History Series / ThirtyRock

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.
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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.
19th May '16 8:22:10 PM erforce
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** Kim Jong-Il's speech is peppered with completely non-sequitur references of various Western films like "[[StarWars Luke I am your father!]] Film/{{Ghostbusters}}!"

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** Kim Jong-Il's speech is peppered with completely non-sequitur references of various Western films like "[[StarWars "[[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack Luke I am your father!]] Film/{{Ghostbusters}}!"Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}!"
7th May '16 5:16:18 AM AnotherGuy
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-->(seeing Lemon in an ugly overalls outfit) "Lesbian Mario Brothers!"

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-->(seeing Lemon in an ugly overalls outfit) "Lesbian "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pzo23vLwrs Lesbian Mario Brothers!"Brothers!]]"
26th Apr '16 2:25:38 AM aye_amber
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** MatthewBroderick returns as Cooter Burger in "Governor Dunston" after a five-season absence.

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** MatthewBroderick Creator/MatthewBroderick returns as Cooter Burger in "Governor Dunston" after a five-season absence.
16th Apr '16 8:41:08 AM MBI
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** Jack, Jack's brother and Jack's father all have different pronunciations of their last name (Dona-gee? Dona-hee? Dona-fee?).
12th Apr '16 4:19:21 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* FreezeFrameBonus: Jenna's 'sexual walkabout list' in "Meet the Woggels", containing "cause an impeachment", "Supreme Court Justice, liberal", and "the Lorax".

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Jenna's 'sexual walkabout list' in "Meet the Woggels", containing "cause an impeachment", "Supreme Court Justice, liberal", and "the Lorax".


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** Liz's lists of positives and negatives about Dennis include a lot of [[http://30rock.wikia.com/wiki/Dennis_Pros_and_Cons_List funny reasons]].
5th Apr '16 3:45:03 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** Liz Lemon herself is portrayed as a sour, bitter person at many points in the series.

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** Liz Lemon herself is portrayed as a sour, bitter person at many points basketcase in the series.way a malfunction-prone car is called a "lemon."
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