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30 Rock 5.14 "Double-Edged Sword" Review

Airplane jokes. These are usually pretty lame, especially when punctuated with a "what's the deal with that?" Fortunately, 30 Rock's penchant for the absurd and subtle misanthropy saved these jokes from mediocrity.

This week's 30 Rock saw Liz hopping on a plane, piloted by her boyfriend, Carol (Matt Damon), only to find the plane stuck on the tarmac as Carol refuses to discuss why. Meanwhile, Jack and a very pregnant Avery visit Canada for the G8 summit but scramble to return to the states as Avery's labor begins. Tracy, having just won his Oscar for his performance in Hard to Watch, deals with the pressures of being an EGOT winner.

I originally thought that having Tracy win an Academy Award would be a little shark-jumpy but the show handled it in such a way that only they could. Tracy's acceptance speech lampooned Marlon Brando's from his win for The Godfather, except that he was present and only couldn't speak because his mouth was full of Pop Tarts. Read More...


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