By - I-figured-as-much
Met the actor IRL. Was literally as friendly and nice as Criss. James Marsden is wholesome and one hell of a singer apparently.
Your body is…a garden of Eden
I hate you!
I have an acoustic guitar and a brunette, snarky wife. This is the scene I’ve laughed hardest at.
This is the Chorus
🎶Yeah the chorus goes Heeeerrrreeee! 🎶
I crack up every time when he doubles down on the lack of chorus chorus
He didn’t have time to write it!
But the chorus goes here.
YEAH THIS IS THE CHORUS
Hands down best Criss line
*points to cheekbones*
Can't tell me Tina Fey wasn't taking her reward.
You take your reward.
She got to do what men in media have done since the dawn of film: give herself super handsome tv boyfriends. I’m very jealous, I’d have 100% picked Matt and James. Not sure who else I’d put on my list.
If you have enough money, you can pay other people to see you naked
I’m so jealous I’m such a big fan of James Marsden I’ve seen most of his movies (except HOP)
I’m loving him in “Dead to Me” right now.
I’ve seen everything the guys ever been in, *except* for that.
I have nothing against HOP I just haven’t ever felt compelled to watch it (plus it kinda reminds me of being stuck inside during wet weather at school)
I don’t even know what HOP is lol I was just quoting Criss talking about James Van Der Beek and Dawson’s Creek.
“Me and Van Der Beek are going down there.”
“You named your van after the guy from Dawson’s Creek?”
“I’ve seen everything the guy’s ever been in *except* for that.”
I didn’t even catch that maybe I’m due for another rewatch
I would recommend hop. It’s actually quite adorable (I mean cmon, the Easter bunnies’ poops are lil jelly beans 🥰)
He also has a really funny “[X actor] reads thirst tweets” video. He’s so game it’s 😂
Because hes got it going on
I first remember seeing him in the cheerleader heist movie, ‘Sugar and Spice’.
“yEEEaahh this is the cho-rUUH”
Liz, it's ok to be a human woman!
No it’s not! It’s the worst! Because of *SOCIETY*!
One of my favorite quotes of the whole series
Liz really did get that Disney prince.
He's her little chocolate soldier.
*marzipan candy man
Little elf prince.
Little tiger cub! Rowr!
Ima put you in the bath like you was a baby.
I'VE BEEN DREAMING OF A TRUE LOVES KISS! 😁
With beefy forearms!
He went to the Harvard of Central Connecticut to boot
Yale is the Harvard of Central Connecticut
Had that locked and loaded, didn’t you?
This cracked me up because I’m from connecticut and Yale is actually right next to Souther Connecticut State and I def would not consider Middletown where Wesleyan is to be central connecticut either
Been a hot minute since I lived in CT so I just mapped Middletown. I am shocked - SHOCKED - that’s it’s as central as it is. I’ve always associated Middletown with southern CT.
Lmao same and I’m from here but I never really payed attention to the map, and I just pulled one up. You are right. Criss was right. Id consider that Central. Yale is 100-% southern though LL.
> never really *paid* attention to
Although *payed* exists (the reason why autocorrection didn't help you), it is only correct in:
* Nautical context, when it means to paint a surface, or to cover with something like tar or resin in order to make it waterproof or corrosion-resistant. *The deck is yet to be payed.*
* *Payed out* when letting strings, cables or ropes out, by slacking them. *The rope is payed out! You can pull now.*
Unfortunately, I was unable to find nautical or rope-related words in your comment.
*Beep, boop, I'm a bot*
And has a ton of CrissPoints
Will he does like the CrissPoint system.
But only because liking the CrissPoints system is one of the ways to get CrissPoints
Criss Cross n Liz lemon 5evr ❤️
I’m saying his name with an H and only one S!
I want to give him a bath in the sink like a BABY!
The city hall worker is the real star of this episode.
Get over here you lil tiger cub, *rawr*
*sighs* I work at the marriage bureau, but I’ll never get married
It’s Black Cindy from OITNB! She also works (part time, I’m guessing?) at the office supply store where Liz and Criss embark on her organizational sexual awakening.
Get outta here, you perverts!
*I am an amazing singer ♪ ♪ does this song
make you wanna do it? ♪ ♪ you're welcome ♪*
But she will let the paperwork slide if she can sit on his hand.
I think she wanted Criss to sit on her hand. (Can relate tbh.)
She is also the associate that works at Staples when Liz and Criss are getting frisky with the stationary.
I thought you were a lady! You said you had amazing cheekbones!
*points aggressively to amazing cheekbones*
Ok, I only cry about 2 times in the series. One is when Jack sees Liz and Criss at the movie theater and she's so happy. The second is when she tells him she loves him. I'm not usually moved by romantic scenes, but these are so genuine. Also, great music choice.
Iirc when Jack sees them outside the movies it's when that little girl is singing Camptown Lady on America's Kidz Got Singing, and her voice is so lovely I also tear up.
I never thought Camptown Races would have that affect on me...
Go jump back up your mother
Go JUMP back up your mother.
Me on the first one and her crying on the second one
Fun fact! The brown haired guy who you only see from behind is her IRL husband, Jeff Richmond. Or she’s having an affair with Alfonso.
Whaaaat?! I could tell it wasn’t James Marsden (on rewatch) but I never realized it was Jeff.
I’m also guessing (have no idea if it’s right) that they put them on an escalator because he’s 5’2 to Tina’s 5’5.
He's her pocked sized husband.
Her fun-cooker husband!
Wait... Is now the time on St Patrick's day when we talk about our feelings?? I DON'T UNDERSTAND YOUR ART, KEVIN.
Just...love that line delivery.
Those two scenes definitely make me tear up (and their wedding of course), but there is another non-Liz scene that makes me emotional. It's the one when Colleen is essentially telling Jack his father isn't who he thinks he is.
"You're my good boy...and I just love ya to death!" Her voice cracks the tiniest bit and the look on Jack's face...gets me every time. No wonder she won an Emmy for that role.
Nards! I forgot about that one! Definitely gets me. And I didn't know she won an Emmy, that's awesome. I'm always blown away by her acting. The final carriage ride, too...
It's amazing how silly it is 99% of the time, but was still able to pull off those emotional scenes with such authenticity. The change in tone never felt forced.
Yeah looks like she won one time but was nominated three or four other times. Totally deserving of it! She absolutely stole every scene she was in. There was a great documentary on her. I think it was on Prime, but that was years ago when she died (2014 maybe?). I highly recommend it! Seems like she was quite the pill in real life too 🤣🤣
Ohhh the final carriage ride 😭😭 "My father did not kill dozens of Germans so that his daughter could die in a van!" RIP
Omg, I could not agree enough!
Got another one (watching in real time as I avoid my inevitable Thanksgiving hell)...when Jack chokes up as little Tracy is reading his acrostic about Tracy Sr. This show is filled with so many gems!
Oh so layered! It's the best escape; it makes you feel feelings, in a good way. Better than Thanksgiving hell, for sure. Best of luck, just escape to your happy place in the Hamptons with Ina Garten and socks with sandals.
For me it’s this scene, and the one where Jack and Cici are in the mining town and throw their phones into the water. The music in both these scenes just get me!
I'm Rod I'm the Boss. Whatever I say goes
Looks like I’m the boss now, Rod
Dude!, I’m back from the hawdware sore!
I’m going upstairs, do not send Rod
Oh I see you over there, you little gumdrop. Don't hide from Shanice.
I work for the Marriage Bureau, but I'll never get married.
Love that character so much
YEAH, THIS IS THE CHORUS
Didn’t have time to write it!
How many Criss points do you receive for Criss-related posts?
Is this the part when we start expressing our true feelings?
I don’t understand your art…Kevin…
one of my top ten faves of the series
Is it art or heart? I've always heard it as heart because it's funnier, but I've never watched with closers captions.
Husband and I had the same question- either way it’s effing hilarious
James Marsden is such an amazing actor. Check out Dead to Me on Netflix if you haven’t already. He plays two twin brothers one is involved with the mafia and a very bad guy and the other is a somewhat loveable goofball and I genuinely forget it’s the same actor Playing both
I was going to comment on this! He really pulls off playing a toxic asswipe sociopath AND a hapless, struggling doofus. What a great show. I’m bummed it’s over!
I would totally do it across the bed with him.
(I saw it in a movie once)
"Liz, there's someone in the apartment!"
Someone who thinks you're special!
In every single way!
I just realized that this plays into that guy who seeks in and wakes up Liz in the morning, but she thinks it’s Criss.
german flag, please
No one will make you Deutsche pancakes…
And come home smelling of hotdog water and onion
No H, two S’s
I adore Criss! Rarely do characters come in later seasons and make such an impact. He is one of my favorites.
I love how he's just a sweet little gumdrop, and he doesn't give up on Liz, even when it's clear that he's got his work cut out for him with Liz being so repressed and unable to show affection the way he does. My favorite part with them is when Criss is sweetly singing to her:
"Your body is... my Garden of Eden."
"I HATE YOU! ....I'm sorry."
-Criss starts playing guitar again- "I HATE YOU!"
And he's not offended or angry or anything, he's just confused.
Edit to add the link, because I love it so much: **https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34f5R_UFQCI**
> he doesn't give up on Liz, even when it's clear that he's got his work cut out for him
Yeah. I get the feeling that about 20 years into their marriage Liz is going to just look up one day and finally realize: she really, really, really loves Chris, and that some part of her has been *cautious* towards him and a little guarded and withholding, and NOW it is safe to fully love him and all that Hallmark stuff and she will rush into the kitchen excited to tell him and he will turn around and smile at her and say something like, Yes Liz Lemon! I know, caution is kind of your thing and devotion is my thing and so what, I've always known that you're there for me underneath it.
Doesn’t look like anything to me.
Criss Appreciation posts earn Criss points
“You know me ... I love it when the swarthy girl gets the guy.” Foreshadowing!
James Marsden came into a bar I hang out at a lot at the beginning of the year. He was super nice to everyone and was even very patient when the guy running the Karaoke was sort of an asshole to him for no reason. Seems like a good dude irl
I'm saying it with an H and only one S
This actor is pretty enjoyable in every role but Chriss is my fave. His dynamic with Liz is just so great.
Oh man, I was going to make this same exact post because I just got done rewatching the series. They really hit on something with Liz/Criss (Liss? Crizz?). I was so jealous of their life. I would love a successful wife with a high-paying job that would allow me to stay home and watch the kids and work on my own projects.
Slightly vacuous, biggest sweetie in the universe
His beautifully sane, drama-free response to the IKEA fight made me TEAM CRISS for life.
I don't know about this. He is Dead to Me now.
The best ‘Chris’
I'm commenting on this to get.. Chris's. Chris.'s Chris...points.....Chris... kriz.... [insert audio-edit].. c.. r.. i.. s.. s..
He's not so nice on Dead to Me
Literally what I’m watching rn
Lol my wife is watching enchanted 2 right now and I just see Criss
Loved him but always wanted an origin story of how they met
They met in Riverside Park, he was meeting dogs she said... nice turtleneck.
Wasn’t it something to do with her making fun of him in the park?
I give you a Criss point
I like that Liz ended up with a kind of bizarro Dennis. He’s a loser who’s business ideas never work out, but he’s also incredibly kind and honest.
Unpopular opinion: As much as I like Criss, I really wanted Liz to end up with Carol.
Same! I know the point is that they were too alike but their dynamic was great. It okay! Don’t be cry!
Agreed! Sometimes you just want to be with someone who is a lot like yourself. You know what I'm talking about, Virgos...
I was rooting for Floyd!
How are you still single, Liz? There are so many guys out there who want to get poisoned and yelled at!
Salmon for everybody!
Blerg! I’ve been working on my poisoning skills AND my yelling, and I’m still single!
Have you tried telling them about your disgusting foot secret or your childhood sexual awakening involving Tom Jones?
I mean, I start with the foot thing… on the first date, somehow always on Valentines Day.
That cut in a way that was a little too real.
It would make me so happy to know you're Canadian with that tagline.
Not only that but I actually live in Toronto too lol. Chose my flair specifically because I find most American shows really lazy when it comes to jokes about Canada (hosers and Mounties and all that other bullshit) but 30 Rock is one of the only shows I’ve seen that actually does accurate, original jokes about Canada and this one is by far my favorite.
As an American, I agree wholeheartedly. And that was always one of my favorite jokes too, but because I'm from New York ;)
Then again, what do I know, I'm just a lazy bottle of grape-flavored soda!
I thought Floyd was her soulmate but upon further reflection (100 rewatches) their relationship was so short that their true incompatibilities didn’t show up until later. He’s pretty shallow. And I don’t think that he should have called Lemon vindictive because he got drunk off of salmon. It was an accident!
He would never get her drunk on salmon! Or any fish!
I think Liz really romanticized Floyd because he was the only "normal" guy she ever dated and she valued that, but it also blinded her to his many flaws.
The Floydster! Floyd DeBerber was one of the funniest name jokes TBH.
That's my dad! I'm Floyd jr
Pilot Carol Burnett
Wow I missed that one.
I don’t get it, would you mind explaining for me?
It's a call back to a character on the Andy Griffith show, Floyd the barber.
But Drew was so handsome. So stupid and so handsome.
You know I work with Doctors Without Borders. Well, I was helicoptering into Zimbabwe when I thought I saw somebody that I knew. So I waved from the helicopter, which, it turns out, is a big no-no, and the rotor took my right hand clean off. And it turns out the person I was waving to was not my old football coach.
Of course not. You were in Zimbabwe.
Well, it looked just like a black version of him.
"it looked just like a black version of him" is one of my 5 favorite jokes in the series.
UnpopularER option!! she should have gone with her settling soul mate.
Gangway for foot cycle!!!
Bother! Treble bother!
Lookit that lil tiger cub
I loved when Jack is roasting Liz about the spelling.
James Marsden and Paul Rudd, they share my heart
On the first date with my husband, I went on a bossy feminist tirade when it came time for paying the bill. He had never allowed a woman to pay, and I was insistent as a strong independent woman, ranting about society and dating implications, yada yada yada.
He relented, staring at me in awe, and told me flat out that I reminded him of Liz Lemon in that moment.
Not much of a romantic, in proceeding dates I quipped about being content with Saul Rosenbear. That become my pseudonym for him.
Five years later, tonight I left for my night shift with him brining a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. He makes me a lunch practically every day for work, and cooks dinner every night.
Often I say that I scored my Astronaut Mike Dexter, but more importantly I have a Criss.
Super nice guy great acting on his part but I would had love to see Liz and Dennis had a longer relationship on the show
Dennis was better
You’ll be back, dummy!
He could have had anybody he wanted, and not just the fatties and the butterfaces
A stripper offered me a squeezer, a white one.
Not as special as a black stripper with blue eyes.
Dennis may have been funnier but Criss was better.
“Hey, brown eyes. I made chili.”
Do you have any idea how hard it is to get through the old episodes of SVU where he’s dating Olivia Benson?
“I HAD TO GO INTO THAT BROTHEL TO CATCH THE CORRUPT COPS, DUMMY!”
No he wasn't, you fungdark!
Rat Kings are *real*, Liz!
That's fine. But I'm reading his name with an H and only one S.....
#YEAHH This is the CHORUS
So good dude, this made Criss awesome!
(Edited for accuracy, another kind soul pointed out my error)
And the chorus goes here
Didn't have time to write it...
But he chorus goes ***here*** 😂
Absolutely, but it's spelled..
"...no H, and two s's..." -Lemon
Hes also probably the least funny out of all of LMNOP's boyfriends. Because no one asked I will rank the ones I can remember from funniest to least funny
The one Jason sudekis played,
The young coffee guy on revision is probably less funny than Chris Chros.
In saying that though, fuck yeah Chris Chros and James Marsden. I loved when he went to the park to punch on with a stay at home mum off the internet
Wait where does The Head fit in?
I like your ranking. I don’t guess The Head was very funny?
Yeah the head didn't make the cut because he was unfunny and didn't really make it into boyfriend threshold. If we opened the list to more casual or short lived romantic interests then the top three would likely involve Gavin Volure, James Franco (+komiko) and Dennis Duffy. No idea on the order. Probably a 3 way split for top spot