Oh, Elizabeth Lemon. Don’t you worry. You’re not the only one following the rules of being a human being. But since I live in New York City, too, I totally feel your pain. And perhaps NYC is overrated. During last night’s “The Tuxedo Begins,” Jack and Liz were debating this very issue. Liz was irritated that everyone around her seemed to be incapable of following the simple rules of living. (You let the people out of the subway car before you enter. Come on!)
Meanwhile, Jack got mugged by a middle-aged white man wearing a button-down shirt and Dockers in a construction tunnel. He saw the attack as a wake-up call to better care for the rich, and naturally, decided he should run for mayor. (Oh, 30 Rock. You’ve really been mirroring real life this season. First Tracy, and now this.) While Jack was trying to rise above all that is wrong with the city, Liz decided to sink down into the filth. And sink she did, as she attempted to lead a life of no rules. Essentially this meant wearing an old-lady wig, acting more crazy than usual, and turning into the Joker.
And that’s when
Batman Jack stepped in to save the day. He put his fears aside and attacked the Joker Lemon (don’t worry, she’s fine) and everyone saw the good in him. Gotham New York City no longer needed him. So we won’t be seeing Mayor Donaghy anytime soon.
The night’s B story followed Jenna and Paul as they started their own new sexual fetish called “normaling.” Really, this was just behaving as a normal couple would. I think Will Forte is hilarious as Paul. But this story line was totally lost on me. I’d rather see Liz Lemon dresses as a crazy old person any day.
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