"30 Rock" spoilers coming up just as soon as I patronize the local IKEA...
Was it just me, or did that episode feel like it was about 15 minutes long once you took the commercials out of it? No pre-credits sequence, the least amount of Jack in any episode that I can remember, and the teamster storyline played like it had been hacked to bits. Everything was so rushed and disjointed, I would have wondered if this was a leftover pre-strike episode if it hadn't been for all the JetBlue jokes referencing stuff that happened during the strike.
Of course, even within an unusually thin episode, "30 Rock" still features plenty of funny moments. Baldwin's amused delivery of "Bush? Has it gotten that bad?" redeemed the episode all by itself, and we also got Liz on the treadmill (what's the opposite of power-walking?), Liz threatening to give everybody chins, our brief glimpse of the Charlie Kaufman-esque world on the 12th floor (complete with eyepatch-wearing receptionist), the random Cleveland put-downs (the tornado destroyed a liquor store and the liquor store museum), Brian Dennehy asking Frank and Lutz to kiss, ad Floyd's reaction to morning Liz ("Crone!").
But it needed several more script polishes (or editing work), and a whole lot more Jack.
(Odd; I want less Jack on "Lost," and more on "30 Rock.")
What did everybody else think?