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30 Rock

Episode 1.05 : Jack-Tor

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TV Info


Episode Premiere

November 16, 2006

Distributor

NBC

Genre

Comedy

Show Period

2006 - 2013

Production Company

Broadway Video, Little Stranger, NBC Universal

Cast and Crew


Director

Don Scardino

Screenwriter

Robert Carlock

Main Cast


Additional Cast

Synopsis


Jack tried to urge Liz and the rest of the writing team to incorporate GE products into their sketches. The entire team thought the idea was ridiculous. Jack told the writers to get real, that they just wrote for sketch comedy and they shouldn't act all high and mighty.

Frank and Toofer thought it would be funny to pull a prank on an edgy Jenna by telling her that somebody from TGS was going to get fired. She was freaked out but thankful to the guys for breaking her the news.

Liz came up with the idea of having Jack perform on TGS. She figured if they really had to sink so low as to do a GE promote on the show, they might as well have Jack be the one in the skit. Jack agreed to do it.

Liz was getting suspicious of Tracy and his ability to read. She noticed that he always ad-libbed his lines during sketches and nobody could recall having seen him ever really read. Tracy used this as an opportunity to take advantage of Liz and leave work early. She later caught him reading a newspaper and proving that he really did know how to read.

Jack's assistant tried to talk Liz out of putting Jack on air. He showed her video from the last time Jack tried to work on television; it ended up being a five-day production. Liz decided to get Jack to change his mind about doing live television.

Jack called Liz in the dead of night to ask her for advice. He was beginning to get very nervous about his role on TGS. She advised Jack to drop out and find another actor to fill his role, but he was insistent on being on the show. She told him to man up and get the job done. He did just that and ended up being a hit on the show.

Jenna told Liz that she wasn't worried for her job anymore, because she hooked up with Jack's boss, Ron. When Jenna pointed him out, Liz informed Jenna that who she hooked up with was an extra from the show! Liz had warned her against listening to rumors. The truth was, Liz told her; Jenna was not going to get fired.

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