History Series / ThirtyRock

20th Aug '16 4:28:17 AM Morgenthaler
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** Anything Jenna Maroney stars in, including ''The Jackie Jormp-Jomp Story'' (which mutated from being a biopic about JanisJoplin), ''Film/MysticPizza: The Musical'', and ''The Rural Juror'', which took several ''episodes'' for the rest of the cast (and the audience!) to figure out what Jenna said when she mentioned the title.

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** Anything Jenna Maroney stars in, including ''The Jackie Jormp-Jomp Story'' (which mutated from being a biopic about JanisJoplin), Music/JanisJoplin), ''Film/MysticPizza: The Musical'', and ''The Rural Juror'', which took several ''episodes'' for the rest of the cast (and the audience!) to figure out what Jenna said when she mentioned the title.
6th Aug '16 5:52:18 PM jasonbres
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** Also used for Creator/WeirdAlYankovic's guest spot during his credits parody of the theme song. The original lyrics were "Where the ratings are dismal...", but some random guy dubbed over "dismal" and replaced with "awesome!". The original "dismal" recording is shown during Al's concerts.
1st Aug '16 3:03:31 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** In the third episode of season one, long before any of Liz' love interests are introduced on-screen, Pete goes through a list of her former boyfriends. Two of the three later show up, including Conan O'Brien, and Dennis features in a few multi-episode arcs. The latter is notable for originally being "the guy who plays ''{{Halo}}'' under the handle [=SlutBanger=]", which is completely appropriate for his character.

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** In the third episode of season one, long before any of Liz' love interests are introduced on-screen, Pete goes through a list of her former boyfriends. Two of the three later show up, including Conan O'Brien, and Dennis features in a few multi-episode arcs. The latter is notable for originally being "the guy who plays ''{{Halo}}'' ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' under the handle [=SlutBanger=]", which is completely appropriate for his character.
24th Jul '16 6:20:11 PM nombretomado
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*** {{Lampshaded}} when Tracy watches pay-per-view porn, Liz reads off ''[[TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton The Curious Case of Benjamin Butt]]'' but is confused by ''I'm-a Do Us''.

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*** {{Lampshaded}} when Tracy watches pay-per-view porn, Liz reads off ''[[TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton ''[[Film/TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton The Curious Case of Benjamin Butt]]'' but is confused by ''I'm-a Do Us''.
3rd Jul '16 2:08:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheObiWan: Invoked by Jack on his relationship with Liz. Explored in episode "Gentleman's Intermission".
29th Jun '16 7:41:31 AM Da1tonTheGreat
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** The ad agency Sterling Cooper from ''Series/MadMen'' apparently exists in the ''30 Rock'' universe (Liz's mother was a secretary there in the sixties), but Creator/JonHamm, who played Don Draper, appears as Drew, one of Liz's boyfriends. Also, like Jimmy Fallon and several other actors including the main cast, Hamm plays a few roles in the live episodes in "clips" from fictional TV shows past.

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** The ad agency Sterling Cooper from ''Series/MadMen'' apparently exists in the ''30 Rock'' universe (Liz's mother was a secretary there in the sixties), but Creator/JonHamm, who played Don Draper, appears as Drew, one of Liz's boyfriends. Also, like Jimmy Fallon and several other actors including the main cast, Hamm plays a few roles in the live episodes in "clips" from fictional TV shows past. Adding to the confusion, ''Mad Men'' also exists as a show, as Liz discusses the series finale with Jack in ''30 Rock'''s own series finale.



*** Don't forget ''Samurai I Am Awry'', ''Black Cop/White Cop'' and ''Who Dat Ninja''.

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*** Don't forget ''Samurai I Am Awry'', ''Black Cop/White Cop'' and Cop'', ''Who Dat Ninja''.Ninja'', and ''Sherlock Homie''.
19th Jun '16 5:33:20 AM Da1tonTheGreat
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* LikeBrotherAndSister: Rounding out the [=TGS=] family is Tracy and Jenna. They become best friends due to their shared obsession with fame and PsychopathicManchild tendencies.
7th Jun '16 11:02:13 PM justanid
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* ShoutOut: see the [[ subpage]].

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* ShoutOut: see the [[ [[ShoutOut/ThirtyRock subpage]].
7th Jun '16 11:02:02 PM justanid
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* ShoutOut:
** Liz's boyfriend Floyd is named [[Series/TheAndyGriffithShow Floyd [=DeBarber=]]].
** To ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|1978}}'', with the repeated use of the "word" [[UnusualEuphemism frak]].
** Liz's mother spoke about how she went to secretary school and worked at [[Series/MadMen Sterling Cooper]].
** There's another ShoutOut to ''Series/MadMen'' in an earlier episode, where Jenna puts strawberries (which Kenneth has a severe allergy to) in Kenneth's cheese sandwich. As he's starting to go into anaphylactic shock, he shouts out, "My real name is [[spoiler:Dick Whitman]]!"
** In a new microwave model being developed by GE is the [[Franchise/StarWars TK-421]].
** In "Audition Day" Kathy Geiss performs a very nice rendition of [[Theatre/LesMiserables "I Dreamed a Dream"]]. This is of course a Shout Out to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Boyle another awkward, red-faced middle-aged woman]] who became famous with this very song.
** Don Geiss is [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack encased in carbonite in the same pose as Han Solo]] at his funeral.
** While "...goes to Dinosaurland" isn't an actual film, the "Emmanuelle" series is a very famous series of French softcore porn movies.
** Tracy's [[spoiler: Oscar acceptance speech]] is performed by a fake Native American, just like Creator/MarlonBrando[='s=] for his role in ''Film/TheGodfather''.
** A couple for ''Series/{{Lost}}''
--->'''Tracy''': Every crazy A-lister has their own island: Nicholas Cage, Celine Dion, Charles Widmore.\\
'''Kenneth''': You see all the good that is in them? All the capacity for love? Give me more time Jacob, I BEG OF YOU!
** In one episode, Liz ends up in front of a judge named Gregory L. [[ComicBook/JudgeDredd Dredd]].
** Condoleezza's favorite movie is ''Film/MarsAttacks''.
** Kim Jong-Il's speech is peppered with completely non-sequitur references of various Western films like "[[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack Luke I am your father!]] Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}!"
** "[[Theatre/{{Annie}} Three bucks, two bags, one meeeee!]] Say, where does a young prostitute get started in this town?"
** During the Valentine's Day double episode, Kenneth uses a motion tracker to locate Tracy's lizard. Even though he can't see it, the lizard gets closer and closer, until he shouts, "It's right on top of us!" and it falls through the ceiling. This is a parody to a nearly identical scene in ''Film/{{Aliens}}''
** In "Christmas Attack Zone", Tracy has the same epiphany as John Sullivan in ''Film/SullivansTravels'' when showing a comedy instead of a tragedy to a woman's shelter.
** Liz's recap for Avery upon her return from North Korea is done as a rap song much like Skillz' "Year In Review" raps which drop every New Years Day. "It's the 12 month rap rap wrap up!"
** Hazel and Jenna in one episode actually reference the plot to Creator/DarioArgento's ''Film/{{Opera}}''. Talk about a GeniusBonus.
** A quite obscure one unless you were a Fire Joe Morgan reader; in "Stride of Pride" one of Jack's romantic rivals has the email address of "[[Series/ParksAndRecreation kentremendous@fremulon.biz]]".
** Liz calls Jack a "magnificent bastard" while reading his book to defeat him in contract negotiation. This is a reference to ''Film/{{Patton}}'', where General Patton defeats Rommel using the same tactic and famously shouts, "Rommel, you magnificent bastard, I read your book!"
** Lynn states that the only movie she could watch in prison starred Dabney Coleman and "the kid from ''Film/{{ET}}''." Liz immediately identifies it as ''Film/CloakAndDagger''.
** Jack is trying to find a new CEO for NBC and he has Kenneth lead the final candidates on a tour. Kenneth remarks that it is like Willy Wonka. Later on you see the top candidates are similar to the children from Willy Wonka.
** The final show makes reference to the finale of ''Series/StElsewhere'' as Kenneth is holding a ''30 Rock'' snow globe.
** In her death scene on ''Series/GossipGirl'', Jenna's final words echo the final words of Roy Batty in ''Film/BladeRunner''. Jenna's character dies because female actors in Hollywood have a short shelf life, while Roy Batty dies because replicants are given artificially short life spans.

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* ShoutOut:
** Liz's boyfriend Floyd is named [[Series/TheAndyGriffithShow Floyd [=DeBarber=]]].
** To ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|1978}}'', with the repeated use of the "word" [[UnusualEuphemism frak]].
** Liz's mother spoke about how she went to secretary school and worked at [[Series/MadMen Sterling Cooper]].
** There's another ShoutOut to ''Series/MadMen'' in an earlier episode, where Jenna puts strawberries (which Kenneth has a severe allergy to) in Kenneth's cheese sandwich. As he's starting to go into anaphylactic shock, he shouts out, "My real name is [[spoiler:Dick Whitman]]!"
** In a new microwave model being developed by GE is the [[Franchise/StarWars TK-421]].
** In "Audition Day" Kathy Geiss performs a very nice rendition of [[Theatre/LesMiserables "I Dreamed a Dream"]]. This is of course a Shout Out to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Boyle another awkward, red-faced middle-aged woman]] who became famous with this very song.
** Don Geiss is [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack encased in carbonite in the same pose as Han Solo]] at his funeral.
** While "...goes to Dinosaurland" isn't an actual film, the "Emmanuelle" series is a very famous series of French softcore porn movies.
** Tracy's [[spoiler: Oscar acceptance speech]] is performed by a fake Native American, just like Creator/MarlonBrando[='s=] for his role in ''Film/TheGodfather''.
** A couple for ''Series/{{Lost}}''
--->'''Tracy''': Every crazy A-lister has their own island: Nicholas Cage, Celine Dion, Charles Widmore.\\
'''Kenneth''': You see all the good that is in them? All the capacity for love? Give me more time Jacob, I BEG OF YOU!
** In one episode, Liz ends up in front of a judge named Gregory L. [[ComicBook/JudgeDredd Dredd]].
** Condoleezza's favorite movie is ''Film/MarsAttacks''.
** Kim Jong-Il's speech is peppered with completely non-sequitur references of various Western films like "[[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack Luke I am your father!]] Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}!"
** "[[Theatre/{{Annie}} Three bucks, two bags, one meeeee!]] Say, where does a young prostitute get started in this town?"
** During the Valentine's Day double episode, Kenneth uses a motion tracker to locate Tracy's lizard. Even though he can't see it, the lizard gets closer and closer, until he shouts, "It's right on top of us!" and it falls through the ceiling. This is a parody to a nearly identical scene in ''Film/{{Aliens}}''
** In "Christmas Attack Zone", Tracy has the same epiphany as John Sullivan in ''Film/SullivansTravels'' when showing a comedy instead of a tragedy to a woman's shelter.
** Liz's recap for Avery upon her return from North Korea is done as a rap song much like Skillz' "Year In Review" raps which drop every New Years Day. "It's the 12 month rap rap wrap up!"
** Hazel and Jenna in one episode actually reference the plot to Creator/DarioArgento's ''Film/{{Opera}}''. Talk about a GeniusBonus.
** A quite obscure one unless you were a Fire Joe Morgan reader; in "Stride of Pride" one of Jack's romantic rivals has the email address of "[[Series/ParksAndRecreation kentremendous@fremulon.biz]]".
** Liz calls Jack a "magnificent bastard" while reading his book to defeat him in contract negotiation. This is a reference to ''Film/{{Patton}}'', where General Patton defeats Rommel using the same tactic and famously shouts, "Rommel, you magnificent bastard, I read your book!"
** Lynn states that the only movie she could watch in prison starred Dabney Coleman and "the kid from ''Film/{{ET}}''." Liz immediately identifies it as ''Film/CloakAndDagger''.
** Jack is trying to find a new CEO for NBC and he has Kenneth lead the final candidates on a tour. Kenneth remarks that it is like Willy Wonka. Later on you
ShoutOut: see the top candidates are similar to the children from Willy Wonka.
** The final show makes reference to the finale of ''Series/StElsewhere'' as Kenneth is holding a ''30 Rock'' snow globe.
** In her death scene on ''Series/GossipGirl'', Jenna's final words echo the final words of Roy Batty in ''Film/BladeRunner''. Jenna's character dies because female actors in Hollywood have a short shelf life, while Roy Batty dies because replicants are given artificially short life spans.
[[ subpage]].
24th May '16 7:24:01 AM AnotherGuy
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* YouLookFamiliar:
** Rachel Dratch in several different guest roles.
** Prior to his recurring role as Paul in the fourth season, Will Forte played Prince Gerhardt's valet in a first season episode.
** The [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3719644/ same actor]] has played Liz's imaginary boyfriend Astronaut Mike Dexter, her mother's real boyfriend [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buzz_Aldrin Buzz Aldrin]], an actor on the "porn for women" channel that Jack Donaghy invents, and a guest at Floyd's wedding who tells Liz he's a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plushophilia "plushie"]].
** Jeff Hiller plays both the hotel desk clerk at Liz's high school reunion and Stuart the flight attendant in a later episode.
** Adrienne C. Moore plays two SassyBlackWoman characters in the final season: the office store clerk and the flirty marriage license clerk. She's named "Shanice" both times, so perhaps the same character changed jobs.
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