30 Rock

Trivia: Season 3, Episode 11, "St. Valentine's Day". When Jack is in the church confessional, he tells the priest that one of his sins was "I once said I was God in a deposition." This is a reference to Alec Baldwin's character in "Malice", where he did state he was a God during a deposition.


Cooter - S2-E15

Trivia: When Cooter (Matthew Broderick) and Jack are looking through all the files to find a bad idea it's very reminiscent of Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane as Bialistock and Bloom looking for bad scripts in The Producers. Yet another musical theatre nod by a writer.


College - S5-E8

Trivia: Jack (Alec Baldwin) is talking to Liz about how they sold his voice while he was in college. And he mentions that they used it for a Wu-Tang Clan video and Thomas the Tank Engine. Alec Baldwin played the narrator in the Thomas the Tank Engine feature film.


Trivia: One of future megastar Donald Glover's early jobs was as as a writer on "30 Rock." Glover grew up in a town called Stone Mountain, Georgia, and as a bit of an inside joke, he wrote Kenneth as also coming from Stone Mountain.


Trivia: Rachel Dratch was originally going to play Jenna, and in fact even appeared in the original unaired pilot. Her Jenna would have been an entirely different character - much more sweet and even-tempered. However, Tina Fey decided to rewrite the character as much more vain and spoiled, and felt Dratch no longer suited the part. Thus Jane Krakowski ended up being cast to replace her.


Trivia: Behind the scenes, all of the liquor in Jack's office was actually just teas.


Trivia: Jon Hamm originally auditioned for the part of Jack. While that part went to Alec Baldwin, the producers loved Hamm's audition and ended up later giving him the recurring role of Dr. Drew starting in the third season.


Trivia: Much of the show is loosely inspired by creator Tina Fey's experience as a head-writer for "Saturday Night Live."


Live from Studio 6H - S6-E19

Character mistake: Tina Fey fumbles her line and has to start it again. The original line should have been "How long do you think you're going to get away with this? Hazel or Jenna will know we're missing." Instead the second part of the line is "Henna or Jay; Hazel or Jenna will know we're missing!" (00:04:05)

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Liz Lemon: I know who I am. I know I'm not the funnest person in the group. I'm not the one you call when you want to go clubbing on the town and party dance all night.
Jack: Why are you speaking like a Persian immigrant?

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Question: Why does Liz put up with all the craziness? She couldn't quit and work on another show?


Answer: There's probably lots of reasons why Liz stays - money, lack of other job prospects and so on. The reality is, if she left, that would adversely affect the story line and the comedy within it. Tina Fey was one of the stars, and her character is an integral part of the show.

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