30 Rock Review: Negotiating a Nickname

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Although I am too young to know what a Murphy Brown is, apparently she lied to the good working women of America. Yes, in "Murphy Brown Lied to Us" Liz Lemon took yet another step towards growing up, something she's been doing more and more of lately.

It was mostly thanks to Jack, who set Liz up with Kev's awesome daughter. The girl wasn't just beneficial for Liz, because she helped Lemon realize that she still might want to have kids in this life time. Kat was also extremely entertaining, which is rare for an actress of her young age.

Kev and Kat

Between her obsession with To Kill A Mockingbird, her understanding that a short haircut would make her look like a lesbian, and her negotiating a new nickname, Kat portrayed a Manny Delgado-esque maturity that played very well opposite Tina Fey.

By the end of it all, Liz realized that she didn't want to throw out that baby Leia costume, and might want to have a kid after all. Thankfully Criss might feel the same way, and if 30 Rock's lifespan isn't all that much longer, it wouldn't be a bad route to take with the series.

Jenna faking a celebrity breakdown, and Tracy helping her through it, wasn't all that interesting, so we were left with Jack and his crazy KouchTown business.

While the fact that the American-made sofas were completely terrible was funny, and the shots at the furniture business were a nice touch, the sporadic commercials for the new KableTown subsidiary were what made the story line.

Stacy Keach was the perfect man to call upon to be spokesman. My favorite had to be the tagline "Kouchtown, sit down or get out of the way." The final shots at Bazooka Joe came in a close second. Why was that gum so hard? 

There were a number of good one-liners during "Murphy Brown Lied to Us." Check some of them out below, and then head to our 30 Rock quotes section for the rest.  

What did you think of the episode? Was it one of the funnier installments this season? Are you happy to see that Liz is rethinking the idea of children? And what's the best nickname negotiating you've done?

Tracy: I didn't get to work an hour late just to be the first one here. | permalink
Liz: I watched like three MythBusters last night so I'm pretty exhausted, if you know what I mean. | permalink
Tracy: Jenna I've been thinking.
Jenna: Why? You're famous. | permalink
Spokesman: When did gum get so soft you sons of b*tches? | permalink


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30 Rock Season 6 Episode 18 Quotes

I didn't get to work an hour late just to be the first one here.


Liz: Has anyone ever known a good person named Kevin?
Jack: Kevin Garnett helped me move once. Kevin Costner cooked me dinner after a bad breakup.