History Characters / ThirtyRock

21st Jul '17 9:23:34 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* TheDanza: Grizz is played by Grizzwald "Grizz" Chapman.



* IncrediblyLamePun: "You wouldn't think a movie called Somewhere would go absolutely Nowhere"

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* IncrediblyLamePun: "You wouldn't think a movie called Somewhere ''Somewhere'' would go absolutely Nowhere"nowhere."
* NoodleIncident: Used to be secret lovers with Liz.



* NoodleIncident: Used to be secret lovers with Liz.
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* NoodleIncident: Used to be secret lovers with Liz.
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* GeniusBruiser: A towering figure, but the most intellectual, along with Grizz, of the cast.



* NoodleIncident: He used to be part of Phil Spector's entourage....

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* NoodleIncident: He used to be part of Phil Spector's entourage....entourage..
20th Jul '17 1:21:50 PM JamesAustin
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!Main Characters
[[folder: Main Characters]]Liz Lemon]]



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->'''Played By:''' Creator/TinaFey




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* HollywoodHomely: Very much DependingOnTheWriter, she is stated to be rather plain most of the time, though sometimes she's treated as actually appears to the viewer. Occasional gags made her [[UpToEleven out to be ugly]], like when she had skin deformities revealed by an HD camera.



* ShowRunner: Liz is TGS's ShowRunner. Creator/TinaFey, [[AuthorAvatar who plays Liz, is 30 Rock's show runner.]]

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* ShowRunner: {{Showrunner}}: Liz is TGS's ShowRunner. showrunner. Creator/TinaFey, [[AuthorAvatar who plays Liz, is is]] ''[[AuthorAvatar 30 Rock's show runner.Rock]]''[[AuthorAvatar 's showrunner.]]




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[[folder: Jack Donaghy]]



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NBC Executive who [[ExecutiveMeddling regularly calls for changes on TGS]].

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NBC Executive who [[ExecutiveMeddling regularly calls for changes on TGS]].
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* ActorAllusion / ShoutOut:
** In "St. Valentine's Day" he said [[AGodAmI he claimed to be God]] [[{{Film/Malice}} in a legal deposition]]
** In "100: Part 2" he gives Tracy a big speech about [[Film/TheHuntForRedOctober walking away from a movie franchise]] to do [[Film/TheEdge a movie with Anthony Hopkins]] and so forth in order to get Tracy to return to the show after winning an Oscar
** In "College" he complains about how recordings of his voice - intended to be used for pronunciation guides - have been used in WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine.




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[[folder: Tracy Jordan]]



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The famous movie star that [[ExecutiveMeddling Jack brings on to TGS]]. Played by [[TheDanza Tracy Morgan]].

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The famous movie star that [[ExecutiveMeddling Jack brings on to TGS]]. Played by [[TheDanza Tracy Morgan]].
TGS]].
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[[folder: Jenna Maroney]]



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* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: Her constant need for attention means that any press she gets is a good thing in her mind.

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* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: Her In-universe, her constant need for attention means that any press she gets is a good thing in her mind.



* TheSociopath: In one episode, Pete and the writers test her to see if she is one. When she shows genuine remorse for hurting Kenneth, however, he deems her an "extreme [[{{Narcissist}} narcissist]]" instead.

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* TheSociopath: In one episode, Pete and the writers test her to see if she is one. When she shows genuine remorse for hurting Kenneth, however, he deems her an "extreme [[{{Narcissist}} narcissist]]" {{narcissist}}" instead.




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[[folder: Kenneth Parcell]]



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[[folder: Pete Hornberger]]



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[[folder: Frank Rossitano]]




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!!James 'Toofer' Spurlock

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[[folder: Toofer]]
!!James 'Toofer' "Toofer" Spurlock



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* TwoferTokenMinority
** Liz states early on that they call him Toofer because he's black and from Harvard, but it's repeatedly implied as the series goes on that he's gay, which actually makes him a Threefer Token Minority.

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* TwoferTokenMinority
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TwoferTokenMinority: Liz states early on that they call him Toofer because he's black and from Harvard, but it's repeatedly implied as the series goes on that he's gay, which actually makes him a Threefer Token Minority.
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[[folder: Grizz]]



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[[folder: Jonathan]]



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[[folder: JD Lutz]]



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--> '''Liz:''' "''Shut up everybody! Shut up Lutz!!''"

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--> '''Liz:''' "''Shut Shut up everybody! Shut up Lutz!!''"Lutz!



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[[folder: Danny Baker]]



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* TheBusCameBack: returned in "Live From Studio 6H", with his absence explained as serving time in a UsefulNotes/{{Singapore}} prison for smuggling something for Jenna

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* TheBusCameBack: returned in "Live From Studio 6H", with his absence explained as serving time in a UsefulNotes/{{Singapore}} prison for smuggling something for Jenna
Jenna.
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[[folder: Don Geiss]]



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[[folder: Josh Girard]]



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[[folder: Kathy Geiss]]



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[[folder: Devon Banks]]



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[[folder: Sue [=LaRoche=]-Van der Hout]]



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[[folder: Liz's Love Interests]]

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!Liz's Love Interests

[[folder: Liz's Love Interests]]
Dennis Duffy]]




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* [[PoliticallyIncorrectHero Licensed Sexist]]



* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain




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[[folder: Floyd [=DeBarber=]]]







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* TheBusCameBack: In season 4.



* [[spoiler: HappilyMarried:]] Presumably, after season 4.

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* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler: HappilyMarried:]] Presumably, after season 4.]]



* PunnyName: play on [[Characters/TheAndyGriffithShow Floyd the barber]]

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* PunnyName: A play on [[Characters/TheAndyGriffithShow Floyd the barber]]Barber]].



** TheBusCameBack: In season 4.




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[[folder: Drew Baird]]







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* [[spoiler:HookHand: Ends up with two of these by his reappearance, once from waving from a helicopter and once from a fireworks accident.]]

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* [[spoiler:HookHand: Ends HookHand: [[spoiler:Ends up with two of these by his reappearance, once from waving from a helicopter and once from a fireworks accident.]]




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[[folder: Wesley Snipes]]



->'''Played By:''' Michael Sheen

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->'''Played By:''' Michael SheenCreator/MichaelSheen




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* JerkAss

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* JerkAss{{Jerkass}}




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[[folder: Carol Burnett]]







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* SpecialGuestStar: Granted, most of Liz's boyfriend actors fit this trope but arguably an A-lister like Matt Damon tops any others.

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* SpecialGuestStar: SpecialGuest: Granted, most of Liz's boyfriend actors fit this trope but arguably an A-lister like Matt Damon tops any others.
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[[folder: Criss Chross]]







* MistakenForPedophile when selling hot dogs from a van, because he can't afford a food truck.

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* MistakenForPedophile when MistakenForPedophile: When selling hot dogs from a van, because he can't afford a food truck.



* ShoutOut: Either to Music/ChristopherCross or Music/KrissKross. Your pick.

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* ShoutOut: Either to Music/ChristopherCross musician Christopher Cross or Music/KrissKross.musician Kriss Kross. Your pick.



[[folder: Jack's Love Interests]]

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!Jack's Love Interests
[[folder: Jack's Love Interests]]Bianca]]




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[[folder: Celeste "C.C." Cunningham]]







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* TheBusCameBack: In the season 2 finale.



** TheBusCameBack: In the season 2 finale.

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** TheBusCameBack: In the season 2 finale.
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* TheBusCameBack: Makes a cameo in the finale, appearing so she can [[spoiler:join in a threesome between Jack and Nancy]]. Apparently [[spoiler:it was so good it turned her British]].



** TheBusCameBack: Makes a cameo in the finale, appearing so she can [[spoiler:join in a threesome between Jack and Nancy]]. Apparently [[spoiler:it was so good it turned her British]].
* {{Yandere}}: She [[spoiler:killed]] her husband because she thought he was cheating on her.

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** TheBusCameBack: Makes a cameo in the finale, appearing so she can [[spoiler:join in a threesome between Jack and Nancy]]. Apparently [[spoiler:it was so good it turned her British]].
* {{Yandere}}: She [[spoiler:killed]] [[spoiler:She killed her husband because she thought he was cheating on her.
her]].
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[[folder: Avery Jessup]]



A Creator/{{CNBC}} reporter. From an old WASP family, she is ruthlessly ambitious, driven, and fiercely attached to her (highly conservative and nationalistic) beliefs. Part of the LoveTriangle with Jack and Nancy; she wins ([[spoiler:because Jack knocked her up]]) and becomes Jack's second wife. In the end, they prove to be too similar to work out.

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A Creator/{{CNBC}} CNBC reporter. From an old WASP family, she is ruthlessly ambitious, driven, and fiercely attached to her (highly conservative and nationalistic) beliefs. Part of the LoveTriangle with Jack and Nancy; she wins ([[spoiler:because Jack knocked her up]]) and becomes Jack's second wife. In the end, they prove to be too similar to work out.
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!! Diana Jessup
-->'''Played By:''' Creator/MarySteenburgen
Avery's widowed mother. Faultlessly aristocratic. Jack falls for her immediately when she shows up during [[spoiler:Avery's kidnapping by Kim Jong-Un]].



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%%!! Diana Jessup
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%%Avery's widowed mother. Faultlessly aristocratic. Jack falls for her immediately when she shows up during %%[[spoiler:Avery's kidnapping by Kim Jong-Un]].
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!Others
[[folder: Others]]Dr. Leo Spaceman]]



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* TheQuisling: Served as a doctor in the First Gulf War. On the Iraqi side.
-->'''"Dr." Spaceman''': You have no reflexes, your blood tastes like root beer, and some of your bones appear to have vanished. Now, I've only ever seen this kind of thing on dead people in Operation Desert Storm. I actually wrote a report on it, but the commander refused to pass it on up to Saddam. Kooky times!
** He and his IdenticalGrandpa are admitted Nazi doctors.

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* TheQuisling: TheQuisling:
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Served as a doctor in the First Gulf War. On the Iraqi side.
-->'''"Dr.--->'''"Dr." Spaceman''': You have no reflexes, your blood tastes like root beer, and some of your bones appear to have vanished. Now, I've only ever seen this kind of thing on dead people in Operation Desert Storm. I actually wrote a report on it, but the commander refused to pass it on up to Saddam. Kooky times!
** He and his IdenticalGrandpa [[IdenticalGrandson Identical Grandpa]] are admitted Nazi doctors.




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[[folder: Colleen Donaghy]]




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* [[CallingTheOldManOut Calling The Old Woman Out]]: OncePerEpisode whenever she appeared.

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* [[CallingTheOldManOut Calling The Old Woman Out]]: CallingTheOldManOut: OncePerEpisode whenever she appeared.



20th Jul '17 4:44:33 AM Chris116
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Added DiffLines:

* BigEater: Once weathered through eating over 30 slices of pizza a week for months for a musical role.


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* FormerlyFit: In early season 2, she mentions spending a summer musical playing a character who had to eat several slices of pizza on stage multiple shows a week for several months. Naturally she returns having gotten quite the gut (though she's otherwise still as svelte as ever). After a saga about her newfound weight, she ends up losing the weight and becoming FormerlyFat.
21st Jun '17 6:44:33 AM jormis29
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-->'''Jack:''' She's like a young Bo Derek, stuffed with a Barry Goldwater.

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-->'''Jack:''' She's like a young Bo Derek, Creator/BoDerek, stuffed with a Barry Goldwater.
29th Apr '17 11:55:55 AM nombretomado
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->'''Played By:''' TinaFey[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/liz_lemon_6591.jpg]]

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->'''Played By:''' TinaFey[[quoteright:250:http://static.Creator/TinaFey[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/liz_lemon_6591.jpg]]



* AuthorAvatar: She's based on TinaFey, whose real first name is Elizabeth.

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* AuthorAvatar: She's based on TinaFey, Creator/TinaFey, whose real first name is Elizabeth.



* ShowRunner: Liz is TGS's ShowRunner. TinaFey, [[AuthorAvatar who plays Liz, is 30 Rock's show runner.]]

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* ShowRunner: Liz is TGS's ShowRunner. TinaFey, Creator/TinaFey, [[AuthorAvatar who plays Liz, is 30 Rock's show runner.]]
29th Apr '17 10:37:16 AM nombretomado
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** In "College" he complains about how recordings of his voice - intended to be used for pronunciation guides - have been used in ThomasTheTankEngine.

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** In "College" he complains about how recordings of his voice - intended to be used for pronunciation guides - have been used in ThomasTheTankEngine.WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine.
27th Apr '17 4:41:58 AM jormis29
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* WhiteGuilt: Has her fair share of this, as when she finds it difficult to break up with an annoying black boyfriend played by Wayne Brady for fear of being thought racist. She also admits that she voted for Obama primarily out of WhiteGuilt. She mostly gets over it after a couple seasons of Tracy playing the EverythingIsRacist card a few times too often, although characters like his wife Angie can still throw her off-balance by playing off of this trait.

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* WhiteGuilt: Has her fair share of this, as when she finds it difficult to break up with an annoying black boyfriend played by Wayne Brady Creator/WayneBrady for fear of being thought racist. She also admits that she voted for Obama primarily out of WhiteGuilt. She mostly gets over it after a couple seasons of Tracy playing the EverythingIsRacist card a few times too often, although characters like his wife Angie can still throw her off-balance by playing off of this trait.
26th Apr '17 12:25:52 PM Golondrina
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* ExpansionPackPast: Along with most people on the show, but him especially. He's lived forever/300 years/at least long enough to coach ShirleyTemple, spent a summer captured by hill folk, his family joined a militia, he randomly speaks Latin...

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* ExpansionPackPast: Along with most people on the show, but him especially. He's lived forever/300 years/at least long enough to coach ShirleyTemple, Creator/ShirleyTemple, spent a summer captured by hill folk, his family joined a militia, he randomly speaks Latin...
22nd Apr '17 10:18:33 PM sarysa
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* HotLibrarian


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* HollywoodHomely: Very much DependingOnTheWriter, she is stated to be rather plain most of the time, though sometimes she's treated as actually appears to the viewer. Occasional gags made her [[UpToEleven out to be ugly]], like when she had skin deformities revealed by an HD camera.
* HotLibrarian
3rd Apr '17 2:35:15 PM letterA
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** In "College" he complains about how recordings of his voice - intended to be used for pronunciation guides - have been used in ThomasTheTankEngine.
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