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Jack the Writer 

Jack joins the writing staff during a meeting as an observer. He joins the group day after day and gets more and more involved in their work. The group gets annoyed by his weird, not so ... See full summary »

Director:

Gail Mancuso

Writers:

Tina Fey (created by), Robert Carlock
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Tina Fey ... Liz Lemon
Tracy Morgan ... Tracy Jordan
Jane Krakowski ... Jenna Maroney (credit only)
Jack McBrayer ... Kenneth Parcell
Scott Adsit ... Pete Hornberger
Judah Friedlander ... Frank Rossitano
Alec Baldwin ... Jack Donaghy
Keith Powell ... Toofer
Maulik Pancholy ... Jonathan
Katrina Bowden ... Cerie
Tom Broecker ... Lee
James Anderson James Anderson ... James Anderson
John Lutz ... Lutz
Sharon Wilkins Sharon Wilkins ... Angie
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Jack joins the writing staff during a meeting as an observer. He joins the group day after day and gets more and more involved in their work. The group gets annoyed by his weird, not so funny ideas and wants him to stop attending the meetings. It is up to Liz to tell Jack that he is no longer welcome at the meetings. After she does, Jack is more than just angry at her. Liz also has to deal with Cerie and the way she dresses, which distracts the male workers from their work. After Kenneth gets nachos for him from Yankee stadium, Tracy uses Kenneth for other "missions". Written by Anonymous

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Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2006 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

"There's No Business Like Show Business" was written by Irving Berlin. It first appeared in the 1946 musical Annie Get Your Gun, and was also featured in the 1954 film of the same name. In this episode, it is sung by Kenneth; after singing it in the 1954 film, it is a song often associated with Ethel Merman. See more »

Quotes

Tracy Jordan: ...but what did I tell you was the secret to havin' a good marriage and keepin' it together, Kenneth?
Kenneth Parcell: Be a good listener, a giver of gifts and work that va-jay-jay.
Tracy Jordan: That's my boyeee!
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References Today (1982) See more »

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There's No Business like Show Business
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Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Jack McBrayer
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best thing we have written in a week..
10 August 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

30 Rock

With a sensational triumph of six Golden GLobes, 30 Rock is undeniably critics' choice and the buzz pays off with Fey; the creator, at the heart of it, whose vision is crystal clear and on the mark.

It is a single camera sitcom about a writer of a TV Show and the behind-the-camera chaos it goes through before it goes on air. The somewhat distorted concept isn't what the series relies upon, its ideal vacation is to reach for a mature audience with wise and not funny writing.

It is rich on technical aspects like the production design but fails completely on cinematography and background score. As mentioned earlier, the humor isn't forcibly imputed which allows the makers to visit unknown places without any restraints and communicate fluently with the viewers.

The soul of the series is certainly its huge cast who can easily charm their way out of anything but Baldwin and Fey does invest a lot in it and are flat out hilarious in it.

Layered, satirical and thought-provoking writing, ironical humor and injected with enough content to run for its twenty minutes are the high points of this brilliant sitcom. Few cameos and a knack of taking bold moves factors a lot on keeping the audience tangled in its exhilarating world.

Season 01

Even though it takes around 21 acts to attain its adequate closure, the writers haven kept plenty on cards under their sleeve, as in it does offer an intriguing insight on each character's perspective but doesn't give away the equation of theirs with one another; a slick move.

Jack The Writer

Jack The Writer is just like its writers sharp, funny, on the mark and smarter than one's usual typical sitcom offers and as far as Baldwin is concerned, he is in his A game, his comic timing is off the roof.


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