A few moments later, Carol shuts down all her demands. He doesn't want to waste gas by turning on the air conditioning, he refuses to force Stuart -- a dance major from Carnegie Mellon -- to clean bathrooms, and he denies them food because the potato chips are specially packaged for mid-air opening and, thus, might kill someone if opened on the ground. She says he can at least tell them when they're taking off. In about half an hour, of course. She thinks he should decide to help them because they're people. He thinks she should decided whether he is just another authority figure she's rebelling against... like that police horse she yelled at. Snorts back Lemon, "If I can't poop in the street, why should my tax dollars pay for someone else to?" She tells him he's terrible at his job and realizes quickly, perhaps from the glares of the flight crew surrounding her, that she overstepped her bounds. He presses the PA button, and Stuart cheerfully snarls, "And the Captain has turned on the 'Fasten Seatbelts' sign. All passengers, including any lipless middle-aged women in lesbian clown shirts, should please take their seat at this time." Carol and Stuart pound fists as Lemon skulks back to steerage and the crying babies.
30 Rock. Kenneth gives Tracy his itinerary for the next day. He is once again annoyed by his responsibilities. Pete introduces him to the "Peter Principle," which says that people are apt to rise to the level of their incompetence. "But my incompetence knows no bounds," moans Tracy. Pete says he would hide out until people forgot about him, but qualifies it by saying that Hornbergers are famous cowards. For example, his grandfather, who wore a German uniform under his American one during D-Day... just in case. Pete leaves, and Kenneth mumbles that there's a reason men like Pete aren't destined for greatness. He wonders how some people can sleep at night if they turn their backs on their community and the world. Tracy ponders what Kenneth is saying but is still scared about the responsibilities that have befallen him since EGOT-ing. Kenneth laughs at this because Tracy doesn't know the meaning of scared -- Kenneth has had to look it up for him at least eight times.