30 Rock

10 Worst 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.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 04, 2023.

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30 Rock - S1E17

#10 - The Fighting Irish (Season 1 - Episode 17)

Family matters move front and center when Jack is reunited with his down-and-out brother and Liz has a tough time making staff cutbacks. Meanwhile, Tracy is on the search for a church and asks everyone for advice.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 456 votes.

30 Rock - S7E6

#9 - Aunt Phatso vs. Jack Donaghy (Season 7 - Episode 6)


Tracy and Jack engage in a battle of wits after Tracy depicts Jack as a villain in his latest project. On Jack's advice, Liz puts her own needs ahead of those of "TGS." Meanwhile, Jenna tries to shield Kenneth from Hazel's manipulation but her own selfishness gets in the way.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 401 votes.

30 Rock - S1E6

#8 - Jack Meets Dennis (Season 1 - Episode 6)

Liz reconnects with her ex-boyfriend Dennis, the last remaining pager salesman in New York. Meanwhile, Jenna and Tracy try to "enhance" their appearances for career reasons.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 586 votes.

30 Rock - S1E4

#7 - Jack the Writer (Season 1 - Episode 4)


Lines are drawn when Jack decides to sit in on the writers' room and Kenneth the page tries to deal with Tracy's difficult demands.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 625 votes.

30 Rock - S1E2

#6 - The Aftermath (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Jack continues to tweak "The Girlie Show" so that eccentric Tracy Jordan can be the star. Meanwhile, Liz makes it worse when she tries to smooth things over and Tracy throws a yacht party.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 762 votes.

30 Rock - S5E19

#5 - I Heart Connecticut (Season 5 - Episode 19)


Liz and Kenneth try to locate Tracy in the city before "TGS" is canceled. Meanwhile Pete, feeling emasculated, challenges the writers and crew to a contest of strength and Jenna shoots a horror film in Connecticut.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 350 votes.

30 Rock - S5E17

#4 - Queen of Jordan (Season 5 - Episode 17)

Angie's reality show visits "TGS," resulting in a red-faced situation for Jack, Jenna pining for attention, and Liz leading a scheme to lure Tracy back from Africa. Meanwhile, Frank reconnects with a lost love.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 370 votes.

30 Rock - S2E12

#3 - Subway Hero (Season 2 - Episode 12)


Dennis becomes a New York City celebrity after jumping in front of a train and saving someone who fell on the tracks. Meanwhile, Jack desperately tries to persuade Tracy to become the celebrity face of the Republican Party.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 394 votes.

30 Rock - S1E1

#2 - Pilot (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Comedy writer Liz Lemon is called upstairs to meet the new network exec, Jack Donaghy, who instructs her to hire movie star Tracy Jordan to draw a young male audience to "The Girlie Show."

The episode was rated 7.42 from 962 votes.

30 Rock - S6E20

#1 - Queen of Jordan II: Mystery of the Phantom Pooper (Season 6 - Episode 20)


Angie brings "Queen of Jordan" back to "TGS." News about Avery forces Jack to confront his feelings for her mother, and Liz finds herself in a feud.

The episode was rated 7.35 from 404 votes.

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