@adamskaplan: Orphans opening night w Tina Fey!
Tina at opening night of Alec’s play and THE YOUNG ADORABLE MAN ON HER RIGHT IS APPARENTLY IN NEWSIES ON BROADWAY
HE IS MORRIS DELANCEY
DA DELANCEY BRUDDARS TA YOU
I planned this as an ensemble vid for the end of the series. It surprised me and ended up being all about Jack (and, therefore, Liz).
And new for me: IT’S A TALKIE. IT TALKS.
WATCH IT IN HD!
Tina Fey on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon showing a clip of her daughter Penelope playing with their new dog Teddy - 2/28/13
Do you have a favorite memory from over the years? (x)
“I have never considered Liz Lemon a feminist icon of any kind, nor have I ever considered 30 Rock especially strong when it comes to gender politics.
I don’t care for the obsessive joke-making about how Liz is ugly/mannish/old/awkward, and I haven’t always been comfortable with the way some of the “she’s baby-crazy!” or “she’s relationship-crazy!” comedy has played. I was ambivalent about the way the Jezebel parody and the “women aren’t funny” storylines were executed.
And yet, I think it’s been one of the most important, helpful, meaningful, landscape-altering shows for women in the history of television for one simple reason: whatever the positives and negatives of the show’s voice and aesthetic, it is Tina Fey’s voice and her aesthetic, and everyone knows it.”
I never found the gender politics criticisms of the show that disturbing, although of course it was nobody’s textbook, but I think the last part really sums up what made it a non-issue for me.
“I am proud to say that not one sexual scene has ever been shot in this bedroom. I consider that a triumpth of feminism that I have never once had to simulate any kind of sexual arousal on this program. And I guarantee you that I will not.”
I don’t know, Tina… what about that schedule color-coding? That got a little steamy.
“I guess there’s a reason people don’t say honest goodbyes. Because when stuff is coming to an end, people freak out, and they act crazy.”
On Wednesday night, Tina finished shooting and asked me to print out the existing version of Liz Lemon’s final scene with Tracy, which includes a nod to the pilot episode. A short time later, she came back with handwritten changes, some really beautiful dialogue — touching, honest, and perhaps reflective of Tina and Tracy’s actual relationship, yet still 30 Rock–funny. She then stayed in the room for the end of the rewrite and for the “ceremony” of checking the final scene number on the whiteboard. It was the first real instance of “this is the last time we’ll do this.” (x)
I’d read this before I saw the episode and it made it that much more moving, which I didn’t even expect to happen.
aw this show has been around since she’s been alive