Image Credit: Ali Goldstein/NBCWhat a strange episode of 30 Rock. Funny in places, absolutely, but so plot-heavy it hardly felt like a trip to the TGS studio at all. The over-reliance on the inside jokes about Comcast buying NBC, a whole lot of Avery, zero overlap between A-story and B-story, and the complete absence of any of the writer characters and Grizz and Dot Com? What just happened? Here are the 10 best lines from “Future Husband,” presented with furious head-scratching.
“You’re too late! I already killed her!” — Liz, who’s totally wearing the PJs from the James Franco episode.
“Just like that movie I only saw the first 10 minutes of, Fatal Attraction!” — Kenneth, who knows everything works out
“He could be a serial killer! He could wear a thumb ring!” — Liz
“When can I start eating hard cheeses again?” — Liz, just before she’s handed the marvelous pamphlet “Hard Cheeses and Your Root Canal, Liz”
“Who’s here? I need someone to be outraged to!” — Jenna, who knows exactly what it takes to qualify for a Tony nomination
“Pacman, I’m Jewish!” — Tracy, who needs an award for tarantula misplacement
“I told you last night, why would you even want to braid my hair?” — Avery, who seriously must not know what she’s missing; having other people braid your hair is the best
“It would take the greatest acting coach in the world to make this–Fine, I’ll do it!!” — Jenna, who was a fat baby
“A loaf of backfat between a woman’s bra and her giant underwear.” — Wesley, who looks an awful lot like Tony Blair
“I’m either very happy right now, or I’m having a pretty bad donkey spell!” — Kenneth, who might bite you
It’s not that “Future Husband” was radically terrible or anything, but wow, that episode just did not click into place.
Did you love it, PopWatchers? Do you want to see more Wesley? Are you Team Avery? Do you wish that Brian Williams had had more to do than a one-second cameo?