Last night's episode of 30 Rock, "Dealbreakers Talk Show #0001," featured exactly what the title says - Liz's first attempt at being a star, hosting her Dealbreakers talk show.
This spurred countless jokes about Liz's perceived unattractiveness, as well as some slightly-cliched but still entertaining role reversals with the staffers at the TGS offices.
Frank took over for Liz in the writers' room while she was doing her thing, and started to look and act just like her. Behind the camera, Liz channeled her inner diva Jenna.
Out to sabotage them all? The hilarious Devin Banks (Will Arnett), Jack's gay, corporate arch-nemesis who recurs every so often and never fails to leave us in stitches.
Elsewhere, an introspective Tracy was determined to win more awards and boost his serious acting cred. LOL. Below are some classic 30 Rock quotes from Thursday night ...
As usual, 30 Rock provided witty puns ... some not even spoken aloud.
Jack: If this show doesn't work, I might as well let Banks do one of his gay home-invasion fantasies on me. | permalink
Tracy: How could five of the world's most popular musical styles played at the same time sound so bad? | permalink
Devin Banks: FEMA paid for these flowers ... because this show is going to be a disaster! | permalink
Pete: [to Liz] OK, smile ... with your mouth ... wave ... like a human being! | permalink
Tracy: [to Angie] OK, I'll be in touch. You still use your Hotmail account? | permalink
Tracy: Recently I realized I have a hole in my heart. And not the one I got from eating batteries. | permalink
Tracy: I'll do the Christmas shopping this year and prove to you that I can be reliable and that I can finish everything I... | permalink
Devin Banks: If this fails I'm going to flog you like ... well, like me at the Provincetown Flogging Festival. | permalink
Liz: Maybe we can undid these handcuffs.
Tracy: Racist! | permalink
Jack: There's a lot of history in Studio 4C: To Catch A Predator, the XFL halftime show, storage for broken copiers. | permalink
Jack: [to Liz] You're like a swarthy, big-hipped Kelly Ripa. | permalink