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Episode #: 1
Season: 1
Writer(s): Adam Bernstein
Director(s): Tina Fey
Guest star(s):
First aired: October 11, 2006

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30 Rock Season 1 Episode 1 "Pilot"

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EPISODE SYNOPSIS
Liz Lemon finds out that the VP of Programming has been fired - and Jack Donaghy is taking his place. Jack promptly fires her producer, Pete, and hires out of control, mentally unstable comedy star, Tracy Jordan, to be the marquee star of her baby: The Girlie Show - changing the name of the show (and Liz's life) in the process.

Frank
FRANK TALK
WHAT DID FRANK'S HAT SAY?
Ninja Expert


EPISODE QUOTES
  • Tracy: Affirmative action was designed to keep women and minorities in competition with each other to distract us while white dudes inject AIDS into our chicken nuggets.
  • Tracy: You know how pissed off I was when U.S. Weekly said that I was on crack? That's racist! I'm not on crack - I'm straight-up mentally ill!
  • Jack: (to Liz) I like you. You have the boldness of a much younger woman.
  • Tracy: I'll have an apple juice.
Waiter: Oh, we don't have apple juice, sir.

Tracy: Then I'll have a vodka and tonic.


  • Pete: Okay, marry, kill: Oprah, bin Laden, Jenna.
Frank: Okay, well I'd marry Oprah, for the money. I'd do bin Laden for revenge and then his own people would kill him. And I'd kill Jenna.

  • Jenna: Who's everybody?
Jack: The network that wanted to fire you, the focus group that said you had a weird eye.

Jenna: You mean this eye?! Okay, this eye - it doesn't open all the way because when I was little my sister peed in it!

BEST SCENES AND MOMENTS
  • Tracy Jordan running down the LA 405 freeway in his underwear screaming "I'm a Jedi! I'm a Jedi" and waving a red lightsaber.
  • Liz Lemon handing out hot dogs to all the "Good People" of New York City.

EPISODE TRIVIA
  • Frank's trucker hat reads "Ninja Expert".
  • Rachel Dratch was originally supposed to play the role of Jenna DeCarlo.
  • The Trivection oven Jack mentions in this episode is an actual GE product which was advertised during the commercial break when the pilot first aired.
  • When Liz mentions that Tracy Jordan is crazy, a clip of Jordan is shown with him wearing just underwear on LA 405 freeway. However, if you look at all the license plates on the vehicles, they are all New Jersey plates.
  • 30 Rock is a comedic portrayal of Saturday Night Live, NBC.
  • In this episode Jenna comments on guest-starring on an episode of Law & Order while the actress who plays Jenna, Jane Krakowski, appeared as a guest star on Law & Order: SVU episode "Bound" in 1999.

EPISODE PHOTOS
30 Rock Episode 101 Liz Lemon throwing hot dogs

Liz Lemon tossing hot dogs to all the "Good People"
30 Rock Episode 101 Tracy Jordan running down Los Angeles highway 405

Tracy Jordan: "I'm a Jedi! I'm a Jedi!"

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