The third season of 30 Rock has proven to be a bit erratic. While the show has always relied on its lightning-quick jokes and asides, its relying on them a bit too heavily this season to the point where the main story of the episodes are often the least interesting part of the episode.
Liz's high school reunion? Not all that funny. The Night Court recreation? Bizarre and unsatisfying. Similar sentiments are in order for the latest episode, "Christmas Special," which provided some characteristically snappy one-liners and one-off jokes, but overall was nothing, well, special.