30 Rock Season 4, Episode 3: "Stone Mountain" - Review


It's often a great time when Liz and Jack venture off together somewhere outside of the safe confines of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Unfortunately, their trip to "Stone Mountain" got bogged down with the point the series has been trying to make since the season premiere: no part of America is more American than any other part; it's all America. Though there were a few good laughs running through the storyline, at times it felt too much like they were trying to teach me something. And I hate learning.


Thankfully, there was more to the episode than just a trip to middle America. The best parts of the episode, for me, came from Tracy worrying about being the third famous celebrity to die. First it was the incredibly overweight guy that Pac-Man was based on (Tracy: "I will eat a bowl of cherries and some ghost meat in his honor.") and then a world famous clog dancer. After Frank told Tracy about the rule of threes, he was scared for his life. At first, he wanted to go somewhere where nothing could possibly happen to him ("Can you get me on Charlie Rose?"), but then took matters into his own hands.


This meant he had to kill the third celebrity. This gave us two great guest spots, the first from everybody's favorite television icon Betty White. I don't know what was funnier: that Betty and Tracy were friends, that Betty and Tracy starred together in "Rapping Grandma," or that Tracy was the rapping grandma. Jimmy Fallon also appeared and did a great job of making fun of himself. Tracy: "You look clean. Are you a celebrity?" Jimmy: "I have my own show on NBC." Tracy: "No. A celebrity." Jimmy: "I was in a movie with Queen Latifah once." Also great was Fallon threatening to kill his first guest, a dog who plays soccer.


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