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Season 5

81 :05x01 - The Fabian Strategy

Sep/23/2010
Determined to help Liz keep a man for once, Jack meddles in her burgeoning relationship with Carol. At home, he also struggles to compromise with Avery as she redecorates his apartment. Meanwhile, Tracy Jordan has trouble coming to grips with Kenneth's termination as a page and Jenna becomes TGS' newest producer.

Source: NBC
Guest Stars: Matt Damon as Carol | Jan Owen as Grace | Paula Pell as Paula Hornberger | Mario Brassard as James
Writer: Tina Fey

82 :05x02 - When It Rains, It Pours

Sep/30/2010
When Liz Lemon is surprised that more men have been noticing her, Jenna explains that she is coming off as more confident because of her new relationship. In turn, she uses her confidence to solve Pete's problem with a persnickety editor.

Meanwhile, Jack decides he must cheat mortality in order to teach his and Avery's unborn son how to live.

Elsewhere, Tracy is determined to be there when his wife gives birth, and a mystery man is making sure Kenneth's work at "TGS" is still getting done.

Source: NBC
Special Guest Stars: Ben Bailey as Himself | Andrea Mitchell (1) as Herself | Brian Williams as Himself |
Guest Stars: Elizabeth Banks as Avery Jessup | Paul Giamatti as Ritchie | Chris Parnell as Dr. Leo Spaceman | Sherri Shepherd as Angie Jordan
Director: Don Scardino

83 :05x03 - Let's Stay Together

Oct/07/2010
Jack must appear before Congress to discuss NBC's merger with KableTown. He hopes that he will charm celebrity members, but one Congresswoman, Regina Bookman, demands more diversity in its programming lineup. Jack quickly enlists Tracy to come up with some new development ideas. Meanwhile, Liz is fed up with the flack her writing staff gives her, and Jenna helps Kenneth reapply to the extremely competitive Page Program.

Source: NBC
Guest Stars: Queen Latifah as Regina Bookman | Rob Reiner as Rep. Rob Reiner / Stanley the Dog | John Amos as John Amos | Todd Buonopane as Jeffrey Weinerslav | Reg E. Cathey as Rutherford Rice |
Co-Guest Stars: William McCauley as Congressman | Rich Graff as Talk Show Security Escort | Anne Bates as Congressional Aide
Director: John Riggi
Writer: Jack Burditt

84 :05x04 - Live Show

Oct/14/2010
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.

Source: NBC
Special Guest Stars: Matt Damon as Carol |
Guest Stars: Rachel Dratch as Jadwiga | Bill Hader as Kevin | Jon Hamm as Dr. Andrew Baird | Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Liz Lemon | Chris Parnell as Dr. Leo Spaceman | Kevin Brown (2) as Dot Com | Grizz Chapman as Grizz | Sue Galloway as Sue | Cheyenne Jackson as Danny Baker | John Lutz as J.D. Lutz | Maulik Pancholy as Jonathan

85 :05x05 - Reaganing

Oct/21/2010
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.

Source: NBC
Guest Stars: Kelsey Grammer as Himself | Seth Kirschner as Shawn | Jen Ponton as a Carvel employee
Director: Todd Holland
Writer: Matt Hubbard

86 :05x06 - Gentleman's Intermission

Nov/04/2010
When Avery points out the peculiarity of Jack and Liz's bond, he vows to set some boundaries. With Jack keeping his distance, Liz is left to deal with her father's attempt to recapture his youth during a visit. Meanwhile, Tracy enlists Kenneth's help to reinvent himself after viewing his own pre-produced video obituary. Much to Jenna's dismay, she finds out that no one has shot her video, so she decides to make it herself.

Source: NBC
Special Guest Stars: Lester Holt as Himself | Ann Curry as Herself | Matt Lauer as Himself |
Guest Stars: Elizabeth Banks as Avery Jessup | Buck Henry as Dick Lemon | Nikki M. James as Erica
Director: Don Scardino
Writer: John Riggi

87 :05x07 - Brooklyn Without Limits

Nov/11/2010
Jack tries to influence a Congressional election in favor of a particular candidate for the benefit of the network. Meanwhile, Liz has newfound confidence when Jenna helps her find the perfect pair of jeans. Later, Jenna helps Tracy plan a Golden Globe event.

Source: NBC
Guest Stars: David Gregory as Himself | John Slattery as Steve Austin | Sue Galloway as Sue | Nea McLin as Liz's Butt Double | Michael Cyril Clayton as BWL salesman
Director: Michael Engler
Writer: Ron Weiner

88 :05x08 - College

Nov/18/2010
Jack worries that GE's microwave sales have improved too much without his help and tries to find glitches in their newest design. Meanwhile, Liz partakes in a crew lottery despite Jenna and Tracy's warning her not to do so. Elsewhere, the TGS writers discover that Jack is the voice of an online dictionary's pronunciation guide.

Source: NBC
Guest Stars: Daniel Sunjata as Chris | Samrat Chakrabarti as Ramesh | Raymond McAnally as Tony |
Co-Guest Stars: Kevin L. Bright as Crew Guy |
Uncredited: Rich Campbell as Alcoholic | Keith Leonard as Alcoholic | Paul Mauriello as Crew Guy | Eugene Michael Santiago as Cool Camera Guy | Joe Wissler as Alcoholic Stage Hand | Chris Kerson as Cool Camera Guy
Director: Don Scardino

89 :05x09 - Chain Reaction Of Mental Anguish

Dec/02/2010
Jack recommends that Liz start seeing a therapist when she worries that Carol is getting bored with their relationship. In an attempt to take Jack's advice, Liz begins talking to Kenneth about her problems. Jack also finds himself caught up in one of Tracy's schemes when Tracy tries to convince him to invest in his son's theme restaurant in Times Square. Meanwhile, Jenna and Paul celebrate their six month anniversary.
Guest Stars: Will Forte as Paul | Kelly Coffield as Aunt Linda | Michael Benjamin Washington as Donald
Director: Ken Whittingham
Writer: Kay Cannon

90 :05x10 - Christmas Attack Zone

Dec/09/2010
Liz and Avery convince Jack to come clean about things that he's been keeping from his mother when she visits him for Christmas. Later, Liz attempts to mend Jenna's relationship with Paul. Meanwhile, Tracy buys the rights to a film he shot so that it will never be released and compromise his new, more serious persona.

Source: NBC
Guest Stars: Will Forte as Paul | Alan Alda as Milton Greene | Elizabeth Banks as Avery Jessup | Elaine Stritch as Colleen Donaghy
Director: John Riggi

91 :05x11 - Mrs. Donaghy

Jan/20/2011
Company budget cuts affect the TGS staff, and Liz tries to use Jack's wedding mistake in her favor. Meanwhile, Jenna and Danny share his dressing room and Tracy receives disturbing medical news that makes Angie consider a different career path.

Source: NBC
Guest Stars: Chris Parnell as Dr. Leo Spaceman | Sherri Shepherd as Angie Jordan | Cheyenne Jackson as Danny Baker | Todd Buonopane as Jeffrey Weinerslav | Meng Ai as Technician | Jean Brassard as Admiral | Tituss Burgess as D'Fwan | Paula Leggett Chase as Randi | Angela Grovey as Portia | Ephraim Sykes as Michael |
Co-Guest Stars: Adam Shapiro as Man |
Uncredited: Paul Vincent Rapisarda as Street Pedestrian
Director: Tricia Brock
Writer: Jack Burditt

92 :05x12 - Operation Righteous Cowboy Lightning

Jan/27/2011
Tracy has a reality TV crew following him around which Liz tries to use to her advantage, while Jack attempts to make a profit by pre-recording natural disaster telethons. Lutz lies to the writers to make him more valuable in the event of an apocalypse.

Source: NBC
Guest Stars: John Lutz as J.D. Lutz | Robert De Niro as Robert De Niro | Dean Winters as Dennis Duffy | Sherri Shepherd as Angie Jordan | Lester Holt as Lester Holt | Sue Galloway as Sue | Hannibal Buress as Hannibal | Angus Hepburn as Oskar Gibson | Tracey Wigfield as Tracey Wigfield | Adam Fiorentino as Matthew |
Uncredited: Jessica Shea Alverson as Tourist | Aimee Denaro as Bikini Girl

93 :05x13 - ¡Qué Sorpresa!

Feb/03/2011
Liz helps Avery against her work nemesis by pretending to be pregnant. Jack tries to impress his new boss, going as far a stealing one of Kenneth's ideas.

Meanwhile, the new boss sends Tracy and Jenna gifts and they fight over when they discover there's only one Kabletown sweater which they both want.
Guest Stars: Richard Belzer as Sergeant John Munch | Ice-T as Detective Odafin "Fin" Tutuola | John Lutz as J.D. Lutz | Ken Howard as Hank Hooper | Vanessa Lachey as Carmen Chao | Brian Williams as Brian Williams | Elizabeth Banks as Avery Jessup | Subhas Ramsaywack as Subhas |
Co-Guest Stars: Erik Heger as Male Model | Krista Dane Hoffman as Female Model
Director: John Riggi
Writer: Matt Hubbard

94 :05x14 - Double-Edged Sword

Feb/10/2011
Jack and Avery go to Canada for a final romantic getaway before they become parents, but when Avery goes into labor, they do everything in their power to not give birth to a Canadian. Meanwhile, Liz's romantic getaway with Carol is ruined when their plane is stuck on the tarmac. Tracy is besieged with the unwanted responsibility of being an EGOT winner.

Source: NBC
Guest Stars: Elizabeth Banks as Avery Jessup | Matt Damon as Carol | John Cho as Lorne | Jeff Hiller as Stewart | David Wilson Barnes as Thomas | Brian Haley as Dave | Barbara Christie as Lily | Jenn Schatz as Kate |
Co-Guest Stars: Jessica Zinder as Woman at Oscars | Karen Culp as Administrator | Dan Leonard as Bellboy | Catherine A. Callahan as Female Flight Attendant |
Uncredited: Ali Khan as Airline Passenger
Director: Don Scardino

95 :05x15 - It's Never Too Late for Now

Feb/17/2011
Liz slowly turns into a spinster until the crew at TGS intervenes, while Jack uses some new negotiating tactics with Kabletown.

Source: NBC
Guest Stars: Eion Bailey as Anders | Adriane Lenox as Sherry | Sue Galloway as Sue | Joanna P. Adler as Donna Straunk | Ed Moran as Clark |
Co-Guest Stars: Omar Evans as Bartender |
Uncredited: Byron Habinsky as Canal Yards Patron | Nadir Hasan as Patron | Steven James Price as Canal Yards Patron
Director: John Riggi

96 :05x16 - TGS Hates Women

Feb/24/2011
Jack puts Liz in charge of an event for Angie in the hopes that she can emotionally manipulate Angie into making an appeal to Tracy. The "Queen of Jordan" cameras bring Jack some embarrassment while leaving Jenna starved for attention. A lost love returns to Frank's life, causing him to question his maturity.

Source: NBC
Guest Stars: Chloe Moretz as Kaylie Hooper | Cristin Milioti as Abby Flynn | Terrence Mann as Bob Ballard | Sue Galloway as Sue | Subhas Ramsaywack as Subhas |
Co-Guest Stars: Hannibal Buress as Homeless Guy | Zach Fischer as Male Teacher | Jerold E. Solomon as Delivery Guy | Marguerite Stimpson as Female Teacher |
Uncredited: Amy King (1) as School Girl | Katherine McNamara as Meagan | Heather Schacht as School Girl | Danika Yarosh as School Girl | Paris Rose Yates as School Girl | Paulina Casey as School Girl | Dana Gaier as School Girl | Rachel Moss as School Girl
Writer: Ron Weiner

97 :05x17 - Queen of Jordan

Mar/17/2011
Jack puts Liz in charge of an event for Angie in the hopes that she can emotionally manipulate Angie into making an appeal to Tracy. The "Queen of Jordan" cameras bring Jack some embarrassment while leaving Jenna starved for attention. A lost love returns to Frank's life, causing him to question his maturity.

Source: NBC
Guest Stars: Sherri Shepherd as Angie Jordan | Buzz Roddy as Manager | Jaiden Kaine as Angie's friend | Susan Sarandon as Lynn Onkman | Tituss Burgess as D'Fwan | Paula Leggett Chase as Randi | Ephraim Sykes as Michael | Sandra Bauleo as Psychic | Moya Angela as Portia | Brad Bellamy as Charles |
Uncredited: Charisse Matthews as D'Fwan's Assistant
Director: Ken Whittingham

98 :05x18 - Plan B

Mar/24/2011
Liz tries to reassure her staff that the show's forced hiatus is temporary, but everyone starts to focus on their fallback plans. Meanwhile, Jack attempts to salvage a cable network by enlisting his nemesis, Devin Banks.

Source: NBC
Guest Stars: Will Arnett as Devon Banks | Ken Howard as Hank Hooper | Aaron Sorkin as Aaron Sorkin | Josh Fadem as Simon Barrons | Sue Galloway as Sue |
Co-Guest Stars: Hannibal Buress as Bum | Crystal Chiu as Child | Joe Coots as Blue Collar Guy | Mark Doherty as Detective | William Jackson Harper as Rioter | Anthony Holds as Anchor | Christine Toy Johnson as Woman | Harlin C. Kearsley as Sax Man | Miguel Pinzon as Assistant | Johanna Telander as Dutch Actress
Director: Jeff Richmond

99 :05x19 - I Heart Connecticut

Apr/14/2011
With "TGS" on the brink of cancellation, Liz and Kenneth go into detective mode to track Tracy down. Meanwhile, Jack helps Jenna make sure her new project is financially successful. And Pete, feeling emasculated, challenges the writers and crew to a contest of strength.

Source: NBC
Guest Stars: Rob Riggle as Reggie | Philip Rosenthal as Phil Rosenthal | Steve Cirbus as Slaughterface | Seth Kirschner as Shawn | Jimmy Palumbo as Enzo | Dena Tyler as Stephanie | Logan Rowland as Shane | Chen Tang as Jake Hu | Caroline Rosenblum as Olivia |
Co-Guest Stars: Jack Haley (2) as Foreman | Robert Marsh as Taunting Man | Peter Linz as Muppet Puppeteer

100 :05x20 - 100 (1)

Apr/21/2011
When Hank Hooper threatens to cancel "TGS", Jack convinces him to allow Liz and company the chance to do their 100th episode. To produce the best show possible, however, Liz must deal with less-than-ideal working conditions. Amidst the chaos of show preparation, Jack starts doubting a key decision in his life and Jenna contemplates motherhood.

Source: NBC
Guest Stars: John Lutz as J.D. Lutz | Michael Keaton as Tom | Tom Hanks as Tom Hanks | Dean Winters as Dennis Duffy | Ken Howard as Hank Hooper | Cheyenne Jackson as Danny Baker | Rachel Dratch as Blue Man / Greta Johanssen | Will Forte as Paul | Chris Parnell as Dr. Leo Spaceman | Brian Williams as Brian Williams | Matt Lauer as Matt Lauer | Regis Philbin as Regis Philbin | Rachael Ray as Rachael Ray | Kelly Ripa as Kelly Ripa | Eric Dysart as Alan Garkel | Subhas Ramsaywack as Subhas |
Co-Guest Stars: Hannibal Buress as Bum | Nancy Eng as Strip Club Manager | Victor Paguia as Cyclist | Danielle Flora as Dancer # | Nicole Guidetti as Dancer #3 | Nedra McClyde as Stripper #3 | Jennifer Rogers (2) as NY News Reporter | Ben Sinclair as Brooklyn Idiot | Stewart Steinberg as Old Janitor | Andre Ward (1) as Drag Queen | Mayumi Miguel as Dancer #4 | Ksyn Cason as Stripper | Semar Ghebremichael as Dancer #2 |
Uncredited: Russ Spiegel as TGS Bandmember
Director: Don Scardino

101 :05x21 - 100 (2)

Apr/21/2011
When Hank Hooper threatens to cancel "TGS", Jack convinces him to allow Liz and company the chance to do their 100th episode. To produce the best show possible, however, Liz must deal with less-than-ideal working conditions. Amidst the chaos of show preparation, Jack starts doubting a key decision in his life and Jenna contemplates motherhood.
Guest Stars: John Lutz as J.D. Lutz | Michael Keaton as Tom | Tom Hanks as Tom Hanks | Dean Winters as Dennis Duffy | Ken Howard as Hank Hooper | Cheyenne Jackson as Danny Baker | Rachel Dratch as Blue Man / Greta Johanssen | Will Forte as Paul | Chris Parnell as Dr. Leo Spaceman | Brian Williams as Brian Williams | Matt Lauer as Matt Lauer | Regis Philbin as Regis Philbin | Rachael Ray as Rachael Ray | Kelly Ripa as Kelly Ripa | Eric Dysart as Alan Garkel | Subhas Ramsaywack as Subhas |
Co-Guest Stars: Hannibal Buress as Bum | Nancy Eng as Strip Club Manager | Victor Paguia as Cyclist | Danielle Flora as Dancer # | Nicole Guidetti as Dancer #3 | Nedra McClyde as Stripper #3 | Jennifer Rogers (2) as NY News Reporter | Ben Sinclair as Brooklyn Idiot | Stewart Steinberg as Old Janitor | Andre Ward (1) as Drag Queen | Mayumi Miguel as Dancer #4 | Ksyn Cason as Stripper | Semar Ghebremichael as Dancer #2 |
Uncredited: Russ Spiegel as TGS Bandmember
Director: Don Scardino

102 :05x22 - Everything Sunny All the Time Always

Apr/28/2011
Liz realizes that she needs to take control of her personal life by fixing up her dream apartment, but she encounters an obstacle along the way. Meanwhile, Jack has his own problems to deal with when Avery is held hostage. Elsewhere, Tracy finds out that Kenneth, Dotcom and Grizz have bonded in his absence.

Source: NBC
Guest Stars: Margaret Cho as Kim Jong-Il | Adriane Lenox as Sherry | Thomas Roberts as Thomas Roberts | Elizabeth Banks as Avery Jessup | Condoleezza Rice as Condoleezza Rice | Ted Arcidi as Tony | David Laundra as Mr. Bag |
Co-Guest Stars: Chris Fischer as Policeman
Director: John Riggi

103 :05x23 - Respawn

May/05/2011
With the fifth season of "TGS" over, everyone is getting ready for summer. Liz's relaxing vacation in the Hamptons is ruined when Tracy moves in next door. With his wife gone, Jack is feeling lonely and decides to use Kenneth as her replacement. Meanwhile, Jenna faces a choice between love and career when her role as spokeswoman for the Wool Council affects her relationship with Paul.

Source: NBC
Guest Stars: John Lutz as J.D. Lutz | Victor Garber as Eugene Gremby | Chris Parnell as Dr. Leo Spaceman | Will Forte as Paul | Donna Mitchell as U. Jean Gremby | Ina Garten as Ina Garten | Bill Buell as Judge Gregory Dredd | Matthew Backer as Woolly | Adriane Lenox as Sherry |
Co-Guest Stars: Stewart Steinberg as Old Janitor | Jorge Acosta as Sanitation Worker | Peter Donald Badalamenti II as The Sitter | Marina Barry as Wool Dancer #1 | Lina Sarrello as Wool Dancer #2
Director: Don Scardino
Warning: 30 Rock guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: Ended
Network: NBC ( USA)
Airs: Thursdays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: October 11, 2006
Ended: January 31, 2013
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