Jenna’s mother’s in town this week on 30 Rock and we have some details on the episode, which features Jan Hooks as a guest star. We also have some video clips to tide you over until the episode airs this Thursday night.

Who is Jan Hooks? Those of us who were around (and watching TV) back in the mid-to-late ‘80’s will remember her from her work on Saturday Night Live. She’s also the voice of Manjula Nahasapeemapetilon, Apu’s wife on The Simpsons. Below is NBC’s episode description, which stats that Hooks will be playing Jenna’s mother Verna.

“LIZ AND FRANK BECOME ROOMMATES, AND JENNA´S MOTHER COMES TO VISIT. JAN HOOKS GUEST STARS. Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) takes Frank (Judah Friedlander) in as a roommate, and is pleasantly surprised when the two make a pact to help each other kick their bad habits. Meanwhile, Jenna Maroney (Jane Krakowski) turns to Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) for help with her mother, Verna (Jan Hooks), who has come to visit. Also starring: Tracy Morgan (Tracy), Jack McBrayer (Kenneth), Scott Adsit (Pete), Keith Powell (Toofer), John Lutz (Lutz), Katrina Bowden (Cerie), Kevin Brown (Dotcom), Grizz Chapman (Grizz), Sue Galloway (Sue).”










30 Rock airs Thursday nights at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
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