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30 Rock

30 Rock is a comedy about "TGS with Tracy Jordan" a sketch show (based on Saturday Night Live) run out of 30 Rockefeller Centre in New York. Head writer Liz Lemon has to deal with temperamental stars Tracy Jordan and Jenna Maroney while also appeasing her boss Jack Donaghy. NBC 2006-???

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Season 1

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1 Pilot Liz Lemon is the head writer of The Girlie Show on...
Liz Lemon is the head writer of The Girlie Show on NBC. She and her producer Pete called in to meet their new boss Jack Donaghy. He has been promoted within GE to head of NBC because of his great work on microwave ovens. He suggests that to attract a male demographic they bring in loose canon actor Tracy Jordan. Liz agrees to meet him and ends up in a strip club. Tracy’s wild behaviour confirms her belief that she doesn’t want him. But when Pete is fired she follows Tracy’s example and storms back to NBC to quit. The show has fallen apart with Liz gone and she has to send Tracy onto live television to save the day. Liz and Jack come to an agreement to keep Tracy and bring back Pete.
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2 The Aftermath Liz has to manage the feelings of Jenna and the wr...
Liz has to manage the feelings of Jenna and the writers who are put out by Tracy Jordan's arrival. After managing to insult everyone Liz turns to Tracy for help. He suggests a harbour cruise on his yacht. Things go well until Liz realises it isn't his boat and the police arrive.
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3 Blind Date Jack sets up Liz on a blind date with a friend of ...
Jack sets up Liz on a blind date with a friend of his who happens to be a woman. Liz and Gretchen strike up a friendship but Liz is a confirmed heterosexual. Meanwhile Jack takes over the TGS writers poker night and finds all of their weaknesses. Only Kenneth the page can beat him and Jack is determined to solve the mystery of who Kenneth is.
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4 Jack the Writer Jack wants to get to know each part of his busines...
Jack wants to get to know each part of his business and so sits in with the writers. He slowly dominates their meetings to the point where Liz has to ask him to leave. He is upset about this and asks his assistant to tell Liz to apologise to him. She does and the real source of his hurt feelings was the idea that the writers didn’t like him. Liz assures him that that isn’t the case and he says that they should become friendly. Meanwhile Tracy begins to take advantage of having Kenneth the page at his disposal. Liz advises Cerie to dress more appropriately.
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5 Jack-Tor Jack stars in a corporate video encouraging NBC TV...
Jack stars in a corporate video encouraging NBC TV writers to promote GE products in their shows. Liz writes a sketch about GE making them do it and asks Jack to play the executive. But Jack finds it difficult to act and asks Liz to help him through it. Frank and Toopher decide to play on Jenna's insecurity and tell her that her job is at risk. So she sleeps with Jack's boss, except that he isn't, he is Ron, an extra. Liz wonders if Tracy might be illiterate. Initially offended he soon uses it as an excuse to get out of work.
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6 Jack Meets Dennis Liz gets back together with her ex, beeper salesma...
Liz gets back together with her ex, beeper salesman and loser, Dennis. Jack mocks him, Liz is embarrassed by him and even Jenna disapproves. Jack offers to become Liz' mentor and she eventually accepts. His first suggestion is that she break up with Dennis but she can't do it. Meanwhile TGS' reputation is saved when a blackout prevents the show from going live with its three stars all physically disfigured. Josh was beaten up by Elizabeth Taylor, Tracy faked a facial tattoo to avoid anyone thinking he was normal and Jenna had a bad reaction to Botox and a chemical peel.
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7 Tracy Does Conan Liz wants to break up with Dennis once she gets ho...
Liz wants to break up with Dennis once she gets home. She has to look after Jenna who is hurt that Tracy has taken her place on the Conan O’Brien Show. Tracy’s mix of medications is making him behave very strangely. Jack won’t countenance taking him off of the Conan Show and keeps calling Liz up to his office to help him come up with a joke for a speech. Liz gets a new prescription from Tracy’s physician Dr Spaceman and Kenneth struggles to bring it back on time. Pete tries on a wig for fun but Jack insists he continue to wear one. Finally everything comes together and Tracy falls asleep on Conan. Liz returns home hungry and exhausted and doesn’t break up with Dennis.
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8 The Break-Up Liz finally breaks up with Dennis. But he concocts...
Liz finally breaks up with Dennis. But he concocts a plan to get her back by pretending to be sensitive and kind. After a disastrous night out with Jenna she begins to consider the pros and cons of Dennis. Meanwhile Jack is dating Condoleezza Rice but of course she is always travelling so they can’t see one another. Toopher and Tracy attend work sensitivity training after insulting each other.
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9 The Baby Show Jack is stress eating because his mother has gotte...
Jack is stress eating because his mother has gotten hold of a phone and keeps calling him. Josh impersonates Tracy and Tracy is angry about it. Josh calls Tracy as Jack to sort out the problem but they soon discover what he has been up to. Liz is having baby yearnings and foolishly confides this to Jenna. When the makeup lady hands Liz her baby she somehow ends up in her apartment still holding it.
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10 The Rural Juror Jenna is invited onto"The View" to talk about her ...
Jenna is invited onto"The View" to talk about her new movie "The Rural Juror." She gives Liz a copy to watch and she hates it. Jenna demands the truth and when Liz tells her they begin arguing. The writers see the film and think its ok adding credence to Jenna's theory that Liz is jealous. Jack steps in to help sort out the argument and Liz admits she was jealous because she had dreams of being famous too. Meanwhile Tracy needs money and so Jack suggests product endorsement. Tracy wants to make the "Tracy Jordan Meat Machine" but the product is defective.
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11 The Head and the Hair Liz and Jenna flirt with two MSNBC guys who they n...
Liz and Jenna flirt with two MSNBC guys who they nickname “The Head” and “The Hair.” Liz decides to get her personal life back on track by asking out “The Head” but instead Gray – “The Hair” asks her out. On their date she feels inadequate but they eventually bond. All is going well until they discover that they are third cousins. Meanwhile the corporate “Bottom’s Up Day” means Jack becomes Kenneth’s subordinate for the day. And Tracy realises that he has one day to complete his autobiography.
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12 Black Tie Jack invites Liz to the social events of the seaso...
Jack invites Liz to the social events of the season, the birthday of Gerhardt Hapsburg. When Jack’s ex-wife Bianca appears he pretends he is with Liz. This enrages Bianca who wasn’t worried by Jack’s parade of models but is jealous that Liz could make him happy. Meanwhile Jenna sneaks into the party and reluctantly wins the favour of the inbred Gerhardt. Back at 30 Rock Tracy tries to show Pete the life he could be living by bringing his party entourage to the office. Kenneth is on hand though to remind Pete to be loyal to his wife and children.
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13 Up All Night Having missed work due to food poisoning, the TGS ...
Having missed work due to food poisoning, the TGS writers have to stay at work on Valentines Day to write the next show. Pete forgets his wife’s birthday, the writers play Marry\Boff\Kill and Liz gets a present from a secret admirer. Tracy has a special valentines night planned with his wife. Bianca arrives to finalise her divorce with Jack and he is emotionally conflicted over the whole process.
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14 The C Word Liz yells at Lutz and he calls her the C word behi...
Liz yells at Lutz and he calls her the C word behind her back. She is really angry until she realises that maybe she hasn’t been the most likeable boss. She sucks up to the writers and they take advantage of her guilt. Meanwhile GE boss Don Geiss is hosting a Diabetes charity golf weekend. Jack wants to win Geiss’ favour and so invites Tracy along. Tracy brings up uncomfortable racial questions for Geiss and sees Jack’s invitation as racial stereotyping. Kenneth is at the weekend too and admits his feelings for a fellow page.
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15 Hardball Tracy invites Kenneth to join his entourage but is...
Tracy invites Kenneth to join his entourage but is disheartened to learn that Grizz and Dot Com suck up to him every day. Josh’s contract is up and Jack is itching to renegotiate it. Jenna poses for Maxim and is misquoted over her feelings about the troops.
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16 The Source Awards Donaghy Estates produces its first wine but it is ...
Donaghy Estates produces its first wine but it is horrible. Kenneth turns rap producer Ridikolus away from Tracy’s after party, starting a feud between the two. Jack steps in to offer Donaghy Estates wine as the corporate sponsor of the Source Awards and Tracy as its host to smooth things over with Ridikolus. Meanwhile Liz dates Steven Black, a boring black man who sees her rejection of him as evidence of her racism. At the Source Awards Kenneth continues to offend Ridikolus, Tracy pretends to be Oprah and Liz accidentally shoots Steven.
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17 The Fighting Irish Jack’s brother Eddie arrives to tell him that th...
Jack’s brother Eddie arrives to tell him that their father has died. Eddie claims to have reformed and refuses Jack’s money. All he wants are donations to Chicago All Saints Hospital (or CASH if you write it on a cheque) for the nurses who took care of his father. Jack reunites all the Donaghy children to remember their father. But their father arrives pulling the same con on Jack and it all ends in a huge brawl. Meanwhile Liz meets Flower guy and his girlfriend Liz. Jack asks her to fire ten per cent of her staff and when she discovers that the other Liz works for her, she fires her. Pete and Jack tell her she’s wrong as she loses control and fires the whole accounting department. Jack has to give the other Liz a promotion to make it up to her and gets her a position at GE headquarters in Connecticut.
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18 Fireworks Jack welcomes a rival NBC VP Devin Banks to 30 Roc...
Jack welcomes a rival NBC VP Devin Banks to 30 Rock as they both make a pitch to the higher ups. When Jack discovers that Devin is gay he sends Kenneth to spy on him. Meanwhile Liz follows Floyd into a church, only to find his AA group. She pretends she is an alcoholic too and they go out together and get close. He is furious when she tells him the truth and so she tells him all her embarrassing secrets and they end up together.
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19 Corporate Crush Don Geiss takes the microwaves division away from ...
Don Geiss takes the microwaves division away from Jack after his fireworks special failed so badly. Jack begins hanging out at Christie’s Auction house because he is depressed. Liz brings Floyd to meet Jack and the two of them get on too well for her liking. She asks Jack to leave them alone and he proposes to Phoebe, who works at Christie’s. Meanwhile Don Geiss turns down Tracy’s idea for a movie about Thomas Jefferson. So Tracy uses the TGS set to film his own trailer which still fails to impress Geiss.
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20 Cleveland Liz and Floyd decide to take a trip to his hometow...
Liz and Floyd decide to take a trip to his hometown of Cleveland. When he doesn’t get a promotion at NBC he decides to take a job offer from the top law firm in Cleveland. Tracy’s comeback tour is scuppered by the “Black Crusaders” so he quits TGS and goes into hiding. Jack seems happy with Phoebe but keeps falling asleep. Liz doesn’t trust her and tries to warn Jack that she is a gold digger.
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21 Hiatus Tracy goes into hiding in Pennsylvania with Kennet...
Tracy goes into hiding in Pennsylvania with Kenneth’s cousin Jesse. He quickly grows frustrated with small town life but Jesse won’t let him leave. Kenneth soon arrives to rescue him and rush him back to 30 Rock in time for the last TGS of the season. Jack’s mother Colleen arrives for Bianca’s wedding and doesn’t like Phoebe at all. The stress of it all drives Jack to have a heart attack. Once hooked up to a heart monitor he can’t hide his true feelings for those around him. Liz and Floyd drift toward a break up.
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