30 Rock (2006–2013)
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The Shower Principle 

Jack (Alec Baldwin) struggles to come up with an inspired idea to expand the Kabletown empire. Liz (Tina Fey) attempts to break free from her repetitive lifestyle.

Director:

Stephen Lee Davis

Writers:

Tina Fey (created by), Tom Ceraulo
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tina Fey ... Liz Lemon
Tracy Morgan ... Tracy Jordan
Jane Krakowski ... Jenna Maroney
Jack McBrayer ... Kenneth Parcell
Scott Adsit ... Pete Hornberger
Judah Friedlander ... Frank Rossitano
Alec Baldwin ... Jack Donaghy
Katrina Bowden ... Cerie
Keith Powell ... Toofer (credit only)
Kevin Brown ... Dot Com
Grizz Chapman ... Grizz
Kristen Schaal ... Hazel Wassername
Thomas Roberts ... Thomas Roberts
Ken Howard ... Hank Hooper
Doug Trapp Doug Trapp ... Howard
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Storyline

Jack (Alec Baldwin) struggles to come up with an inspired idea to expand the Kabletown empire. Liz (Tina Fey) attempts to break free from her repetitive lifestyle.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Hank references a famous internet cat that jumps into boxes. He is of course referencing Maru, the best internet cat of all time See more »

Goofs

When Liz first pretend-coughs to say "nerd alert" to Jack, she is standing with her back to the door. In the next shot, as she continues coughing, we see her with her back to the window. See more »

Connections

References Snow Dogs (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Amazing Grace
(uncredited)
Written by John Newton
Performed by Jane Krakowski and Kristen Schaal
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just like last year..
24 November 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

30 Rock

With a sensational triumph of six Golden Globes, 30 Rock is undeniably critics' choice and the buzz pays off with Fey; the creator, at the heart of it, whose vision is crystal clear and on the mark. It is a single camera sitcom about a writer of a TV Show and the behind-the-camera chaos it goes through before it goes on air. The somewhat distorted concept isn't what the series relies upon, its ideal vacation is to reach for a mature audience with wise and not necessarily funny writing.

It is rich on technical aspects like the production design but fails completely on cinematography and background score. As mentioned earlier, the humor isn't forcibly imputed which allows the makers to visit unknown places without any restraints and communicate fluently with the viewers.

The soul of the series is certainly its huge cast who can easily charm their way out of anything but Baldwin and Fey does invest a lot in it and are flat out hilarious in it. Layered, satirical and thought-provoking writing, ironical humor and injected with enough content to run for its twenty minutes are the high points of this brilliant sitcom. Few cameos and a knack of taking bold moves factors a lot on keeping the audience tangled in its exhilarating flashy world.

The equation between Fey and Baldwin is written with such meticulous and at times sweet and soothing tactics and cases that it goes through. Invading live shows, creating a mocked reality show and changing the perspective of the narrations are the bits that helps reset the clock from zero. It also keeps ironically jump in and out of character and storyline to draw in a chuckle every now and then.

Season 06

This season looses its grip for a brief period in its middle act only to life up to its standards just like the first act, by bringing out the big guns like mocking comic book movies, live shows and reality shows, that has always been its forte where it aces like no one.

The Shower Principle

The exaggerated sketchy sequences that warps into another world every now and then is the only gags that leaves you hungry for more while the rest of it falls under the obligation of semantics of it.


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