amp;linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B002N5N5KW">30 Rock" is as strong as ever. Although still too witty for most of the room "? the room being America "? that's exactly what makes it so special.
As always, the 22 episodes here continue focusing on the behind-the-scenes shenanigans of "The Girlie Show with Tracy Jordan," an "SNL"-esque sketch-comedy series, mostly through the viewpoint of its erudite, but socially challenged head writer, Liz Lemon (Tina Fey, our generation's Lucille Ball and Mary Tyler Moore). The strongest relationship in her life is the all-platonic, all-professional one with her boss, NBC/General Electric executive Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin, bringing the awesome).
In season four, both find new romantic entanglements. Liz is so frustrated with dating that she decides to settle for someone who isn't right for her "? or even likes her: Wesley Snipes. No, not that Wesley Snipes, but a British snob played by Michael Sheen, whom she meets by fate ... or was it dental anesthesia?
For Jack, that's high-school crush Nancy (Julianne Moore, whose purposely grating accent here belies her radiant beauty), a married woman with whom he reconnects online, then comes to town. To complicate matters, cable chat-show host Avery (Elizabeth Banks) is still in and out of the picture.
Meanwhile, Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan) is being his lovable, scattershot, WTF self, spewing out such winning lines as "A book hasn't caused me this much trouble since 'Where's Waldo' went to that barber pole factory" and "I will eat a bowl of cherries and some ghost meat in his honor."
And that's just scratching the season's surface "? another wonderfully wild comedic cornucopia that encompasses Muppets, Matt Damon, a robotic mime, Jon Hamm, deal-breakers, Will Forte in drag, "Gossip Girl" and Will Ferrell as "Bitch Hunter." Whew!
And while we're on the subject of "Whew!," extras include a handful of select deleted scenes, all of which were air-worthy; Jenna's (Jane Krakowski) complete NBC tennis promo, which falls somewhere between a country music video and "Playboy Video Centerfold"; and a full episode of Food Network's "Ace of Cakes," where they made deliberately ugly cakes for the show, if you're into that sort of thing.
You'll want to go to there. "?Rod Lott