30 Rock: Season 1, Episode 13
A tv post by erin, posted on February 8, 2007 at 10:30 pm
“Up All Night” Spoilers below:
Things that happened
It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. Well, not really. Jack sold some major commercial time so he is making everyone work even though they are sick. Instead of being productive, the play ‘Marry, Boff, Kill’ which is quite the enterprising game I think I will introduce at my next party. Frank keeps killing Jenna (I don’t really blame him) and claims it is because she is fake (GASP!). Suri chooses to boff Kenneth, then gives him permission to tell everyone else they made out. General hilarity ensues as Valentine’s Day chaos occurs- people forgetting, people panicking and people (Jack!) getting divorced and then celebrating by getting hammered and picking up possibly the most unattractive prostitute in New York. Meanwhile, Liz keeps getting mystery flowers, but come the next morning find out they weren’t for her. But the guy who sent them to her by accident was cute and sweet and I fully expect him to return in future episodes. (Surely Liz will do better than Dennis one day).
Things that were good
- I know this gets repetitive, but Alec Baldwin is awesome, awesome, awesome. He is so great as Jack. (Theory: all fictional characters named Jack are awesome OR all network execs are awesome. Between Jack Donaghy here and Jack Rudolph on Studio 60, NBC is making me very happy.)
- Best Jack scene: Him and the prostitute in the hotel suite looking at the television features. Video Games!! I want video games in my next hotel room!
- Tina Fey the next morning. It was nice that she looked a wreck after working all night.
Things that were not so good
- Jenna is annoying, but I’m convinced she is written that way so I will let it slide.
- Frank is so putrid (but enjoyably so) sometimes I think I can smell his odor through the television set.
Worth Watching if….
….you appreciate a decent comedy. NBC has got it going on on Thursday nights, with only the occasional Scrubs episode bombing. While 30 Rock is not The-Office-stellar, it’s solid and ends ‘Comedy Night Done Right’ nicely.
In Five Words
Sometimes Valentine’s Day isn’t cheesy.