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30 Rock: The Fighting Irish

Jack helsp his brother, Eddie, get a job with TGS, but can the staff deal with two Donaghys? Meanwhile, Liz has to make cutbacks and wonders if firing Other Liz would make her look bad.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x17
Production Number: 117
Airdate: Thursday March 08th, 2007
Special Airtime: 09:31 pm

Director: Dennie Gordon
Writer: Jack Burditt

Alternate Airdates:

UK (COMEDY CENTRAL) Jan 31, 2008

Guest Stars
Henry BoyleHenry Boyle
As Henry
Jason SudeikisJason Sudeikis
As Floyd
John F. MooneyJohn F. Mooney
As Reverend Gary
Katrina BowdenKatrina Bowden
As Cerie
Lonny RossLonny Ross
As Josh Girard
Maulik PancholyMaulik Pancholy
As Jonathan
Alice KremelbergAlice Kremelberg
As Margaret
Anna ChlumskyAnna Chlumsky
As Liz Lemler
Brian MurrayBrian Murray
As Jack's Dad
Chris HochChris Hoch
As Lewis
Dan BakkedahlDan Bakkedahl
As Angry Father
Kristen SudeikisKristen Sudeikis
As Instructor
Molly ShannonMolly Shannon
As Katherine Catherine
Nathan LaneNathan Lane
As Eddie Donaghy
Siobhan FallonSiobhan Fallon
As Patricia
Main Cast
Tina FeyTina Fey
As Liz Lemon
Tracy MorganTracy Morgan
As Tracy Jordan
Jane KrakowskiJane Krakowski
As Jenna Maroney
Jack McBrayerJack McBrayer
As Kenneth Parcell
Scott AdsitScott Adsit
As Pete Hornberger
Judah FriedlanderJudah Friedlander
As Frank Rossitano
Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin
As Jack Donaghy
Episode Notes
Guest star Molly Shannon marks the seventh Saturday Night Live cast member to appear on the show.

Ratings: 5.15 million viewers

Episode Quotes
(Jack shows Liz an online video of a baby panda sneezing)
Liz: That is the cutest thing I've ever seen!
Jack: Isn't that adorable? You have to fire 10% of your staff.

(Tracy is getting tested by the Church of Practicology)
Tracy: I believe the moon doesn't exist. I believe that vampires are the world's greatest golfers, but their curse is that they'll never get to prove it. I believe there are thirty-one letters in the white alphabet. Wh–What was the question again?

Tracy: So what's your religion, Liz Lemon?
Liz: Mm, I pretty much just do whatever Oprah tells me to.

Liz: And you are...?
Eddie: Eddie "Dona-hee," Jack's brother.
Liz: Really? 'Cause Jack never mentioned a brother, and his name is Dona-gee, not Dona-hee.
Eddie: You know, you could be pretty if you didn't scowl so much.
Liz: Tracy, this is Jack's brother, Eddie.

Jack: (to Liz) I haven't seen Eddie since I bailed him out of Disney jail.

(Tracy is at church with Kenneth)
Tracy: And y'all always meet on Wednesday nights?
Kenneth: Yeah, we lose half the congregation every time American Idol starts up.

Jenna: Hi, I got you coffee.
Liz: Thanks...
Jenna: Oh! I forgot your muffin–banana walnut, your favorite. (leaves)
Liz: Uh, that's not correct but OK.

Eddie: (to Jack) I got a real job now. I talk homeless people into joining the army.

Eddie: I know I've been nothing but trouble to you your entire life–juvie, Jonestown, that time I punched Goofy. Hell, I even blinded you with a bottle rocket!
Jack: Ah, that was for a couple of lousy months. Big deal. I had sex with your prom date.
Eddie: I stole your identity.
Jack: I threw you out of a window.
Eddie: I convinced you you had lupus.
Jack: I microwaved your parakeet!
Eddie: I hated that bird!
Jack: We had some great times, didn't we?
(they hug)

(Liz sees Floyd and his girlfriend making out in the elevator)
Floyd: Hey, sorry about that. Not super appropriate in the workplace.
Liz: No, it's–it's only inappropriate when it's ugly people.

Jenna: Kabbalah is a wonderful religion that mixes the fun part of Judaism with magic.
Tracy: So where do you worship?
Jenna: Where don't you worship? My friend, Madonna–
(Eddie walks by)
Tracy: Hey, Jack's brother, what religion are you? This one sounds really expensive and gay.

(Liz is giving Liz Lemler a performance review)
Liz: What would you say are your weaknesses?
Liz Lemler: Some people say I'm too nice.
Liz: Where do you see yourself in five years?
Liz Lemler: Well, hopefully, I'll still be working for GE. It's a great company for working moms.
Liz: What?
Liz Lemler: You know, in five years. I mean, I'm in a relationship right now. By then I'll probably have a couple kids, be living in the suburbs–just having it all, really.
Liz: You're fired! (walks toward the door but pauses before leaving) I'm the decider!

Liz: Things were really lining up for old Liz Lemon, and this other Liz, this accountant girl, was just getting in the way of my...happiness.
Jack: Your happiness? Lemon, is this about a boy?
Liz: Mm-hm...
Jack: Good God in Heaven! Who is he? What's his name?
Liz: Flower Guy?
Jack: Lemon, you've gone chicken killer on me over a guy whose name you don't know? And you still think our next president should be a woman?

Liz: (to Jack, confused about her boy problems) I'm gonna go talk to some food about this.

Jack: (referring to his fists) I'm gonna let St. Patrick and St. Michael do my talking for me!
Jack's Dad: You'll have to get through Tip O'Neill and Bobby Sands first!
Eddie: You call those fist names? Say hello to Bono and Sandra Day O'Connor!
Jack: Those are the stupidest fist names I've ever heard.

Jack: (to Liz, about his family) The whole thing was strangely reassuring, though–to know that they'll be there after I'm dead, fighting over my corpse before it's cryogenically frozen.

Liz: I hear your girlfriend got transferred. I'm sorry.
Floyd: Yeah, I guess it wasn't meant to be.
(Pete comes running to the elevator)
Pete: Liz! You forgot to give me the key to your place, and I need it. My wife knows about our little secret. I don't know how she found out. Oh, God. Should have just gotten a vasectomy!
Liz: (to Floyd) Let me explain...

Tracy: See, I could screw up now and then just go to confession. No longer do I have to throw my parties in international waters.
Jack: That's not how it works, Tracy. Even though there is the whole confession thing, that's no free pass. 'Cause there is a crushing guilt that comes with being a Catholic, whether things are good or bad or you're simply eating tacos in the park. There is always the crushing guilt.
Tracy: (worried) I don't think I want that. I'm out.
Jack: Somehow I feel oddly guilty about that. (makes the sign of the cross)
Tracy: I don't want nothin' crushing me.

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