30 Rock

College - S5-E8

Trivia: Jack (Alec Baldwin) is talking to Liz about how they sold his voice while he was in college. And he mentions that they used it for a Wu-Tang Clan video and Thomas the Tank Engine. Alec Baldwin played the narrator in the Thomas the Tank Engine feature film.


A Goon's Deed in a Weary World - S7-E11

Trivia: Kenneth and Jack compare giving a tour of the station to Willy Wonka. Later as Kenneth and track are actually giving the tour we see the guests, which all match characters from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. One is overweight and has a German accent like Augustus Gloop, one woman is wearing a red dress reminiscent of Veruca Salt, one is wearing a bolo tie like Mike TeeVee, one is very similar to Violet Beauregard. And finally one is seemingly pure of heart and clean cut like Charlie Bucket.

Trivia: Season 3, Episode 11, "St. Valentine's Day". When Jack is in the church confessional, he tells the priest that one of his sins was "I once said I was God in a deposition." This is a reference to Alec Baldwin's character in "Malice", where he did state he was a God during a deposition.


The Beginning of the End - S7-E1

Trivia: Jack mentions that Jonathan was able to come back to 30 Rock because "the grass was not greener on the other side." This was a subtle shot at the show Weeds. The actor playing Jonathan (Maulik Pancholy) was on that show, which was about selling marijuana (grass). When Weeds was canceled, Pancholy came back to resume his role on 30 Rock.


Trivia: Rachel Dratch was originally going to play Jenna, and in fact even appeared in the original unaired pilot. Her Jenna would have been an entirely different character - much more sweet and even-tempered. However, Tina Fey decided to rewrite the character as much more vain and spoiled, and felt Dratch no longer suited the part. Thus Jane Krakowski ended up being cast to replace her.


Trivia: Behind the scenes, all of the liquor in Jack's office was actually just teas.


Trivia: Jon Hamm originally auditioned for the part of Jack. While that part went to Alec Baldwin, the producers loved Hamm's audition and ended up later giving him the recurring role of Dr. Drew starting in the third season.


Live from Studio 6H - S6-E19

Character mistake: Tina Fey fumbles her line and has to start it again. The original line should have been "How long do you think you're going to get away with this? Hazel or Jenna will know we're missing." Instead the second part of the line is "Henna or Jay; Hazel or Jenna will know we're missing!" (00:04:05)

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Jack: We are lovers.
Liz Lemon: That word bums me out unless it's between the words "meat" and "pizza."

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Answer: There's probably lots of reasons why Liz stays - money, lack of other job prospects and so on. The reality is, if she left, that would adversely affect the story line and the comedy within it. Tina Fey was one of the stars, and her character is an integral part of the show.

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