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30 Rock: The One with the Cast of 'Night Court'

Liz and Jenna are randomly visited by Claire Harper, a free-spirited, Fatal Attraction-like stalker. Claire first targets Jack and claims him for her own. Kenneth, distressed and disappointed by the new page uniforms, looks to be cheered up by Tracy. To make Kenneth smile again, Tracy gives him a surprise which involves the cast of “Night Court.”

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x3
Production Number: 303
Airdate: Thursday November 13th, 2008
Special Airtime: 09:30 pm

Director: Gail Mancuso
Writer: Jack Burditt

Alternate Airdates:

Argentina Feb 18, 2009

Guest Stars
As Mi Au
Harry AndersonHarry Anderson
As Himself
Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
As Claire Harper
Markie PostMarkie Post
As Herself
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
Keith PowellKeith Powell
As James "Toofer" Spurlock
Lonny RossLonny Ross
As Josh Girard
Maulik PancholyMaulik Pancholy
As Jonathan
Episode Notes
Scott Adsit (Pete Hornberger) and Keith Powell (James "Toofer" Spurlock) do not appear in this episode.

Series star Alec Baldwin (Jack Donaghy) previously guest starred on Friends with guest star Jennifer Aniston (Claire Harper) in "The One With The Tea Leaves" and "The One In Massapequa."

Episode Quotes
Harry Anderson: And as my first official act as a newly-married judge, I hereby declare the new page uniforms at NBC illegal!
Tracy: I added that. I went upstairs, and I told 'em if you don't bring back the old uniforms, I refuse to play the role of Mac in Universal's upcoming Night Court movie.
Charles Robinson: What's that now?

Jack: Lemon, I ran into your friend, Claire, on the elevator. She is very pretty.
Liz: No, no, no, no. She's nuts when it comes to guys. We had a name for her back in Chicago. It's, uh, too rude to say out loud.
(Liz writes on the back of a newspaper)
Jack: "Crazyputty?"

Kenneth: Thank you, Mr. Jordan! This is the greatest day of my life! First, I find that quarter this morning...
Charles Robinson: Um, I lost a quarter earlier.

Liz: No, listen to me. She's not fun, she's just crazy. Like, grab a cop's gun crazy.
Jack: Lemon, having known Claire for a very enjoyable 20 minutes and you for what feels like infinity. I'm going to go with Claire on this one.

Liz: Hey, I just got a call from security.
Jenna: That's ridiculous! Why would I steal a file from Personnel?
Liz: What?

Liz: Hey, did you see our shout-out in Variety? They called us a comedy show!

Harry Anderson: Markie, will you do me the honor of becoming my fake wife so we can get our money and get the hell out of here?

Cultural References
Episode Title: The One with the Cast of 'Night Court'

The episode title is a reference to Friends in which each of the episode titles begin with "The One with..."

Markie Post: (to Harry Anderson) You know, you always thought that you were better than me because you were nominated for Emmys. Well, I would've been nominated, too, but I was just too hot to be taken seriously!

Harry Anderson was nominated for three Best Actor Emmy awards (1985, 1986 and 1987) for his work on Night Court. While supporting actresses Selma Diamond and Paula Kelly were nominated as well, Markie Post never received an Emmy nomination.

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