Everyone on 30 Rock, from the seemingly grounded TV producer Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) to the egomaniacal actors Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan) and Jenna Maroney (Jane Krakowski) to the powerful network executive Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin), is more than a little crazy. They may not exactly be well-equipped to handle life, but their hang-ups and misconceptions do make for some hilariously quotable lines. Here are my picks for the best 30 Rock quotes.
• From “Tracy Does Conan” (Season 1):
Liz: Why are you wearing a tux?
Jack: It's after six. What am I, a farmer?
• From “The Fighting Irish” (Season 1):
Tracy: So what’s your religion, Liz Lemon?
Liz: I pretty much just do whatever Oprah tells me to.
• From “The Source Awards” (Season 1):
Tracy: I’m just going through the classic stages of grief: fear, denial, horniness, wisdom, sleepiness and now depression.
Kenneth: What about anger?
Tracy: No! I don’t wanna do anger, and you can’t make me!
• From “Black Tie” (Season 1):
Jack: Lemon, I want to thank you. For showing me that I could have a pleasant evening with a woman my age.
Liz: I’m 12 years younger than you.
Jack: A woman your age, then.
Liz attempts to give Jenna advice.
Liz: You’ve already made up your mind about this, haven’t you?
Jenna: Oh, you’re right, Liz! I should go for it!
Liz: You’re not even listening, are you? Poop. Monkey butt.
Jenna: No, you’re a good friend, and thank you.
• From “The Break-Up” (Season 1):
Liz rebuffs a man’s advances at a bar.
Jenna: That guy wanted to buy you a drink!
Liz: Really? But I already have a drink. Do you think he’d buy me mozzarella sticks?
• From “Seinfeld Vision” (Season 2):
Jack: All of my summer replacement shows were big hits: America’s Next Top Pirate, Are You Stronger Than a Dog, MILF Island.
Liz: MILF Island?
Jack: Twenty-five super-hot moms, 50 eighth-grade boys, no rules.
Liz: Oh yeah, didn’t one of those women turn out to be a prostitute?
Jack: That doesn’t mean she’s not a wonderful, caring MILF.
• From “The Collection” (Season 2):
Jack: Lemon, I’m impressed. You're beginning to think like a businessman.
Liz: A businesswoman.
Jack: I don’t think that’s a word.
• From “Rosemary's Baby” (Season 2):
Jack: So what are you gonna do with your money? Put it into a 401(k)?
Liz: Yeah, I gotta get one of those.
Jack: What? Where do you invest your money, Lemon?
Liz: I’ve got like twelve grand in checking.
Jack: Are you an immigrant?
• From “Do-Over” (Season 3):
Liz prepares for a visit from an adoption agency.
Liz: I got rid of all my Colin Firth movies in case they consider them erotica.
Jack: That man can wear a sweater.
• From “Larry King” (Season 3)
Liz: You ready for Larry King Live tonight?
Tracy: You know it. I cursed for three hours straight just to get it out of my system, you dumb bitch.
• From “Stone Mountain” (Season 4):
Frank: Tracy, did you hear? Fred Dawkins, the incredibly overweight guy Pac-Man was based off of, died.
Tracy: I will eat a bowl of cherries and some ghost meat in his honor.
• From “The Problem Solvers” (Season 4):
Liz: Do I look okay?
Cerie: That’s exactly how you look.