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30 rock recapping: idiots are people two!

Previously on 30 Rock: Dance Like Nobody’s Watching

James Marsden

Liz is wiping her face and looking jolly, so I presume she’s eating something delectable. Well hello Kelsey Grammer! What are you doing here? There’s something wrong with Pete? Oh my. Liz runs to investigate and OH MY!

Cut to: Eight hours earlier.

Jenna needs a light bulb replaced and we discover Liz’s new man is James Marsden. HOTT! Oh and Tracy is of course stirring up some trouble. His newest offendees (not really a word, just go with it), the gays, the most organized of all groups (as explained by Liz). Jack propositions Liz with a FWB  offer to get her to expose the truth about her new man.

Jack is appalled by what he learns: jobless entrepreneur, living with Liz, spells his name Criss. Kenneth and Jenna break a whole box of mercury containing fluorescent light bulbs in Pete’s sleeping place. Pete, after downing scotch and sleeping pills retreats to his sleeping place (where he goes when shit is hitting the fan) not knowing about the mercury.

Denise Richards and Tracy Morgan

Tracy is organizing an idiot protest of NBC networks, since Liz offended him when issuing an apology to the gays. The idiot protests includes everyone from tramps, to investment bankers, to loudmouths, to Denise Richards. When Liz goes home for a nooner (pancakes for lunch in Liz’s book), a hallucination of Jack pops into the room and starts criticizing Criss. You can practically see Liz second guessing the relationship.

Back at work, she demands that Jack says he like Criss so he will no longer reside in her head and criticize Criss. When Jenna and  Kenneth go to clean up the Mercury mess they find Pete and panic. Jenna calls Kelsey Grammar to help them cover it up because who else would you call? Liz gets a video chat call from Criss who tells her he got an investor. When he holds up the check, Liz sees it’s from Jack. Dun Dun Dunnnn, TO BE CONTINUED…

Best/Funniest Moments:

  • Kelsey Grammer cameo
  • Liz asking the gays if she is pulling off her hat. They reply no.
  • Jack’s denunciation of Criss with an resounding “GOOD GOD!”
  • Favorite Gay Protest Signs: “My Wife doesn’t know I’m angry about this” and “We still watch Bravo, but that’s it, except for The Voice”
  • Favorite Idiot Protest Signs: “This Marker Smell Good” & “I Haz Protest”

Quotes

Jenna: “Picking a lock is like riding a bike…they’re both skills you need to escape the Atlanta Falcons equipment room.”

Tracy: “Remember when I offended stubborn people? That took forever to sort out.”

Jack: “Is it a stupid name? Like Dakota or Barack?”

Liz: “My jaw stopped popping.” (Demonstrates)

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‘boss’ trailer: kelsey grammer as the mayor of chicago

Most of Kelsey Grammer’s finest post-Frasier work has been done behind the scenes (directing, producing, writing, etc.). Boss takes Grammer to a darker place than the smart humor of his well-known roles (Example A: The Poster Art). He plays Tom Kane, mayor of Chicago, who is hiding a severe neurological disorder from everyone for the betterment of his political career. I think some level of corruption amidst all of that is to be expected.

There hasn’t been much publicity for the show as of yet and the premise doesn’t sound terribly exciting. However, the trailer is what sold me on giving Boss my minimum two episode viewing for new shows that peak my interest. Well that, as well as Kathleen Robertson (Clare Arnold, B.H. 90210) and Connie Nielsen (The Devil’s Advocate).

The show premieres on Oct. 21, but will Starz have another Spartacus-esque hit on its hands or will Boss go the way of Gravity and fade quietly into oblivion?

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