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30 Rock Season Premiere Quotes and Recap

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30 Rock returned for its fourth season last night ... at a restaurant called Season 4.

Vintage 30 Rock five seconds into the season premiere. But the episode was uneven.

For whatever reason, the theme of the night was that TGS needs ratings, perhaps a case of art imitating life for the quirky-comedy-show-within-a-quirky-comedy-show.

Is 30 Rock already pulling an Arrested Development and lamenting low ratings on-air?

Not that there weren't plenty of solid moments to go around, especially between Kenneth and Jack after the former decided to protest for raises on behalf of the pages.

They are sort of people too, after all. Way to go, Ken.

Follow the link for a detailed recap of "Season 4."

Pages are Sort of People Too!

As always, there were more classic 30 Rock quotes than we can even count. Here are a few:

Kenneth: Good morning, Mr. Donaghy. I would like to speak to you on behalf of all the NBC pages.
Jack: I'll give you a New York minute. That's seven seconds.
Kenneth: Well sir, we pages and I feel that me and they are not being treated fairly as regards paychecking. I'm nervous!
Jack: We went over this yesterday, Kenneth. There simply isn't any money.
Kenneth: Excuse me, sir, but I accidentally saw your paycheck.
Jack: Well I hope it was inspirational. | permalink
Tracy: Which one is the elevator I'm not afraid of? | permalink
Jack: I'm in the middle of a RAGING period ... of economic turmoil. | permalink
Jack: Whatever religious undergarment Kenneth wears is in a twist. | permalink
Tracy: My dear friend Moby just opened a tea house in Park Slope. Do you know him? | permalink
Jack: We'll trick those race car-loving wide loads into loving your, watching your lefty homoerotic propaganda hour yet! | permalink
Liz: No one can find out about this ...
Cerie: Find out about what?
Liz: Pete's stealing money!
Pete: Liz's uterus fell out!
Cerie: I think I already knew that. | permalink

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30 Rock Quotes

Happy what terrorists say. Merry Christmas- Avery and Jack.


Jack: You are both a disgrace to the Donaghy name!
Jack's Dad: It's pronounced "Don-a-fee," you lace-curtain half-an-Englishman!
Jack: When I think of all the things that I've been holding inside me that I wanted to say to you... [raises fists] Well now I'm gonna let "Saint Patrick" and "Saint Michael" DO MY TALKING FOR ME!
Jack's Dad: [raises fists] You'll have to get through "Tip O'Neill" and "Bobby Sands" first!
Eddie Donaghy: You call those fist names?! [raises fists] Say hello to "Bono" and "Sandra Day O'Connor!"
Jack: Those are the stupidest fist names I've ever heard.