30 Rock

Series 5 - 17. Queen of Jordan

Radio Times
Review by:
Alison Graham

Susan Sarandon, looking dowdy in a fawn cardigan, guest-stars as decrepit Frank Rossitano’s former high-school teacher, Lynn Onkman. She’s just been released from prison after a scandal involving her relationship with a pupil. Yes, Frank was that pupil. Hard to believe.

Although there’s no doubt that 30 Rock is showing its age (ratings are sliding alarmingly in the US), there are still sparks of the old magic, despite a poor central story about a trashy reality show based on the life of Tracy Jordan’s volcanic wife, Angie.

There are some good gags involving Jack Donaghy’s supposedly gay, football-playing days back in the 1970s. But the best lines belong to Lynn and Frank: Lynn: “How did you find out where I worked?” Frank: “It’s one of the benefits of being in love with a registered sex offender.”

About this programme

17/23. Liz is displeased when Angie films an episode of her reality TV show Queen of Jordan at the TGS studio - until she realises this could be a perfect opportunity to find out where Tracy is. Meanwhile, Jack becomes obsessed with making a good impression on Angie's camera crew, and Frank is reunited with one of his former teachers. Guest starring Susan Sarandon.

Cast and crew

Cast

Liz Lemon
Tina Fey
Jack Donaghy
Alec Baldwin
Jenna Maroney
Jane Krakowski
Frank Rossitano
Judah Friedlander
Kenneth Parcell
Jack McBrayer
Pete Hornberger
Scott Adsit
Angie Jordan
Sherri Shepherd
Tracy Jordan
Tracy Morgan
Grizz
Grizz Chapman
Dot Com
Kevin Brown
James `Toofer' Spurlock
Keith Powell
Lynn Onkman
Susan Sarandon
D'Fwan
Tituss Burgess
Randi
Paula Leggett Chase
Portia
Moya Angela
Michael
Ephraim Sykes
Charles
Brad Bellamy

Crew

Director
Ken Whittingham
Writer
Tracey Wigfield
Categories
Comedy