The Moms

Season 4, Episode 20 -  Air Date: 5/6/2010
2 Ratings


Liz Lemon meets her mother‘s old flame, while Jack Donaghy‘s mother, Colleen, gets tangled in his relationships with Avery Jessup and high school love, Nancy Donovan. Jenna‘s mother, Verna returns, while Tracy learns a lesson from his "mom".

‘30 Rock‘ Fan Columnist: Mommies Dearest

Liz Lemon‘s love life (or lack thereof) came under heavy fire in this mother‘s day extravaganza of an episode as her fantasy of wooing her ideal man (whom she refers to specifically as Astronaut Mike Dexter) was panned collectively by the mothers of TGS staffers visiting for the annual holiday. After Liz discovered that her mother, who divulged the nostalgic story to Liz herself, could‘ve married legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Liz immediately saw her Astronaut Mike Dexter fantasy mirrored in this tale of missed romance and, through Jack Donaghy‘s endless web of connections, pegged down Aldrin (guest starring as himself) to talk to him herself. She soon found out that her mother‘s decision not to marry Aldrin was a fortunate idea after all, as Aldrin himself professed (and quite endearingly, might I add) to being a raging alcoholic and adulterer. 
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