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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 | Brian Williams as Himself | Andrea Mitchell (1) as Herself |
Guest Stars: Sherri Shepherd as Angie Jordan | Chris Parnell as Dr. Leo Spaceman | Paul Giamatti as Ritchie | Elizabeth Banks as Avery Jessup
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: Reg E. Cathey as Rutherford Rice | Todd Buonopane as Jeffrey Weinerslav | John Amos as John Amos | Rob Reiner as Rep. Rob Reiner / Stanley the Dog | Queen Latifah as Regina Bookman |
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 | Maulik Pancholy as Jonathan | John Lutz as J.D. Lutz | Cheyenne Jackson as Danny Baker | Sue Galloway as Sue | Grizz Chapman as Grizz | Kevin Brown (2) as Dot Com | Chris Parnell as Dr. Leo Spaceman | Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Liz Lemon | Jon Hamm as Dr. Andrew Baird | Bill Hader as Kevin

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: Jen Ponton as a Carvel employee | Seth Kirschner as Shawn | Kelsey Grammer as Himself
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: Matt Lauer as Himself | Lester Holt as Himself | Ann Curry as Herself |
Guest Stars: Nikki M. James as Erica | Buck Henry as Dick Lemon | Elizabeth Banks as Avery Jessup
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: Michael Cyril Clayton as BWL salesman | Nea McLin as Liz's Butt Double | Sue Galloway as Sue | John Slattery as Steve Austin | David Gregory as Himself
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: Keith Leonard as Alcoholic | Chris Kerson as Cool Camera Guy | Rich Campbell as Alcoholic | Joe Wissler as Alcoholic Stage Hand | Eugene Michael Santiago as Cool Camera Guy | Paul Mauriello as Crew 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: Elaine Stritch as Colleen Donaghy | Elizabeth Banks as Avery Jessup | Alan Alda as Milton Greene | Will Forte as Paul
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: Ephraim Sykes as Michael | Angela Grovey as Portia | Paula Leggett Chase as Randi | Tituss Burgess as D'Fwan | Jean Brassard as Admiral | Meng Ai as Technician | Todd Buonopane as Jeffrey Weinerslav | Cheyenne Jackson as Danny Baker | Sherri Shepherd as Angie Jordan | Chris Parnell as Dr. Leo Spaceman |
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: Adam Fiorentino as Matthew | Tracey Wigfield as Tracey Wigfield | Angus Hepburn as Oskar Gibson | Hannibal Buress as Hannibal | Sue Galloway as Sue | Lester Holt as Lester Holt | Sherri Shepherd as Angie Jordan | Dean Winters as Dennis Duffy | Robert De Niro as Robert De Niro | John Lutz as J.D. Lutz |
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: Subhas Ramsaywack as Subhas | Elizabeth Banks as Avery Jessup | Brian Williams as Brian Williams | Vanessa Lachey as Carmen Chao | Ken Howard as Hank Hooper | John Lutz as J.D. Lutz | Ice-T as Detective Odafin "Fin" Tutuola | Richard Belzer as Sergeant John Munch |
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: David Wilson Barnes as Thomas | Jeff Hiller as Stewart | John Cho as Lorne | Barbara Christie as Lily | Jenn Schatz as Kate | Matt Damon as Carol | Elizabeth Banks as Avery Jessup | Brian Haley as Dave |
Co-Guest Stars: Catherine A. Callahan as Female Flight Attendant | Dan Leonard as Bellboy | Karen Culp as Administrator | Jessica Zinder as Woman at Oscars |
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: Ed Moran as Clark | Joanna P. Adler as Donna Straunk | Sue Galloway as Sue | Adriane Lenox as Sherry | Eion Bailey as Anders |
Co-Guest Stars: Omar Evans as Bartender |
Uncredited: Steven James Price as Canal Yards Patron | Nadir Hasan as Patron | Byron Habinsky 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: Subhas Ramsaywack as Subhas | Sue Galloway as Sue | Terrence Mann as Bob Ballard | Cristin Milioti as Abby Flynn | Chloe Moretz as Kaylie Hooper |
Co-Guest Stars: Jerold E. Solomon as Delivery Guy | Zach Fischer as Male Teacher | Hannibal Buress as Homeless Guy | Marguerite Stimpson as Female Teacher |
Uncredited: Rachel Moss as School Girl | Dana Gaier as School Girl | Paulina Casey as School Girl | Paris Rose Yates as School Girl | Danika Yarosh as School Girl | Heather Schacht as School Girl | Katherine McNamara as Meagan | Amy King (1) 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: Brad Bellamy as Charles | Moya Angela as Portia | Sandra Bauleo as Psychic | Ephraim Sykes as Michael | Paula Leggett Chase as Randi | Tituss Burgess as D'Fwan | Susan Sarandon as Lynn Onkman | Jaiden Kaine as Angie's friend | Buzz Roddy as Manager | Sherri Shepherd as Angie Jordan |
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: Sue Galloway as Sue | Josh Fadem as Simon Barrons | Aaron Sorkin as Aaron Sorkin | Ken Howard as Hank Hooper | Will Arnett as Devon Banks |
Co-Guest Stars: Johanna Telander as Dutch Actress | Miguel Pinzon as Assistant | Harlin C. Kearsley as Sax Man | Christine Toy Johnson as Woman | Anthony Holds as Anchor | William Jackson Harper as Rioter | Mark Doherty as Detective | Joe Coots as Blue Collar Guy | Crystal Chiu as Child | Hannibal Buress as Bum
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: Jimmy Palumbo as Enzo | Dena Tyler as Stephanie | Logan Rowland as Shane | Caroline Rosenblum as Olivia | Seth Kirschner as Shawn | Steve Cirbus as Slaughterface | Philip Rosenthal as Phil Rosenthal | Rob Riggle as Reggie | Chen Tang as Jake Hu |
Co-Guest Stars: Robert Marsh as Taunting Man | Peter Linz as Muppet Puppeteer | Jack Haley (2) as Foreman

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: 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 | Chris Parnell as Dr. Leo Spaceman | Will Forte as Paul | 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 |
Co-Guest Stars: Semar Ghebremichael as Dancer #2 | Ksyn Cason as Stripper | Mayumi Miguel as Dancer #4 | Andre Ward (1) as Drag Queen | Stewart Steinberg as Old Janitor | Ben Sinclair as Brooklyn Idiot | Jennifer Rogers (2) as NY News Reporter | Nedra McClyde as Stripper #3 | Hannibal Buress as Bum | Nancy Eng as Strip Club Manager | Victor Paguia as Cyclist | Danielle Flora as Dancer # | Nicole Guidetti as Dancer #3 |
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: 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 | Chris Parnell as Dr. Leo Spaceman | Will Forte as Paul | 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 |
Co-Guest Stars: Semar Ghebremichael as Dancer #2 | Ksyn Cason as Stripper | Mayumi Miguel as Dancer #4 | Andre Ward (1) as Drag Queen | Stewart Steinberg as Old Janitor | Ben Sinclair as Brooklyn Idiot | Jennifer Rogers (2) as NY News Reporter | Nedra McClyde as Stripper #3 | Hannibal Buress as Bum | Nancy Eng as Strip Club Manager | Victor Paguia as Cyclist | Danielle Flora as Dancer # | Nicole Guidetti as Dancer #3 |
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: Ted Arcidi as Tony | Condoleezza Rice as Condoleezza Rice | Elizabeth Banks as Avery Jessup | Thomas Roberts as Thomas Roberts | Adriane Lenox as Sherry | Margaret Cho as Kim Jong-Il | 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 | Adriane Lenox as Sherry | Matthew Backer as Woolly | Bill Buell as Judge Gregory Dredd | Ina Garten as Ina Garten | Donna Mitchell as U. Jean Gremby | Will Forte as Paul | Chris Parnell as Dr. Leo Spaceman | Victor Garber as Eugene Gremby |
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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