30 rock recapping: leap day

Previously on 3o Rock: The Tuxedo Begins

Jack and Leap Day William

In the 30 Rock world Leap Day isn’t just an extra day every four years, it’s like Christmas, complete with it’s own mascot, carolers, and colors (yellow and blue). Liz Lemon doesn’t know anything about this holiday. Silly Liz, growing up under a rock in Pennsylvania. Everyone else apparently knows all about the magic that is Leap Day.

Kenneth has even dressed up as Leap Day William, the maker of Leap Day miracles. Jack takes advantage of Leap Day by making more money, his way of celebrating the wonderfully festive holiday. But Jack’s plan to make even more money backfires and he decides to give up time with Liddy to ensure he wins the bet he always makes to have more money. Luckily the ghost of Leap Day shows Jack Leap Days from the past, present, and future, which includes the chance that Liddy will become a liberal. Jack can’t let that happen so he runs home to spend Leap Day with Liddy.

Someone Liz knows from college who everyone Liz nicknamed “Sad Thad the Skin Tag Lad”, shows up to invite her to a party at his amazingly dorky loft. He’s been in love with Liz since college and at his party he propositions her: 10…NO….20 million dollars to take his virginity. On a normal day Liz would flat out say no, but it’s Leap Day and nothing counts on Leap Day, so she considers the offer. Even goes for it the way Navi do by trying to braid her hair with his, but unfortunately for Liz, the models (and hot bartenders) show up and ruin all her chances.

Tracy is given a Leap Day Miracle. His $50,000 gift card to Benihana that is due to expire at the end of February. As Kenneth points out, in any other year the gift card would already be expired, but it’s a Leap Day Miracle and now they have a whole day to spend $50,000 dollars at Benihana. Even after taking a couple of the writers, Dot Com (Tracy’s ‘ imaginary’ friend) and Grizz to the restaurant the whole $50,000 has yet to be spent. Tracy wanders off to ponder his dilemma and then has a stroke of genius. He decides to use the rest of the $50,000 to feed the homeless! Yay for LEAP DAY MIRACLES!!!!!

Best/Funniest Moments

  • Kenneth dressed up and dancing on the table as Leap Day William.
  • “Sad Thad the Skin Tag Lad” yelling that Liz is pressuring him into intercourse.
  • Jack’s terror in finding Liddy could become a liberal


Kenneth: “Please get better sir. I’ve dug too many graves.”

Criss: “It’s Leap Day. Real life is for March.”

Jenna: “Oh my, it looks like we’ve got a slut-off on our hands.”

Tracy: “It’s just fan mail. I mean would you read a bunch of letters from people who look up to me?”

Liz: “How much Internet did he do?”

Kristen is a confused young adult who sometimes thinks TV shows are actually her life. Wouldn’t that be cool? Unless she was a victim on Dexter, or a deranged privileged teenager on gossip girl, or a wolf on teen wolf, or Liz Lemon! Never mind. It wouldn’t be cool. Kristen is a young adult. Follow her @kris10_Alyse or read frustrateddreamer.com

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