30 Rock Review: She's A Joker
Did Batman need to get rebooted again? Isn't the Christopher Nolan/Christian Bale series still going on? Oh, sorry, apparently "The Tuxedo Begins" was just 30 Rock's way of parodying the superhero movie style of the first Nolan film.
It wasn't nearly as funny as some of the earlier episodes this season, but the half hour was certainly enjoyable... especially from the rooftop scene onward.
As Jack stood in the dark, using his deep ominous voice to explain to Liz what his plans were to help the city, I got wrapped up in the moment. Liz was there, finally taking her turn into full superhero villain mode (crazy hair, strange clothing, Joker-esque lipstick), which made the fact that she was using the city to her own benefit the final piece to the puzzle.
The rest of that story, with Jack flipping Liz into the trash, and the crowd of New Yorkers applauding the event - which included Mr. Met, the Statue of Liberty and the singing prostitute - was all the more entertaining.
If next week's episode is not titled "The Dark Suit," I will be upset.
While Jackie D and Lemon were doing their best to protect and ruin the city, respectively, Jenna and Paul found a new way to get their kicks. The idea of “normaling” was funny, but those two talking about it in their kinky voices never really came across as all that hilarious.
I would have rather listened to random one-offs from Jenna all night, like "It's in my contract that I only play blondes... non-Irish redheads, or bald sex robots."
What did you all think of "The Tuxedo Begins?" Check out our 30 Rock quotes page, or peep our favorite lines from this week below.
Stranger: Say, where does a young prostitute get started in this town? | permalink
Jenna: Oh don't be so dramatic. That's my thing, and if you take it away from me I will kill myself...and then you. | permalink
Tracy: I won an Oscar so now I get to do real art...begin Snow Dogs phase! | permalink
Tracy: I'm gonna say to you what I say to all my sharks right before they die: Let's go outside. | permalink
30 Rock: "The Tuxedo Begins"
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