Previously on 30 Rock: Grandmentor
Jack’s TV movie is moving forward and Liz has to two days to write it. She succeeds but tells the story much differently than Jack expected. She actually tells the whole truth, not just the part about Jack and Avery. Liz includes Jack’s inability to choose between Avery and Nancy. Jack wants her to rewrite it and as the two fight about it Avery’s mom Diana shows up. Sensing the sexual tension Liz reverts back to a role she plays well…The Blocker. Liz’s blocking works and to keep them further apart Liz encourages Diana to date the man (Billy Baldwin, just one of the many Baldwin brothers) who will play Jack in the TV movie. Though Jack may not like the pairing, he appreciates the effort Liz is making to keep the two from inappropriately sleeping together.
Jenna has written a beautiful song for the TV movie which she expects to get nominated for an Emmy. That is until she sees the Weird Al version. She wants to sue him but Tracy warns her it’s a bad idea. He suggests that the two of them write a song that Weird Al can’t parody. They collaborate and come up with a song about what kind of food gives Jenna gas. Weird Al doesn’t parody it, he normalizes it. In a way Tracy and Jenna succeeded. Sort of.
Kenneth, who quit his job to save Tracy, is now looking to be rehired. With nothing at TGS available he becomes a janitor. Throughout the day he keeps a cheerful face and goes about his business. When Jack asks him how he keeps just a sunny outlook Kenneth tell him that he lies to himself. Kenneth might be losing his grip which reminds me of a quote Jack said in season 1 episode 3 “Blind Date”. Jack says, as Kenneth rides down the hall on his bicycle, “In five years we’ll all either be working for him or be dead by his hand.” We’ll see Jack, we’ll see.
- Flashbacks of Liz as The Blocker
- Billy Baldwin as a pot smoking actor who transforms into conservative Jack
- Kenneth confessing he lies to himself
- Jenna’s song about farts
Diana: “Oh, you’re still here.”
Liz: “That’s what they all say.”
Jenna: “He reversed the parody. He normal Al’d us.”
Kenneth: “I lie to myself every morning when I wake up. I don’t know how much longer I can do it.”
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