troperville

tools

toys


main index

Narrative

Genre

Media

Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
random
Trivia: 30 Rock
  • Acclaimed Flop: Especially in the early years, the show never had great ratings despite being a critic favorite.
  • Fake American: Subverted, a British actress plays an American pretending to be a Brit and only has to do one line with an American accent.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Seeing Alex Cabot as a sweet, bubbly lesbian was weird in the extreme.
    • Episode 1.7 features April Ludgate as a random NBC page.
    • Liz dated Jason Bourne, Ryan O'Reilly and Castor.
      • Not to mention in season 7 she marries and adopts kids with Cyclops.
    • Season five's "Double-Edge Sword" features John Cho as a wise meth cook.
    • The coach of Vocal Adrenaline is an Out of Focus member of the TGS cast.
    • Donald Glover has shown up as a PA and the gay student at Tracy's former high school, as well as young Tracy during a flashback in the second live episode. He was also a writer for the show.
    • Vincent Chase appeared as a waiter in Season 1, something Comedy Central capitalized on in their advertising once they picked up the syndication rights.
      • Liz also had an on-again/off-again relationship with Drama.
    • Jack is married to Effie Trinket!
      • This also isn't the first time Elizabeth Banks played someone who was impregnated by an NBC sitcom regular character with the initials J.D.
    • G.O.B is described as being the "gay Jack Donaghy" (sorry Hector Moreda (TheTriple)).
    • The titular mother plays Abby Flynn, a guest writer in TGS Hates Women whom Liz accidentally outs her real identity to her crazy, homicidal ex. No wonder it's taken eight seasons and counting for Ted Mosby to find her; she's in hiding!
    • Jenna eventually marries an in-drag MacGruber.

  • Hey, It's That Voice!: "Audition Day" features voice cameos from Christopher Walken, Gilbert Gottfried, and Martin Scorsese.

  • Real-Life Relative: Bertram Geiss (Tony Torn) playing a son of the late Don Geiss (not late-yetRip Torn). Tony is Rip's son IRL. Also, actor John Lutz who plays Lutz on the show is married to actress Sue Galloway who plays Sue LaRoche-Van der Hout, though they aren't married on-screen and rarely interact directly with each other.

random
TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy
7239
31