"Queen of Jordan" is the seventeenth episode of the fifth season of the American television comedy series 30 Rock, and the 97th overall episode of the series.It was written by Tracey Wigfield and directed by Ken Whittingham.To honor the 10th anniversary of the show’s premiere, we decided to take a look back at some of the best guest stars you might’ve forgotten—think less “Julianne Moore’s badly accented arc” or “Buzz Aldrin playing himself,” and more “wait, was that Aubrey Plaza as a page? Glover appears in three episodes, and provides an uncredited voice turn in one more.
You’ve never seen Stanley Tucci play “wounded” this well.Last night’s episode began with Frank’s overbearing Italian mother calling Liz a whore, then kissing her on the mouth and offering (threatening? It was a promising start, and the show didn’t underdeliver, exactly, but this is probably not the episode you’d screen to win over new fans.Frank still lives with his mom, Sylvia, who’s played by Patti Lu Pone.By now, the characters' repeated bumbling through the cyclical purgatory at 30 Rockefeller Plaza has attained a certain rhythm, a comforting familiarity akin to long-running sitcoms like Friends." He concluded that "the cast's unfailing enthusiasm points to an ensemble that's only strengthening with age", but commented that the talents of guest star Kristen Schaal had been "wasted".Dan Forcella, reviewing for TV Fanatic, opined that "television shows, especially sitcoms, normally lose some of their luster as time goes on.