Meet the Woggels!

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"Meet the Woggels!"
30 Rock episode
Episode no. Season 6
Episode 17
Directed by Linda Mendoza
Written by Ron Weiner
Featured music Jeff Richmond
Production code 617
Original air date April 12, 2012
Guest appearance(s)

Elaine Stritch as Colleen Donaghy
Will Forte as Paul L'astname
Rachel Maddow as herself
Clarke Thorell as Russ
Mark Douglas as Ian

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"Meet the Woggels!" is the seventeenth episode of the sixth season of the American television comedy series 30 Rock, and the 120th overall episode of the series. It was directed by Linda Mendoza, and written by Ron Weiner. The episode originally aired on the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) network in the United States on April 12, 2012.

In the episode, Jack's mother becomes seriously ill, forcing him to confront his feelings for her; Jenna (Jane Krakowski) dates a member of a children's musical group; and Tracy (Tracy Morgan) laments that his son is going to attend college.


During the opening of his couch factory, Jack (Alec Baldwin) discovers that his mother has been hospitalized in New York for a heart ailment. Jack initially rebuffs Liz's advice that his mother is clearly ill and is trying to orchestrate "the talk" about their true feelings for each other. They eventually have that talk, much to Liz's satisfaction.

Jenna (Jane Krakowski) is attempting to do everything on her "sexual walkabout" checklist, and fulfills several items by dating a popular children's entertainer (Clarke Thorell) and "Yokoing" his band. She realizes that the whole enterprise is a poor substitute for boyfriend Paul, and on Liz's advice goes to tell Paul that. However, she glimpses Paul intimately involved with another woman and an anthropomorphic couch, and leaves heartbroken.

Tracy (Tracy Morgan) is mortified to learn that his oldest son, George Foreman, is planning to attend Stanford University. Fearful that his son has been "coddled" to become a nerd, he takes him around for the day to show him how Jordan men behave and induct him into his entourage. Although George, who has never spent much time with Tracy, is tempted to stay, Tracy eventually hints that he should go to college after all.

Cultural references[edit]

The children's band featured in the episode are called The Woggels, a reference to real-life Australian children's band The Wiggles.


This episode's premiere was viewed by 3.09 million people.[1] The A.V. Club gave the episode a B+.[2]


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