Sorry, got distracted. Liz eats with a blank look on her face. Then she orders a pizza in her sleep. Tracy says "I don't mean to be the black guy at the movies, but you better move, girl!" Then she has the cigarettes. But she doesn't smoke them. She eats them. The writers are appalled, except for Frank, who's delighted. He tries to shut off the tape, but one of the plus-size ladies from the mailroom shows up and tells him to call her "momma". She starts singing Liz's "frown" song, and she walks past, sleep-singing and sleep-eating. Pete tells Liz and Frank that "We all need our release." Everyone else flees.
Jack welcomes Verna to his office to tell her that they're in business. He says people don't want drama. They want redemption. He doesn't even want a television show; he wants to pay her to visit Jenna four times a year: Christmas, Mother's Day, Jenna's birthday, and Thanksgiving. If Verna acts like a good mother, she'll get a check. She threatens him that he'll have to pay big, but her idea of big payments is "three grand a trip and a rain tarp for my washer and dryer." It is a deal.
Pete time. Kenneth is telling Pete about the episode of Diff'rent Strokes with the smoking. Liz walks up and asks what Pete's release is. Apparently it's Shirtless Hobo Fight Club, but he claims to be biting his nails. Jenna tells Liz that Verna will come back for Mother's Day so they can do a duet of "I'll Make Love to You" at a children's hospital. Liz tells Jack the news and he smiles to himself. Then he gets in an elevator with a cartoon cat. That cat is totally in my face!
After the credits, Kenneth reels off a series of incredibly mundane stories, which appear to be improvised by Jack McBrayer. I mean, I don't think Pete's supposed to look like he's about to start laughing. My favorite is "Some of those people on the Match Game were drunk. With power".
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