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'30 Rock': Tracy Jordan Comes Under Fire For Anti-Gay Comments, Just Like Tracy Morgan Did (VIDEO)


First Posted: 01/20/2012 2:41 am Updated: 01/20/2012 2:41 am

"30 Rock" (Thu., 8:00 p.m. EST on NBC) has famously poked its comedy finger at all sorts of different targets in entertainment, but this past Thursday saw the venerable comedy turn that finger back on itself. Particularly, the episode tackled Tracy Morgan's summer controversy. In June, the comedian found himself in the spotlight for the wrong reasons after some anti-gay comments he made during a stand-up routine in Nashville, TN.

Tracy Morgan apologized for his comments to his fans and the gay community. Tracy Jordan called up Glad bags -- mistaking them for GLAAD -- and apologized. In the show, he elected Tina Fey's Liz Lemon to apologize for him. And she did by saying, "He’s just an idiot who doesn’t know what he’s saying."

What followed next was Tracy creating a new protest on behalf of idiots everywhere, joined by self-proclaimed "idiot" Denise Richards. It did seem unlikely that the happy-go-lucky Liz Lemon seen last week would be able to maintain that attitude in the face of what she deals with every day at work.

As for her home life, Jack got into her head, as shown by a ghostly Jack nitpicking all of the many flaws of her live-in, out-of-work hippie boyfriend Criss (James Marsden). Marsden wasn't alone in the guest star category, either. Kelsey Grammer got his own theme song -- played under the closing credits -- as a "fixer" Jenna calls on to help with a potential mercury poisoning issue. Viewers will have to wait for next week's episode to see what that opening scene was all about, and how it all plays out, as this one ended with "To be continued."

See what happens next Thursday on "30 Rock" at 8 p.m. EST on NBC.

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