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As owner-managers, we understand that the business lives or dies by our credibility. They were able to understand the business drivers and scale of opportunity, then communicate this effectively. Friedlander says he makes the hats for his character himself, using phrases he invents;  in episode S03E18 where Liz is forced to stay home, one of her final requests before being forced out of the building was to know what Frank's hat said. Frank first started wearing the hats at age 14; his eighth-grade class photo shows him in a hat reading "My First Hat".
Frank was raised largely by his mother Sylvia after his father, a lawyer for the mafia, went into the Witness Protection Program. Sylvia's fear for her son led him to leave law school at her insistence and enter comedy.
In " Goodbye, My Friend ", Jack Donaghy learns of Frank's legal aspirations and offers him a scholarship to Columbia University Law School , but reneges on his offer after Sylvia warns him of the danger in which a law career would place Frank due to his family's mafia connections. Frank pursues women frequently, usually older, psychologically damaged, or physically unattractive women he considers "low-hanging fruit".
Though it is hinted in the episode "Jackie Jormp Jomp" that he and Cerie have a secret relationship. The great love of Frank's life occurred at the age of 14, where he had an affair with his middle-school teacher, Lynn Onkmann. She was sent to prison for the offense, but he remained in love with her and after her release in the fifth season of 30 Rock , they reconciled and began a relationship over the objections of pretty much everyone else.
Cerie Xerox Katrina Bowden is Liz's young, pretty, laid-back assistant. She is an object of intense sexual desire for the male writers of TGS because of her beauty and very revealing clothing.
However, she seems to be unaware of the effect she has on men, believing that the reason Liz does not approve of the way she dresses is because Liz has "one of those body image things". She frequently receives drunken phone sex messages, and she states that she does not think that they are cute, even when they are from Liz. In " Jack the Writer ", she tells Liz that her goal in life is to "marry rich and then design handbags. Despite her unawareness, Cerie has proved herself to be intelligent on multiple occasions, usually with ironic comedy.
In " The Baby Show ", Cerie becomes engaged to a wealthy man named Aris, after dating him for five weeks. When Liz tells Cerie that she may be rushing into marriage, Cerie replies that she would only be able to be a "young hot mom" for a limited time, and that she didn't want to be "like If their first child is a girl, possible names include "Bookcase", "Sandstorm", and "Hat", though Cerie thinks "Hat" is "more of a boy's name". In " Up All Night ," she stated that she and Aris were fighting because he wants a Greek Orthodox wedding and she disagrees with the Church's stance on Cyprus ; soon after, he is kidnapped by Somali pirates.
Cerie and Aris finally marry three seasons later in " I Do Do ", with Liz and the Somali pirates as members of the wedding party. This probably means that Cerie's mother was a teen mom when Cerie was born. However, in a previous episode, Cerie said that her mother is 38 years old.
Cerie states in " A Goon's Deed in a Weary World " that she quit years earlier, but inexplicably kept coming to work.
She joins the rest of the TGS crew and cast on-stage, to resign personally to the Kabletown board of directors, in order to prevent the show from being re-commissioned and thus enable Liz to devote her time to her newly adopted children. She sticks around to pack up the TGS writers' room, and orders both the writers' would-be last lunch which Liz dictates, and its replacement decreed by Lutz.
Jenna is intimidated by Cerie's youth. When seeing Cerie propping her feet up on her desk without her shoes in " Greenzo ", Jenna assumes bare feet are "in" and pads around shoeless in the hope of appearing young and hip. He detests the stereotypical aspects of black culture he believes are embodied by Tracy Jordan , and he serves as a foil to Tracy.
According to Liz, Toofer is "afraid of black people". He claims pride in his black heritage, showing off a photo of an ancestor who was an officer in the Civil War; later, he discovers the man actually fought for the Confederacy. According to Jack, his nickname is "Toofer" because "with him you get a two-for-one; he's a black guy and a Harvard guy".
Frank with whom he shares an office called him a "black nerd" à la Steve Urkel. It was revealed in season 4, episode 17 that Toofer was only hired because of affirmative action ; he quits in anger, before he agrees to return. He insisted that in order to return, his fellow writers must stop calling him Toofer, but relented when they suggested more nicknames.
Pete's suggestion of "Threefer, because you're also gay," is the first time that 'Toofers' sexuality is officially called into question, though Liz had previously insulted him, saying "Look, it's Sherlock Homo here to solve the case of the gay sweater.
The character was named after series writer Robert Carlock. Within the entourage, Grizz is charged with "sitting on" Tracy when he is overstimulated, in addition to a very fluid list of other responsibilities.
In season 1 Grizz was apparently Tracy's financial manager, and in season 5 he was suggested to be Tracy and Adam West 's talent manager. Despite his calm demeanor, Grizz is shown to be a romantic and deeply emotional man. A drunken Liz came onto him at Kenneth's party in " Greenzo ", which traumatised him. Despite their history, he cajoles her into serving as his "woman of honor" i.
In " Kidney Now! Grizz is the most physically imposing member of Tracy's entourage and the cast; referencing their long friendship in " Argus ," Tracy tells him "I've known you since you were six feet tall! Grizz reads George R. Liz eventually follows the duo, taking a behind-the-camera position and occasionally bringing her adopted children to work.
Another recurring character during the first two seasons, he is also credited as a series regular during seasons three and four. Dot Com is Tracy's driver and cook; in " Hard Ball ", their last names are revealed.
He credits a former campaign of his for a city council seat as having "raised the level of discourse in this city," even though he lost the election. Dot Com and Grizz are old friends, having met at a "summer camp for giants" " Argus ". Like Tracy, Walter grew up in the South Bronx , though without experiencing poverty "I wanted for nothing as a child, but that brings its own challenges," he notes, with Tracy responding "Shut up, Dot Com!
Dot Com often serves as the voice of sanity within the series, and finds himself ignored with mounting frustration. During seasons 3 and 4, we learn that he is in love with Grizz's fiancée, with whom he is implied to have had an affair. He is soon joined behind the camera by Liz Lemon. Jonathan Maulik Pancholy is Jack's assistant. Jonathan harbours a desperate crush on Jack. His obsessive admiration of his boss is coupled with disdain towards Liz, whom he considers unworthy of Jack's attention.
In the episode " Believe in the Stars ," Jack reveals he only hired him because he was heavily medicated on Comanaprosil and he mistook Jonathan for M. Elsewhere, he mentions meeting his "birth parents," revealing he is adopted, and when in the season-five episode " Let's Stay Together ", when Jack asks Jonathan to provide a distraction by pretending to be a stereotypical Indian and faking an Indian accent, Jonathan objects, "But I'm from Palo Alto!
As a Christmas gift one year, Jack secured the release of Jonathan's sister from a North Korean prison. Liz once caught Jonathan wearing a wedding dress and dancing with one of Jack's suits. Jonathan retains his position when Jack is replaced by Kathy Geiss, and is heartbroken by Jack's departure.
He stays on as Jack's assistant when Jack is reinstated and keeps the same office despite Jack's promotion to chairman of NBC. Jack fires Jonathan in " Cutbacks ," but he reappears as Jack's assistant three episodes later without explanation.
He relocates with Jack to a suite upstairs when the latter is appointed chairman of Kabletown and eschews the company's Philadelphia headquarters in favor of remaining in the G. Jonathan is off-camera throughout the show's sixth season, something that the characters appear not to notice. Pancholy exists within the 30 Rock universe independently of Jonathan, being mentioned by Jack in " The Ballad of Kenneth Parcell " during that period; Alec Baldwin likewise exists independently of Jack who mentions the actor in " Hogcock!
Jonathan returns in season seven, stating that he was away looking after his sick grandmother. When characters enter the room they sometimes yell, "Shut up, Lutz! The other characters are unconcerned about his well-being; when Lutz ran headfirst into a wall in " The Ones ", no one helped him until a wall-mounted television fell on him, and even then, Pete the producer tells the writers, who instigated the incident, "I hope you've learned your lesson.
Because of what you did, we almost lost a monitor. His first two initials were mentioned in " The Aftermath ", in which it was also revealed that he has a thyroid problem. He attended Oberlin College ; after his junior year, he traveled to South by Southwest a film, interactive, and music festival in Austin, Texas.
The show implies that he is a gay man in the process of coming out, although everyone ignores or forgets this due to their dislike of him. Lutz periodically mentions a girlfriend who lives in Canada, named Karen. No one believes him; therefore, Lutz created a website JDLutz. He finally identifies himself as bisexual while shouting at his fellow writers on their last day of work in " Last Lunch ". It is also mentioned during season six that Kellan Lutz from the Twilight series is his grandnephew, and while everyone thinks this is another one of his lies, Kellan actually does show up in Season 7 to hang out with his relative and to try and tape a pro-Obama skit for TGS.
In the series finale, Lutz finally takes revenge on the writing staff after seven years of ridicule by insisting that their final free lunch will be ordered from Blimpies , going to absurd lengths to ensure his victory, including legally changing his name to Johnny Aardvark so he will be first alphabetically.
Lutz's mother is portrayed by John Lutz in drag in " The Moms "; however, this may just be the character Lutz impersonating his own mother, since they are not seen together. Liz found him while he was opening for a puppet. He, Tracy, and Jenna Maroney are the three main actors on the show-within-a-show from Seasons 1 through 3.
It has been said [ by whom? Josh is frequently seen in the writer's room, and appears to be the only member of the TGS cast who also works as a writer for the show. Often referred to as being a "kid," Josh is described in dialogue in a way that implies he is young, guileless, and unintelligent. He is indeed typically portrayed as lacking smarts and is often shown doing things that are considered juvenile. Bush , and Jerry Seinfeld. His impressions have raised eyebrows from people who are not impressed, like Elizabeth Taylor played by Rachel Dratch , who knocked him out with an extinguisher and leaving him severely concussed after he did a sketch that offended her in which he impersonated the actress.
Original characters that he plays on the show include "Dr. Ridiculous," a Chinese man named Mr. Wang, and Gaybraham Lincoln.
In " The Baby Show ," Tracy got mad at Josh for impersonating him, claiming that Josh was turning him into a caricature. In " Hard Ball ," it is implied that Josh is Jewish, and in a carry-over during " Ludachristmas ," from the "Secret Rodney" ads that were running, Kenneth says "Merry Jewish" to Josh when passing out gifts.
He, Frank, and Toofer are often observed fooling around and admiring Cerie. In the episode " The Break-Up ," Josh states that his parents raised him as a girl for 10 years. In sharp contrast to Josh, Steiner was portrayed as slick and cunning.
Steiner uses unnecessary abbreviations and has a "really bad sex addiction. I had to let Tony [the security guard] watch me pee to get that tape". Lonny Ross was written out of the series in season four. He does appear via a flashback to a raunchy TGS sketch with Tracy in the series finale. Danny is originally from Ottawa , and after starring in a movie about Canadian Football , came to New York and became a robotic street performer.
On his first day of work without his silver clothes and makeup , Jack Donaghy renames him 'Danny' rather than have two Jacks. Danny had a brief fling with his boss, Liz Lemon, which annoyed Jack. Ironically, it was Jack's example that inspired Liz to "take her reward" with her employee in the first place. Assuming that Danny's real name of Jack is a diminutive of Jon or John as it is with Donaghy, Kennedy , and former GE Chairman Jack Welch , he is in keeping with Liz's tendency to date men who share names with celebrities and fictional characters: Jack persuaded Danny to end the affair by telling Danny that he Jack was in love with Liz.
Danny is earnest, good-natured, and a talented singer. He defers to Jenna when his singing talent makes her jealous, to the point of deliberately singing badly during a Christmas special so she can step in and shine.
He makes his final appearance in " There's No I in America ", when he asks Liz to help him from getting deported back to Canada, but Liz ignores his problem. Jack considers Geiss his mentor, and idolizes him. Geiss has a mentally challenged daughter Kathy , an effeminate son Bertram, 'Daddy's Fancy Boy' , a secret second family in Canada a reference to Torn's role in Eulogy and a third secret attic family.
In " Future Husband " Geiss dies, but real-world former GE chairman Jack Welch keeps his death a secret while GE negotiates a takeover with the fictional Philadelphia -based cable company Kabletown which is based on Comcast.
Geiss is cryogenically frozen in carbonite in an Episcopal service. She is a strange middle aged woman and appears to suffer from rosacea. Kathy likes unicorns , Mark Wahlberg and soap operas. She is mentally deficient, sometimes harms herself and is oblivious to fiancé Devon Banks' blatant homosexuality and contempt for her. She has been seen putting pocket watches and toy race cars in her mouth and eating flowers. She rarely speaks, very occasionally saying single words such as "kiss kiss kiss" in " Do-Over " , but is a highly gifted singer and musician, once performing a beautiful rendition of " I Dreamed a Dream ", in a send-up of the Susan Boyle performance, and later performing "Ave Maria" as a trumpet solo.
In truth, Kathy was only a figurehead , while her fiancé Devon Banks ran the company from behind the scenes. Her appearance in " Idiots Are People Three! In "Idiots Are People Three!
Her invention of a machine to hug the elderly is defective and implied to have crushed an old woman to death. Devon is gay, but for a point, was closeted as he becomes engaged to Kathy Geiss in order to get ahead in the company. Devon lusts after Kenneth Parcell and uses his status as a former NBC page himself to ingratiate himself with Kenneth.
Jack, however, uses Kenneth as a honey trap to spy on and distract Devon. After the events of "Do-Over" , he leaves Kathy and winds up showing up again in " Into the Crevasse " working for the Obama administration, and attempts to make Jack take government bail-out money, which Jack eventually does with reluctance. He appears again in Season 5's "Plan B" , married and the father of three "gaybies" whom he and his partner Cashmere had via a surrogate mother.
He briefly attempts to compete with Jack for the CEO position of Kabletown, but learns to treasure family more, and officially admits defeat to Jack. He returns in " Idiots Are People Three! He is often angered by Jack's handling of TGS , but paradoxically always seems happy on the surface laughing incessantly, while directing thinly-veiled insults and threats to Jack and his staff. He is loosely based on the similarly alliteratively-named founder of Comcast , Ralph J.
Roberts ; Comcast is sometimes said to be run as a "family business. Subhas Subhas Ramsaywack is the head janitor at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. He is an Indian immigrant and is married to Ann Curry.
Subhas is central to a plot arc in Season 4 parodying the feud between late-night television hosts Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien. In , Jack Donaghy had signed a contract with Subhas' rival Indian janitor, Khonani, to take over the In " Khonani ", it's and Jack informs Subhas the deal is taking effect.
After Subhas objects, Jack agrees to move him to Khonani however then protests to Jack that there is no trash for him to pick up at Ultimately, Subhas returns to First introduced in " TGS Hates Women ", she has twice used typical teenage girl antics to try to cover up her schemes to bring down Jack.
Initially, she pretended to be interested in oceanography and later threatened to destroy Jack if he interfered with her future at Kabletown. Later on, she deliberately sabotaged an NBC reality show with singing kids as part of a convoluted plot to make sure Jack got her expelled from a private school she hated, thus landing her a spot at a school in Manhattan with her NYU student boyfriend—but Jack got the last laugh, as he ruined her dreams of playing lacrosse there and she couldn't pretend he hadn't won that round.
In this episode, it is apparently revealed that she is not Hank's granddaughter and Jack plans to expose her. In reality, she is Hank's granddaughter and that she deliberately set up Jack to try to make him send her DNA to Hank when he actually sent him someone else's DNA, using Devon as a pawn in her plan.
However, Jack revealed that he never sent Hank her DNA but instead a birthday card for Hank, something that Hank is very passionate about and something that Kaylie did not do due to being distracted by Jack throughout the whole week, sealing Jack's fate as Kabletown CEO and Kaylie's ultimate downfall. A former protégé of Jack's, he is married to a Filipina woman, has two children and owns a house with a pool. Jack has stated that people use Jorgensen as a scapegoat.
Donny Lawson Paul Scheer is the head page at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, known for his weak one-liners and bizarre hand gestures.
Donny was introduced on the series when Jenna tries to find a replacement jacket for Kenneth; Donny uses this as an excuse to give Kenneth a demerit. He challenges him to a "page-off" a strange contest, mixing physical stamina with NBC trivia which is quickly broken up by Pete, who orders Donny to give Kenneth a new jacket. He tried to mediate a dispute between Jenna and Tracy, but failed.
Weinerslav is a self-described "overweight transgender ". He counseled Liz during her forced leave for sexual harassment which she attempted to extend by making a pass at him. He later counsels Jack and Liz when they briefly get married due to a clerical error. At first, she stalked Liz and deeply despised Jenna, having nearly succeeded in her efforts to maim or kill her and therefore become Liz's "best friend".
She also moves in with him in the same episode, and while her claim that she's "in love" with him appears to be false, she is the only woman he has ever been seen kissing on the show. She previously had a relationship with a pimp named Razmig, and has some disturbing sexual notions. She is a recurring character, beginning in season six. Patrick's Day ", she reveals that she left her kids in a Sears in and has an IQ of 70, though considering her penchant for lying and exaggeration, it is possible that these claims are both false.
Before leaving, she reveals that Hazel Wassername is not her real name. Following her departure, Hazel breaks up with Kenneth. After leaving NBC, Wassername sues parent company Kabletown alleging to have been the victim of sexual harassment in " Florida ".
Although her claims make her look worse than any of her co-workers, she accurately recounts how badly everyone treats Kenneth; when Jenna and Tracy tell him to be honest, he confirms those incidents though he isn't that upset about them and the bad publicity leads Hank Hooper to finally cancel TGS. Jack Donaghy ", " Florida ".
Legreta "Greta" Johansen Rachel Dratch is a cat wrangler who works on the show. Greta hints at an obsession with Liz, mentioning that she likes to watch Liz watching TV. Sue has a pragmatic personality, but she is known for unpredictable behavior. She appears to have an affinity for pornography , and some episodes allude that she is bisexual.
Sue also claims that she is a virgin "with white guys" when offering herself to Jack in " St. In " Black Light Attack ", Tracy adds her to his entourage, seeking a woman's influence after he learns he is going to have a daughter; she soon, however, leaves the entourage in anger after Tracy begins to act like an overprotective father.
Felcher is Kenneth Parcell's boss while he works in Standards and enjoys using profanity and obscene gestures. Dennis Duffy Dean Winters was Liz's boyfriend for three episodes during the early part of the show's first season; he has also made appearances in each subsequent season. Liz had a relationship with him that ended prior to the series, and she briefly resumes a relationship with him only to break it off after discovering that he has been featured on To Catch a Predator.
Dennis later claimed that he knew the girl was actually eighteen because, "She said her last boyfriend was Asian, and that crap doesn't start 'till college. He is generally disliked by most of the characters, most notably by Liz, Jack and Jenna, with whom he once had sex behind Liz's back. Dennis claims to be the love of Liz's life, which she disputes. The few good memories she has of him are mostly food-related, but she admits he makes her laugh. Now being reprinted by the museum, the book is a compilation of essays by nearly 50 writers on the works of female artists spanning Early Modernism to Contemporary art - from being a woman in the Bauhaus to performance art.
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