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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 5

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1 The Fabian Strategy Jack decides to use delaying tactics to stop Avery...
Jack decides to use delaying tactics to stop Avery seizing control of their relationship. He also encourages Liz to take the next step in her relationship with Carol but she is reluctant. Tracy misses Kenneth badly and begins hallucinating him everywhere.
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2 When It Rains, It Pours Liz has a positive energy now that she is in a rel...
Liz has a positive energy now that she is in a relationship and other guys are noticing. She uses her charms on Richie, the head editor to get TGS titles done and he spreads the rumour that they are sleeping together. Jack realises that he will be an old Dad and begins to make DVDs to guide his son through life if he isn't around to do it. Angie gives birth to Tracy's daughter but he manages to get lost on his way to the hospital. Kenneth tries to fill in for him along with still doing everyone's work despite no longer working for NBC.
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3 Let's Stay Together Jack heads to Congress to justify the NBC\Kable To...
Jack heads to Congress to justify the NBC\Kable Town merger. Everything seems to be going fine until he runs into Regina Bookman (Queen Latifah) who accuses NBC of a lack of diversity. As a result Toofer is suddenly appointed to head writer. Meanwhile Jenna tries to help Kenneth get rehired as a page.
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4 The Live Show A special live episode. Jack decides to give up dr...
A special live episode. Jack decides to give up drinking to support Avery during the pregnancy but finds it increasingly difficult. Jonathan takes revenge on Liz for a bad joke by hiding the fact that it's her birthday from the staff. Liz is upset and spends the day resenting her cast and crew for forgetting. Tracy learns how much fun it can be to break from script and start laughing and determines to put it into practise live on TGS.
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5 Reaganing Liz wants to break up with Carol because they are ...
Liz wants to break up with Carol because they are having sex problems. But Jack is determined to help her because he is "Reaganing", a perfect game period of problem solving. Tracy is asked to help film a commercial for the Boy and Girls Club of America and is less than professional about it. Meanwhile Jenna entices Kenneth to help her rip off a bakery so that he can send the money home.
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6 Gentleman's Intermission Liz' father Dick comes to visit but he tries to ha...
Liz' father Dick comes to visit but he tries to have a break from being married. Liz is outraged and turns to Jack but Avery has suggested that he spend less time with her. So Jack begins a search for a new mentee and Liz tries to handle things herself. Meanwhile Tracy is unhappy with his pre-prepared NBC obituary footage and decides to change his image. Jenna is of course jealous and tries to create her own.
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7 Brooklyn Without Limits Liz finds a pair of jeans which make her butt look...
Liz finds a pair of jeans which make her butt look good. They are also made in the USA and so she begins preaching to Jack about what a good person she is. When he tells her that the jeans company is owned by Halliburton she accepts her moral compromise until Tracy and Jenna shame her into doing the right thing. Jack is also shamed and drops his support for embarrassing congressional candidate Steve Austin who he hoped could unseat Regina Bookman. Tracy's film goes before a Golden Globe nominee audience and Jenna tries to sabotage him. But the film is so good she decides to do the right thing which is what shamed Liz.
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8 College Liz reminisces about the one fortnight in college ...
Liz reminisces about the one fortnight in college when she was popular. When she is presented with the chance to be popular amongst her own crew she takes it and goes to great lengths to keep it. Meanwhile Jack too is looking back as he presents his last quarterly report as part of GE and as head of the microwave division. When he discovers that their recent success has nothing to do with him he works to prove otherwise.
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9 Chain Reaction of Mental Anguish Liz is feeling insecure about Carol and Jack sugge...
Liz is feeling insecure about Carol and Jack suggests she talks to a therapist. Instead she offloads on Kenneth and that brings up bad memories for him. Jack agrees to listen to Kenneth but that in turn makes him think of his own childhood. Meanwhile Tracy's non-son Donald wants Jack to invest in his Times Square theme restaurant. Paul asks Jenna to come meet his parents and she freaks out about their relationship.
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10 Christmas Attack Zone Jack didn't tell Colleen about his new baby or the...
Jack didn't tell Colleen about his new baby or the discovery of his real Dad. When she comes to visit he gathers both of them to make sure he has support to deal with her judgement. Liz is there too because she is avoiding her family. Meanwhile Jenna misses Paul but won't admit it and Tracy is trying not to be seen as a fool before the Golden Globes.
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11 Mrs Donaghy Jack accidentally married Liz instead of Avery and...
Jack accidentally married Liz instead of Avery and prepares divorce papers. However he has also rented out TGS' studio space to make more money for NBC to make it more attractive to Kabletown. Pete suggests that Liz refuse to sign the papers until TGS gets its space back. So Liz and Jack begin to torment one another and end up in marriage counselling. Meanwhile Jenna and Danny share a dressing room and Tracy learns that his health is in a precarious state.
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12 Operation Righteous Cowboy Lightning Jack decides to pre-tape a celebrity benefit show ...
Jack decides to pre-tape a celebrity benefit show in order to beat other networks to the ratings. Angie's reality show cameras are in the building and Tracy is determined to do nothing that would damage his Oscar hopes. Liz tries to exploit that by making him do all the work he has been putting off. The writers realise that they have no plan should an actual disaster occur. When they discover that Lutz has a car they all begin sucking up to him to secure their spot.
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13 iQué Sorpresa! Jack is surprised when Hank Hooper, the boss of Ka...
Jack is surprised when Hank Hooper, the boss of Kabletown, is not a traditional executive. Hank insists on hearing the employee's ideas and Jack has to suffer through their foolishness. That is until he uses Kenneth's idea and Hank loves it. Meanwhile Liz has to help Avery keep her pregnancy secret at work.
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14 Double-Edged Sword Jack and Avery are in Canada for a G8 summit when ...
Jack and Avery are in Canada for a G8 summit when her contractions begin. They are both determined not to let their daughter be born in Canada and so begin a desperate attempt to get across the border in a snow storm. The storm also grounds Liz' plane which Carol is flying as they are supposed to be going away together. Meanwhile Tracy realises his EGOT dream but is distressed to learn that his new fame and success brings many responsibilities with it.
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15 It's Never Too Late For Now Jack has an important negotiation coming up and is...
Jack has an important negotiation coming up and is frustrated to find he has no leverage with his own nanny. Liz officially 'gives up' on love and buys a cat. Jenna forces her to go to a club and there she meets a guy who has a huge amount in common with her. Meanwhile Pete and Frank start a band.
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16 TGS Hates Women Liz is upset to learn that TGS is perceived to be ...
Liz is upset to learn that TGS is perceived to be portraying women badly. She hires a guest writer called Abby Flynn and is upset to meet her. Flynn behaves like a "sexy baby" to get lots of male attention and Liz tries to teach her a lesson about female empowerment. Meanwhile Jack has begun to look for ways he can take over Kabletown one day. He finds the likely inheritor of the empire, the fourteen year old granddaughter of Hank Hooper and tries to steer her towards a career in marine biology.
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17 Queen of Jordan Tracy's wife Angie comes to the TGS studio to laun...
Tracy's wife Angie comes to the TGS studio to launch her music career. She is also being followed by the reality TV cameras for her show "Queen of Jordan." They begin to explore the TGS family and Jenna tries to take advantage of this opportunity for more attention. Liz tries to convince Angie to call Tracy back from Aftica and Jack tries not to appear clumsy, gay or flatulent. Meanwhile Frank gets a visit from a past love.
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18 Plan B TGS is put on permanent hiatus until Tracy returns...
TGS is put on permanent hiatus until Tracy returns. Jack assures Liz that it will come back eventually but the writers all assume it has been cancelled. Liz freaks out when she realises she has no Plan B. Meanwhile Jack hires Devon Banks to help him fine tune a network for gay men which he purchased.
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19 I Heart Connecticut Liz and Kenneth track Tracy down and convince him ...
Liz and Kenneth track Tracy down and convince him to come home. Jenna and Jack try to make an NBC project profitable. Pete discovers a hidden gift.
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20 100th Episode (1 & 2) Hank Hooper wants to cancel TGS but Jack asks him ...
Hank Hooper wants to cancel TGS but Jack asks him to wait till Tracy returns. Tracy tries to turn the world against him but no matter what he does people love him. A gas leak at 30 Rock leads everyone to begin reminiscing and hallucinating. Jenna thinks a baby could get her a lot of attention. Liz wonders if she would be better off back with Dennis and Jack questions whether he should cut her loose.
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22 Everything Sunny all the Time Always Avery is working abroad and gets kidnapped by the ...
Avery is working abroad and gets kidnapped by the North Koreans. Jack seeks help from Condoleeza Rice. Liz tries to put the same amount of effort into her personal life as her work life but is frustrated by a plastic bag stuck in a tree. Tracy is upset that he missed out on an in-joke within his entourage.
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23 Respawn Jack is mentally broken by Avery's kidnapping. Whe...
Jack is mentally broken by Avery's kidnapping. When Kenneth makes him a home cooked dinner he insists that they repeat the meal the next day. He then begins to pretend that Kenneth is Avery. Liz has rented a house in the Hamptons and is looking forward to relaxing. Unfortunately Tracy moves in next door to ruin her Summer. Jenna is the new face of Wool and is told that she must adopt a conservative lifestyle to maintain their wholesome image.
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