30 Rock Review: Double Donaghy Downer

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I became very uninterested in "Meet the Woggles" shortly after the episode started. With Jenna in another weird yet boring relationship, and Colleen Donaghy back to annoy us all, Tracy attempting to keep his son out of college was the only story I could hang on to.

Colleen did have that one good line about the stork, but other than that she was just grumpy as always, and not in the funny old curmudgeon way. She just took most of the life out of 30 Rock this week.

Liz & Kenneth

Jenna has been great this season without Paul, so bringing her weird love life back to the forefront was disappointing. Also, the musical group that gave this episode its title wasn't really a humorous addition. I think the Woggles didn't work because they weren't much of an exaggeration on the children's groups they were trying to make fun of.

The fact that Tracy was trying to stop his son from going to Stanford was definitely the funniest aspect of the episode, and it included the most laugh out loud moment in the father-and-son montage. I'm not sure which I laughed more at, hunting Kenneth with antlers, or using chop sticks to eat McDonald's off of a naked person.

With Colleen bringing down Jack and Jenna wrapped up with a boring boyfriend, we definitely could have used more Janitor Kenneth or even more time with the writers. Pete Hornberger's material from last week would have been the funniest stuff in "Meet the Woggles"

I could leave you with just a list of Tracy Jordan quotes, because he had so many good ones once again this week, but instead, here is an array of quotes from the episode.

Kenneth: I know the Woggles. My eight year old niece walked down the aisle to that song at her wedding. | permalink
Tracy: Something terrible has happened, and for once I'm not talking about the collapse of the middle class. | permalink
Liz: If you're ordering me an edible arrangement to say thanks, I'd prefer a meat one. | permalink
Colleen: If you were my kid, I'd mail you back to the stork. | permalink
Tracy: Son this isn't easy for me to say because my tongue caught what my foot has... | permalink

Don't forget to check out all of the best one-liners at our 30 Rock Quotes page, and then let us know whether you liked the episode in the comments!  

Review

Editor Rating: 2.5 / 5.0
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Dan Forcella is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.

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Colleen was great. Her dialogue with Jack is always funny. I wasn't a fan of Jenna's story, but she has been on fire with almost every other episode this series, so I'll forgive her.

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I thought this was a brilliant episode, but I like Colleen and her grouchy endearing relationship with Jack. Best line of the episode though belongs to Tracy. "Now hurry up and deliver that baby before they realise we're not doctors." Had me bursting out laughing.

Fortyseven

The Woggles were disturbing. One of the less funny episodes.

30 Rock Season 6 Episode 17 Quotes

Something terrible has happened, and for once I'm not talking about the collapse of the middle class.

Tracy

I know the Woggles. My eight year old niece walked down the aisle to that song at her wedding.

Kenneth
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