Go To There: A 30 Rock Podcast
Go To There: A 30 Rock Podcast
Go To There
A weekly chronological journey through 30 Rock, looking at the jokes, the references, the highs, the lows, and all of the blerghs that come with one of the best shows of the 21st century. New episodes every Tuesday.
Episode 98: "Plan B"
With Tracy's absence affecting more and more each week, Jack lets Liz know that a forced hiatus is going to occur for TGS and that kicks in everyone's backup plan; everyone but Liz that is. When she's forced to faced the potential finale of her show, and everyone else with a backup response to their careers, Liz is a woman lost, lingering for her next mission, even getting advice from Aaron Sorkin. But as Jack's job is safe with Kabletown, his new acquisition, a gay TV networks "TWINKS" isn't growing in the way Jack needs it to. Desperate for a way out, he enlists his rival Devin Banks (Will Arnett) to be his fall guy. Unfortunately for Jack, Devin's new life full of gaybies has him more than prepared for the lifestyle that Kabletown provides versus GE's. 30 Rock's nearing the season 5 finale, and Go To There is in the height of one of its strongest episode runs, so join us as we inch nearer the epic 100th episode and beyond! As always, if you'd like to donate for production costs, website hosting, etc, hit up our Ko-Fi link to do so. And, subscribe and rate/review on Apple Podcasts to help us grow even further!
Nov 23
1 hr 3 min
Episode 97: "Queen of Jordan"
Welcome to QOJ with Curtis and David as we tackle the latest episode of the hit reality show: "Queen of Jordan"! As Angie's new single "My Single Is Dropping" is dropping prepares its launch party, 30 Rock employees Jack Donaghy and Liz Lemon aim to use it as an excuse to convince her husband, Tracy to return to 30 Rock and TGS. Meanwhile, TGS star Jenna Maroney is continuously waging war with QOJ stars and Portia steps in to help her with her seeming alcohol abuse, but will Jeena accept the help of those who care for her and their intervention? Additionally, as Randi is ready to share her own news, she decides to help TGS writer Frank Rossitano reunite with a teacher, Lynn Onkman (Susan Sarandon) who took advantage of him (look, there's no really nice way to describe this horrific storyline, we apologize) when he was her student. WIll love renew, or has Frank's arrested development caused him too much damage? Finally, D'Fwan thinks Kabletown executive Jack Donaghy might be batting for the same team and aims to open him up to his world, but D'Fwan may not be ready for what Jack's coming to the game with. There is plenty of wine-throwing, name-calling, and betrayal in this week's Queen of Jordan, so grab your HAY-UM and join Go To There as we piece together this beloved classic episode. As always, if you'd like to donate for production costs, website hosting, etc, hit up our Ko-Fi link to do so. And, subscribe and rate/review on Apple Podcasts to help us grow even further!
Nov 16
1 hr 12 min
Episode 96: "TGS Hates Women"
It's time for 30 Rock and TGS to face the music, in this week's Go To There! In another example of art imitating life, the writer's of TGS are put on blast in a hard-hitting article criticizing their depiction(s) of women on TV. However, Liz sets out to show how not non-feminist they are and hires a guest writer: Abby Flynn (Christin Milioti). But, when Abby shows up to be the perceptually opposite of what Liz is wanting to promote, she aims to help Abby "grow up." Elsewhere in 30 Rock, Jack has the renewed life goal of becoming CEO of Kabletown, but understands that family is thicker than water. As he learns that the most likely inheritor of Kabletown's top position is Hank Hooper's 14 year old granddaughter Kaylie (Chloë Grace Moretz), he whips up a plan to destroy her future; but unlocks his past as a result, along with a sleeping dragon in Kaylie. 30 Rock has shown consecutively now that, despite Tracy being brought in its first episode to "save TGS", there are still characters and stories of the people inside the TGS world that can showcase quality entertainment. We hope his African sabbatical does him well, but with this recent string of episodes and the upcoming "Queen of Jordan", 30 Rock shows it doesn't need the famed actor of hits like "Who Dat Ninja?" and "Fat Bitch" to excel! As always, if you'd like to donate for production costs, website hosting, etc, hit up our Ko-Fi link to do so. And, subscribe and rate/review on Apple Podcasts to help us grow even further!
Nov 10
1 hr 7 min
Episode 95: "It's Never Too Late For Now"
On this week's Go To There, we get a mini-mystery that harkens back to many Agatha Christie novels after Liz dives headfirst into Spinsterhood. Can she be pulled out of her newfound life, or is it just her and her new cat Emily Dickinson versus the world?Elsewhere Pete and Frank begin their new journey: Soundmound. After Frank's inspiring lyrics and Pete's history in music, the two set out to rock the town, but will their egos and differences split the band before they make it big? Finally, as Jack sets out to negotiate with the Kabletown board, he must first face down his daughter's nanny who's charging him far more than he thinks she's worth, but she may be able to teach a thing or two in regards to negotiation in the end. Despite being a filler episode and not advancing too much in 30 Rock's world, we like to think "It's Never Too Late For Now" stands atop the filler pile as a standout. From its wild mystery to the slow unraveling of it all (and Soundmound, RIP), it's an excellent episode to enjoy! As always, if you'd like to donate for production costs, website hosting, etc, hit up our Ko-Fi link to do so. And, subscribe and rate/review on Apple Podcasts to help us grow even further!
Nov 2
1 hr
Episode 94: "Double-Edged Sword"
Pack your bags, we're (mostly) leaving 30 Rock this week on Go To There as Liz and Carol head out of town for a couple's retreat, and Jack and Avery head to the Great White North to attend a summit. But don't worry, the rest of TGS are still in town as Tracy deals with his newfound stardom. Liz and Carol are going to stayover in NC but their personalities cause a clash on the tarmac that puts the other passengers, and their relationship, to its absolute limit.Meanwhile, Jack and  AVery have little time to celebrate Canada as Avery starts having contractions and it's a race to the border to prevent *gasp* a dual-citizenship baby! The two couples must test each other's similar quirks and personalities to survive their tumultuous weekends. Finally, with great power comes... yadda yadda, we've all heard it a thousand times before.... But Tracy is now reaping the benefits of EGOT-ing, and it's scared him to where he's not sure he can commit to the pressure waged against him. What a whirl-of-wind episode "Double-Edged Sword" is, it feels like a finale (mid-or-season) just dropped midway through the season's run; it's not a bad thing, mind you, but with as much that occurs, it's wild they placed it in mid-February in the season's run. Enjoy it, as we're starting the build to the finale, and Tracy's small arc of running away from it all.   As always, if you'd like to donate for production costs, website hosting, etc, hit up our Ko-Fi link to do so. And, subscribe and rate/review on Apple Podcasts to help us grow even further!
Oct 26
1 hr 8 min
Episode 93: "¡Qué Sorpresa!"
As we begin a new era with Kabletown in charge of 30 Rock, Jack meets his new boss Hank Hooper (Ken Howard) who's demeanor and changes to Jack's day-to-day may be the end of Jack's time with the company he's long adored. Elsewhere, Avery is under the watchful, driven eyes of her competition Carmen Chao (Vanessa Lachey) who wants her job, and is out to prove Avery's pregnant and unfit for the promotion. So Liz becomes the hero and fakes being pregnant to save Avery and Jack, but is she ready for the newfound rumors and attention? Finally, in a brief C-plot, Tracy and Jenna, two people who never get what they want, are torn between a sweater, and just as they've become good friend, it stands to unravel itself over its possession. ¡Qué Sorpresa! was a surprise for us and is continuing the solid run of season 5 episodes, and we at Go To There appreciate your help in getting us this far, whether you're pretending or not! As always, if you'd like to donate for production costs, website hosting, etc, hit up our Ko-Fi link to do so. And, subscribe and rate/review on Apple Podcasts to help us grow even further!
Oct 19
53 min
Episode 92: "Operation Righteous Cowboy Lightning"
Welcome to a new era of 30 Rock and TGS: the Kabletown years. As Jack's beloved company becomes a new entity, he vows to keep up his ability to "innovent" (a word he innovented) and produce a new relief special for the next inevitable natural disaster, with guest stars like Robert De Niro, but are his morals in the right place when he aims to ♫ help the people the things that happened happened to? ♫ Elsewhere in 30 Rock, Liz and Tracy are at each other's throats once again as he's still on his best behavior for his Oscar chances, by ensuring he doesn't look the fool on Angie's new reality show. this obviously interferes with TGS production and unleashes Liz's boss mode, but it seems Tracy's always one step ahead in getting around work. Finally, after being tasked with coming up with possible natural disasters for Jack's relief fund, the writer's room star imagining their dream world-ending survival scenario. In a small reality twist, after learning Lutz is the only one capable of driving them anywhere, a Bachelor-esque competition begins aiming to be one of the few that can survive and travel the inevitable wasteland with him. 30 Rock's been on a solid roll these last few weeks and we at Go To There couldn't be more excited, as we're loving it! So grab your autotuner, your New York Ranger hockey mask, and meet at Tupac's house for Operation Righteous Cowboy Lightning! As always, if you'd like to donate for production costs, website hosting, etc, hit up our Ko-Fi link to do so. And, subscribe and rate/review on Apple Podcasts to help us grow even further!
Oct 13
59 min
Episode 91: "Mrs. Donaghy"
It's a new year at 30 Rock and TGS, as well as a new relationship?! As Jack checks his marriage certificate from this destination wedding, he soon learns that Liz's language barrier costs him once again, as he's officially married to her, instead of Avery! Unfortunately it's a sour honeymoon as jack's sacrificing the TGS studio to showcase the Kabletown owners how profitable they can be, but Liz has ideas in mind to get what she needs from him. Elsewhere Danny and Jenna must share a dressing room due to Jack's whoring of the studio, and are forced to play pretend to protect Kenneth's delicate feelings. But their faux marriage is as tumultuous as one would expect. Finally, Tracy learns he's going to die due to poor diet and Angie must step in and become a breadwinner for the Jordan family. Can her unwillingness to take instruction and orders from anyone stop her from being a success? As Go To There donates an additional 5 million dollars to the The Jack and Elizabeth Donaghy High School for Teen Drama, The Arts, and Feelings, we urge you to do the same, and if you can't listening to our latest episode is helpful enough! And remember: always question "what is art?" As always, if you'd like to donate for production costs, website hosting, etc, hit up our Ko-Fi link to do so. And, subscribe and rate/review on Apple Podcasts to help us grow even further!
Oct 5
52 min
Episode 90: "Christmas Attack Zone"
As we close out 30 Rock's 2010 set of episodes, we're treated to season 5's Christmas episode wherein Jack finally invites Colleen (Elaine Stritch) to his Christmas Attack Zone. A zone wherein he will reveal Avery's (Elizabeth Banks) pregnancy to her AND he knows who his father is: Milton Greene (Alan Alda). Can Colleen's old heart stand the reveal(s)? Meanwhile, Liz is hiding out to delay the holiday theatrics but winds up getting involved in Jack's craziness. Elsewhere Jenna, fresh off her breakup with Paul, is struggling to accept it, but also really wants to have the best time at New Queer's Eve; despite Paul's absence. Finally, Tracy's doing his best to maintain his newfound star power and professionalism as awards season is looming, so he buys the rights to a movie that could potentially tarnish his reputation. However, he will so learn that making people laughter is often more vital than any award may be. As we close the 2010 year on 30 Rock, season 5 seems to be turning the tide to picking up its steam as we head to episode 100 and the finale! Keep an eye on Go To There as we take you there and beyond... As always, if you'd like to donate for production costs, website hosting, etc, hit up our Ko-Fi link to do so. And, subscribe and rate/review on Apple Podcasts to help us grow even further!
Sep 28
1 hr 1 min
Episode 89: "Chain Reaction of Mental Anguish"
Please, have a seat and make yourself comfortable listener, it's therapy time at 30 Rock! As Liz and Carol's relationship struggles to get stronger, Liz finds an outlet in the lowest level employee at the last place network in America: Kenneth. but will her problems unlock his hidden mental issues, or can Jack rescue him before it's too late? Speaking of Jack, he gets an opportunity to invest in Donald's (Tracy's son who's older than him) theme restaurant featuring Godzila® (with ONE "L" for trademark reasons) but it might unlock his hidden mental block(s) inscribed by his own father. Finally, when Jenna's getting ready for what she hopes is the next step in her and Paul's relationship, he turns the tables on her and has her second guessing if that next step will ever come. After a rocky episode last week, Go To There and 30 Rock return to form in this week's mental episode. We just hope you can keep it together and didn't have to eat your father-pig to download this episode. As always, if you'd like to donate for production costs, website hosting, etc, hit up our Ko-Fi link to do so. And, subscribe and rate/review on Apple Podcasts to help us grow even further!
Sep 21
1 hr 5 min
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