30 Rock (2006–2013)
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WEST COAST VERSION: Live Broadcast -- Kenneth (Jack McBrayer) takes drastic measures to prove why TGS should stay a live show.


Beth McCarthy-Miller (as Beth McCarthy Miller)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tina Fey ... Liz Lemon / Doris / Gladys Ormphby / Jamie Garnett
Tracy Morgan ... Tracy Jordan / Alfie / Nipsey
Jane Krakowski ... Jenna Maroney / Dusty Springfield
Jack McBrayer ... Kenneth Parcell
Scott Adsit ... Pete Hornberger / Gruber Brother
Judah Friedlander ... Frank Rossitano / Streaker #1
Alec Baldwin ... Jack Donaghy / Larry / Joey Montero / Richard Nixon (East Coast only) / Charles Nelson Reilly (West Coast only) / Chet Huntley
Fred Armisen ... Frank 2.0 / Telethon Woman / Man Backstage
Jimmy Fallon ... Young Jack
Will Forte ... Paul
Jon Hamm ... Abner / David Brinkley (East Coast only)
Kim Kardashian West ... Kim Kardashian (West Coast only) (as Kim Kardashian)
Paul McCartney ... Paul McCartney (East Coast only)
Chris Parnell ... Dr. Leo Spaceman
Amy Poehler ... Young Liz


WEST COAST VERSION: Live Broadcast -- Kenneth (Jack McBrayer) takes drastic measures to prove why TGS should stay a live show.

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Release Date:

26 April 2012 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


When Jack says "Ride it out. Ride it to hell." during the Lovebirds sketch, it is a quote from 30 Rock 30 Rock: Hiatus (2007) when Jack has his heart attack. See more »


Alec Baldwin fails to close the door on the segment "The Lovebirds" (For the West Coast show). See more »


Kenneth Parcell: NBC had the first two black characters on TV... sort of. For "Alfie & Abner," NBC hired one African-American and one Caucasian because they thought two black people on the same show would make the audience nervous; a rule NBC still uses today!
Alfie: [Scene changes to a black & white 1950s TV show, Alfie & Abner. Tracy Morgan enters dressed in fine clothes as Alfie] Abner, I'm home from work! Where are you, my brother?
Abner: [...]
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Alternate Versions

In the "Love Birds" clip, Tina Fey's characters dying words during the east coast broadcast were "My marriage is a sham, my makeup lady is my lover!" During the west coast version, she proclaims "I got syphilis from Orson Wells!" See more »


References Parks and Recreation (2009) See more »


When We Count the Raindrops
Music by Jack Shaindlin
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24 November 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

30 Rock

With a sensational triumph of six Golden Globes, 30 Rock is undeniably critics' choice and the buzz pays off with Fey; the creator, at the heart of it, whose vision is crystal clear and on the mark. It is a single camera sitcom about a writer of a TV Show and the behind-the-camera chaos it goes through before it goes on air. The somewhat distorted concept isn't what the series relies upon, its ideal vacation is to reach for a mature audience with wise and not necessarily funny writing.

It is rich on technical aspects like the production design but fails completely on cinematography and background score. As mentioned earlier, the humor isn't forcibly imputed which allows the makers to visit unknown places without any restraints and communicate fluently with the viewers.

The soul of the series is certainly its huge cast who can easily charm their way out of anything but Baldwin and Fey does invest a lot in it and are flat out hilarious in it. Layered, satirical and thought-provoking writing, ironical humor and injected with enough content to run for its twenty minutes are the high points of this brilliant sitcom. Few cameos and a knack of taking bold moves factors a lot on keeping the audience tangled in its exhilarating flashy world.

The equation between Fey and Baldwin is written with such meticulous and at times sweet and soothing tactics and cases that it goes through. Invading live shows, creating a mocked reality show and changing the perspective of the narrations are the bits that helps reset the clock from zero. It also keeps ironically jump in and out of character and storyline to draw in a chuckle every now and then.

Season 06

This season looses its grip for a brief period in its middle act only to life up to its standards just like the first act, by bringing out the big guns like mocking comic book movies, live shows and reality shows, that has always been its forte where it aces like no one.

Live From Studies 6H

And they did it again, to pull off a live show itself is an exhilaration and to do improv alongside spices things up to a whole new level, and travelling back to NBC's history is just a cherry on the top.

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