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30 Rock -- "Christmas Special" -- 12/11/08

Christmas Special
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Only days before Christmas, Liz's parents ditch her to celebrate the holidays at a couples-only retreat, leaving her all alone for the holiday. To fill the void, she participates in a charity program, "Letters to Santa," to help underprivileged kids have a nice Christmas. Meanwhile, Jack takes his frustration out on the TGS staff when his plans for a dream holiday vacation away from his overbearing mother, Colleen, are crushed. The TGS crew is forced to give up their plans to produce a last minute Christmas special.

Originally Aired: December 11, 2008
Old 12-11-08, 10:00 PM
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Great stuff with Stritch and Baldwin.

The revelation that Kenneth went to Neverland Ranch...

"you're acting like a real C-word right now. That's right - a Crankysue!"
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"If I wanted to lick a hippy, I'd return Joan Baez's phone calls"
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WTF!? My TiVo didn't record this.
Old 12-11-08, 11:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Ronnie Dobbs View Post
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I... No words. Should have sent a poet.

So they could properly describe the sheer stupidity of this.

(Oh, and if you want to hug a black person, just host "The Price is right.")
Old 12-12-08, 08:12 AM
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Great stuff with Stritch and Baldwin.

The revelation that Kenneth went to Neverland Ranch...

"you're acting like a real C-word right now. That's right - a Crankysue!"
Kenneth cracks me up the writing for the series is gold.
Old 12-12-08, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Quatermass View Post
"If I wanted to lick a hippy, I'd return Joan Baez's phone calls"
And the setup for this is just as good:

Liz: Jack do you know the postmaster general?
Jack: Yes, but we had a falling out after the Jerry Garcia stamp. If I wanted to lick a hippie, I'd return Joan Baez's phone calls.

That is comedy gold right there.
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Very funny episode. I'm glad that they got back to being in the writing room and showing the production of "The Girlie Show." Hope they stick with it some more.
Old 12-12-08, 11:33 AM
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Liz: Are you drunk?
Jenna: On the ‘Spirit of Christmas!’ It’s the cheap, high proof brandy I found. I hope it’s not seasonal…
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Liz: "Where are you? I hear sunshine."

Liz: "I kind of assumed they'd rap - which is racist on my part."

This show has the best throwaway lines.
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Meh. Wasn't all that funny.
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Originally Posted by Deftones View Post
Meh. Wasn't all that funny.
I think you were watching a different show, this episode was hilarious.
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Originally Posted by FatTony View Post
I think you were watching a different show, this episode was hilarious.
No. I watched the same one. Had some OK parts, but the last episode was far, far funnier.
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Jack and his Mom = Comedy Platinum.
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I am in the meh group. Not bad, but had a mainstream feel. Some funny lines, but not overall funny.
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Good Christmas episode. Jack waiting 8 minutes to call 911 was great.
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"There are these Nigerians on the internet that help me." - Kenneth
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Originally Posted by Deftones View Post
No. I watched the same one. Had some OK parts, but the last episode was far, far funnier.
I agree, but this episode had some amazing throwaway lines.
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Loved the Price Is Right line. One of my all times favorites from the series for sure.
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I thought last night's episode had a problem premise with some very clever parts. I prefer episodes to start off with a better story and then bring in the clever, but I'll take what I can get.
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I thought last night's episode had a problem premise with some very clever parts. I prefer episodes to start off with a better story and then bring in the clever, but I'll take what I can get.
Yes, I just rewatched "Ludachristmas" and the premise was much much better.
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- "Those drawings are a clue that children live here."
- "Or Basquiat."

The central plots are getting stale, but I just keep tuning in for the great throwaway lines.

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