It coulda earned TV Quote of the Week, but honestly, as prestigious as that award is, there was so much good stuff in this premiere episode, trimming it down to simply 1 quote just wouldn't have been doing the show it's true justice.
It was almost an episode out of Bizarro World, as everything was right, but nothing was the way it was supposed to be. Liz was happy and pleasant, to everyone's surprise and concern, not letting the usual work place stresses and shenanigans affect her. And Jenna was the same old Jenna, only "effective" and actually SUCCEEDING in her self-centered indulgence as star host of a hit new reality show called America's Kids Got Singing. (along with D'Fwan and John McEnroe)
"The only show I've ever been on that got a 10.2 was when Mickey Rourke threw me onto the field during the Super Bowl"
There was also an awesome side story with Kenneth quite happily believing the Rapture was imminent, saying his goodbyes to most of the people, which he believed were headed to various hells, (including "Black Hell" and "Women's Hell"), and fulfilling his own personal bucket-list, which only seemed to include MORE work around the office.
Oddly enough, Kenneth actually believed that post-Rapture, he'd see Tracy (of all people) in heaven ...
Tracy didn't know which end was up as his usual antics went completely disengaged by Liz Lemon, and Jack suffered a crisis of conscience, in perhaps the best scene of the night, where he debates canceling the wildly successful America's Kids Got Singing, through a frank, heart-to-heart discussion with newborn daughter Liddy.
So glad this show is back. Thursday IS, once again, the best night on television. And so as not to spoil too much, you should catch the full episode online to find out exactly WHAT was up with Liz. Its truly an epic start for the season!
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