A ’30 Rock’ Yearbook: 30 Characters, Quotes, and Cheesy Blasters From the Past 7 Seasons

30 Rock Yearbook

As hard as this news is to swallow (almost as hard as a catfish Po’ boy with extra chuckle), 30 Rock is finally coming to an end. With the finale airing on Thursday night, we are faced with bidding farewell to all of the kooks, loons, and criminally insane sociopaths who have hung around Studio 6H for the past seven years. And although these goodbyes might inspire tears, remembering the good times, inimitable quotes, and legacies of Liz, Jack, Tracy, Jenna, Kenneth, and the rest of the cast is sure to inspire laughter. So weep not, nerds! Click through our gallery of 30 Rock‘s 30 Greatest Characters, reflecting on iconic images, memorable one-liners, and bizarre adventures of everyone from Ms. Lemon herself to that lovable vagrant Moonvest.

Liz Lemon

30 Rock – Liz Lemon


Elizabeth (unspellable middle name) Lemon

Who She Is

Beleaguered head writer on NBC live sketch comedy show TGS with Tracy Jordan. Self-described lovable curmudgeon, sandwich aficionado, and white guilt sufferer. Lover of rules, hater of dogs. Has an Emmy, somehow.

Greatest Achievements

Inspiring women everywhere to dismiss society’s limitations. Also, shotgunning an entire pizza. 

Words to Live By

“I’m gonna go talk to some food about this.”

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.