Spoilers for last night's "30 Rock" coming up just as soon as I use the subjunctive...
I'm still waiting for them to hit another one out of the park the way they did with the Oprah episode, but if "Senor Macho Solo" didn't feel especially cohesive, at least it had a lot of funny things in it. And funny covers a lot of sins.
Start with Tracy and his wife repeatedly clearing rooms to have sex, which was good enough the first time but hilarious the second, with a horrified Kenneth trying not to abandon his post while also not watching, while pervy Frank gazed on in awe. Or the randomness of Tracy dispensing romantic advice while dressed as a "Lord of the Rings" elf.
Peter Dinklage is a stud, and that story was a nice mix of expected jokes about Liz's baby neuroses and unexpected ones about the UN. (Dinklage's friend with the African click-sound name was almost as good a throwaway joke as Tracy having starred in "A Blaffair to Rememblack.") I suffered through the "Sex and the City" movie a few weeks ago (I should have had a clause about that put into my pre-nup), and of course Liz would try to recreate that Steve/Miranda moment.
Jenna's subplot was the first really work-centric one in a while, which was appreciated -- especially since it gave us a chance to hear Kenneth do the rap from "Teen Witch" (here's the original) only a few episodes after the Teen Witch herself guest-starred as one of Liz's high school classmates -- and Jack's "Janet Jopler" lyrics were about what I'd expect from the comic mind of the guy who tried to give us "Beep! Beep! Ribby! Ribby!"
On the other hand, I didn't love Jack with Salma Hayek, who for whatever reason I didn't buy in that role. But there were enough good asides in that one (like Jack ordering basically nothing for his Fox News anchorwoman date) to cover. Again, funny forgives a lot.
What did everybody else think?