30 Rock

10 Best Episodes of 30 Rock

Liz Lemon, the head writer for a late-night TV variety show in New York, tries to juggle all the egos around her while chasing her own dream.

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30 Rock - S3E22

#15 - Kidney Now! (Season 3 - Episode 22)

The TGS staff rallies as Jack's father's health hangs in the balance. Liz enjoys newfound fame as a relationship expert. When Tracy's high school invites him to speak at graduation, Kenneth helps him overcome embarrassing memories.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 379 votes.

30 Rock - S3E1

#14 - Do-Over (Season 3 - Episode 1)


Liz tries to keep the TGS staff from ruining her chances at adoption when an evaluator drops by the job. Jack is back at 30 Rock to reclaim his position from Devon Banks, but quickly learns the task won't be easy when he is given a sizable demotion.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 430 votes.

30 Rock - S3E5

#13 - Reunion (Season 3 - Episode 5)

Liz is opposed to going to her high school reunion, but Jack manages to convince her otherwise. Meanwhile, Don Geiss wakes up from his coma only to shock Jack with his declaration of who will be GE's CEO.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 429 votes.

30 Rock - S2E15

#12 - Cooter (Season 2 - Episode 15)


Jack moves on to a new job involving politics in Washington, but the position is not quite what he anticipated. Meanwhile, Liz suffers a pregnancy scare, Kenneth confronts rival page Donny when applying for a summer job, and Tracy works on his latest invention.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 405 votes.

30 Rock - S6E5

#11 - Today You Are a Man (Season 6 - Episode 5)

Jack and Liz battle over her employment contract. Kenneth is reassigned after being offended by his coworkers at TGS, and Tracy and Jenna's accountant hires them as entertainment at a bar mitzvah.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 451 votes.

30 Rock - S6E6

#10 - Hey, Baby, What's Wrong? Part 1 (Season 6 - Episode 6)


Criss and Liz decide to celebrate Valentine's Day, but they need to buy a dining room table first. Jack entertains his mother-in-law, Diana, as Jenna frantically looks to Pete to fill in last-minute as the producer of her first live performance on "America's Kidz Got Singing." Back at the office, Tracy and Frank try to help Lutz find someone to spend Valentine's with.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 412 votes.

30 Rock - S5E12

#9 - Operation Righteous Cowboy Lightning (Season 5 - Episode 12)

Liz tries to exploit the situation when a reality show follows Tracy's wife. Meanwhile, Jack pre-tapes disaster telethons and Lutz tells a lie.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 380 votes.

30 Rock - S6E8

#8 - The Tuxedo Begins (Season 6 - Episode 8)


Fed up with New York City after being mugged, Jack sets out to protect the safety of the city's elite by announcing his run for mayor. Meanwhile, Liz revels in sacrificing the good of the city to look out for her own interests, and Jenna and Paul are thrilled by the perversion of acting like a normal couple.

The episode was rated 8.09 from 424 votes.

30 Rock - S6E14

#7 - Kidnapped by Danger (Season 6 - Episode 14)

Liz's scripted version of Jack and Avery's love story leaves Jack confused and frustrated by his feelings for Diana. Meanwhile, Jenna and Tracy attempt to beat Weird Al Yankovic at his own game, and Kenneth gets an unexpected new job at NBC.

The episode was rated 8.11 from 433 votes.

30 Rock - S6E11

#6 - Standards and Practices (Season 6 - Episode 11)


Jenna hatches a surprising new plan to get publicity, while Jack finds himself begrudgingly playing parent to his teenage nemesis, Kaylie Hooper. Liz rejects the new authority Kenneth has over “TGS” with his new job in Standards.

The episode was rated 8.12 from 411 votes.

30 Rock - S6E19

#5 - Live from Studio 6H (Season 6 - Episode 19)

Kabletown chooses to stop funding live shows for "TGS." While Liz and Jack embrace the change, Kenneth argues that live format should be kept intact, and he tries to convince the "TGS" staff to fight for their right to be live by taking them and our audience through a magical look back at the illustrious history of Studio 6H.

The episode was rated 8.13 from 429 votes.

30 Rock - S4E22

#4 - I Do Do (Season 4 - Episode 22)


Liz's multi-wedding day takes an unexpected turn when she meets a handsome, misanthropic pilot. Jack discovers which woman he is truly meant to be with. Meanwhile, Jenna and Paul's relationship reaches an impasse and Kenneth goes to great lengths to avoid being transferred to Los Angeles.

The episode was rated 8.15 from 381 votes.

30 Rock - S4E13

#3 - Anna Howard Shaw Day (Season 4 - Episode 13)

Liz schedules oral surgery in an effort to avoid Valentine's Day. Meanwhile, Jack falls for a sexy CNBC journalist, Avery Jessup, and Jenna is crushed to discover that her stalker has moved on.

The episode was rated 8.16 from 419 votes.

30 Rock - S7E12

#2 - Hogcock! (Season 7 - Episode 12)


Liz has trouble adjusting to being a stay-at-home mother. Jack takes stock of his life, and Tracy struggles to get on without Kenneth.

The episode was rated 8.19 from 425 votes.

30 Rock - S7E13

#1 - Last Lunch (Season 7 - Episode 13)

The gang reunites for one final episode of TGS.

The episode was rated 8.61 from 292 votes.

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