4:02 pm - 01/13/2012

'30 Rock' season 6 premiere: Dance like nobody's watching!

I’m so glad 30 Rock is back. As a matter of fact, it might just be the highlight of my year, and I realize it’s only January. But it’s been way too long since I last had a nice dose of Liz Lemon & Co. (Although, I will admit that it feels weird to watch 30 Rock at 8 p.m. instead of the noticeably absent Community. It’s not cheating, guys. I love both!) Anyway, let’s get down to the important stuff and chat about “Dance Like Nobody’s Watching!”

Kenneth was convinced the world was ending tomorrow. (I guess if you’re not reading this because the world no longer exists, the joke’s on us!) He was excited to go to heaven and receive his reward: 72 virgin…margaritas sans salt. Lemon, who was in a surprisingly good mood, gave Kenneth some valuable advice for his supposed last day on the great blue marble she calls Earth. “Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching. Enjoy these Satchel Paige brand tampons.” So Kenneth decided to grab life by the horns and complete all his dream chores. And when the world didn’t end, Pete decided to take a very disappointed Kenneth to see the ocean for the first time. But keep your chin up, Kenneth. 2012 has only just begun. There’s plenty of time for the world to end!

Meanwhile, the network had found success with its new series America’s Kidz Got Singing. The show featured, well, kidz singing in an American Idol-style competition. On hand to judge this formulaic reality hit were D’Fawn (“Style” Expert), John McEnroe (Big Music Fan), and Jenna Maroney (Regional Recording Artist). Jenna had the opportunity to be the Simon Cowell of the show by dolling out all the mean comments like, “Liddy, go jump back up your mother!” Remembering his own Liddy (a.k.a. “little human tumbler of scotch”), Jack decided to put an end to Jenna’s heinous remarks. He was trying to be a good parent, but this only ruined the show. So after a very business-like chat with his nearly 1-year-old daughter, Jack realized what was really important in life. Money! (Which sounds an awful lot like, “I want Mommy.” But let’s just call it selective hearing.) Jack reinstated Jenna’s not-so-nice personality on the show and brought it back to its successful standards.

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affliction 13th-Jan-2012 03:34 pm (UTC)
when you google jenna maroney now, I come up first. not the jenna maroney who electrocuted all those horses.
grammaire 13th-Jan-2012 05:53 pm (UTC)
God, I love the stories and people Jenna randomly drops, like how she consistently brings up her insane relationship with Mickey Rourke all the time. I love love love it.
frenchoral 13th-Jan-2012 03:34 pm (UTC)
who's her new boyfriend???
eldvno 13th-Jan-2012 04:04 pm (UTC)
James Marsden, if you wanted to be spoiled.
stuffwithcandy 13th-Jan-2012 05:38 pm (UTC)
good thing im in love with him, thank you for this lovely spoil :D
oblika_farika ia13th-Jan-2012 03:36 pm (UTC)
rctshack Re: ia13th-Jan-2012 06:21 pm (UTC)
it's post pregnancy weight.
immaflirt Re: ia13th-Jan-2012 03:56 pm (UTC)
loool i was dying.
crumpets_ Re: ia13th-Jan-2012 06:03 pm (UTC)
zizm0re Re: ia13th-Jan-2012 07:36 pm (UTC)
lmao this was amazing
juteux Re: ia13th-Jan-2012 09:44 pm (UTC)
I died when I found out those cheerleaders are A REAL THING.
vainandbitter 13th-Jan-2012 04:09 pm (UTC)
yeah, same
mots_inutiles 13th-Jan-2012 04:12 pm (UTC)
I thought the first half of the episode was really flat. No one really felt in character and disconnected. But by the end it had picked up a bit. And then I was really interested in who her boyfriend is, of course! I'm really surprised she didn't tell Jack, but it makes sense - because anytime she tells him anything about a relationship it instantly falls to pieces.

Loved Parks & Rec as always. The "Get on Your Feet" bit had be rolling.
hotcement 13th-Jan-2012 04:25 pm (UTC)
YES the office and parks and rec killed me. i haven't laughed at parks and rec so much this season [though i do like it a lot] but with everyone out on the ice and ron talking about the dog peeing as they all shuffle over, i lost it.
backupblood 13th-Jan-2012 05:38 pm (UTC)
I thought 30 Rock was more funny sweet than funny haha, but I still really liked it.
setembro 13th-Jan-2012 03:37 pm (UTC)
"Are you sure it was Liz Lemon and not present-day Sally Field?"

Now bring my Mad Men back :(
gerrycurls 13th-Jan-2012 03:47 pm (UTC)
sunset arms!

and the camptown ladies' scene made me smile. liz lemon is finally getting hers.
iheartfamke 13th-Jan-2012 03:49 pm (UTC)
As a fan of 30 Rock and the WNBA, I loved last night's episode!!
iheartfamke 13th-Jan-2012 03:50 pm (UTC)
Also I could have sworn I saw Mean Girls 2 on the marquee at the theater scene last night
immaflirt 13th-Jan-2012 03:59 pm (UTC)
my 1st thought too
flawlessvelvet 13th-Jan-2012 05:29 pm (UTC)
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eldvno 13th-Jan-2012 04:03 pm (UTC)
The Timeless Torches thing was so awesome, I can't believe they used the actual dancers, and their actual favourite dance moves!!!
schmanda 13th-Jan-2012 04:14 pm (UTC)
OMG, the Timeless Torches are a real thing? I had no idea. LOL that makes it all the funnier.
eldvno 13th-Jan-2012 04:29 pm (UTC)
If you read their bios, they were being genuine, it just makes it even better.
rctshack 13th-Jan-2012 06:37 pm (UTC)
OMG... this is epic.
immaflirt 13th-Jan-2012 04:08 pm (UTC)
D'Fawn is my goddess tbh
wits 13th-Jan-2012 04:08 pm (UTC)
eh not their best episode but i'm still excited for the rest of the season
eldvno 13th-Jan-2012 04:11 pm (UTC)
Also, this show gives me life, it is like mother's milk, I love Tina Fey so much.
immaflirt 13th-Jan-2012 04:15 pm (UTC)
loony_moony 13th-Jan-2012 04:45 pm (UTC)
soapboxrhetoric 13th-Jan-2012 09:02 pm (UTC)
lmao elizabeth banks looks just like my friend selby in that picture. weird!
selby is also from maryland, which makes this even funnier to me.
kateahol 13th-Jan-2012 04:15 pm (UTC)
I loved it, but how did they get stuck at 8pm? Now they're going to have to follow those stupid decency rules all over again. Up All Night should clearly switch time slots with 30 Rock.
youthinksoloud 13th-Jan-2012 04:24 pm (UTC)
ia completely, but i think they put up all night on after the office for its lead in. 30 rock is already established so it doesn't need it.
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