Beth McCarthy-Miller — Director

Episodes 25

8.1

The Rural Juror

1x10
January 11, 2007

Jenna anticipates the opening of her independent movie “The Rural Juror”, but the title proves to be a mighty tongue twister for the gang. Meanwhile, cash-challenged Tracy endorses his own celebrity product in an effort to get out of debt.

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8.5

Fireworks

1x18
April 5, 2007

Jack and Kenneth work together when Jack discovers that another NBC executive is after his job. Meanwhile, Pete and Liz adjust to life as roommates and Tracy receives paternity papers.

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November 15, 2007

Jack falls for a congresswoman he meets at a cocktail party and despite the fact that they hold opposite views, the couple agrees to put politics aside and have a secret affair. Meanwhile, Liz believes her Middle Eastern neighbor to be a terrorist and tips off Homeland Security, creating a big mess.

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9.0

Reunion

3x5
December 27, 2010

Jack manages to convince a reluctant Liz to attend her high school reunion. Meanwhile, Don Geiss awakens from his coma and shocks Jack with a declaration of who he wants to be the CEO of GE. A shaken Jack decides he needs to get away and blow off some steam, but tags along with Liz to her reunion instead due to bad weather.

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January 3, 2011

Amid a health scare that sees him growing close to his mother's nurse, Jack helps Tracy and his wife Angie develop a "post-nup" and gets Jenna an audition to play Janis Joplin. Jenna thinks Liz is only attracted to a midget because she wants a child.

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10.0

The Ones

3x19
February 14, 2011

Jack goes shopping for an engagement ring, for Elisa, with Liz. Elisa tells Liz a secret, and a prank results in an injury back at TGS.

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July 4, 2011

Jack tries to protect his job and the company when Devin returns to seek revenge; Tracy and Jenna try to make Liz's life miserable; Kenneth volunteers at an animal shelter.

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10.0

Audition Day

4x4
July 5, 2011

Liz and Pete try to rig the audition process; Tracy and Jenna decide they should conduct their own search for the next 'TGS' star.

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10.0

Secret Santa

4x8
July 7, 2011

Jack’s interest in a new social networking site unexpectedly reconnects him with a high school crush. Kenneth tries to organize a Secret Santa Fun Swap, but not without resistance from some of the staff members. Meanwhile, Liz battles the task of buying a gift that’s good enough for Jack, and Jenna is horrified at the prospect of sharing her annual Christmas solo.

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10.0

Winter Madness

4x11
July 11, 2011

Hoping to boost staffers' spirits, Liz takes TGS on the road, but Jack takes over for his own reasons, and the staff find reasons to blame Liz for all that's wrong in their lives.

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10.0

Khonani

4x18
July 14, 2011

Liz discovers that the TGS staff have been excluding her from their weekly hangouts, and strives to prove that she can be fun. Jack must choose between janitors and the shift time they both want, and Kenneth aids Tracy Jordan in being a good husband.

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July 18, 2011

Jack becomes even more entangled in his love triangle between Avery Jessup and Nancy Donovan, and he turns for advice to Liz, who is focusing on her own romantic problems. When Liz can't find a date to Floyd's wedding, she revisits her old boyfriends in hope that a spark will reignite. Meanwhile, Tracy continues his journey to earn his egot.

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December 7, 2011

Jack begins to meddle in Liz's new relationship with Carol.

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January 13, 2012

An offensive rant by Tracy is leaked online. Jack disapproves of Liz's new boyfriend, and the Best Friends Gang is reunited when Kenneth and Jenna call for the help of Kelsey Grammer.

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10.0

Live Show

5x4
January 18, 2012

On show night, Liz Lemon grows increasingly infuriated when no one seems to remember that it's her 40th birthday. Just before the taping, Tracy Jordan becomes convinced that nothing is funnier than a performer laughing and breaking character, which he elects to do all night, much to Jenna Maroney's chagrin. Meanwhile, Jack Donaghy struggles with the consequences of his promise to give up drinking while Avery is pregnant.

The episode was filmed twice. The East Coast version aired for the Eastern, Central and Mountain time zones. The West Coast version was aired in the western, Alaskan and Hawaiian time zones.

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January 20, 2012

Tracy Jordan challenges Liz by leading his own protest in defense of idiots everywhere. Jack faces off with Devin Banks yet again, but still finds time to interfere with Liz's relationship by giving Criss an ultimatum, and Liz tries to get rid of Jenna's new assistant.

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February 10, 2012

Jenna hatches a surprising new plan to get publicity, while Jack finds himself begrudgingly playing parent to his teenage nemesis, Kaylie Hooper. Liz rejects the new authority Kenneth has over “TGS” with his new job in Standards.

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10.0

Grandmentor

6x13
February 17, 2012

Liz struggles in her new role as mentor to Hazel. Kenneth has a difficult time letting go of his page duties and takes drastic measures to make sure Tracy is taken care of. Meanwhile, Jack and Jenna come up with a plan to get Avery back in the headlines.

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February 29, 2012

"Operation Righteous Cowboy Lightning" is the twelfth episode of the fifth season of the American television comedy series 30 Rock. It was written by executive producer Robert Carlock. The director of this episode was Beth McCarthy-Miller. It originally aired on the National Broadcasting Company in the United States on January 27, 2011. Guest stars in this episode include Robert De Niro, Lester Holt, Sherri Shepherd, and Dean Winters.

In the episode, Jack Donaghy decides to pre-tape a celebrity benefit for a natural disaster, but his plan goes terribly wrong. Meanwhile, Tracy Jordan continues to drive Liz Lemon crazy with his irresponsibility. However, when a reality show camera crew starts to follow Tracy around, Liz tries to use it to her advantage.

"Operation Righteous Cowboy Lightning" was universally well received and praised by television critics. According to Nielsen Media Research, the episode was watched by 4.922 million households during its original broadcast, and received a 2.4 rating/7 share among viewers in the 18–49 demographic.

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March 10, 2012

Kabletown chooses to stop funding live shows for TGS. While Liz and Jack embrace the change, Kenneth argues that live format should be kept intact, and he tries to convince the TGS staff to fight for their right to be live by taking them and our audience through a magical look back at the illustrious history of Studio 6H.

The episode was filmed twice. The East Coast version aired for the Eastern, Central and Mountain time zones. The West Coast version was aired in the western, Alaskan and Hawaiian time zones.

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10.0

TGS Hates Women

5x16
March 28, 2012

"TGS Hates Women" is the sixteenth episode of the fifth season of the American television comedy series 30 Rock, and the 96th overall episode of the series. It was written by co-executive producer Ron Weiner and directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller. The episode originally aired on the National Broadcasting Company network in the United States on February 24, 2011. Guest stars in this episode include Cristin Milioti and Chloë Grace Moretz.

In the episode, The Girlie Show with Tracy Jordan is accused of being misogynistic, so Liz Lemon hires a female writer, Abby Flynn in order to prove that it isn't. However, she becomes frustrated when it turns out that Abby is provocative and extremely stereotypical. At the same time, Jack Donaghy formulates a plan to one day become the CEO of Kabletown, but to do that he needs to eliminate his competition, the current CEO's granddaughter, Kaylee Hooper.

This episode of 30 Rock received mixed reviews from television critics. According to Nielsen Media Research, "TGS Hates Women" was watched by 4.501 million viewers during its original broadcast, and received a 2.3 rating/6 share among viewers in the 18–49 demographic.

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April 26, 2012

Kenneth (Jack McBrayer) takes drastic measures to prove why TGS should stay a live show.

When their Kabletown bosses announce they will no longer pay for TGS to be a live show, Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) and Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) realize their lives will actually be easier if they shoot canned episodes fast and cheap. Only Kenneth the page (McBrayer) objects, urging that nothing can replace the communal experience of live television. He tries to convince the TGS staff to fight for their right to be live by taking them and our audience through a magical look back at the illustrious history of Studio 6H.

The episode was filmed twice. The East Coast version aired for the Eastern, Central and Mountain time zones. The West Coast version was aired in the western, Alaskan and Hawaiian time zones.

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November 29, 2012

After an encounter with Dennis Duffy, Liz and Criss decide to take drastic measures to start a family. As Liz looks toward the future, Jack and Jenna evaluate their own self-worth, and Tracy laments a shocking medical diagnosis.

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10.0

Hogcock!

7x12
January 31, 2013

Liz has trouble adjusting to being a stay-at-home mother. Jack takes stock of his life, and Tracy struggles to get on without Kenneth.

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8.5

Last Lunch

7x13
January 31, 2013

Jenna prepares an emotional farewell song as the cast and crew reunite for one final "TGS".

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