The BEST episodes of 30 Rock season 6

Every episode of 30 Rock season 6, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of 30 Rock season 6!

Liz Lemon, the head writer of a live variety program's life is turned upside down when brash new network executive Jack Donaghy interferes with her show, bringing the wildly unpredictable Tracy Jordan into the cast. Now its up to Liz to manage the mayhem and still try to have a life.

Last Updated: 6/6/2024Network: NBCStatus: Ended
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Hey, Baby, What's Wrong? (2)
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7.86
573 votes

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

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/9/2012

Directors: Michael Engler
Writer: Kay Cannon
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Standards and Practices
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7.79
1701 votes

#2 - Standards and Practices

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/8/2012

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.

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Today You Are a Man
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7.77
1853 votes

#3 - Today You Are a Man

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/2/2012

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.

Directors: Jeff Richmond
Writer: Ron Weiner
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Murphy Brown Lied to Us
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7.73
1390 votes

#4 - Murphy Brown Lied to Us

Season 6 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/19/2012

Jack sets Liz up on a blind date to show her what she's missing in her relationship with Criss. Meanwhile at KableTown, Jack has to scramble when his plan to manufacture couches hits a speed bump. With Tracy's help, Jenna orchestrates a public meltdown to get Paul's attention.

Directors: John Riggi
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Kidnapped by Danger
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7.72
1637 votes

#5 - Kidnapped by Danger

Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired 3/22/2012

Liz's scripted version of Jack and Avery's love story leaves Jack confused and frustrated by his feelings for Diana. Meanwhile, Jenna and Tracy attempt to beat Weird Al Yankovic at his own game, and Kenneth gets an unexpected new job at NBC.

Writer: Tina Fey
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The Tuxedo Begins
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7.71
1685 votes

#6 - The Tuxedo Begins

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/16/2012

Fed up with New York City after being mugged, Jack sets out to protect the safety of the city's elite by announcing his run for mayor. Meanwhile, Liz revels in sacrificing the good of the city to look out for her own interests, and Jenna and Paul are thrilled by the perversion of acting like a normal couple.

Directors: John Riggi
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Idiots Are People Three!
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7.70
1721 votes

#7 - Idiots Are People Three!

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/26/2012

Tracy challenges Liz by leading his own protest in defense of idiots everywhere. Jack faces off with Devin Banks yet again, but still finds time to interfere with Liz's relationship by giving Criss an ultimatum, and Liz tries to get rid of Jenna's new assistant.

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Idiots Are People Two!
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7.68
1808 votes

#8 - Idiots Are People Two!

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/19/2012

An offensive rant by Tracy is leaked online. Jack disapproves of Liz's new boyfriend, and the Best Friends Gang is reunited when Kenneth and Jenna call on Kelsey Grammer for help.

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The Ballad of Kenneth Parcell
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7.66
1777 votes

#9 - The Ballad of Kenneth Parcell

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/26/2012

Liz looks for a new best friend after discovering that Jenna has traded their friendship for fame. Tracy contemplates mortality as Dotcom and Grizz scramble to show him that life is still worth living. Meanwhile, Jack decides to end the page program in order to impress Hank Hooper.

Directors: Jeff Richmond
Writer: Matt Hubbard
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St. Patrick's Day
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7.66
1562 votes

#10 - St. Patrick's Day

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/15/2012

Jack feels unworthy of his latest award and attempts to redeem himself by taking on the writers in a strategic board game. Liz believes she's cursed on St. Patrick's Day when her ex-boyfriend Dennis shows up to derail her relationship with Criss. Meanwhile, Hazel struggles to keep the peace between Tracy and Jenna.

Directors: John Riggi
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Alexis Goodlooking and the Case of the Missing Whisky
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7.65
1701 votes

#11 - Alexis Goodlooking and the Case of the Missing Whisky

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/1/2012

In order to hide his relationship with Lynn, Frank convinces his mother that he is dating Liz. Tracy and Jenna team up to try to solve the case of Pete's missing whisky. Meanwhile, Jack teaches Kenneth how to take down his first business nemesis.

Directors: Michael Slovis
Writer: John Riggi
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Hey, Baby, What's Wrong? (1)
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7.63
1695 votes

#12 - Hey, Baby, What's Wrong? (1)

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/9/2012

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.

Directors: Michael Engler
Writer: Kay Cannon
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What Will Happen to the Gang Next Year?
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7.62
1474 votes

#13 - What Will Happen to the Gang Next Year?

Season 6 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/17/2012

Determined to prove his marriage has survived Avery's kidnapping unscathed, Jack asks Liz to officiate their vow renewal. Meanwhile, Criss tries to convince Liz that he's worth sticking around for. Tracy meets with Cornel West to discuss his influence as a black celebrity and and Kenneth is forced to live with Hazel when his page application is rejected.

Directors: Michael Engler
Writer: Matt Hubbard
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Leap Day
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7.60
1651 votes

#14 - Leap Day

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/23/2012

Jack learns to appreciate Leap Day while Tracy takes the writers to a restaurant to spend an almost-expired gift card. Liz helps Jenna seduce a billionaire online.

Directors: Steve Buscemi
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Dance Like Nobody's Watching
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7.52
1995 votes

#15 - Dance Like Nobody's Watching

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/12/2012

Tracy becomes frustrated in his attempts to anger Liz. Jack questions the family value of the network's new talent competition and Kenneth awaits the Rapture.

Directors: John Riggi
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The Return of Avery Jessup
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7.51
1451 votes

#16 - The Return of Avery Jessup

Season 6 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/10/2012

Avery finally returns home from her kidnapping ordeal in North Korea, but Jack grows uncertain of her fidelity while she was away. Elsewhere, Criss feels threatened in his relationship with Liz and Jenna seeks a sponsor for her approaching nuptials.

Directors: John Riggi
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Nothing Left to Lose
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7.47
1572 votes

#17 - Nothing Left to Lose

Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired 4/5/2012

Tracy regains his sense of smell and finds an unusual father figure in Liz. Meanwhile, the writers spark a prank war with Jenna and Jack is disappointed by Pete's lack of ambition.

Directors: John Riggi
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The Shower Principle
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7.41
1501 votes

#18 - The Shower Principle

Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/29/2012

A curse strikes "TGS." Liz dares to be different after realizing that the same things happen every year, and Jack vows to wow Hank Hooper.

Writer: Tom Ceraulo
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Grandmentor
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7.37
1599 votes

#19 - Grandmentor

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/22/2012

Liz struggles in her new role as mentor to Hazel. Kenneth has a difficult time letting go of his page duties and takes drastic measures to make sure Tracy is taken care of. Meanwhile, Jack and Jenna come up with a plan to get Avery back in the headlines.

Writer: Sam Means
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Live from Studio 6H
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7.36
1607 votes

#20 - Live from Studio 6H

Season 6 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/26/2012

Kabletown chooses to stop funding live shows for "TGS." While Liz and Jack embrace the change, Kenneth argues that live format should be kept intact, and he tries to convince the "TGS" staff to fight for their right to be live by taking them and our audience through a magical look back at the illustrious history of Studio 6H.

Meet the Woggels!
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7.33
1400 votes

#21 - Meet the Woggels!

Season 6 - Episode 17 - Aired 4/12/2012

Jack's mom upstages his ribbon-cutting ceremony. Meanwhile Jenna hooks up with a "rock star" and Tracy frets about his son heading to college.

Directors: Linda Mendoza
Writer: Ron Weiner
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Queen of Jordan II: Mystery of the Phantom Pooper
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6.81
1410 votes

#22 - Queen of Jordan II: Mystery of the Phantom Pooper

Season 6 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/3/2012

Angie brings "Queen of Jordan" back to "TGS." News about Avery forces Jack to confront his feelings for her mother, and Liz finds herself in a feud.

Directors: Ken Whittingham
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