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30 Rock

Episode 1.14 : The "C" Word

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TV Info


Episode Premiere

February 15, 2007

Distributor

NBC

Genre

Comedy

Show Period

2006 - 2013

Production Company

Broadway Video, Little Stranger, NBC Universal

Cast and Crew


Director

Adam Bernstein

Screenwriter

Tina Fey

Main Cast


Additional Cast

  • Darlene J. Camille
  • Paul Doherty
  • Tamara Fay
  • Rachel Hamilton
  • Kevin Miller
  • Charlene Yi

Synopsis


Liz was having a hard time on getting her writers to focus on their sketches. She was becoming more and more impatient with them to the point where she was making insults and hurting feelings. It wasn't until Liz overheard Lutz call her the "c-word" did she realize how bad she really was.

Jack came up with the genius idea of bringing Tracy to a charity event in order to impress his own boss. Tracy was a hit with everybody at the event, but he began to question why there weren't any other black people there. Tracy's comments started to make Jack very uncomfortable.

Tracy was getting fed up with Jack trying to censor what he said. Tracy caught on that he was only supposed to be the funny black guy at the party and he wasn't going to take it. Tracy's antics continued on the golf course the next day.

Liz was trying to improve her relationship with the writers. She made them all cupcakes and let them goof off in the writers' room. Later on, Pete came by to check on the progress and found Liz all alone. She had let her entire staff go home early to take care of personal problems.

Jack attended a black tie dinner that night for the diabetes foundation and got nervous when Tracy unexpectedly took the podium to deliver a speech. Tracy told a touching story of his daughter's own battle with diabetes. Jack's boss was so impressed that he wanted to set up a meeting with Tracy to get him back into the movie business. Tracy told Jack he made the whole story up, but it worked.

Liz stayed up all night working on her show after everybody deserted her. She ended up watching part of a 'Designing Women' marathon and realized that there was nothing wrong with being a woman in control.

The next morning, Liz let her staff know that she would not tolerate being called the "c-word" and if she heard it from anybody, they would be fired. She also told the staff that she worked all night on THEIR show and she would not do it again. Before physically collapsing, she delivered a speech directly from the 'Designing Women' episode that changed her life.

Liz was having a hard time on getting her writers to focus on their sketches. She was becoming more and more impatient with them to the point where she was making insults and hurting feelings. It wasn't until Liz overheard Lutz call her the "c-word" did she realize how bad she really was.

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