Parents' Guide to

30 Rock

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

SNL alums craft clever media satire.

TV NBC Comedy 2006
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 13+

Witty, funny and warm - this Tina Fey workplace sitcom is one of the best out there.

Great show, fabulous cast. A fair amount of sexual innuendo and light drinking, but that’s it. Truly a fantastic show.
age 13+

Fantastic show, absolutely hilarious

A few iffy jokes here and there but overall a wonderful show with a main character who portrays great moral standing! My teens of all ages are allowed to watch this show- I highly encourage them to do so! There's no better comedy material out there.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12 ):
Kids say (35 ):

30 Rock (which gets its title from the nickname of the building that houses NBC's studios in New York City) brings together a great cast -- rounded out by Scott Adsit, Jack McBrayer, and Judah Friedlander -- that expertly delivers the show's off-the-wall humor. Sharp writing backs up their strong performances and encourages viewers to ponder the agendas of the network TV executives who call the shots.

One particularly funny aspect of the show is its satirical take on network TV in particular and conglomerate business in general. As a head honcho at NBC-GE-Universal-Kmart (a business with its hand in every cookie jar?), Jack clearly enjoys making decisions based on whim and expounding on personal mantras, to his subordinates' great confusion. No doubt many adult viewers will enjoy the chance to chuckle knowingly at such a boss. Sexual humor, questionable language, and casual drinking are constants on 30 Rock; parents may want to join their teens for this one so that they can discuss the adult themes that pop up.

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