30 Rock - 04/09/09 - "Cutbacks"

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  1. FilmCritic3000

    FilmCritic3000 Active Member

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    I loved Liz's Steve Jobs-like presentation to the suit.

    "We're number one with men 9-13 and the morbidly obese. And we're currently working on a deal to provide content to America's prisons."

    “I can't go back to teaching high school math. Those girls pretend they're not women yet, but they are.”

    "...from Time Warner Cable's on the phone and she's got a great deal - three months of Showtime for free! But we've got to act now."

    "Why does everyone keep mentioning that film?"

    “That's the bar we all go to after work in my dreams.”

    "Why would you not want Tracy Jordan in your bedroom unless it's full of dead nurses?"

    "I let him have a top front-half grope."

    "We're groovy."

    "Get me Showtime."

    What was the name of Jenna's Lifetime movie? "Hushed Rapings", I think.

    And it was wonderful seeing Don Pardo get screentime.
     
  2. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    Poor bird.
     
  3. Ment

    Ment Well-Known Member

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    Just one question...what's Liz' best quadrant? :D
     
  4. FilmCritic3000

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    I don't know. But whatever it is, I want to go to there. :D
     
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    The Pelican Brief/Showtime bit had me in stitches. A wonderful setup to the hilarious "Get me Showtime!" payoff. ;)
     
  6. sbourgeo

    sbourgeo Hepcat Daddio

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    We could team up!
     
  7. Sirius Black

    Sirius Black Grey Warden Reject

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    I may not like Baldwin's off screen antics but this episode convinced me to finally create a season pass. Very funny show.

    Why didn't the guy who plays the paige want anyone to go into his bedroom? Why did going into the bedroom set off the bug bomb?

    I recognized the Steve Jobs mimicry right away. Very well done. Reminded me of the iPhone Macworld from two years ago.
     
  8. Aniketos

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    He was bug bombing his room, he toweled the door so that it wouldn't get into the rest of his apartment and kill his bird. It wasn't the act of going into the room that set it off, it was just going off periodically (for sake of the plot it just happened to go off when they opened the door)
     
  9. USAFSSO

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    One of the best lines in sometime.

    Don Pardo looks good for 90+. I guess only having to work on Sat nights pays off.
     
  10. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    Yeah, but the poor guy can't talk anymore. :)
     
  11. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

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    Always love this show, and this episode was no exception.

    It's so funny, because I HATED, haaaaaaated the pilot episode. Now it's my favorite show. I've gone back and watched the pilot and it's not great, but I don't hate it any more.

    Just goes to show you should give a show more than one shot.
     
  12. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    It was driving me nuts where I knew the consultant guy from. Got his name from the end credits (Roger Bart) and looked him up - he was the pharmacist on the first season of "Desperate Housewives."
     
  13. writdenied

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    "Oh no! Kenneth's a serial killer, and now the Riddler is coming!"

    That's some pretty old skoolin' right there.
     
  14. Sirius Black

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    He was also a supporting character on the Sci-Fi miniseries The Lost Room. A very good miniseries, btw.
     
  15. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    The meaty part of his resume, however, is his Broadway musical theater work.


    *sigh* philistines. :p
     
  16. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Sorry, I don't get out to NYC all that often (as in, never). DH was the only thing on his IMDb filmography that I'd seen.
     
  17. Tyrannosullyrex

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    I recognized him from The Producers movie, does that count?
     
  18. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    It's a step in the right direction. :)
     
  19. Regina

    Regina I've got Jewbs!

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    I know Roger Bart played Snoopy in the Revival of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" AND a crazy stalking murderous pharmacist. Gotta love that!:p

    I love love love Tina Fey-"I'm gonna need that dress Jenna wore for the hooker sketch...and I need a makeup artist..Not you, the sluttier one..and double...no, triple Spanx!" :D

    She has the gift of making herself seem like the only sane person in a situation full of idiots and crazy people, a la Bob Newhart, and at the same time being not afraid to make herself look like one of those idiots and/or crazy people, if it will get a laugh, a la Ben Stiller, Adam Sander, etc. :up::up: She RULES!
     
  20. IndyJones1023

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    What are Spanx?
     

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