30 Rock Review: "Anna Howard Shaw Day"

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It was Valentine's Day last night on 30 Rock, and "Anna Howard Shaw Day" featured more than its fair share of self-deprecating Liz Lemon lines and loneliness gags.

At TGS, Liz was without a date, Toofer was set up on one, Frank was ... well, being Frank, and Lutz was talking about his new girlfriend, who no one believes is real.

He says that he has proof on his website - which is real!

Unfortunately, the reappearance of Floyd, Dennis, and Drew was only a figment of drugged-out Liz's imagination, and there was limited interaction between the three.

At the same time, Jason Sudeikis, Dean Winters, and Jon Hamm are all great, as was this week's newest big-name guest star, rock legend Jon Bon Jovi as himself.

The idea of Jon Bon as NBC's "artist on call"? Hilarious.

Liz's Exes

Past Liz Lemon boyfriends reunite ... in her drugged-up subconscious state.

Meanwhile, Jenna is missing her stalker on Valentine's Day. Yup, Jenna is just plain crazy. She seems to delight in bizarre things happening to her, no matter how unpleasant.

We're always hit or miss when it comes to Jenna-oriented plot lines, and even though her stalker plot featured a couple of great quotes, this one falls in the miss category.

We get that she's this out-there showbiz diva and that nothing she does surprises us, but she needs to be a little more likable, more human. Bat$h!t insane only goes so far.

Follow the jump for some of the best 30 Rock quotes from last night ...

Liz: CNBC gives me a headache. I get all my money advice from PBS. | permalink
Liz: I will spend half the day in twilight sleep and then I will go home to watch the Lifetime movie 'My Stepson Is My Cyber-Husband.'
Jack: That's inspired. You truly are the Picasso of loneliness. | permalink
Tracy: [on stalking] That's a real problem in the celebrity community. But if Beyonce would just answer one of my letters, I'd stop trying to break into her house. | permalink
Liz: [on V-day plans] One word: oral ... two words: oral surgery. | permalink
Jenna: I always knew it would end one day. I just always thought it would be me in the trunk of a rental car. | permalink
Liz: Dennis ... watching 'The Color Purple' drunk with you was one of my funnest nights ever. | permalink
Dot Com: Perhaps one day we'll live in a world where you ask us to pretend to be scientists. | permalink
Avery: I have a thing for commanding salt and pepper types. I don't know why. I think it started when I walked in on my parents the day Reagan was shot.
Jack: I wouldn't over-analyze that. | permalink
Jon Bon Jovi: Hey Jack, whadya need? Arena rock anthem? Power ballad? | permalink
Liz: There are some things that are actually harder to do with two people, like ... monologues. | permalink
Liz: Wow, Avery Jessup, she's hot. She was on Maxim's I'd Rape Her 100. | permalink
Frank: Your ghost is going to see some disgusting stuff. | permalink
Liz: Valentine's Day is a sham created by greeting card companies to reinforce gender stereotypes. | permalink

Anna Howard Shaw Day Review

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Your ghost is going to see some disgusting stuff.


Valentine's Day is a sham created by greeting card companies to reinforce gender stereotypes.