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30 Rock quotes: Celebrate the show's anniversary with the most underrated lines

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Jessica Miglio

Ten years ago Tuesday, Tina Fey blessed viewers with her excellent, hilarious, and very quotable sitcom 30 Rock, bringing the endlessly relatable Liz Lemon into our lives. While such staples as “I want to go to there” and “Working on my night cheese” are famous fodder for 30 Rock fans, there are tons of other hysterical quotes that don’t get quite as much play. Check out 35 of these under-appreciated gems below:

1. Liz: “Hey, where are my Sno Balls? I was gonna go to the gym later, so I deserve a treat.”

2. Jack: “Never go with a hippie to a second location.”

3. Liz: “I tried to get my high school tennis team to call me Ace, but they wanted to call me Shorts Accident, so we settled on Supervirgin.”

4. Liz: “I was gonna take a class called Cooking For One, but the teacher killed himself.”

5. Jack: “There are no bad ideas, Lemon, only great ideas that go horribly wrong.”

6. Kenneth: “Miss Lemon, your eyes look like my uncle’s after he would drink from the air conditioner.”

7. Liz (while comforting Carol): “No, it okay. Don’t be cry.”

8. Liz (to Jack): “You’re going to murder me aren’t you? Eh, it’s okay.”

9. Jack: “Do you ever wonder, Lemon, what your life would be like if you had never left your hometown?” Liz: “Oh, of course. Have you not read my terrible short story, ‘The Two Paths of Virginia Apple’?”

10. Liz: “I will spend half the day in twilight sleep and then I will go home to watch the Lifetime movie My Stepson Is My Cyber-Husband.” Jack: “That’s inspired. You truly are the Picasso of loneliness.”

11. Liz: “Happy Valentine’s Day, no one!”

12. Jenna: “I don’t know a lot about business. But he did an Internet and now the computers like him and Wall Street is Google.”

13. Liz: “People of the sidewalk, we can’t give up on the written word! We need stories! Because I don’t have a plan B. I have a degree in Theater Tech with a minor in Movement. Why did my parents let me do that?!”

14. Cerie: “She’s blind copied you, but if you just click this plus sign. Yep. There’s the whole group.” Jack: “Hip420@brooklyn.beard, ryunloktee — mispelled — @swimteam.org, kentremendous@fremulon.biz — ugh —, totalpackage58 — wait, that’s me.”

15. Liz: “Realizations are the worst.”

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16. Liz (to Floyd): “I wolfed my teamster sub for you.”

17. Liz (to Elisa at Dunkin’ Donuts): “What time do you start throwing out donuts?”

18. Carmen Chao: “What is wrong with you?” Liz: “Almost everything.”

19. Tracy: “Can we get some Diet Slice and pita chips up in here?”

20. Tracy (on growing up): “Our basketball hoop was a rib cage. A rib cage!”

21. Liz: “Really, you wanna exchange creative gifts? Oh, well, you are the one that’s in trouble now buddy, because creativity to me is just like… it’s like a bird, like a friendly bird that embraces all… ideas, and just like shoots… out of its eyes all kinds of beauty.” Jack: “Wow, Lemon, this is like watching Hemingway write. Mark Hemingway.”

22. Liz: “Look, you’re a beautiful woman. But you can’t play prom queens and murdered runaways forever.” Jenna: “But those were my majors at the Royal Tampa Academy of Dramatic Tricks.”

23. Tracy: “I’m thirsty. Family! Who’s in charge of my thirst?”

24. Tracy: “They do that a lot in movies: An Affair to Remember, Sleepless in Seattle, and that remake of An Affair to Remember that I was in, A Blaffair to Rememblack.”

25. Liz: “Hey, don’t talk down Brooklyn Without Limits. Stores like this are saving the world.” Jack: “Really, you’re going to lecture me about big business again? Do you know who owns Brooklyn Without Limits?” Liz: “Brooklyn Zack. He throws pool parties in dumpsters.” Jack: “Halliburton. In the mid ’90s they found themselves with a surplus of canvas waterboarding hoods, so they had sweatshops make them into messenger bags to sell to outer borough idiots.”

26. Liz: “When you were watching me after my oral surgery, did I put a toaster waffle into my DVD player?” Jack: “You did. You watched it for about an hour, said Nicole Kidman should get an Oscar for it, then you turned it off.”

27. Criss: “Liz, it’s okay to be a human woman!” Liz: “No, it’s not! It’s the worst, because of society!”

28. Jack: “You always believe that everything is going to work out. How do you do it?” Kenneth: “Well, I’ll tell you my secret, sir. I lie to myself. Every morning, when I wake up, I say everything’s going to be okay, but I’m lying, and I don’t know how much longer I can do it. Have a swell night, sir!”

29. Liz: “This would never happen if men could get pregnant – which is the subject of my new one-act play ‘The Seahorses of Warwickshire Abbey.'”

30. Liz: “I’m going to tell Drew that I’m having a little welcome to the building party for him but there is no party and then when he shows up I’ll laugh and say ‘Oh it’s the wrong night’ and then he’ll laugh and say ‘One glass couldn’t hurt’ and then I will put my mouth on his mouth.”

31. Kenneth: “Where are all the baby pigeons?”

32. Dr. Leo Spaceman: “What can you do? Medicine’s not a science.”

33. Devon Banks: “I hear that theme park fire didn’t destroy any of the stuff it was supposed to.”

34. Kenneth: “I don’t vote Republican or Democrat. Choosing is a sin, so I always just write in the Lord’s name!” Jack: “That’s Republican. We count those.”

35. Liz: “This better be important, Jack. I was in the middle of bidding on a bag of bras on eBay.”