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

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.


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

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

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 …
I don’t see color or gender, Mr. Chang.

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

Call Grizz. I need someone who’s not just a yes-man.
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!

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

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)

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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