Saturday, April 21, 2012

What I’m Watching: 30 Rock

30 Rock: Season 6, Episode 18 “Murphy Brown Lied to Us” (B+)

Jack’s never-ending quest to find productivity in his failing business led to a rather entertaining and biting satire of the American workforce in this episode, as the all-American team of engineers didn’t have a clue how to build a coach, and instead created something that forced its sitter into a stress position. Hiring Stacy Keach to do the commercials was a great idea, and he proved to be very funny. Jack setting Liz up with a guy so that she could meet his incredibly cool daughter was actually quite sweet, and her father lived up to the reputation set forth for him by his signature of “Sent from one of my four iPads.” Criss crashing Liz’s date wasn’t terribly impressive, but it’s not to think that they might be interested in starting a family together, though something tells me that the process won’t go smoothly at all. Jenna’s celebrity breakdown was rather extreme, highlighted by her running through a wall in the middle of an interview and it was fun to hear Tracy giving her advice on how to act crazy, though he actually proved to be the voice of reason, determining that she was in fact having a breakdown. The return of her ex-lovers, including Frank and a poisonous package sent by Mickey Rourke, was amusing, but none of them compares to Paul, who was secretly in the room the whole time, disguised as a nurse and tending to the love of his life, with whom he can hopefully restart his relationship peacefully and semi-normally.

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