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30 Rock's 24 Best Florida Jokes

Tonight 30 Rock ends its seven-season run as one of America's most acclaimed, and least watched sitcoms.

Anyone who did watch though probably picked up on the show's numerous references to Florida through out the years. There are some shows set in Florida that didn't even mention our complicated penis of a state as much. With regular character Jenna Maroney being conceived in a Tampa bathroom stall and growing up here, and Jack Donaghy's mother Colleen being one of Florida's numerous ornery retirees, the show never missed a chance to poke fun at our state. Here are our 24 favorite Sunshine State references.


1. Jack explaining why he's going on a trip to Miami

30 Rock's 24 Best Florida Jokes

2. Jenna demonstrating how to react to insults about ones Florida heritage with grace and dignity.

30 Rock's 24 Best Florida Jokes

3. Jack on the entire population of Florida.

30 Rock's 24 Best Florida Jokes

4. Coleen, Jack's mother, on dating a married man.

30 Rock's 24 Best Florida Jokes

5. Jack explaining how women in Miami are so hot they have their own standards.

30 Rock's 24 Best Florida Jokes

6. Pete trying to persuade Liz to take the show to Miami for a week.

30 Rock's 24 Best Florida Jokes

7. Pete, after learning the Miami plan is off, but he's already bought the official uniform of Northeastern white dads visiting Miami.

30 Rock's 24 Best Florida Jokes

8. Jenna's mother, Verna, inviting Jack to a "fancy restaurant" for Jenna's birthday, and reminding him of the intricacies of Florida's black-tie dress code.

30 Rock's 24 Best Florida Jokes

9. Jack's recently deceased mother's lesbian partner explaining Florida hospitality. "Is blue all right?"

30 Rock's 24 Best Florida Jokes

10. Jack's attempt to use Florida's 911 system.

30 Rock's 24 Best Florida Jokes

11. And his reaction afterward.

30 Rock's 24 Best Florida Jokes

12. Tracy comes to the conclusion on which state would tip the 2012 election.

30 Rock's 24 Best Florida Jokes

13. Jack comes to the same conclusion.

30 Rock's 24 Best Florida Jokes

14. Tracy's unique take on Florida's political scene:

30 Rock's 24 Best Florida Jokes

15. And his impression of South Florida.

30 Rock's 24 Best Florida Jokes

16. Jack's take on Central Florida.

30 Rock's 24 Best Florida Jokes

17. And both's conclusion on the population of North Florida.

30 Rock's 24 Best Florida Jokes

18. Liz explaining what idiots have contributed to the world.

30 Rock's 24 Best Florida Jokes

19. Jenna on attending Florida's finest acting school.

30 Rock's 24 Best Florida Jokes

20. And the presumed fate of that school (we're still sorry about it).

30 Rock's 24 Best Florida Jokes

21. Liz's boyfriend, Carol, on proper travel attire. (By the way, strip clubs are actually illegal in Tallahassee, which is probably for the best.)

30 Rock's 24 Best Florida Jokes

22. In a dream sequence "Future Jack" informs Jack of Liz's possible future if she marries her Dennis "Beeper King" Duffey.

30 Rock's 24 Best Florida Jokes

23. Jack reacts:

30 Rock's 24 Best Florida Jokes

24. Liz's first reaction to learning she's going to Florida.

30 Rock's 24 Best Florida Jokes

Yes, we tried to make it to 30, and there's probably enough material, but you know, we're Floridians. Sorry. Though, you can always read up on the history of Jenna's sordid sex life with Miami native Mickey Rourke if you'd like.

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