Tina Fey’s critically acclaimed series, 30 Rock, All about fake show business TGSA sketch comedy series that bears many similarities to NBC Saturday Night Live. Like reality SNL Cast, cast members TGS Actors on the silver screen often dip their feet in the water. Jenna and Tracy each star in their fair share of fantasy movies throughout the series, though most of them sound like fever dreams.
Here are some of the best fake movies 30 Rockincluding some stars TGSOwn Jenna Maroney and Tracy Jordan, in the category of least to most absurd.
9. Tracy Jordan’s Aunt Fatso’s Jack Donaghy’s We At It Again
Tracy (played by SNL alum Tracy Morgan) is no stranger to dressing as a woman — her Reverend Grandmother Trippin Hun Like the movies can see a lot of horror Medea movies, but they definitely made him a lot of money. It makes sense that he would try it again Fatso aunt.
in particular, Tracy Jordan’s Aunt Fatso’s Jack Donaghy’s We At It Again A particularly interesting movie. The villain, Jack Donaghy, is meant to resemble the real Jack—Jack can’t sue Tracy for slander, because everything the villain does or says in the film, Jack said or did in real life.
Aunt Fatso is another blockbuster hit for Tracy, so it’s hard to argue with her concept (even if she stole Tyler Perry to do it).
8. Kidnapped by Jeopardy: The Avery Jessup Story
To tell the story of his wife’s kidnapping, Jack enlists the help of Jenna (Jane Krakowski) and Donaghy look-alike Lance Drake Mandrell (actually just Alec Baldwin’s younger brother, William Baldwin) to make a made-for-TV movie. Public support for his wife’s condition. Liz wrote the film herself.
Liz’s script also includes a poignant reminder of Jack’s love triangle with Avery, played by Cynthia Nixon, and Nancy (Julianne Moore).
I probably won’t watch it, but I’ve definitely seen unfamiliar story concepts in a lifetime. The story would have been more absurd if they had gone with Liz’s original script, but perhaps the cleaner version was better for Lifetime viewers.
7. Hard to watch based on the novel Stone Cold Bummer by Manipulation
In this cheat Anmol: Based on the novel Push by Neelmani Tracy earned her Oscar and her EGOT. is a movie really Hard to watch, telling a story of homelessness, addiction and pain in the Bronx. No, it’s really hard to watch — the main character uses a football for the toilet and her mom explodes.
Tracy’s Oscar campaign reminds me of so many similar Oscar-bait movies that are so hard to watch, but so far 30 Rock As movies go, it actually makes a lot of sense.
After learning that he is indeed a direct descendant of Thomas Jefferson, Tracy has the brilliant idea of creating a Thomas Jefferson biopic. But there’s a twist: Tracy plays all the characters (like Eddie Murphy in The nutty professor).
It’s a serious concept for a movie — especially in the post-Hamilton era, where a black actor could be seen playing Thomas Jefferson. Deciding to play every character probably wasn’t Tracy’s best idea, though, so it’s relatively high on an absurd scale.
5. Take my hand
Originally intended as a gory slasher film, take my hand It might be Jenna’s chance to enter the world of horror movies. After Jack’s intervention to make the film profitable and pushback from Connecticut (where the film is being shot), the film ends as a light-hearted pro-Connecticut Walmart commercial:
My stomach is a little too sensitive for most gore-fest movies, but I might actually be able to get through this one. However, “Visit Connecticut” vibes definitely make this one of the weirdest movies on this list.
4. A Dog Took My Face and Gave Me a Better Face to Change the World: The Celeste Cunningham Story
Now here’s a Lifetime movie concept I can get into. A Dog Took My Face and Gave Me a Better Face to Change the World: The Celeste Cunningham Story The true story of liberal politician Celeste Cunningham (Eddie Falco), who was very ugly before getting a face transplant after being shot in the face by her neighbor’s dog.
The best part about this fake movie is that Kristen Wiig plays Celeste. Wiig does a great job of portraying how terrifying it is to be shot by a dog.
So, this movie has a successful face transplant, an assassination attempt, and a dog? I’m in, but only because of how ridiculous it sounds.
3. Leap Dave Williams
It’s everyone’s favorite movie that Liz has never heard of Lip Dave Williams, a play on Leap Day William. Fun fact: Tracy actually had a cameo in this movie, though her only line was “Give me your wallet, old man!”
Following a Santa Claus-style arc, the main character (played by Jim Carrey) gradually transforms into Leap Day Williams, Leap Day’s Santa.
If that all sounds absurd, you’re in the same boat as Liz Lemon. I think February 29th is a holiday some people just don’t get.
2. Rural Judge
I don’t know what this movie is, but neither does anyone else. Rural Judiciary Hard to pronounce is the film adaptation of the novel by Kevin Grisham, brother of John Grisham. Jenna plays Southern lawyer Constance Justice. Since the title is so hard to say, it becomes an inside joke on the show.
Jenna also records a song for the film, which is just as difficult to understand:
I can’t wait for the sequel, Urban passion.
1. Sing Dem Blues White Girl: The Jackie Jomp-Jomp Story
Jenna’s Janis Joplin biopic could be her ticket to A-list celebritydom — until they lose life rights and have to make some changes for legal reasons.
is the finished product Sing Dem Blues White Girl: The Jackie Jomp-Jomp StoryFeaturing Jackie Jormp-Jomp’s famous hit “Take Another Little Chunk of My Lung”.
The biopic is littered with other mistakes, thanks to the authors’ editing of the Janis Joplin Wikipedia page. Contrary to Jenna’s intensive research, Joplin does not eat cats.
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