'30 Rock' Recap: The 10 Best Rhubarb Peas and Carrots Lines

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Queen Latifah and Alec BaldwinFull disclosure: I was not all that happy with last night's episode. It had some tasty dialogue, and a hefty serving of Grizz and Dot-Com, but it was very light on zingy one-liners. Nonetheless, like last week, it was heavy on the out-of-left-field cameo performances, with Queen Latifah playing a congresswoman and “acclaimed director of When Harry Met Sally," and Rob Reiner as himself, as a congressman.

Honestly, my favorite bit was the extended laugh-so-you-don’t-cry joke about how good ideas turn into crappy TV, which ended with a third cameo -- John Amos, the dad from Good Times. Children of the ‘70s, represent!

Anyway, there were ten funny bits. And that last one? Ouch, 30 Rock. Ouch.

Jack:
In a post-apocalyptic world, how would anyone use you?
Liz:
Traveling bard!
Jack:
Radiation canary.

Liz:
Will you ask Congress where they put the USA network? I’ve been trying to find Monk for like three months.

Jonathan:
What if we have to stay overnight and there aren't enough rooms? And we have to share a room and I forgot to bring a shirt to sleep in, and all the stores are closed?

Congresswoman Bookman:
As a member of congress and a black woman …
Jack:
I don’t see color or gender, Mr. Chang.

Rob Reiner:
Rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb, peas-and-carrots rhubarb.

Tracy:
Call Grizz. I need someone who’s not just a yes-man.
Dot-Com:
Whatever you say, boss -- OH! Come on, Walter!

Congresswoman Bookman:
... the future, and America! Now I may have lost my train of thought several minutes ago but if I continue to talk like this, no one will notice, and when I stop, you will applaud my energy! (applause) Thank you!

Jenna:
I turned into my mother! And I turned you into me! You’re welcome. But it was wrong!

Tracy:
And thank you, representative. What you do is very important. I can assure you that NBC is committed to making diversity a priority. Then just walk away, and don't try to kiss her, Tracy. And don’t say that last part. (wink)

Jack:
We are an immigrant nation. The first generation works its fingers to the bone and makes things. The second generation goes to college and innovates new ideas. The third generation … snowboards and takes improv classes.

What lines tickled your funny bone? Tell us in the comments!


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Rob Reiner: Sorry Hips.

nonmember avatar courtney

" with Queen Latifah playing a congresswoman and “acclaimed director of When Harry Met Sally," and Rob Reiner as himself, as a congressman. "

Your comma makes it sound like Queen Latifah is the acclaimed director of When Harry Met Sally -- Rob Reiner was referring to himself in the third person as the acclaimed director.

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