"30 Rock" (2006) {Plan B (#5.18)} TV Season

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Overview "30 Rock" Season 05 Episode 18 (S05E18)



Ratings / Votes
7.9/ 10 (182 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

Production Company
Broadway Video [us]
Little Stranger [us]
Universal Media Studios (UMS) [us]

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(USA) - 24 March 2011
(Germany) - 26 February 2012

Running Time



Technical Support
RAT:16:9 HD

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Full Cast

  1. Adsit, Scott as [Pete Hornberger] <5>
  2. Arnett, Will as [Devon Banks] <12>
  3. Baldwin, Alec as [Jack Donaghy] <7>
  4. Buress, Hannibal as [Bum] <15>
  5. Chapman, Grizz as [Grizz] <8>
  6. Coots, Joe as [Blue Collar Guy] <17>
  7. Doherty, Mark (IV) as [Detective] <18>
  8. Fadem, Josh as [Simon Barrons] <13>
  9. Friedlander, Judah as [Frank Rossitano] <6>
  10. Harper, William Jackson as [Rioter] <19>
  11. Holds, Anthony as [Anchor] <20>
  12. Howard, Ken (I) as [Hank Hooper] <10>
  13. Kearsley, Harlin as (as Harlin C. Kearsley) [Sax Man] <22>
  14. McBrayer, Jack as [Kenneth Parcell] <4>
  15. Morgan, Tracy (II) as [Tracy Jordan] <2>
  16. Obama, Barack as (archive footage) (uncredited) [Himself]
  17. Pinzon, Miguel as (as Miguel Andres Pinzon) [Assistant] <23>
  18. Powell, Keith (II) as [Toofer] <9>
  19. Sorkin, Aaron as [Himself] <11>
  20. Chiu, Crystal as [Child] <16>
  21. Fey, Tina as [Liz Lemon] <1>
  22. Galloway, Sue as [Sue] <14>
  23. Johnson, Christine Toy as [Woman] <21>
  24. Krakowski, Jane as [Jenna Maroney] <3>
  25. Telander, Johanna as [Dutch Actress] <24>

Full Plot

Liz tries to reassure her staff that the show's forced hiatus is temporary, but everyone starts to focus on their fallback plans.Meanwhile, Jack attempts to salvage a cable network by enlisting his nemesis, Devin Banks. NBC Publicity Plot not found

Music Composers

  1. Richmond, Jeff (II)


  1. Clark, Matthew (II)


National Broadcasting Company (NBC) [us] - (2011) (USA) (TV)

Film Editors

  1. Reticker, Meg


  1. Adams, Liz (V) (production assistant)
  2. Bernardone, Nick (script clearance coordinator)
  3. Bernstein, Matthew (I) (assistant location manager)
  4. Berrios, Laura Lynn (stand-in/photo double) (uncredited)
  5. Bowling, Johnathan (set production assistant)
  6. Brown, Stiv (production assistant)
  7. Carusiello, Marc (production assistant)
  8. Damico, Emily (second assistant accountant) (uncredited)
  9. Ershow, Devin (production intern) (uncredited)
  10. Gardner, Jonathan (II) (set production assistant)
  11. Haller, Jon (I) (assistant to writers)
  12. Honig, Jake (production intern)
  13. Macready, Kristyn (assistant to producer)
  14. McGonigle, Philip (location assistant) (uncredited)
  15. Phillips, Alexander (II) (accounting clerk)
  16. Pizzimenti, Michelle (second assistant accountant) (uncredited)
  17. Roosevelt, Henry (production assistant)
  18. Soltys, Andrew (production intern)
  19. Williams, Joshua (III) (production assistant)


Liz Lemon: Kenneth! you beautiful goon! He's not in Africa; he's somewhere in the delivery zone of Federici's Pizza! We can find him and bring him back here, and no more forced hiatus! Kenneth Parcell: I did it! I saved the show! Now I won't have to go to News. Liz Lemon: And I won't have to be the world's worst hooker! Liz Lemon: [scene changes to an alley where Liz is leaning into a car wearing a sweatshirt and a blue wig:] You wanna party? It's $500 for kissing and $10,000 for snuggling. End of list. Aaron Sorkin: [Liz is in a reception area waiting to meet with Nick Lachey about a writing job] You here for the "Sing-Off" gig? Liz Lemon: Yeah. Do I know you? Aaron Sorkin: You know my work. Walk with me. [Sorkin stands up and Liz follows] Aaron Sorkin: I'm Aaron Sorkin. "The West Wing," A Few Good Men, The Social Network. Liz Lemon: "Studio 60"? Aaron Sorkin: Shut up. Aaron Sorkin: Do you know Nick Lachey? I hear he doesn't even let you sit in the meeting; he just screams at you to see how you react. Liz Lemon: Wait, you're not really applying for this job, are you? Aaron Sorkin: 'Course I am. You've got to take work where you find it, especially now. Our craft is dying while people are playing "Angry Birds" and poking each other on Facebook. What is poking anyway? Why won't anybody do it to me? I'm cool. Liz Lemon: So it's really that bad out there. I mean, you're Aaron Sorkin. Speaking of "Angry Birds," do you know how to beat 11-4? It's just a red guy and a green guy. Aaron Sorkin: The key is do not use the green guy as a boomerang. Liz Lemon: Did we just go in a circle? Aaron Sorkin: Listen, lady - a gender I write extremely well if the story calls for it - this is serious. We make horse buggies. The first Model T just rolled into town. Liz Lemon: We're dinosaurs. Aaron Sorkin: We don't need two metaphors. That's bad writing. Not that it matters. Assistant: Mr. Sorkin? Mr. Lachey will see you now. Aaron Sorkin: [Sorkin walks into the office] Mr. Lachey. Huge fan! Huge fan. I have all your albums.

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Silvercup Studios East, Long Island City, Queens, New York City, New York, USA


- The director of "Transformers 5" is 'Nick Bernardone' (qv), a writer for the show, and its producer, 'Jerry Kupfer' (qv), is a producer for the show.

- The same year that "30 Rock" started airing, _"Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" (2006)_ (qv), another show set behind the scenes of a fictional _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv)-type show, also premiered. Even though there were many differences between them (including "30 Rock" being a half-hour sitcom while "Studio 60" was an hour-long drama), many critics compared the two shows and engaged in speculation about which one would survive. "Studio 60" was canceled after one season. This is why, when 'Aaron Sorkin' (qv) lists some of his most famous movie and TV credits and Liz adds "Studio 60," Sorkin tells her to shut up.

- In her 2011 book, "Bossypants," 'Tina Fey' (qv) said that she first met 'Aaron Sorkin' (qv) while she was an undergraduate theater major at the University of Virginia. Sorkin, then best known as a playwright, came to UVA to be an artist in residence.

- While Liz is talking to 'Aaron Sorkin' (qv) about TV writing, he complains, "Our craft is dying while people are playing "Angry Birds" and poking each other