30 Rock Review: "Winter Madness"

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Thursday evening's installment of 30 Rock, entitled "Winter Madness," featured the TGS crew deciding to take a group trip to Miami to beat back a case of the Winter blues.

That sounded like a great idea until Jack overruled it and proposed that instead of sunny Florida, they travel from NYC to even-colder, less-friendlier Boston, Massachusetts!

Jack's ulterior motive was to see Nancy (Julianne Moore) of course.

The Boston-centric episode was hit and miss. The downside is that we prefer the standard TGS-based, show-oriented shenanigans. But the Boston aspect was entertaining.

So many times, shows resort to stereotypes that are annoying, name-drop the wrong locations, etc., but 30 Rock passed the Boston test with flying, often-hilarious colors.

If you can't find humor in Tracy getting into it with guys dressed as the founding fathers, well, you might want to check your pulse. We're liking the Jack-Nancy dynamic too.

Below are some classic 30 Rock quotes from last night ...

Julianne Moore on 30 Rock

Jack puts the move on Nancy in his reenacted Boston office.

Jack: The imaginary enemy. Classic move, Lemon. The Salem Witch Trials, the Red scare, global warming. | permalink
Nancy: It'll be the new owner's problem, like the water heater. And the ghost. | permalink
Tracy: We didn't land on Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Rock landed on Mars! | permalink
Pete: Also, there is no internet or Spectravision in the hotel rooms, so plan ahead gentlemen. Porn-wise. | permalink
Tracy: That stupid, Irish piece of... oh boy, Boston is not going to go well. | permalink
Jack: What keeps people polite on airplanes? A shared hatred for the CBS sitcoms they're forced to watch. | permalink
Jack: Jonathan, why do I have an Indian assistant if my computer is always... | permalink
Liz: I've been stuck inside playing online Boggle. It's messing with my head. STAR... RATS... ARTS... TARS. | permalink
Liz: You can do some serious subway flirting before you realize the guy is homeless. | permalink
Liz: Cross-promotional... deal mechanics... revenue streams... jargon... synergy.
Jack: That's the best presentation I've ever heard. | permalink

Winter Madness Review

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You can do some serious subway flirting before you realize the guy is homeless.