Previously on 30 rock: The Shower Principle
Through the employee self-evaluations, Jack finds out that Pete doesn’t have any ambition. So he takes Pete under his wing to help him regain what he has lost. His first step is to take Pete to a gym to try and find some manly strength. Unfortunately, Pete ends up being beaten up by a a dummy. Then Jack tells him to shave his strip of hair in an effort to own his hair loss. Pete does everything Jack asks to no advantage. Jack discovers his need to take on Pete’s case is because he also has no idea where he will be in five years.
Liz finds out that Tracy lost his sense of smell, so she forces him to go to the doctor to find out why its gone. Dr. Spaceman (Chris Parnell), the miracle worker, is able to remove he trinket that was blocking Tracy’s sense of smell. With his newly regained sense, Tracy finds that Liz’s scent triggers memories of his father. Also, that he can no longer be around his family because teenage boys smell bad, Angie’s cooking smells ethnic, and baby girl makes bad smells in her pants. Liz flees to Jack for assurance that taking advantage of Tracy’s need to please his father’s smell, now found on Liz. Knowing what she needs to to, Liz takes Tracy back to Dr. Spacemen and he puts a new blockage (a pencil top) back in Tracy’s nose.
Jenna’s self-evaluation was surprisingly candid and she said she was the worst person she knew, but by the end of the episode she realize she is the fourth worse person she knows. The writers play a prank on Jenna which leads her to dress as a Smurf and do cartwheels through Time Square. Jenna gets her revenge by digging through the writer’s trash and getting some dirt on them. The writer’s give Jenna a taste of her own medicine and tell her Lutz was hurt that she didn’t try to get back at him. So Jenna digs through the trash to find something to make Lutz feel included. Turns out the whole thing was another prank against Jenna, but she discovers the truth about being the fourth worse person she knows.
- Jenna dressed as a Smurf
- Pete being beaten by a dummy
- Lutz crying to himself in the mirror
Dr. Spacemen: “Ya know what else was in the 70’s, women being quiet”
Tracy: “I just wanna make you proud of me, LL-Dad-Liz-Dad.”