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30 Rock: Episode 4.20: The Moms (TV-14)
It's Mother's Day at TGS, and the moms come to visit. Guest starring Buzz Aldrin, Elizabeth Banks, Anita Gillette, Jan Hooks, Cheyenne Jackson, Patti LuPone, Novella Nelson, and Elaine Stritch.
Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) meets her mother's (Guest Star Anita Gillette) old flame, while Jack Donaghy's (Alec Baldwin) mother, Colleen (Guest Star Elaine Stritch), gets tangled in his relationships with Avery Jessup (Guest Star Elizabeth Banks) and high school love, Nancy Donovan. Jenna's (Jane Krakowski) mother, Verna (Guest Star Jan Hooks) returns, while Tracy learns a lesson from his "mom" (Guest Star Novella Nelson). Also starring: Jack McBrayer (Kenneth), Judah Friedlander (Frank), Scott Adsit (Pete), and John Lutz (Lutz).
This episode airs 05/06/2010.
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Multiple award-winning comedy series "30 Rock" is told through the comedic voice of Emmy and two-time Golden Globe winner Tina Fey ("SNL") as variety show producer Liz Lemon and features Emmy and two-time Golden Globe winner Alec Baldwin ("The Departed") as top network executive Jack Donaghy and Tracy Morgan ("The Tracy Morgan Show") as Tracy Jordan, the unpredictable star of Lemon's hit variety show, "TGS with Tracy Jordan." Lemon constantly has her hands full, juggling corporate interference from Donaghy and off-the-handle star antics from Jordan, all while attempting to salvage her own personal life.
Also rounding out the cast are Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney, the co-star of "TGS"; Scott Adsit as the variety show's producer Pete Hornberger; Jack McBrayer as Kenneth, the over-eager and effortlessly endearing NBC page; Judah Friedlander as Frank, the sardonic slacker on the writing staff; Katrina Bowden as Lemon's young, flighty assistant, Cerie; and Keith Powell as Toofer, the sophisticated yet sarcastic, Harvard-alum writer.
Nominated for a record 17 Emmy nominations in 2008, "30 Rock" earned seven 2008 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series for the second consecutive year and ties the record for most comedy Emmys in a single season. "30 Rock" has also won a Golden Globe for Best Television Series, a Screen Actor's Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an ensemble in a Comedy Series, two Producers Guild's Danny Thomas Producer of the Year Awards in Comedy Episodic Television, two Writers Guild Awards for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series and a WGA Award for Episodic Comedy and a Television Critics Association for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy. Also recognized by the AFI Awards as one of 10 Most Outstanding TV Programs of the Year, "30 Rock" was honored with nominations by the People's Choice Awards for Favorite New Comedy Series.
"30 Rock" is from Broadway Video & Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios. The executive producers are Lorne Michaels ("Saturday Night Live"), Fey, Marci Klein ("Saturday Night Live"), David Miner ("Human Giant") and Robert Carlock ("Friends").
Photo Credit: Ali Goldstein/NBC
Judah Friedlander as Frank, John Lutz as Lutz
Kyoko Brugura as Miho, Cheyenne Jackson as Danny, Jan Hooks as Verna, Jane Krakowski as Jenna, Elaine Stritch as Colleen, Tracy Morgan as Tracy Jordan, Novella Nelson, John Lutz as Lutz's Mom, Anita Gillette as Margaret Lemon, Patti LuPone as Sylvia Rossitano