Emily I can't believe I haven't asked you this yet. What are your favorite episodes of 30 rock?
this might be one of the hardest questions I’ve ever had to answer but here we go. This is probably in somewhat order of preference. Oh and I’m probably forgetting something really important but whatever
- Operation Righteous Cowboy Lightning: this was the first episode I ever saw because it was on right before The Office or Community and we just happened to have NBC on. Honestly I could watch this episode 100 times and never get sick of it. The tag is something I think about every day.
- Hogcock/Last Lunch: the most satisfying series finale of all time. I don’t know if I could say anything more without bursting into tears. Also Jeff Richmond deserved like 300 Emmys and 600 Grammys for the song “The Rural Juror”
- Queen of Jordan/ Queen of Jordan 2: The Mystery of the Phantom Pooper: I have to count these episodes together. The whole concept of this episode is pure genius. Not much more I can say. This is the episode I’d show everyone first if it made any sense out of context.
- Black Tie: I know a lot of people were sold on the show with Tracy Does Conan but, when I finally sat down to watch it on Netflix back in 2011, this episode was the one that really hooked me. It’s so wild but so, so good.
- Live from Studio 6H: this is the live show I actually got to watch live (both coasts thanks to a friend with skype) and it’s honestly a feat in live television. Also the cameos are pretty outstanding.
- MILF Island: this is one of those episodes where I get excited just thinking about it. The whole thing is amazing, especially how they match it up with MILF Island. I also use the phrase “I didn’t come here to make friends, I came here to be number one” almost on a weekly basis.
- Dealbreakers Talk Show #0001: the mouth crying. That’s all I have to say.
- Kidney Now: great season finale and another amazing song by Jeff. The idea of a celebrity fundraiser song to get one guy a kidney is just hilarious.
- Anna Howard Shaw Day: just a classic episode. Also the return of all of Liz’s former lovers AND Bon Jovi? god bless.
- A Goon’s Deed in a Weary World: I consider this to be the penultimate episode (even though “technically” Hogcock is) but honestly it kicks off the amazing closure we deserved with this show. It’s very satisfying: both Liz finally getting her kids, the cast all quitting to help Liz out, and Jack giving Kenneth NBC? Amazing.
Honorable mention: Up All Night: this episode gave me the line “well I found the card and it’s from your mom, so tell your gay mom I said thanks.” oh, and because of Floyd I decided to go into entertainment law… which is a pretty big deal since it, you know, changed the whole course of my life