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Delayed Appreciation Blog Entry For Last Week’s “30 Rock”

Delayed Appreciation Blog Entry For Last Week's "30 Rock"

In what was an otherwise mediocre episode that I watched on a lazy Sunday (I’ve never disliked Julianne Moore more), “30 Rock” went for gold with a series of oneliners as Tracy Jordan recalled his long-suppressed childhood. Kudos to either the writers or Tracy Morgan’s improvisational skills for some of the best soundbites of the 2010-11 television season:

Tracy: [crying] It’s all coming back to me! My god, I slept on an old dog bed stuffed with wigs! I watched a prostitute stab a clown! Our basketball hoop was a ribcage! A ribcage! Why did you bring me here? I blocked out all this stuff for a reason! Oh lord, some guy w/ dreads electrocuted my fish!


Tracy: Well I’m sorry, Shawn — and child actor whose name I can’t remember — you haven’t walked in my shoes. All my life, I’ve tried to forget the things I’ve seen. A crackhead breast-feeding a rat! A homeless man cooking a Hot Pocket on a third rail of the G train! The G train, Nermal! There’s something inside of me that needs to come out.

And later…

Tracy: I seen a blind guy bite a police horse! A puppy commited suicide after he saw our bathroom! I once bit into a burrito and there was a child’s shoe in it! I seen a hooker eat a tire! A pack of wild dogs took over and successfully ran a Wendy’s! The sewer people stole my skateboard! The projects I lived in was named after Zachary Taylor, generally considered to be one of the worst presidents of all time! I once saw a baby give another baby a tattoo! They were very drunk!

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