry if I offended anyone). He was kidding about liking TGS and he does not like their super lame interpretation of Transformers. Tracy and Jenna, in a rare moment, realize the Bar Mitzee is acting out because he’s upset about something else, which is exactly what they do. They get to the root of the problem (he was nervous about dancing with the girls) and decide to be mature and straightforward about their problems from then on out.
Liz turns out to be an unworthy adversary and Jack ends up negotiating with his reflection. Yes, he is THAT ridiculous. Despite her inability to go up against Jack, she still gets everything she wants. It seems Jack was always on her side, though Jack wasn’t. I know, its confusing, just go with it. Kenneth’s punishment works, but unfortunately for TGS he still decides its time to quit the page program. Jack is only too happy to take him on board and see what other positions they can find for him. After all,he is a white male with all of his hair.
- Liz’s Agent popping out of a box.
- Hazel Wassername advertising her website in the background of a TV show.
- Liz forcing Jack to speak first.
- Jenna and Tracy’s depiction of Transformers
Suze: “How much have you saved?”
Kenneth: “Are you talking about saving squirrels from hawks? Zero.”
Jack: “It’s the ultimate game…Jack Donaghy, playing with himself. It’s a Jack-off.”
Jenna: “Adam’s acting like us.”
Tracy: “But he is not famous. Why is the government allowing this?”
Jack: “He’s a white male with hair, Lemon. The sky’s the limit.”