Liz becomes angry when no one seems to remember her 40th birthday on show night; Tracy decides to break character all night; Jack struggles with the consequences of his promises to not drinking during Avery's pregnancy.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

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Bones

This Television Series is referred to by Live Show part of 30 Rock Season 5
When Carol calls Liz during his turbulant flight, he asks Liz to get rid of his porn before his mom sees it in case he dies, but to Tivo Bones in case he survives.
  • Buy Bones on Amazon
  • Buy Bones on iTunes
  • Buy Bones on GooglePlay

Happy Days

This Television Series is referred to by Live Show part of 30 Rock Season 5
Liz's birthday cake (which was supposed to be for janitor Jadwiga) has Fonzi on it.
  • Buy Happy Days on Amazon
  • Buy Happy Days on iTunes
  • Buy Happy Days on GooglePlay

Saturday Night Live

This Television Series is referred to by Live Show part of 30 Rock Season 5
There are several connections to SNL in this episode: It was live, it had several guest appearances from the SNL cast, they used the SNL band and announcer, had similar parody commercials, and they ended the show in the same manner with all the cast on screen.
  • Buy Saturday Night Live on Amazon
  • Buy Saturday Night Live on iTunes
  • Buy Saturday Night Live on GooglePlay

The Carol Burnett Show

This Television Series is referred to by Live Show part of 30 Rock Season 5
Tracy decides he wants to break character after seeing how much is made everyone laugh on the Carol Burnett show (which Tracy only just learned came in a non-porno format as well).
  • Buy The Carol Burnett Show on Amazon
  • Buy The Carol Burnett Show on iTunes
  • Buy The Carol Burnett Show on GooglePlay

The Dr. Oz Show

This Television Series is referred to by Live Show part of 30 Rock Season 5
One of the TGS skits is about The Doctor Oz Show.
  • Buy The Dr. Oz Show on Amazon
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  • Buy The Dr. Oz Show on GooglePlay

The Oprah Winfrey Show

This Television Series is referred to by Live Show part of 30 Rock Season 5
Tracy plays Oprah in one of the TGS skits.
  • Buy The Oprah Winfrey Show on Amazon
  • Buy The Oprah Winfrey Show on iTunes
  • Buy The Oprah Winfrey Show on GooglePlay

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Slumdog Millionaire

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  • Type: Movie
This Movie is referred to by Live Show part of 30 Rock Season 5
Liz says, "You'll never be a 'mil-un-air'!" mimicking the accent of the host from India's version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in SlumDog Millionaire.
  • Buy Slumdog Millionaire on Amazon
  • Buy Slumdog Millionaire on iTunes
  • Buy Slumdog Millionaire on GooglePlay

It refers to these musicals...

Pippin
composed by Stephen Schwartz; written by

This Musical is referred to by Live Show part of 30 Rock Season 5
Jenna is talking about "breaking" (breaking character) and how she was on stage during a performance of Pippin when Irene Ryan died and she never broke character.

Other Connections and Related Pop Culture

30 Rock Season 5

# Title Air Date
30 Rock
5:1 The Fabian Strategy Sep 23, 2010
5:2 When it Rains, it Pours Sep 30, 2010
5:3 Let's Stay Together Oct 7, 2010
5:4 Live Show Oct 14, 2010
5:5 Reaganing Oct 21, 2010
5:6 Gentleman's Intermission Nov 4, 2010
5:7 Brooklyn Without Limits Nov 11, 2010
5:8 College Nov 18, 2010
5:9 Chain Reaction of Mental Anguish Dec 2, 2010
5:10 Christmas Attack Zone Dec 9, 2010
5:11 Mrs. Donaghy Jan 20, 2011
5:12 Operation Righteous Cowboy Lightning Jan 27, 2011
5:13 Que Sorpresa! Feb 3, 2011
5:14 Double-Edged Sword Feb 10, 2011
5:15 It's Never Too Late for Now Feb 17, 2011
5:16 TGS Hates Women Feb 24, 2011
5:17 Queen of Jordan Mar 17, 2011
5:18 Plan B Mar 24, 2011
5:19 I Heart Connecticut Apr 14, 2011
5:20 100th Episode Part 1 Apr 21, 2011
5:21 100th Episode Part 2 Apr 21, 2011
5:22 Everything Sunny All the Time Always Apr 28, 2011
5:23 Respawn May 5, 2011

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