30 Rock 6.06 / 6.07 "Hey Baby, What's Wrong?" Review

30 Rock season 6 makes a declaration of love with the sixth and seventh episodes of season 6 with "Hey Baby, What's Wrong?," where Liz and Criss must purchase a table for Valentine's day and Jack visits with his mother-in-law Charlotte (Mary Steenburgen) .  Tonight 30 Rock experiments with an hour-long format for it's Valentine's day outing, and however sweet carries a few mixed results.

I’m very interested in what’s been going on with 30 Rock’s season ordering this year, as the show was first pushed back into mid-season to accommodate Tina Fey’s pregnancy, and has since been rather out of sorts.  First , the second and third episodes of the season made more or less a two-part episode, but separated by a week as 30 Rock has been airing multiple episodes on Thursday nights, whether catching up to other comedies or filling holes in the schedule.  This week’s “Hey Baby, What’s Wrong” wasn’t a two-parter in the traditional sense, but more akin to an hour-long episode that doesn’t break through the midpoint, something I’m not sure the show has attempted before.  “Hey Baby, What’s Wrong” isn’t a failed experiment by any means, but it can be difficult for typically half-hour shows to break out of formats to which they’re so accustomed. Read More...


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