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'''''30 Rock''''' is a half-hour sitcom about the backstage workings of a fictional sketch comedy show, ''The Girlie Show''. Inspired by ''[[Saturday Night Live]]'', the show premiered on [[NBC]] in the fall of 2006 and stars [[Tina Fey]] as Liz Lemon. Other regular cast members include [[Jane Krakowski]], [[Judah Friedlander]] and [[Alec Baldwin]].
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'''''30 Rock''''' is a half-hour sitcom about the backstage workings of a fictional sketch comedy show, ''The Girlie Show with Tracy Jordan''. Inspired by ''[[Saturday Night Live]]'', the show premiered on [[NBC]] in the fall of 2006 and stars [[Tina Fey]] as Liz Lemon. Other regular cast members include [[Jane Krakowski]], [[Judah Friedlander]] and [[Alec Baldwin]].
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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* "My Whole Life is Thunder" (December 6, [[2012]]): [[Kermit the Frog]] (identified as Liz's childhood crush in a season 5 episode) appears as a part of Jack's eulogy to his mother.
 
* "My Whole Life is Thunder" (December 6, [[2012]]): [[Kermit the Frog]] (identified as Liz's childhood crush in a season 5 episode) appears as a part of Jack's eulogy to his mother.
   
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Image:30.rock.-.anything.muppets.jpg|Jack and his tailor in "Apollo, Apollo"
 
Image:30.rock.-.anything.muppets.jpg|Jack and his tailor in "Apollo, Apollo"
 
Image:30Rock-TracyMorganCaricature.jpg|Tracy Jordan in "Apollo, Apollo"
 
Image:30Rock-TracyMorganCaricature.jpg|Tracy Jordan in "Apollo, Apollo"
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[[Image:30rock.reaganing.JPG|thumb|300px|Liz's Kermit poster from "Reaganing"]]
 
[[Image:30rock.reaganing.JPG|thumb|300px|Liz's Kermit poster from "Reaganing"]]
 
*"[[wikipedia:Black Tie (30 Rock episode)|Black Tie]]": Pete, the producer, tries to comfort his young son over the phone by talking in his [[Elmo]] voice.
 
*"[[wikipedia:Black Tie (30 Rock episode)|Black Tie]]": Pete, the producer, tries to comfort his young son over the phone by talking in his [[Elmo]] voice.
 
*"Cleveland": ''TGS'' star Tracy Jordan fears that he is being targeted for elimination by "The Black Crusaders" because he is an embarrassment to African-Americans. Jordan lists [[Oprah Winfrey]], [[Bill Cosby]], and [[Gordon]] from ''[[Sesame Street]]'' as members of the elite, albeit fictional, organization.
 
   
 
*"The C Word": In a deleted scene, Tracy gives some relationship advice to Kenneth the page, who harbors feelings for a fellow page.
 
*"The C Word": In a deleted scene, Tracy gives some relationship advice to Kenneth the page, who harbors feelings for a fellow page.
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::Kenneth: "Sir, you have really misinterpreted ''Sesame Street''."
 
::Kenneth: "Sir, you have really misinterpreted ''Sesame Street''."
 
::Tracy: "What's Sesame Street?"
 
::Tracy: "What's Sesame Street?"
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*"Cleveland": ''TGS'' star Tracy Jordan fears that he is being targeted for elimination by "The Black Crusaders" because he is an embarrassment to African-Americans. Jordan lists [[Oprah Winfrey]], [[Bill Cosby]], and [[Gordon]] from ''[[Sesame Street]]'' as members of the elite, albeit fictional, organization.
   
 
*In a promo spot for the second season premiere, Tina has Alec guess who she's imitating. His first guess is the Muppets.
 
*In a promo spot for the second season premiere, Tina has Alec guess who she's imitating. His first guess is the Muppets.
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*"I Heart Connecticut": Liz lists various crazy and inappropriate things Tracy has done, including exposing himself to Elmo.
 
*"I Heart Connecticut": Liz lists various crazy and inappropriate things Tracy has done, including exposing himself to Elmo.
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*"Standards and Practices": Tracy walks into work complaining, "I feel like [[Oscar the Grouch]] today! And not just 'cause I woke up in a garbage can this morning, startling someone named Gordon."
   
 
*"The Return of Avery Jessup": Liz' boyfriend, Criss, moves his hot dog truck to a street corner in Manhattan occupied by costumed impersonators of [[Sesame Street Monsters]] (including "[[Elmo|Elmarg]]"), who proceed to beat him up for occupying their turf. Criss is saved by Liz and Jenna, and the incident makes the press.
 
*"The Return of Avery Jessup": Liz' boyfriend, Criss, moves his hot dog truck to a street corner in Manhattan occupied by costumed impersonators of [[Sesame Street Monsters]] (including "[[Elmo|Elmarg]]"), who proceed to beat him up for occupying their turf. Criss is saved by Liz and Jenna, and the incident makes the press.
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*"A Goon's Deed In A Weary World": When Tracy and Jenna quit TGS, Liz states they can easily be replaced with [[David Alan Grier]] and [[Miss Piggy]].
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
* [[Episode 4168|A 2008 episode]] of ''[[Sesame Street]]'' features a parody called "30 Rocks" in which [[Liz Lemon]] convinces [[Jack the Boss]] that she has ordered the correct amount of rocks for a sketch. The opening sequence was created by [[Mike Pantuso]].<ref>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJ4as4i3Aug Pantuso's YouTube channel]</ref>
 
* [[Episode 4168|A 2008 episode]] of ''[[Sesame Street]]'' features a parody called "30 Rocks" in which [[Liz Lemon]] convinces [[Jack the Boss]] that she has ordered the correct amount of rocks for a sketch. The opening sequence was created by [[Mike Pantuso]].<ref>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJ4as4i3Aug Pantuso's YouTube channel]</ref>
   
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Image:30Rocks-2.jpg|Liz Lemon and Jack the Boss count 30 rocks
 
Image:30Rocks-2.jpg|Liz Lemon and Jack the Boss count 30 rocks
 
Image:LizLemon.jpg|[[Liz Lemon]]
 
Image:LizLemon.jpg|[[Liz Lemon]]
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==Connections==
 
==Connections==
 
*[[Alan Alda]] played Milton Green in three episodes
 
*[[Alan Alda]] played Milton Green in three episodes
*[[Will Arnett]] played Devon Banks in seven episodes
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*[[Will Arnett]] played Devon Banks in several episodes
 
*[[Alec Baldwin]] plays Jack Donaghy
 
*[[Alec Baldwin]] plays Jack Donaghy
 
*[[Tony Bennett]] played himself in "Mazel Tov, Dummies!"
 
*[[Tony Bennett]] played himself in "Mazel Tov, Dummies!"
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*[[Eli Bolin]] played one of the Woggles in "Meet the Woggles!"
 
*[[Eli Bolin]] played one of the Woggles in "Meet the Woggles!"
 
*[[Wayne Brady]] played Steven Black in "The Source Awards"
 
*[[Wayne Brady]] played Steven Black in "The Source Awards"
*[[Matthew Broderick]] played Cooter Burger in "Cooter"
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*[[Matthew Broderick]] played Cooter Burger in "Cooter" and "Governor Dunston"
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*[[Tyler Bunch]] puppeteered a skeleton in "A Goon's Deed In A Weary World"
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*[[Kerry Butler]] played Lyle in "Jackie Jormp-Jomp"
 
*[[Jim Carrey]] played Dave Williams in "Leap Day"
 
*[[Jim Carrey]] played Dave Williams in "Leap Day"
 
*[[James Carville]] played himself in "Secrets and Lies"
 
*[[James Carville]] played himself in "Secrets and Lies"
 
*[[Tim Conway]] played Bucky Bright in "Subway Hero"
 
*[[Tim Conway]] played Bucky Bright in "Subway Hero"
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*[[Elvis Costello]] played himself in "Kidney Now!"
 
*[[Sheryl Crow]] played herself in "Kidney Now!"
 
*[[Sheryl Crow]] played herself in "Kidney Now!"
 
*[[Ann Curry]] played herself in "People Are Idiots Two"
 
*[[Ann Curry]] played herself in "People Are Idiots Two"
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*[[Rachel Dratch]] appeared in numerous episodes
 
*[[Edie Falco]] played Celeste Cunningham in four episodes
 
*[[Edie Falco]] played Celeste Cunningham in four episodes
*[[Jimmy Fallon]] played himself in "Kidnapped by Danger" and past Jack Donaghy in "Live from Studio 6H"
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*[[Jimmy Fallon]] played himself in three episodes and past Jack Donaghy in "Live from Studio 6H"
 
*[[Tina Fey]] plays Liz Lemon
 
*[[Tina Fey]] plays Liz Lemon
 
*[[Judah Friedlander]] plays Frank Rossitano
 
*[[Judah Friedlander]] plays Frank Rossitano
*[[Donald Glover]] wrote for the show and played several cameo characters on three episodes
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*[[Alan Gilbert]] played himself in "Aunt Phatso Vs. Jack Donaghy"
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*[[Donald Glover]] wrote for the show and played cameo characters on four episodes
 
*[[Whoopi Goldberg]] played herself in "The Rural Juror" and "Dealbreakers Talk Show #0001"
 
*[[Whoopi Goldberg]] played herself in "The Rural Juror" and "Dealbreakers Talk Show #0001"
 
*[[Al Gore]] played himself in "Greenzo" and "Sun Tea"
 
*[[Al Gore]] played himself in "Greenzo" and "Sun Tea"
*[[Kelsey Grammer]] played himself in "Reaganing" and "People Are Idiots Two"
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*[[Kelsey Grammer]] played himself in "Reaganing", "People Are Idiots Two" and "People are Idiots Three!"
 
*[[Bill Hader]] played Kevin in "Live Show"
 
*[[Bill Hader]] played Kevin in "Live Show"
 
*[[Tom Hanks]] played himself in "100"
 
*[[Tom Hanks]] played himself in "100"
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*[[Salma Hayek]] played Elisa Pedrera in seven episodes
 
*[[Sean Hayes]] played Jesse Parcell in "Hiatus"
 
*[[Sean Hayes]] played Jesse Parcell in "Hiatus"
 
*[[Jeff Hiller]] played a Hotel Clerk in "Reunion"
 
*[[Jeff Hiller]] played a Hotel Clerk in "Reunion"
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*[[Jane Krakowski]] plays Jenna Maroney
 
*[[Jane Krakowski]] plays Jenna Maroney
 
*[[Nathan Lane]] played Eddie Donaghy in "The Fighting Irish"
 
*[[Nathan Lane]] played Eddie Donaghy in "The Fighting Irish"
*[[Matt Lauer]] played himself in three episodes
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*[[Matt Lauer]] played himself in six episodes
*[[Peter Linz]] puppeteered Argus the Peacock in "Argus"
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*[[Peter Linz]] puppeteered Argus the Peacock in "Argus", the Anything Monster in "I Heart Connecticut" and a skeleton in "A Goon's Deed In A Weary World"
 
*[[John Lithgow]] has a brief cameo as himself in "Goodbye, My Friend"
 
*[[John Lithgow]] has a brief cameo as himself in "Goodbye, My Friend"
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*[[Kellan Lutz]] played himself in "Unwindulax"
 
*[[Andie MacDowell]] played Claire Williams in "Leap Day"
 
*[[Andie MacDowell]] played Claire Williams in "Leap Day"
 
*[[Noel MacNeal]] puppeteered Argus the Peacock in "Argus"
 
*[[Noel MacNeal]] puppeteered Argus the Peacock in "Argus"
*[[James Marsden]] plays Criss in season six
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*[[James Marsden]] plays Criss in season six and seven
*[[Julianne Moore]] played Nancy in five episodes
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*[[Julianne Moore]] played Nancy in seven episodes
*[[Megan Mullally (actress)|Megan Mullally]] played Bev in "Do-Over"
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*[[Megan Mullally (actress)|Megan Mullally]] played Bev in three episodes
 
*[[Alan Muraoka]] played Stephen Lee (listed in the credits as Paul) in "Cutbacks"
 
*[[Alan Muraoka]] played Stephen Lee (listed in the credits as Paul) in "Cutbacks"
*[[Conan O'Brien]] played himself in "Tracy Does Conan"
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*[[Conan O'Brien]] played himself in three episodes
 
*[[Nancy O'Dell]] played herself in multiple episodes
 
*[[Nancy O'Dell]] played herself in multiple episodes
 
*[[Carmen Osbahr]] puppeteered Argus the Peacock in "Argus"
 
*[[Carmen Osbahr]] puppeteered Argus the Peacock in "Argus"
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*[[Andy Richter]] played Mitch Lemon in "Ludachristmas"
 
*[[Andy Richter]] played Mitch Lemon in "Ludachristmas"
 
*[[Kelly Ripa]] played herself in "100"
 
*[[Kelly Ripa]] played herself in "100"
*[[Al Roker]] played himself in "Fireworks"
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*[[Al Roker]] played himself in four episodes
 
*[[Isabella Rossellini]] played Bianca Donnelly in "Black Tie" and "Up All Night"
 
*[[Isabella Rossellini]] played Bianca Donnelly in "Black Tie" and "Up All Night"
*[[Susan Sarandon]] played Lynn Onkman in "Queen of Jordan"
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*[[Susan Sarandon]] played Lynn Onkman in "Queen of Jordan" and " Alexis Goodlooking and the Case of the Missing Whisky"
*[[Kristen Schaal]] played Hazel in several sixth season episodes
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*[[Kristen Schaal]] played Hazel Wassername during season six and seven
 
*[[Molly Shannon]] played Katherine Catherine in the episode "The Fighting Irish"
 
*[[Molly Shannon]] played Katherine Catherine in the episode "The Fighting Irish"
 
*[[Sherri Shepherd]] plays Angie Jordan
 
*[[Sherri Shepherd]] plays Angie Jordan
 
*[[Mary Steenburgen]] played Diana Jessup in several sixth season episodes
 
*[[Mary Steenburgen]] played Diana Jessup in several sixth season episodes
 
*[[Meredith Vieira]] played herself in five episodes
 
*[[Meredith Vieira]] played herself in five episodes
*[[Brian Williams]] played himself in six episodes
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*[[Brian Williams]] played himself in nine episodes
 
*[[Oprah Winfrey]] played herself in "Believe in the Stars"
 
*[[Oprah Winfrey]] played herself in "Believe in the Stars"
 
*[["Weird Al" Yankovic]] played himself in "Kidnapped by Danger"
 
*[["Weird Al" Yankovic]] played himself in "Kidnapped by Danger"

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30Rocks-1

Sesame Street parodies 30 Rock.

30 Rock Kermit 2

"My Whole Life is Thunder"

30 Rock is a half-hour sitcom about the backstage workings of a fictional sketch comedy show, The Girlie Show with Tracy Jordan. Inspired by Saturday Night Live, the show premiered on NBC in the fall of 2006 and stars Tina Fey as Liz Lemon. Other regular cast members include Jane Krakowski, Judah Friedlander and Alec Baldwin.

AppearancesEdit

  • "I Heart Connecticut" (April 14, 2011): To make Jenna Maroney's new movie, Take My Hand, more profitable, Jack uses various methods to earn money. WallMart ends up supporting the production, only if they make it more family friendly. One of the changes made is the appearance of a Muppet character (made from a stock Sesame Street monster puppet). Peter Linz is credited as its performer.
  • "My Whole Life is Thunder" (December 6, 2012): Kermit the Frog (identified as Liz's childhood crush in a season 5 episode) appears as a part of Jack's eulogy to his mother.

Muppet MentionsEdit

30rock-piggy

"Who Wore it Better?" from "The Bubble"

Kenneth the page muppet

Kenneth in "Muppet" form in "Dealbreakers Talk Show #0001"

30rock.reaganing

Liz's Kermit poster from "Reaganing"

  • "Black Tie": Pete, the producer, tries to comfort his young son over the phone by talking in his Elmo voice.
  • "The C Word": In a deleted scene, Tracy gives some relationship advice to Kenneth the page, who harbors feelings for a fellow page.
Tracy: "All the best love stories have been about forbidden love. Romeo and Juliet, Bert and Ernie, Elmo and the Cookie Monster.
Kenneth: "Sir, you have really misinterpreted Sesame Street."
Tracy: "What's Sesame Street?"
  • "Cleveland": TGS star Tracy Jordan fears that he is being targeted for elimination by "The Black Crusaders" because he is an embarrassment to African-Americans. Jordan lists Oprah Winfrey, Bill Cosby, and Gordon from Sesame Street as members of the elite, albeit fictional, organization.
  • In a promo spot for the second season premiere, Tina has Alec guess who she's imitating. His first guess is the Muppets.
  • "Sandwich Day": Liz Lemon gets mad that her special Sandwich Day sandwich is missing. Upon noticing this, she throws something out of her office and into the writers' room. The object (on pause, it can be seen as a lamp) smashes into a dry erase board that has ideas for characters and/or sketches written on it. A close-up of the board is shown very briefly, and one of the ideas is for "pervert Elmo."
  • "The One with the Cast from Night Court": When Liz learns that Jack has been once again seduced by her "friend" Claire Harper (Jennifer Aniston), Claire says to her, "Oh, please stop. Don't make that angry Muppet face at him."
  • "Generalissimo": While going through some mail that was accidentally delivered to Liz, Jenna discovers some Netflix rental DVDs, including The Muppets Take Manhattan.
  • "The Bubble": A "Who Wore it Better?" magazine spread is shown, featuring Jenna and Miss Piggy in the same outfit. According to 84% of respondents, Miss Piggy wore it better.
  • "Dealbreakers Talk Show #0001": When Kenneth steps in front of the HD camera, the TV screen shows him as a puppet, made from the The Muppet Whatnot Workshop.
  • "Stone Mountain": Jack and Liz search for new talent at a comedy bar with a ventriloquist played by Jeff Dunham. Liz attempts to heckle him, but he kicks back with insults.
Jack: I'm sorry, but that's enough. Sir, you're out of line.
Puppet: I'll tell you what's out of line. Your old lady's knockers. Good lord, woman. I wouldn't **** you with Elmo's ****.
  • "The Fabian Strategy": Liz and Carol (Matt Damon) both reveal that their three favorite things are the Barefoot Contessa, sweater weather, and Muppets who present at awards shows.
  • "Reaganing": Liz reveals that she owned a Kermit the Frog poster as a nine-year-old child.
  • "TGS Hates Women": Kenneth says, "I hope my legacy is a Sesame Street-type TV show that promotes illiteracy in girls."
  • "I Heart Connecticut": Liz lists various crazy and inappropriate things Tracy has done, including exposing himself to Elmo.
  • "Standards and Practices": Tracy walks into work complaining, "I feel like Oscar the Grouch today! And not just 'cause I woke up in a garbage can this morning, startling someone named Gordon."
  • "The Return of Avery Jessup": Liz' boyfriend, Criss, moves his hot dog truck to a street corner in Manhattan occupied by costumed impersonators of Sesame Street Monsters (including "Elmarg"), who proceed to beat him up for occupying their turf. Criss is saved by Liz and Jenna, and the incident makes the press.
  • "A Goon's Deed In A Weary World": When Tracy and Jenna quit TGS, Liz states they can easily be replaced with David Alan Grier and Miss Piggy.

ReferencesEdit

ConnectionsEdit

SourcesEdit

  1. Pantuso's YouTube channel
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