The BEST Episodes of 30 Rock

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 26, 2020

Network: NBC

Emmy Award Winner Tina Fey writes, executive produces and stars as Liz Lemon, the head writer of a live variety programme in New York City. Liz's life is turned upside down when brash new network executive Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin in his Golden Globe winning role) interferes with her show, bringing the wildly unpredictable Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan) into the cast. Now its up to Liz to manage the mayhem and still try to have a life.

Last Lunch

#1 - Last Lunch

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 31, 2013

The gang reunites for one final episode of TGS.

star 8.52
571 votes
Writers: Tina Fey, Tracey Wigfield

#2 - Hogcock!

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 31, 2013

Liz has trouble adjusting to being a stay-at-home mother. Jack takes stock of his life, and Tracy struggles to get on without Kenneth.

star 8.00
1,277 votes
Writers: Jack Burditt, Robert Carlock
Hard Ball

#3 - Hard Ball

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 22, 2007

It's negotiation time, and Jack plans to teach Liz a thing or two about how to handle Josh's new contract. Jenna makes several big publicity mistakes.

star 7.98
1,734 votes
Directors: Don Scardino
Writers: Matt Hubbard

#4 - Greenzo

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 8, 2007

It's time for Kenneth's annual house party, but he may be the only one excited about it. The soiree has only been attended by Liz in the past, so in order to get a better turnout Tracy spreads rumors that ultimately get out of hand. Meanwhile, Jack deals with NBC's new environmentally-friendly mascot, whose new-found stardom goes to his head.

star 7.97
1,666 votes
Directors: Don Scardino
Writers: Jon Pollack
Anna Howard Shaw Day

#5 - Anna Howard Shaw Day

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 11, 2010

Liz schedules oral surgery in an effort to avoid Valentine's Day. Meanwhile, Jack falls for a sexy CNBC journalist, Avery Jessup (Elizabeth Banks), and Jenna is crushed to discover that her stalker (Horatio Sanz) has moved on.

star 7.96
1,921 votes
Directors: Ken Whittingham
Writers: Matt Hubbard
I Do Do

#6 - I Do Do

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired May 20, 2010

Liz's multiwedding day takes an unexpected turn when she meets a handsome, misanthropic pilot (Matt Damon). Jack discovers which woman he is truly meant to be with. Jenna and Paul's relationship reaches an impasse. Kenneth goes to great lengths to avoid being transferred to Los Angeles.

star 7.94
2,248 votes
Directors: Don Scardino
Writers: Tina Fey
Hey, Baby, What's Wrong (2)

#7 - Hey, Baby, What's Wrong (2)

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 9, 2012

Criss and Liz decide to celebrate Valentine's Day, but they need to buy a dining room table first. Jack entertains his mother-in-law, Diana, as Jenna frantically looks to Pete to fill in last-minute as the producer of her first live performance on "America's Kidz Got Singing." Back at the office, Tracy and Frank try to help Lutz find someone to spend Valentine's with.

star 7.91
548 votes
Directors: Michael Engler
Writers: Kay Cannon
Tracy Does Conan

#8 - Tracy Does Conan

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 7, 2006

It's a star showdown when a dazed and confused Tracy bumps Jenna from her scheduled appearance on Late Night with Conan O'brien.

star 7.90
1,894 votes
Writers: Jack Burditt

#9 - Reunion

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 4, 2008

Liz is opposed to going to her high school reunion, but Jack manages to convince her otherwise. Meanwhile, Don Geiss (Rip Torn) wake up from his coma only to shock Jack with his declaration of who will be GE's CEO.

star 7.86
1,987 votes
Writers: Matt Hubbard
Black Tie

#10 - Black Tie

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 1, 2007

Liz, Jack and Jenna rub elbows with the upper crust at a prince's (Paul Reubens) birthday party. But the end of the evening finds Liz lying low after Jack's ex-wife (Isabella Rossellini) shows up.

star 7.85
1,831 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: John Riggi, Tina Fey
Secret Santa

#11 - Secret Santa

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 10, 2009

Jack reunites with his high school crush, Nancy Donovan (Julianne Moore), thanks to a social networking site. Meanwhile, Liz struggles to find Jack a perfect gift, the writers invent a religion to avoid Kenneth's secret Santa gift swap, and Pete enlists Danny in his crusade for revenge against Jenna.

star 7.84
2,002 votes
Writers: Tina Fey
Sun Tea

#12 - Sun Tea

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 19, 2009

When her building goes condo, Liz tried to scare off the tenant above her so she can buy his apartment. Jack and Tracy, both considering vasectomies, consult with Dr. Spaceman and confront their issues about fatherhood. Kenneth attempts to make TGS a green workplace and finds an unexpected ally in Frank.

star 7.84
1,950 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Dylan Morgan, Josh Siegal

#13 - Generalissimo

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 5, 2009

Liz discovers she has a handsome and single neighbour (John Hamm) after receiving his mail by mistake. Due to Jack's striking resemblance to a spanish soap villain, Elisa's grandmother disapproves of their relationship. The new TGS interns invite Tracy out for a night of partying.

star 7.83
1,788 votes
Directors: Todd Holland
Writers: Robert Carlock

#14 - Reaganing

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 21, 2010

Jack's determined to save Liz's relationship with Carol and Tracy shoots a commercial.

star 7.82
2,200 votes
Directors: Todd Holland
Writers: Matt Hubbard
The Head and the Hair

#15 - The Head and the Hair

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 18, 2007

There are some new power players around when Jack and Kenneth the page switch roles for the day and Liz finds herself clicking with a gorgeous hunk.

star 7.82
1,763 votes
Writers: Matt Hubbard

#16 - Floyd

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 25, 2010

Liz deals with the unexpected return of her one good boyfriend, Floyd Debarber (Jason Sudeikis). Jack helps Danny battle the writers in a rapidly escalating prank war. After being subjected to hours of his stories, Tracy and Jenna are haunted by Kenneth in their dreams.

star 7.82
2,323 votes
Writers: Paula Pell
Somebody to Love

#17 - Somebody to Love

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 15, 2007

Jack falls for a congresswoman he meets at a cocktail party and despite the fact that they hold opposite views, the couple agrees to put politics aside and have a secret affair. Meanwhile, Liz believes her Middle Eastern neighbor to be a terrorist and tips off Homeland Security, creating a big mess.

star 7.82
1,797 votes
Writers: Kay Cannon, Tina Fey
Don Geiss, America, and Hope

#18 - Don Geiss, America, and Hope

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 18, 2010

Still grieving over the loss of his mentor, Jack tries to establish his identity within NBC's new ownership. A series of chance meetings cause Liz to wonder if fate is telling her to settle for Wesley (Michael Sheen). Tracy must deal with the fallout when his nanny writes a scathing expose.

star 7.81
2,043 votes
Writers: Jack Burditt, Tracey Wigfield
Standards and Practices

#19 - Standards and Practices

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 8, 2012

Jenna hatches a surprising new plan to get publicity, while Jack finds himself begrudgingly playing parent to his teenage nemesis, Kaylie Hooper. Liz rejects the new authority Kenneth has over “TGS” with his new job in Standards.

star 7.80
1,680 votes
Writers: Vali Chandrasekaran
Gavin Volure

#20 - Gavin Volure

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 20, 2008

Eccentric businessman Gavin Volure (Steve Martin) becomes enamored with Liz. Meanwhile, Tracy fears his kids may have sinister plans and Kenneth entrusts Jack to invest his savings in Gavin's business venture.

star 7.80
1,857 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: John Riggi
Rosemary's Baby

#21 - Rosemary's Baby

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 25, 2007

Liz meets her longtime idol, Rosemary Howard, and invites her to be a guest writer on "TGS with Tracy Jordan". However, Rosemary's ideas turn out to be too much for the show, prompting Jack to pressure Liz into firing her. Meanwhile, Jack takes Tracy to a therapist to explain to him why he must do the opposite of what he is told, and Jenna ruins Kenneth's page jacket, causing him to compete in a page-off to keep his job.

star 7.79
1,722 votes
Directors: Michael Engler
Writers: Jack Burditt

#22 - Cooter

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired May 8, 2008

In the second season finale, Jack moves on to a new job involving politics in Washington, but the position is not quite what he anticipated. Meanwhile, Liz suffers a pregnancy scare, Kenneth confronts rival page Donny when applying for a summer job, and Tracy works on his latest invention.

star 7.79
1,633 votes
Directors: Don Scardino
Writers: Tina Fey
Today You Are a Man

#23 - Today You Are a Man

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 2, 2012

Jack and Liz battle over her employment contract. Kenneth is reassigned after being offended by his coworkers at TGS, and Tracy and Jenna's accountant hires them as entertainment at a bar mitzvah.

star 7.79
1,851 votes
Directors: Jeff Richmond
Writers: Ron Weiner
Kidney Now!

#24 - Kidney Now!

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired May 14, 2009

The TGS staff rallies as Jack's father's (Alan Alda) health hangs in the balance. Liz enjoys newfound fame as a relationship expert. When Tracy's high school invites him to speak at graduation, Kenneth helps him overcome embarrassing memories.

star 7.78
1,702 votes
Directors: Don Scardino
Writers: Jack Burditt, Robert Carlock
Apollo, Apollo

#25 - Apollo, Apollo

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 26, 2009

While Jack plans the perfect 50th birthday party for himself, he watches old home videos that inspire him to recreate one of the happiest moments he had a young boy. Liz's ex-boyfriend Dennis decides to come clean about an addiction, stirring up drama between Liz and Jenna.

star 7.77
1,796 votes
Writers: Robert Carlock