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Old 09-23-10, 04:52 AM
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30 Rock -- Season Premiere -- "The Fabian Strategy" -- 09/23/10

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Season 5 opens with Jack interfering with Liz's blooming romance with Carol (Matt Damon) in an effort to help her finally win a man's heart. There's give-and-take in Jack's own love life when Avery revamps his apartment. Meanwhile, Tracy copes with Kenneth's termination as NBC page, and Jenna emerges as a new "TGS" producer.


Matt Damon and Elizabeth Banks guest star

Looking forward to season 5. I've been watching since season 3 and have this show is a riot most of the time.
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Re: 30 Rock -- Season Premiere -- "The Fabian Strategy" -- 09/23/10

"Don't touch me, Tom Jones!"

"English butler privacy circle"

"Who flies Newark to Atlantic City?" "Black bachelorette parties."



We're back!!!
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The Barefoot Contessa obsession is making me laugh and I can't quite figure out why.

No! It Okay! Don't Be Cry!

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Re: 30 Rock -- Season Premiere -- "The Fabian Strategy" -- 09/23/10

"I'm a Daddy Bear!"
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Re: 30 Rock -- Season Premiere -- "The Fabian Strategy" -- 09/23/10

"Our Harry Potter theme park is a hit with both Anglophiles and pedophiles"
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Re: 30 Rock -- Season Premiere -- "The Fabian Strategy" -- 09/23/10

Did anybody else hear the old lady say something along the lines of 'this show is shit' when Jenna fired her?
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Re: 30 Rock -- Season Premiere -- "The Fabian Strategy" -- 09/23/10

Very strong start after a so-so season 4.
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Re: 30 Rock -- Season Premiere -- "The Fabian Strategy" -- 09/23/10

Funny episode. What is the deal with the three different GEICO spokesmen, anyway?
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Re: 30 Rock -- Season Premiere -- "The Fabian Strategy" -- 09/23/10

Holy SHIT! Just when I'm thinking, "30 Rock isn't as funny as other shows".....I watch it and this show blows me away!

There was so much funny shit on this ep!!!!!

"Daddy Bear"
Pete's wife getting fucked.
Carol falling apart
Gieco's spokespeople
Jackfest
She Hannibal'd my Fabian".

Jenna look fuckin' hot too.
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Re: 30 Rock -- Season Premiere -- "The Fabian Strategy" -- 09/23/10

Originally Posted by xfusejc View Post
Did anybody else hear the old lady say something along the lines of 'this show is shit' when Jenna fired her?

Yes!!!
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Re: 30 Rock -- Season Premiere -- "The Fabian Strategy" -- 09/23/10

Hilarious all the way through. 4 seasons and 1 episode in and this show still brings the laughs.

I guess we won't see Matt Damon until Oct. 14. He's already a great addition to the cast. Is there anything funnier then seeing him cry?
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I wanted to burn my eyes out with Peter's wife, twice! I also heard the "this show is shit," line, but didn't rewind to see if that is indeed what i heard...
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Re: 30 Rock -- Season Premiere -- "The Fabian Strategy" -- 09/23/10

Good ep... I had to pause the DVR during Pete's "love scenes"... that shit was just too funny!
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Re: 30 Rock -- Season Premiere -- "The Fabian Strategy" -- 09/23/10

How is this Season 5 of TGS?
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Re: 30 Rock -- Season Premiere -- "The Fabian Strategy" -- 09/23/10

Originally Posted by superfro View Post
How is this Season 5 of TGS?
Maybe they mean the version featuring Tracy Jordan?
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Re: 30 Rock -- Season Premiere -- "The Fabian Strategy" -- 09/23/10

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How is this Season 5 of TGS?
It's not, it's season 5 of 30 Rock. Do you even watch the show?
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Re: 30 Rock -- Season Premiere -- "The Fabian Strategy" -- 09/23/10

Originally Posted by auto View Post
It's not, it's season 5 of 30 Rock. Do you even watch the show?
I'd have given them the opening with Liz, but then they made point to mention it again specifically in regards to TGS. I'm not a fan with the self referencing the show seemed to really kick into overdrive over the past few seasons, and this was an attempt that didn't even make sense within the show. They should leave it to Community who are able to do it without having to stare at the camera and wink or nod their head. "See! See what I did there!"
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Re: 30 Rock -- Season Premiere -- "The Fabian Strategy" -- 09/23/10

For those who missed it...

I love how Jack explained the reason for the "producer" credit on television shows as a vanity credit then as soon as the next title comes up: Producer: Alec Baldwin. That nice little sight gag is the reason this show has lasted five seasons.
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Re: 30 Rock -- Season Premiere -- "The Fabian Strategy" -- 09/23/10

Originally Posted by Sex Fiend View Post
Funny episode. What is the deal with the three different GEICO spokesmen, anyway?
Remember there are actually four, Liz mentions the Rod Serling like character who starts out every commercial with "Can Geico really save you 15% or more?" The followup quesiton to that opening would have a gag like "Is a bird in the hand worth two in the bush?" or "Can Charlie Daniels play a mean fiddle?"
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Re: 30 Rock -- Season Premiere -- "The Fabian Strategy" -- 09/23/10

Originally Posted by emachine12 View Post
Remember there are actually four, Liz mentions the Rod Serling like character who starts out every commercial with "Can Geico really save you 15% or more?" The followup quesiton to that opening would have a gag like "Is a bird in the hand worth two in the bush?" or "Can Charlie Daniels play a mean fiddle?"
And I swear it's an exact conversation a friend and I had not even 2 weeks ago. It was amazing!
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Re: 30 Rock -- Season Premiere -- "The Fabian Strategy" -- 09/23/10

Originally Posted by emachine12 View Post
For those who missed it...

I love how Jack explained the reason for the "producer" credit on television shows as a vanity credit then as soon as the next title comes up: Producer: Alec Baldwin. That nice little sight gag is the reason this show has lasted five seasons.
i don't think it came up right after. i was actually thinking it would when i heard him say the line (as he's been producer for couple years now), but i think there was a delay.

edit...yeah, just saw there was quite a delay from the line and his credit. too bad as that would have been a better gag.

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Re: 30 Rock -- Season Premiere -- "The Fabian Strategy" -- 09/23/10

This is still the funniest show on TV in my opinion.
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Re: 30 Rock -- Season Premiere -- "The Fabian Strategy" -- 09/23/10

Originally Posted by emachine12 View Post
For those who missed it...

I love how Jack explained the reason for the "producer" credit on television shows as a vanity credit then as soon as the next title comes up: Producer: Alec Baldwin. That nice little sight gag is the reason this show has lasted five seasons.
It would have been a funnier gag if it had come up right after he said it while he was still on screen.
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Re: 30 Rock -- Season Premiere -- "The Fabian Strategy" -- 09/23/10

I guess Matt Damon will be in the live episode on 10/14
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Re: 30 Rock -- Season Premiere -- "The Fabian Strategy" -- 09/23/10

Originally Posted by Giantrobo View Post
Holy SHIT! Just when I'm thinking, "30 Rock isn't as funny as other shows".....I watch it and this show blows me away!

There was so much funny shit on this ep!!!!!

"Daddy Bear"
Pete's wife getting fucked.
Carol falling apart
Gieco's spokespeople
Jackfest
She Hannibal'd my Fabian".

Jenna look fuckin' hot too.
Rotfl
Lots of good stuff tonight.

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