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Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 10, 2003, 10:25:33 AM
Well, I don't know what it is, because I usually find most female comedians very unfunny, but she is fucking brilliant. Kudos to Tina for her head writer post at SNL, she certainly deserves it.

And as a side note, I usually like my women younger and blonder, but there is something about Tina... man... I find her hot. Sue me.

The Colonel Angus skit... hilarious...
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: Pubrick on June 10, 2003, 10:29:48 AM
yeah she's great.

i think molly shannon is also hot.  :shock:
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: aclockworkjj on June 10, 2003, 10:34:46 AM
My old roommates found Tina hot too....never really understood it, bit to each their own....
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: Sleuth on June 10, 2003, 10:40:13 AM
She's okay I guess (on both accounts)
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: chainsmoking insomniac on June 10, 2003, 10:42:06 AM
Tina Fey's one of my fave SNL members to date.  She's hot, she's witty, and a helluva good writer.  Kudos indeed!!!! :-D
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 10, 2003, 10:42:41 AM
Yeah, I can barely understand it myself, but I love her. I was pretty choked when I heard she got married, 'cause I always fancied that when I finally made a film, and got a chance to mingle with some famous people, I would date her for a couple years. It'd be so much fun, she'd be making her sarcastic remarks and whatnot. Ahhh... to be young and dream...
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: godardian on June 10, 2003, 10:48:29 AM
Best Weekend Update team in... well, maybe ever.

Fey is extremely smart and hilarious. I think Fey and Fallon are both swell, funny, and good-looking. Fallon loses it when he puts those damn cornrows on for that stupid pothead sketch, though. That one belongs to Sanz, anywas, I guess, though I never think it's particularly funny.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: Sigur Rós on June 10, 2003, 10:49:51 AM
Please post a picture of her.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 10, 2003, 10:50:20 AM
Yeah, Fallon's great, too. What I like about that sketch is the DJ guy who wants to be British. That cracks me up.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 10, 2003, 10:56:21 AM
Yes, indeed. Does somebody have a few good pics?
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: Sleuth on June 10, 2003, 10:58:41 AM
Jimmy Fallon is awful.  The best WU anchor is NORM MACDONALD
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: ono on June 10, 2003, 10:58:48 AM
I <3 Tina Fey, too.  She's just so funny, and sexy, and ahhh... *swoon*

Yes, anyway, she's married, so these pictures will have to do:

(http://www.saturday-night-live.com/images/weekendupdate/fey.gif)
(http://www.lanceandeskimo.com/anonblonde/images/tina-fey.jpg)
(http://snlibc.jt.org/tinafeysrollingstonepicture.gif)

And I've always thought Fallon is the best anchor since, well, there's Norm.  But Dan Aykroid and Jane Curtain were the greatest.  Dennis Miller and Kevin Nealon weren't that bad, either, really.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 10, 2003, 11:01:47 AM
That middle pic is kinda nappy... maybe we should take that one out...
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: ono on June 10, 2003, 11:02:42 AM
Eh, I just wanted a headshot without her glasses.  I don't think that one looks that bad.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: MacGuffin on June 10, 2003, 11:09:29 AM
Quote from: aclockworkjj
My old roommates found Tina hot too....never really understood it, bit to each their own....


It's the glasses.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: godardian on June 10, 2003, 11:09:39 AM
Quote from: tremolosloth
Jimmy Fallon is awful.  The best WU anchor is NORM MACDONALD


That is like, so opposite of the truth. Macdonald was the worst EVER until Colin "uncomfortable audience silence" Quinn came along.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: Sleuth on June 10, 2003, 11:15:23 AM
Oh my God Collin Farrell was a cast member?  Wow, that's so amazing

Norm is the best

Jimmy "tee hee hee hee I can't stop breaking character" Fallon gives Collin QUINN a run for his money as worst
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: Raikus on June 10, 2003, 11:15:46 AM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Quote from: aclockworkjj
My old roommates found Tina hot too....never really understood it, bit to each their own....


It's the glasses.

It's the intrigue of the scar. It's sexy. It says, "Now there's a woman with some character."
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 10, 2003, 11:19:20 AM
It's a combo of the new hairdo, the glasses, and the sassy attitude. Like, if you made a good joke, she wouldn't just turn her head like most chicks I've been with and go "what do you mean"? Fuck I hate that.


And you can all just die. Norm and Colin are hilarious. Colin Quinn's Matt Damon collage was one of the funniest things ever on update. Right next to "why, Jane, you ignorant slut".
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: ono on June 10, 2003, 11:20:58 AM
Colin Quinn was a cast member, not Colin Farrell.

And yes, glasses (the right frames) on a woman = super sexy.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: godardian on June 10, 2003, 11:21:01 AM
Quote from: Raikus
Quote from: MacGuffin
Quote from: aclockworkjj
My old roommates found Tina hot too....never really understood it, bit to each their own....


It's the glasses.

It's the intrigue of the scar. It's sexy. It says, "Now there's a woman with some character."


You know who I meant! And he and Macdonald were neck-in-neck as to who sucked the very worst. Staying in character is not essential. Some tiny modicum of charm and humor is.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 10, 2003, 11:24:10 AM
Quote from: Onomatopoeia
Colin Quinn was a cast member, not Colin Farrell.

And yes, glasses (the right frames) on a woman = super sexy.


So agree. Glasses for a chick are just another wonderful fashion accessory, if done right.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: Sleuth on June 10, 2003, 11:24:43 AM
Dry wit
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: godardian on June 10, 2003, 11:27:12 AM
Quote from: SoNowThen
Quote from: Onomatopoeia
Colin Quinn was a cast member, not Colin Farrell.

And yes, glasses (the right frames) on a woman = super sexy.


So agree. Glasses for a chick are just another wonderful fashion accessory, if done right.


Sometimes, they can even help them see.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 10, 2003, 11:29:36 AM
Bah, no need for that. Just like shoes: high heels may be uncomfortable, and completely ridiculous as a functionary thing... but they LOOK sexy as all hell. :)
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: Pas on June 10, 2003, 11:30:26 AM
I liked Norm... and the episode he hosted was one of my favorite. Hate Fallon though, along with Horatio Sanz. They just cannot stay in character. Will Forte is the next big thing I believe.

Tina Fey will be doing stand up comedy in Just For Laughs Festival this summer in Montreal. I shall be there.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: Raikus on June 10, 2003, 11:30:59 AM
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Sometimes, they can even help them see.

Ha! Yeah right. Everyone knows that's what contacts are for. Glasses are for the appeal.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 10, 2003, 11:32:40 AM
Quote from: Booth
I liked Norm... and the episode he hosted was one of my favorite. Hate Fallon though, along with Horatio Sanz. They just cannot stay in character. Will Forte is the next big thing I believe.

Tina Fey will be doing stand up comedy in Just For Laughs Festival this summer in Montreal. I shall be there.


What's the date of that? I'd love to go, and I have a buddy down there who always asks me to visit. He's hilarious when it comes to movies. You guys would like him.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 10, 2003, 11:33:13 AM
Quote from: Raikus
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Sometimes, they can even help them see.

Ha! Yeah right. Everyone knows that's what contacts are for. Glasses are for the appeal.




:)
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: godardian on June 10, 2003, 11:35:38 AM
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Sometimes, they can even help them see.

Ha! Yeah right. Everyone knows that's what contacts are for. Glasses are for the appeal.


Glasses do make people look better. I have a mild glasses thing myself. They are a tiny bit more than a fashion accessory, however.

High heels are deceptive: Something that looks sexy but upon removal reveals swollen tendons, deformed arches and black/blue bruises can be a very rude awakening, indeed.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: ono on June 10, 2003, 11:36:38 AM
Fred Armisen and Seth Meyers have always been pretty funny, too.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: godardian on June 10, 2003, 11:38:38 AM
You know which one I thought was really funny and got no attention and lasted for zilch? Melanie Hutsell. Her Jan Brady was better than the Brady Bunch movies combined, and I like those movies.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 10, 2003, 11:41:03 AM
Quote from: godardian
Quote from: Raikus
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Sometimes, they can even help them see.

Ha! Yeah right. Everyone knows that's what contacts are for. Glasses are for the appeal.


Glasses do make people look better. I have a mild glasses thing myself. They are a tiny bit more than a fashion accessory, however.

High heels are deceptive: Something that looks sexy but upon removal reveals swollen tendons, deformed arches and black/blue bruises can be a very rude awakening, indeed.


Hmm, that's no good. But if it looooks good....


Anyway, back to Tina. Anybody have a fav skit she wrote/performed? I remember she had a great Mike Tyson joke, I can't quite recall the exact wording, but it had something to do with Mike raping a reporter -- which is funny no matter how you slice it.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: godardian on June 10, 2003, 11:45:11 AM
Quote from: SoNowThen



Anyway, back to Tina. Anybody have a fav skit she wrote/performed? I remember she had a great Mike Tyson joke, I can't quite recall the exact wording, but it had something to do with Mike raping a reporter -- which is funny no matter how you slice it.


She is queen of the cutting celebrity dis. She's better than Spade's "Hollywood Minute."
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 10, 2003, 11:46:21 AM
Yes!! So true.
She also writes the majority of all the other sketches, doesn't she?
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: godardian on June 10, 2003, 11:50:01 AM
Quote from: SoNowThen
Yes!! So true.
She also writes the majority of all the other sketches, doesn't she?


She writes her share, but my guess is that, as supervising/head writer, she's spending most of her time reading/refining/accepting/rejecting other what the writing staff puts out.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: Sleuth on June 10, 2003, 11:50:31 AM
No, she's more of a supervisor
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 10, 2003, 11:54:39 AM
Do they make good money on SNL? 'Cause it seems like a very high-stress job, albeit superfuckingcool, but that's gotta wear on people. And you certainly can't have that long a shelf life...

How old is Tina, anyway?
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: Sleuth on June 10, 2003, 11:57:34 AM
She's 33

I have no idea about SNL salaries but something tells me they aren't as good as we imagine
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: godardian on June 10, 2003, 11:59:52 AM
Quote from: SoNowThen
Do they make good money on SNL? 'Cause it seems like a very high-stress job, albeit superfuckingcool, but that's gotta wear on people. And you certainly can't have that long a shelf life...

How old is Tina, anyway?


I don't think they do make very good money. It's your "chance" to prove yourself and get famous; you may get raises and such, but the real money is in movies/endorsements, etc. She probably gets paid significantly more because of her seniority and additional effort required.

I think she's in her early thirties.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 10, 2003, 12:01:04 PM
I wanna co-write a comedy with her.
But I will be blushing the whole time...
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: Sleuth on June 10, 2003, 12:01:13 PM
This is a quickly growing thread
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: godardian on June 10, 2003, 12:02:43 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen
I wanna co-write a comedy with her.
But I will be blushing the whole time...


Bah. She's a nice lady. She'd put you at ease and let you down gently.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 10, 2003, 12:05:53 PM
Her: "I've got an idea how we can restructure the 2nd act, and put in a few more sight gags, Sean..."

Me: "That's great, Tina my darling -- I mean, Ms. Fey..."
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 10, 2003, 12:24:14 PM
More sweetness pics...

(http://i.imdb.com/Photos/Events/1919/TinaFey_Kambo_930120_400.jpg)

(http://i.imdb.com/Photos/Events/1686/TinaFey_Grani_652531_400.jpg)
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: edison on June 10, 2003, 12:51:27 PM
Yes indeed, its the glasses, so sexy.

Moving on, the pretty much only thing i enjoy about SNL are the WU's. Fey and Fallon have great chemistry and its always sidesplitting watching them together.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: ©brad on June 10, 2003, 02:23:33 PM
just so i can join in on the convo, she was voted people's 50 most beautiful ppl.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 10, 2003, 02:25:33 PM
That's kick-ass. How is it that all of a sudden she's become a big-time celebrity. She's been cool and hot for years...
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: Mesh on June 10, 2003, 02:40:07 PM
Maya Rudolph is hotter.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 10, 2003, 02:41:51 PM
Maya Rudolph has a better body, and looks hot in the skits, but in everyday getup seems kinda not so great. Also, she possesses not the writing genius of Tina.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 10, 2003, 02:45:47 PM
tina fey and mya rudolph are proof that janine garofolo is a idiot

that whole thing about woman not being allowed to express themselves are bullshit, the reason jaine sucked on snl is because she has zero talent ZERO

i hate her with a passion, even before the war

everytime i ask people to explain to me why they are a fan of her comedy, they throw cliches around about how hollywood only uses waifs aND pretty people

but they never fucking say anything about JOKES !!!!!!!!!!!!! COMEDY HUMOR

ditto julia sweeny, no fucking talent what so ever

anyways maya rudolph is the best female ever in the history of SNL, and time will prove me right on this

she just needs the right film and she willl be a huge star

and tina fey is great, she wrote the christopher walken cornal angus skit which was a masterpeice



p.s pubrick i loves ya man but molly shannon  :(  say it aint so
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 10, 2003, 02:50:21 PM
"so if anyone's lookin' for Enil Angus, you tell 'em to come to the back of Shady Thicket..."

classic

 :oops: Tina :oops:
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: Ravi on June 10, 2003, 02:55:19 PM
You guys kidding?  SNL sucks these days!  Tina's cute and she's pretty funny on Conan, but the show stinks.  It can't be her fault since the show is so collaborative.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 10, 2003, 03:00:09 PM
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"so if anyone's lookin' for Enil Angus, you tell 'em to come to the back of Shady Thicket..."

classic

 :oops: Tina :oops:


one of the best skits ever, god bless you tina

smart and hot
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: godardian on June 10, 2003, 03:23:58 PM
If you read the Live from New York book, you get a lot more insight into the Garofalo-era situation than what's been posted here so far. Garofalo has called Tina Fey the salvation of SNL and acknowledges that things are much different now than when she was there. If you read the book, you'll get the tone of how things were in the early to mid nineties, when the show really did suck more often than not, and this is from many members of the cast, not just from her.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 10, 2003, 03:26:48 PM
Hey, cool, I wanna read this book...
Are there anymore like it?

Also, did anybody catch the documentary of behind the scenes at SNL? It was on about half a year ago, and gave a history timeline, and cut that with a "week in the life" of one of the newer shows. It was pretty sweet. Naturally, Tina was on it.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 10, 2003, 03:29:12 PM
Quote from: godardian
If you read the Live from New York book, you get a lot more insight into the Garofalo-era situation than what's been posted here so far. Garofalo has called Tina Fey the salvation of SNL and acknowledges that things are much different now than when she was there. If you read the book, you'll get the tone of how things were in the early to mid nineties, when the show really did suck more often than not, and this is from many members of the cast, not just from her.


i own the book thank you, and what does that answer ?

she has no talent, with her its all image and zero substance

comedy substance, i dont care what books she has read or what bands she likes , i judge her by her abilty to be funny

the only thing about her that i agree with is the fact that she is self loathing and i loath her also

talent is talent cream does rise to the top, mya rudolph is not understood there and she still shines

look at what people say online about her, most people trash her and then they give props to seth myers

seth myers ??????? what the fuck how did he get his job
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 10, 2003, 03:37:26 PM
by the way i thought that era was great in many ways , and i am not alone in that opinion

you could check the pta dvd suggestion list and see best of SNL Adam sandler

janine garafolo went to lorne micheals and said that adam sandler should be kicked off the show

ahh no , didnt happen

by the way this is not a shallow view from me, because i am comedy nut

and i will say this take ellen degnerious, her politics and overall way of life make me ill, yet i will say she is one of the best stand up comics ever not best woman or best gay or best blonde

just overall great , a fucking pro

i could go into great detail about why she is a real comic , her sense of imagry her timing her wit her sarcasum, everything mesh's well

one of the best comics ever, so if i will admit that why would i not give janine props

and yes i would rather watch chris farley and adam sandler on snl then watch the ben stiller show on fox
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 10, 2003, 03:43:59 PM
Yeah, I too love that era of SNL. But I hafta laugh when anyone tries to rag on the show, 'cause it's always the same old thing: "that show is so lame now, it used to be brilliant when _____ (insert Eddie Murphy era or Mike Myers era, or whatever's in vogue that week)". People have to face up to the fact that, overall, SNL is funny most of the time. Yes, they have skits that suck, yes sometimes a new cast takes a while to catch on, but overall you're gonna laugh more per viewing than almost any other comedy show on tv.

Also, you will get to see Tina. Until she makes a hit movie and moves on to bigger, shittier things...
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 10, 2003, 03:51:43 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen
Yeah, I too love that era of SNL. But I hafta laugh when anyone tries to rag on the show, 'cause it's always the same old thing: "that show is so lame now, it used to be brilliant when _____ (insert Eddie Murphy era or Mike Myers era, or whatever's in vogue that week)". People have to face up to the fact that, overall, SNL is funny most of the time. Yes, they have skits that suck, yes sometimes a new cast takes a while to catch on, but overall you're gonna laugh more per viewing than almost any other comedy show on tv.

Also, you will get to see Tina. Until she makes a hit movie and moves on to bigger, shittier things...


i think the molly shannon will ferrel cast took a long time to click, but by the end it started to work

the christopher walken " i need more cowbell" skit is a fucking masterpeice
and will ferrel pulled it off

but molly shannon i never found funny, only when she was playing monica lewinsky because i thought she was more or less playing herself

but that mary cathrine gallagher shit, i hated that fucking shit

norm mcdonald was the only one worth watching for a while during that era , but your right even then funny stuff came through
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 10, 2003, 03:54:23 PM
I couldn't agree more. The two popular skits (Mary Catherine and the Cheerleaders one) I hated. But the other stuff I found amazing. Especially the Jeopardy stuff, and anything Norm did.

Oh, and Neil Diamond Storytellers is like my fav skit ever. That, Bill Brasky, and the Alec Baldwin Pyramid Of Pain one.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: Ravi on June 10, 2003, 03:56:38 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen
Yeah, I too love that era of SNL. But I hafta laugh when anyone tries to rag on the show, 'cause it's always the same old thing: "that show is so lame now, it used to be brilliant when _____ (insert Eddie Murphy era or Mike Myers era, or whatever's in vogue that week)". People have to face up to the fact that, overall, SNL is funny most of the time. Yes, they have skits that suck, yes sometimes a new cast takes a while to catch on, but overall you're gonna laugh more per viewing than almost any other comedy show on tv.

Also, you will get to see Tina. Until she makes a hit movie and moves on to bigger, shittier things...


I'm not gonna wax nostalgic for any particular era, but I don't laugh most of the time during current episodes, which is why I don't watch many of them anymore.  It's just not that funny, especially when they repeatedly trot out Donatella Versace and Drunk Girl.  Not that they didn't repeat dumb characters in the past, but I find these two particularly unfunny.  I prefer Mad TV.  The new cast does have some talented people, but the writing just isn't great and there aren't any IMO really stand out cast members.  Weekend Update is not bad, though it is nothing compared to when Norm MacDonald did it.  Also, why did Weekend Update turn into a showcase for random characters like Drunk Girl?  At least in previous years they pretended it was a news show with characters like Jacob Silj giving "editorials" that go wrong.

For one, I hated the Colonel Angus sketch.  I could have come up with that one in 10th grade!

Is Seth Myers related to Josh Myers on Mad TV?  They kind of look alike.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: godardian on June 10, 2003, 03:57:52 PM
I thought the cheerleaders were hilarious. The perpetual mortification of Cheri Oteri's voice and gestures made me laugh. I liked Ferrell, Oteri, Shannon, and Ana Gasteyer a lot. Gasteyer's Celine Dion and Oteri's Mariah Carey were very funny parodies, I thought.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 10, 2003, 04:01:44 PM
I think Gasteyer was great. Oteri had her moments, and of course, Ferrell was a force. I prefer Shannon when she just plays a supporting character in skits, like a regular person.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: godardian on June 10, 2003, 04:05:35 PM
Chris Kattan is one who doesn't make me laugh much.

Tracy Morgan can be really funny.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 10, 2003, 04:09:56 PM
Tracy Morgan highlights: The Other Black Guy, and his classic Reggie White "I hate midgets".

Hehehehe.


I like Kattan as a supporter, not so much the Mango stuff. But I think Mr Peepers is fucking hilarious.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 10, 2003, 04:12:00 PM
i loved the jepardy skits

did somone say they didnt like the cornal angus skit ?
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 10, 2003, 04:17:26 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen
Tracy Morgan highlights: The Other Black Guy, and his classic Reggie White "I hate midgets".

Hehehehe.


I like Kattan as a supporter, not so much the Mango stuff. But I think Mr Peepers is fucking hilarious.


i fucking love tracy morgan, he just does not give a fuck what other people are doing on the show

and it worked so well, because he was such a weirdo

he would take skits that would of been otherwise pretenouse and just make them fucking hillariouce

like that britney spears alien skit
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: Ravi on June 10, 2003, 04:18:43 PM
I still like the commercials they do.  Anyone remember clownpenis.fart?
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 10, 2003, 04:21:50 PM
Quote from: Ravi
I still like the commercials they do.  Anyone remember clownpenis.fart?


and might i say i love your choice of pic, it makes me feel all nice inside

i dunno why but i keep thinking " gee if i had a old european grand dad this is what i would want him to be like"

damn im in need of a mentor

i just hope the guy in your pic is not a nazi or something, dont need that kinda mentor
Title: "SNL"
Post by: filmcritic on June 10, 2003, 04:23:02 PM
I may be alone in saying this, but "Saturday Night Live" is not what it used to be. Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Chris Kattan and many others are all not funny in the slightest. Maybe comedy has changed over the years. But the writers are writing awful material for their actors and it makes the show look completly ridiculous. Now, I'm not at all a big TV watcher, but every so often I may turn it on and "Saturday Night Live" is a mess as of today.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 10, 2003, 04:26:04 PM
Boo. Hiss.

Tina spurns you.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 10, 2003, 04:28:42 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen
Boo. Hiss.

Tina spurns you.


I curse His colon !!!! now that i have done that what else should i do :: calls up chloe sevigny::
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: godardian on June 10, 2003, 04:34:42 PM
Ravi's avatar is the titular figure from Powell and Pressburger's The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, which makes it fucking cool.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: RegularKarate on June 10, 2003, 04:50:54 PM
Sweet bloody fuck this thread grew fast.

quickly:

-Tina Fey = hot: great writer, WU is the best part of the show, really.  Colonel Angus sketch was damn funny

-Janeane Garofalo - what is this blasphemy that I am reading here (though it's not really surprising, considering the source, I'm not starting a fight here Santa, you just seem to hate the best sometimes).  I have for a long time, wished that one day I would marry Miss Garofalo.  Admittedly though, SNL was far from her thing.  Whenever I see her in Clay Pidgeons or Minus Man, I just want to jump through the screen.

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It's just not that funny, especially when they repeatedly trot out Donatella Versace


Donatella Versace skits are skits that seem to be the most consistantly funny skits.  Just bizaar and funny.

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I prefer Mad TV.


This might explain your other comments.  IMO, Mad TV has never really been funny.  I don't understand how it's still on.

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Also, why did Weekend Update turn into a showcase for random characters like Drunk Girl? At least in previous years they pretended it was a news show with characters like Jacob Silj giving "editorials" that go wrong.


Yeah, they never used to pull out characters like Opera Man or the "gimme some candy guy"

-I used to find Norm funny... really, but he had some serious timing issues.

-why does everyone complain about Fallon breaking character?  It's SNL... what the fuck?

-Tracy Morgan is sorely misunderstood by many... that guy is funny as shit.
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Post by: Sleuth on June 10, 2003, 04:54:50 PM
I agree with some of what you people say, but disagree with just as much and it confuses me

I think Norm is one of the greatest cast members ever
I hate Tracy Morgan
Jimmy Fallon is slightly above mediocre
I hate Adam Sandler
Tina Fey is all right, Adam McKay was better
I think Maya Rudolph is going to be huge, she should be (not Versace though)
MadTV is unbelievably bad
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Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 10, 2003, 04:56:11 PM
please explain how in anyway janine is funy, and avoid cliches about how skinny people run the media

your wrong by the way , but still i want to hear this
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Post by: RegularKarate on June 10, 2003, 05:05:03 PM
Well, it's hard to explain to someone why they think something or someone is funny when the opinion isn't shared.

I just like her though.  I'm usually impressed by most of her stand up comedy.  I like to hear her talk about shit (and not just the political shit, just shit in general) she has a sarcastic attitude that I often share.  

I think she's beautiful... one thing I've always held against her is her self depreciation of how she looks because I think she's one of the most attractive women in show business.

I like her openness (which I won't talk about because you seem to think it's a cliche to mention that sort of thing).

I think she's a decent actress.  I usually enjoy seeing her on screen.

and personally, I thought the Ben Stiller show was fucking hilarious sometimes.
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Post by: Sleuth on June 10, 2003, 05:08:19 PM
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-I used to find Norm funny... really, but he had some serious timing issues.


Maybe I didn't notice Norm's bad timing because his WU successor was Colin ::deep breath:: Q-q-q




...qui

::breathe:: Colin Quinn

hey come on folks, he had awful timing, folks, hey flmslknbaesr;on43'5;
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Post by: godardian on June 10, 2003, 05:09:25 PM
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-Janeane Garofalo - what is this blasphemy that I am reading here (though it's not really surprising, considering the source, I'm not starting a fight here Santa, you just seem to hate the best sometimes).  I have for a long time, wished that one day I would marry Miss Garofalo.  Admittedly though, SNL was far from her thing.  Whenever I see her in Clay Pidgeons or Minus Man, I just want to jump through the screen.

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I prefer Mad TV.


This might explain your other comments.  IMO, Mad TV has never really been funny.  I don't understand how it's still on.


I don't really like MadTV, either.

I think Garofalo is VERY funny. I think she makes some really good points, but I just love her sardonic, world-weary, snippy style. She woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning, the world's fucked-up, and she's had it with the bullshit!! I almost don't even care about what she's saying; as with any comic, it's the style, the persona that really counts.

SNL is not her thing, though. They're not really misanthropic enough.

Are you saying you liked Minus Man, RK? 'Cos I actually really liked it.
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Post by: RegularKarate on June 10, 2003, 05:21:22 PM
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Are you saying you liked Minus Man, RK? 'Cos I actually really liked it.


Yeah, I enjoyed it quite a bit, it was one of those movies that I was looking forward to for a long time.  It had great people involved and a brilliant trailer.  

Maybe the movie didn't live up to the trailer, but it was still great.

Not everyone's taste though.  

It had great moments, like where Owen Wilson tells the junky (Sheryl Crow, right?) that he though a bear might have knocked over the trash can, then after all that goes down after that, his inner-monologue on the way back is "I wonder if a bear really did knock that trash can down".
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Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 10, 2003, 05:34:13 PM
one guy said he does not care what she says, its her style counts and ther other guy said he likes her for how she looks

notice nobody could come up with a example of her being funny

but its ok, shes not

eddie murphy in his prime was funny the greatest stand up to ever live , rodney dangerfield, bill murry and i am not talking about his wes anderson films which he does not play to his comedic strengths he is more or less playing a character

anyways back to the list, chris rock is funny, don rickles , dave chapelle is funny

let me give you a example of what comedy is something you guys couldnt do with janine

look for dave chapelle bit about 911, and how they play the tapes on tv its on kazzaa

that is one of the greatest moments in comedy history

" Ohh man dave died like a bitch"
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Post by: godardian on June 10, 2003, 05:40:39 PM
Janine live, after removing her cap and revealing a new, very short haircut- with bangs?!?!

"Yeah, I got my haircut and I was gonna try to hide it with the hat, but you know... yes, this is a little pixieish for me. [Extremely deadpan and blase] I'm like Amelie. I'll steal your heart."

The way she said "I'll steal your heart" made it sound like she would break through your ribcage and reach into your chest for it.

To me, that's funny. Not to mention comparing herself to Amelie.
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Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 10, 2003, 05:54:09 PM
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Janine live, after removing her cap and revealing a new, very short haircut- with bangs?!?!

"Yeah, I got my haircut and I was gonna try to hide it with the hat, but you know... yes, this is a little pixieish for me. [Extremely deadpan and blase] I'm like Amelie. I'll steal your heart."

The way she said "I'll steal your heart" made it sound like she would break through your ribcage and reach into your chest for it.

To me, that's funny. Not to mention comparing herself to Amelie.


name dropping hip movies to win over phoneys , i covered that already
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Post by: chainsmoking insomniac on June 10, 2003, 05:58:14 PM
She's one of the most intelligent, fascinating and fucking funny actresses out there.  End of story.  
And SantaClauseWasABlackMan, you either get it or you don't.  :wink:
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Post by: godardian on June 10, 2003, 06:05:01 PM
Another really funny sketch was with Rachel Dratch and Christina Ricci starring in some kind of odd-couple Olsen twins movie. With kind of a Baby Jane vibe.
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Post by: SoNowThen on June 10, 2003, 06:12:30 PM
Okay, seriously, I don't mind Garofalo (mostly from her Larry Sanders stuff), but for fucks sakes, we're talking about a beautiful, sexy, witty woman here (and I mean Tina Fey), so fucking start a Garofalo thread, all you admirers, and we can chat about her in that.

This house here is for Tina lovin'.


Oh, and for the record: Colin Quinn... is fucking hilarious. Hilarious. One of the most respected stand-ups out there. He may not be the flashy, dominate a sketch, SNL style funny, but I think he (and really everybody else) was great on WU. And his delivery... deadpan heaven. Perfect timing.
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Post by: Sleuth on June 10, 2003, 06:14:50 PM
You are not real
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Post by: SoNowThen on June 10, 2003, 06:15:48 PM
??
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Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 10, 2003, 06:16:30 PM
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She's one of the most intelligent, fascinating and fucking funny actresses out there.  End of story.  
And SantaClauseWasABlackMan, you either get it or you don't.  :wink:


what a fucking cop out, " you dont get it"

nothing to be gotten , she is one of those people , people name drop to look deep

im bored with this already, nothing is fasignating about her, she is a shitty little person who is always in a bad mood

good to know you find that fasignating, give me mya rudolph anyday

now she is fasignating and funny and smart and cool and everything great about comedy
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Post by: godardian on June 10, 2003, 06:17:57 PM
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You are not real


Now we all feel like we're in an episode of The Twilight Zone.

Starring Tina Fey.

Who apparently once guest-starred on Upright Citizen's Brigade.
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Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 10, 2003, 06:19:12 PM
ohh you know what else is funny the name punchdrunk23, all though i bet you dont think its funny, we do  :wink:

ok back to tina, sorry to stink the place up with talk of a no talent


she looks better with glasses , something that is quite unique and hot
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Post by: Sleuth on June 10, 2003, 06:20:24 PM
She did/still does performances with them
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Post by: SoNowThen on June 10, 2003, 06:21:33 PM
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ohh you know what else is funny the name punchdrunk23, all though i bet you dont think its funny, we do  

ok back to tina, sorry to stink the place up with talk of a no talent


she looks better with glasses , something that is quite unique and hot

 
Yeah, you ever notice how you might see a chick -- a cute chick -- and you think "hey, she's alright" and you file it in the memory banks. Then, a week later, you see her again, and she's got a nice pair of glasses, and you go fucking bananas -- "holy fuck! look at that goddess!!".

I think it's got something to do with our Hot Librarian fetish. 'Cause there never really was a hot librarian in school. Never. But porno told us to dream of one...
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Post by: godardian on June 10, 2003, 06:23:22 PM
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She did/still does performances with them


Really? Does Amy Poehler still work with them, too?

Poehler is another one I think is hilarious. Saw her on an SNL episode recently as Madonna being interviewed by Matt Lauer. (snotty Madonna-British accent): "You know, if people don't understand that Swept Away is the kind of movie that's not supposed to be good? Then there's nothing I can do about that."
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Post by: chainsmoking insomniac on June 10, 2003, 06:24:18 PM
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ohh you know what else is funny the name punchdrunk23, all though i bet you dont think its funny, we do  :wink:

ok back to tina, sorry to stink the place up with talk of a no talent


she looks better with glasses , something that is quite unique and hot


Whoa buddy! Do I detect a bit of hostility?!?! Is someone having a bad day??? :(   God forbid we don't agree with you!
And I do think my handle is funny.  THAT'S WHY I PUT IT UP!  :wink:
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Post by: SoNowThen on June 10, 2003, 06:24:29 PM
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Poehler is another one I think is hilarious. Saw her on an SNL episode recently as Madonna being interviewed by Matt Lauer. (snotty Madonna-British accent): "You know, if people don't understand that Swept Away is the kind of movie that's not supposed to be good? Then there's nothing I can do about that."


 
Haha. Classic line.



--Okay boyz, been nice chatting today, but I gotta go do some writing and whatnot. Keep up the Tina support.---
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Post by: Sleuth on June 10, 2003, 06:26:41 PM
Quote from: godardian
Quote from: tremolosloth
She did/still does performances with them


Really? Does Amy Poehler still work with them, too?

Poehler is another one I think is hilarious. Saw her on an SNL episode recently as Madonna being interviewed by Matt Lauer. (snotty Madonna-British accent): "You know, if people don't understand that Swept Away is the kind of movie that's not supposed to be good? Then there's nothing I can do about that."


Well, it's not like Tina is a member of UCB (but Adam McKay was) but when the UCB Theater is open, a lot of guest comedians come by and perform.  I know there was a show there called Fey & Dratch at one point

Amy probably comes by now and then, but I don't think the 4 core members are going to be doing something all together for a while
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Post by: chainsmoking insomniac on June 10, 2003, 06:27:14 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen
Okay, seriously, I don't mind Garofalo (mostly from her Larry Sanders stuff), but for fucks sakes, we're talking about a beautiful, sexy, witty woman here (and I mean Tina Fey), so fucking start a Garofalo thread, all you admirers, and we can chat about her in that.

This house here is for Tina lovin'.


Oh, and for the record: Colin Quinn... is fucking hilarious. Hilarious. One of the most respected stand-ups out there. He may not be the flashy, dominate a sketch, SNL style funny, but I think he (and really everybody else) was great on WU. And his delivery... deadpan heaven. Perfect timing.


You're absolutely right.  These two talented women should have their own threads.  They're both great.  But in their own ways.
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Post by: godardian on June 10, 2003, 06:27:57 PM
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Whoa buddy! Do I detect a bit of hostility?!?! Is someone having a bad day??? :(   God forbid we don't agree with you!
And I do think my handle is funny.  THAT'S WHY I PUT IT UP!  :wink:


If hostility is indicative, then "someone" has a bad day every... single... day.
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Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 10, 2003, 06:30:33 PM
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ohh you know what else is funny the name punchdrunk23, all though i bet you dont think its funny, we do  

ok back to tina, sorry to stink the place up with talk of a no talent


she looks better with glasses , something that is quite unique and hot

 
Yeah, you ever notice how you might see a chick -- a cute chick -- and you think "hey, she's alright" and you file it in the memory banks. Then, a week later, you see her again, and she's got a nice pair of glasses, and you go fucking bananas -- "holy fuck! look at that goddess!!".

I think it's got something to do with our Hot Librarian fetish. 'Cause there never really was a hot librarian in school. Never. But porno told us to dream of one...


and that is why i love porno, hardcore dirty porno

i miss fun plots in porno, now a days its all gonzo stuff that come out like fear facter but with sex.......

wow i sure can take a thread to far out and differnt

anyways funny and smart = hot and she loves jokes about eating ass

she could be our hero
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Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 10, 2003, 06:32:53 PM
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Quote from: SantaClauseWasA BlackMan
ohh you know what else is funny the name punchdrunk23, all though i bet you dont think its funny, we do  :wink:

ok back to tina, sorry to stink the place up with talk of a no talent


she looks better with glasses , something that is quite unique and hot


Whoa buddy! Do I detect a bit of hostility?!?! Is someone having a bad day??? :(   God forbid we don't agree with you!
And I do think my handle is funny.  THAT'S WHY I PUT IT UP!  :wink:


you are not soposed to find it funny, thats our job

thats why its funny, we ridicule douchebags it makes life fun  :-D
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Post by: chainsmoking insomniac on June 10, 2003, 06:36:45 PM
Quote from: godardian
Quote from: punchdrunk23


Whoa buddy! Do I detect a bit of hostility?!?! Is someone having a bad day??? :(   God forbid we don't agree with you!
And I do think my handle is funny.  THAT'S WHY I PUT IT UP!  :wink:


If hostility is indicative, then "someone" has a bad day every... single... day.


Okay, I'm venting a bit.  I admit it.  But he just gets on my nerves.  Can't people voice their opinions without getting crapped on??? I mean, he gets hostile on a daily basis.
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Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 10, 2003, 06:36:45 PM
Quote from: godardian
Quote from: punchdrunk23


Whoa buddy! Do I detect a bit of hostility?!?! Is someone having a bad day??? :(   God forbid we don't agree with you!
And I do think my handle is funny.  THAT'S WHY I PUT IT UP!  :wink:


If hostility is indicative, then "someone" has a bad day every... single... day.


and your amazinglly calm for a guy who has colon torn to shreads on a regular basis, i once slipped and fell on a christmas deceration and it ruined my whole week , i looked just like this when it happened  :shock:
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Post by: MrBurgerKing on June 10, 2003, 06:37:33 PM
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Quote from: punchdrunk23
Quote from: SantaClauseWasA BlackMan
ohh you know what else is funny the name punchdrunk23, all though i bet you dont think its funny, we do  :wink:

ok back to tina, sorry to stink the place up with talk of a no talent


she looks better with glasses , something that is quite unique and hot


Whoa buddy! Do I detect a bit of hostility?!?! Is someone having a bad day??? :(   God forbid we don't agree with you!
And I do think my handle is funny.  THAT'S WHY I PUT IT UP!  :wink:


you are not soposed to find it funny, thats our job

thats why its funny, we ridicule douchebags it makes life fun  :-D


Is that black guy (or should I say Negro-American) santa clause? I thought it might be Dr. T for a second
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Post by: chainsmoking insomniac on June 10, 2003, 06:38:08 PM
What?  :roll:
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Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 10, 2003, 06:39:29 PM
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Quote from: godardian
Quote from: punchdrunk23


Whoa buddy! Do I detect a bit of hostility?!?! Is someone having a bad day??? :(   God forbid we don't agree with you!
And I do think my handle is funny.  THAT'S WHY I PUT IT UP!  :wink:


If hostility is indicative, then "someone" has a bad day every... single... day.


Okay, I'm venting a bit.  I admit it.  But he just gets on my nerves.  Can't people voice their opinions without getting crapped on??? I mean, he gets hostile on a daily basis.


i just think you came across as rather douchebagish, " you dont get it"

what a fucking cop out, people have been saying that about bad art since it was created

at least i explain in great detail the things i love, something you cant do
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Post by: chainsmoking insomniac on June 10, 2003, 06:42:43 PM
Quote from: SantaClauseWasA BlackMan
Quote from: punchdrunk23
Quote from: godardian
Quote from: punchdrunk23


Whoa buddy! Do I detect a bit of hostility?!?! Is someone having a bad day??? :(   God forbid we don't agree with you!
And I do think my handle is funny.  THAT'S WHY I PUT IT UP!  :wink:


If hostility is indicative, then "someone" has a bad day every... single... day.


Okay, I'm venting a bit.  I admit it.  But he just gets on my nerves.  Can't people voice their opinions without getting crapped on??? I mean, he gets hostile on a daily basis.



i just think you came across as rather douchebagish, " you dont get it"

what a fucking cop out, people have been saying that about bad art since it was created

at least i explain in great detail the things i love, something you cant do



It's a matter of opinion, you moron.  Some people don't get Garafolo's humor.  That's all I was saying.  And if you must shit on people's opinions, at least learn how to spell.  :lol:
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Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 10, 2003, 06:44:52 PM
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Quote from: SantaClauseWasA BlackMan
Quote from: punchdrunk23
Quote from: godardian
Quote from: punchdrunk23


Whoa buddy! Do I detect a bit of hostility?!?! Is someone having a bad day??? :(   God forbid we don't agree with you!
And I do think my handle is funny.  THAT'S WHY I PUT IT UP!  :wink:


If hostility is indicative, then "someone" has a bad day every... single... day.


Okay, I'm venting a bit.  I admit it.  But he just gets on my nerves.  Can't people voice their opinions without getting crapped on??? I mean, he gets hostile on a daily basis.



your opinions are shit and hence they get tretaed as such, but at least you have good grammer

hey there is your reason to not kill yourself

i just think you came across as rather douchebagish, " you dont get it"

what a fucking cop out, people have been saying that about bad art since it was created

at least i explain in great detail the things i love, something you cant do



It's a matter of opinion, you moron.  Some people don't get Garafolo's humor.  That's all I was saying.  And if you must shit on people's opinions, at least learn how to spell.  :lol:
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Post by: chainsmoking insomniac on June 10, 2003, 06:45:48 PM
Finally!!! He's speechless!
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Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 10, 2003, 06:47:04 PM
your opinions are shit so hence i treat them as such, but hey at least you have good grammer

hey there is your reason not to kill yourself  :lol:
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Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 10, 2003, 06:48:34 PM
hey maybe i should change my name to magnoliafan82, wow i can be as cool as you
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Post by: chainsmoking insomniac on June 10, 2003, 06:51:12 PM
Quote from: SantaClauseWasA BlackMan
your opinions are shit so hence i treat them as such, but hey at least you have good grammer

hey there is your reason not to kill yourself  :lol:


Riiiiiight.   :)

Contributing even mildly intelligent comments to others opinions, and not necessarily agreeing with them, but respecting them nonetheless...well, when you learn how to do this, then you'll have something to live for, my friend.  :)
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Post by: chainsmoking insomniac on June 10, 2003, 06:52:28 PM
Quote from: SantaClauseWasA BlackMan
hey maybe i should change my name to magnoliafan82, wow i can be as cool as you


I hate to break the spirits of five year olds, but there is no Santa.
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Post by: MrBurgerKing on June 10, 2003, 06:52:36 PM
hey SantClauseWasaBlackMan, whos that guy in your avatar? Is it Ronald McDonald?
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Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 10, 2003, 06:53:22 PM
Quote from: punchdrunk23
Quote from: SantaClauseWasA BlackMan
your opinions are shit so hence i treat them as such, but hey at least you have good grammer

hey there is your reason not to kill yourself  :lol:


Riiiiiight.   :)

Contributing even mildly intelligent comments to others opinions, and not necessarily agreeing with them, but respecting them nonetheless...well, when you learn how to do this, then you'll have something to live for, my friend.  :)



i take back what i said, do kill yourself  :-D
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Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 10, 2003, 06:54:43 PM
Quote from: MrBurgerKing
hey SantClauseWasaBlackMan, whos that guy in your avatar? Is it Ronald McDonald?


ol dirty bastard, a noted burger king fan
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Post by: SoNowThen on June 10, 2003, 06:59:52 PM
Jeez... I go away for 20 minutes...
(http://www.tinafey.net/c4-robodance.jpg)

Tina says: Don't fight. Do the robot.
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Post by: chainsmoking insomniac on June 10, 2003, 07:01:49 PM
:lol:
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Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 10, 2003, 07:02:00 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen
Jeez... I go away for 20 minutes...
(http://www.tinafey.net/c4-robodance.jpg)

Tina says: Don't fight. Do the robot.


again sonowthen and tina have shown us the way


when is she gonna come out with a film, so we can have more to talk about
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Post by: Sleuth on June 10, 2003, 07:05:42 PM
She's been showing clips of her hip new movie the 3 times she was on Conan.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 10, 2003, 07:14:06 PM
Tina in a movie!?!

When can I see this wonderfulness...?
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: Sleuth on June 10, 2003, 07:14:46 PM
I noticed you haven't seen any of her appearances on Conan
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 10, 2003, 07:15:40 PM
I don't watch the whore's teat we call television. It's bad for the teeth.

Anything good, I buy on dvd.

Except for SNL, of course.
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Post by: chainsmoking insomniac on June 10, 2003, 07:16:45 PM
Heh-heh.
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Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 10, 2003, 07:19:02 PM
Quote from: tremolosloth
I noticed you haven't seen any of her appearances on Conan


ohh i have, and i love how she name drops hip people because she is doing it to be funny, kind of like she is making fun of people like well you know who i am talking about

she does irony very well
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Post by: SoNowThen on June 10, 2003, 07:20:49 PM
So... the suspense is killing me. What's her movie?
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: Sleuth on June 10, 2003, 07:21:53 PM
Well, it's got Jake Gyllenhaal and Mena Suvari, and Tina is their sassy editor at the newspaper
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Post by: SoNowThen on June 10, 2003, 07:23:31 PM
I hate that cuntbagwhooooore Mena Suvari. She can go to hell, go to hell and DIE.

But Jake's pretty cool. I hope Tina steals all of Mena-marry a fossil cameraman because I'm too cool to date within 3 decades of my age-Suvari's scenes.
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Post by: Derek on June 10, 2003, 07:24:06 PM
Quote from: Raikus
It's the intrigue of the scar. It's sexy. It says, "Now there's a woman with some character."


Results of a Beverly Hills Whiffer gone bad.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 10, 2003, 07:24:46 PM
she always rattles off some hip it person of the moment list, and she says that she plays the sassy whatever role, and then they play a weird black and white clip

but it really works , its funny
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: Sleuth on June 10, 2003, 07:26:47 PM
It's always a black and white clip of DOGS, you forgot that most important part.  I've tried taping all 3 of those, but I gave up after they never ever reran the last one I needed
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 10, 2003, 07:31:00 PM
------some Tina hilarity ---------

Tina Fey: As a mother of two, which I am not, I worry about the lack of positive role models for
today's young girls. For example, Britney Spears caused controversy last month when she wore this skimpy outfit at MTV's Video Music Awards. Critics called the outfit inappropriate and say it's just another example of Hollywood sexualizing young girls. But I say, ladies, give it up. Britney looks good. Look at that ass. That is a cherry bomb. You gotta look at that thing through a hole in a paper plate. Britney, in about five years that whole area is gonna blow, so enjoy it now. Have it photographed
as much as possible. Rub it with fine oils and liniments. You will miss it when it's gone. And, as for whether or not those are breast implants are not.. Britney was on our show last year, I worked with her.. and, to me, her breasts felt completely real.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: chainsmoking insomniac on June 10, 2003, 07:31:03 PM
That sucks man.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: chainsmoking insomniac on June 10, 2003, 07:32:15 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen
------some Tina hilarity ---------

Tina Fey: As a mother of two, which I am not, I worry about the lack of positive role models for
today's young girls. For example, Britney Spears caused controversy last month when she wore this skimpy outfit at MTV's Video Music Awards. Critics called the outfit inappropriate and say it's just another example of Hollywood sexualizing young girls. But I say, ladies, give it up. Britney looks good. Look at that ass. That is a cherry bomb. You gotta look at that thing through a hole in a paper plate. Britney, in about five years that whole area is gonna blow, so enjoy it now. Have it photographed
as much as possible. Rub it with fine oils and liniments. You will miss it when it's gone. And, as for whether or not those are breast implants are not.. Britney was on our show last year, I worked with her.. and, to me, her breasts felt completely real.


 :lol:   Holy fuck, she gets better and better!
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: Sleuth on June 10, 2003, 07:33:14 PM
that was from one of her first shots at WU....
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: picolas on June 10, 2003, 08:53:26 PM
Quote from: ©brad
just so i can join in on the convo, she was voted people's 50 most beautiful ppl.


wow. i didn know she was also 50 people. that's great.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: Ravi on June 10, 2003, 09:04:46 PM
Quote


Yeah, they never used to pull out characters like Opera Man or the "gimme some candy guy"


I don't like the GSC guy, but the Opera Man bit was about topical stuff.  It wasn't just a random character like Drunk Girl or Gay Hitler of what-have-you.

Quote

-I used to find Norm funny... really, but he had some serious timing issues.


Nah, not to me.  But YMMV.  But I think we can agree that Kevin Nealon stunk on WU.

Quote

-why does everyone complain about Fallon breaking character?  It's SNL... what the fuck?


I don't have a problem with breaking character when something's absolutely fantastically hilarious, but Fallon seems to do it at the drop of a hat.

Quote
-Tracy Morgan is sorely misunderstood by many... that guy is funny as shit.


They should give him some better roles instead of Crazy Black Dude.  Morgan is funny.


As for Mad TV, they had some very talented people like Will Sasso and Alex Borstein.  They're gone now, but the rest of the cast is good too.  And I like that it is taped.  Live isn't somehow funnier than taped.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: Pas on June 10, 2003, 09:05:04 PM
Quote from: picolas.
Quote from: ©brad
just so i can join in on the convo, she was voted people's 50 most beautiful ppl.


wow. i didn know she was also 50 people. that's great.


:lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Seriously though, I like her writing a lot. That Christopher Walken was almost half written by her and it was GREAT ! The prank show with Seth Myers and Walken, hysterical.

The up and comers are great, Will Forte (I repeat myself) and Myers are definietly superior to any Fallon, Sandler or any teen idol that came out of this show. Will Ferrell was good, he saved his latest movie Old School.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 10, 2003, 09:27:35 PM
you see i think seth meyers should be kicked in the nuts, what am i not seeing here
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: Sleuth on June 10, 2003, 09:29:06 PM
The prank sketch was something like 100% predictable.  The least funny Walken hosted episode so far
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: Pas on June 10, 2003, 10:10:26 PM
Quote from: SantaClauseWasA BlackMan
you see i think seth meyers should be kicked in the nuts, what am i not seeing here


I can understand you think he's not funny.

Quote from: tremolosloth
The prank sketch was something like 100% predictable.  The least funny Walken hosted episode so far


Oh, I saw it coming all along too...easy, yet funny. Anyway, what's more subjective than humor ?
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 10, 2003, 10:11:58 PM
Quote from: Booth
Quote from: SantaClauseWasA BlackMan
you see i think seth meyers should be kicked in the nuts, what am i not seeing here


I can understand you think he's not funny.

?


your right because he's not, not at all never was never will be
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 10, 2003, 10:16:27 PM
Quote from: Booth
Quote from: SantaClauseWasA BlackMan


Oh, I saw it coming all along too...easy, yet funny. Anyway, what's more subjective than humor ?


i hate when people say that,Admin note, from this point forward, the thread gets ridiculous, all who are involved regret it and it has been decided that many of these posts should and shall be deleted.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: RegularKarate on June 10, 2003, 10:16:48 PM
Yeah, that prank sketch got old fast.
As Krusty discovered, when SNL skits are bad, they last for hours.

and not to bring up old subjects Mr. "has to have the last word before calling a moratorium on a topic", but there's a fine line between pop culture references and "name dropping".

There, that's it, this conversation is over, there will be no more mention of this (just you watch)
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 10, 2003, 10:22:27 PM
Quote from: RegularKarate
Yeah, that prank sketch got old fast.
As Krusty discovered, when SNL skits are bad, they last for hours.

and not to bring up old subjects Mr. "has to have the last word before calling a moratorium on a topic", but there's a fine line between pop culture references and "name dropping".

There, that's it, this conversation is over, there will be no more mention of this (just you watch)


i know what you mean , and i have done that quite a bit i mix and match odd pop culture references and use them in weird ways

but her going on stage and saying her haircut looks like amelie ?? is that not pandering, and how is that funny

now this is funny " if art garfunkle puts gel in his hair he looks like A member of new edition circa 1987"
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 10, 2003, 10:24:24 PM
Pranksters was hilarious... because Walken was being Walken, and he's funny as hell. Of course you saw it coming, yet it was so fucking funny because seeing Christopher Walken beat a man to death over a parking spot is funny. And then when he says "Greg, you're being a bit of a Stifly McStifferson... you know what I like to do to Stify McStifferson's... I like to prank them in my basement.... for hours". Fucking classic. And if Tina also helped write that, more reason for me to love her.

Now we just need to find a way to give her husband cancer. Then.... I get a plane ticket to NY...
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 10, 2003, 10:26:56 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen


Now we just need to find a way to give her husband cancer. Then.... I get a plane ticket to NY...


with each post i grow closer to you , you sir are great
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 10, 2003, 10:32:03 PM
Quote from: SantaClauseWasA BlackMan
Quote from: SoNowThen


Now we just need to find a way to give her husband cancer. Then.... I get a plane ticket to NY...


with each post i grow closer to you , you sir are great


The feeling is very much reciprocated.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 10, 2003, 10:38:09 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen
Quote from: SantaClauseWasA BlackMan
Quote from: SoNowThen


Now we just need to find a way to give her husband cancer. Then.... I get a plane ticket to NY...


with each post i grow closer to you , you sir are great


The feeling is very much reciprocated.


thank you   :: pulls out big book of weird causes of cancer:: singing abracadabra by steve miller in spanish, wow who knew that caused cancer , to think of all the great puerto rican lounge singers we lost in the earlly 80's :: pours out some of his 40 for fallen and long forgotten latin lounge  singers ::
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: Pubrick on June 11, 2003, 07:00:21 AM
Quote from: tremolosloth
Colin ::deep breath:: Q-q-q




...qui

::breathe:: Colin Quinn

hey come on folks, he had awful timing, folks, hey flmslknbaesr;on43'5;

haha best colin impression.

he's only passable in his stand up on letterman that i've seen.

other notes on thread:
it's long.
janeane garofalo is hot and i'd do her, give a shit about the comedy.
some of u post too much.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 11, 2003, 09:06:07 AM
I have a question: how can we tell which skits are written by Tina? Does the SNL website list this?
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: Sleuth on June 11, 2003, 09:16:55 AM
The only reason I know she wrote Colonel Angus was because she said she did on Conan
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 11, 2003, 09:18:44 AM
Yeah, I read an article in the paper that talked about the Colonel Angus sketch. I realize she is a "supervisor", but on that show they tend to have some individual sketches as well. I'd sure like to know which are hers (besides WU, of course).
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 11, 2003, 12:32:04 PM
Our daily fill of Tina:

(http://www.tinafey.com/tinafey.jpg)

"Prostitutes in Lyons, France sent a fax to the
government to complain that they are losing business to Eastern European women who are protected by the Albanian mafia. Okay, first of all, how rough-looking are these French prostitutes that all their customers are running to the Albanians? Secondly, why did they send a fax, and from whence? Do they have a fax machine in the whorehouse, or did they all trundle down to Kinko's - "You fax these, I'll let you shave me." Thirdly, how come French whores know how to work a fax machine, but every time I try to use it, I hit Powersave, or I forget to dial 9.. This just proves
what my boyfriend always says - that I am dumber than a French whore."
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 11, 2003, 12:35:11 PM
anyone who makes a albanian refernce is good in my book, such a funny odd europian country
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: Sleuth on June 11, 2003, 01:18:50 PM
You guessed it...Frank Stallone
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 11, 2003, 01:19:58 PM
Quote from: tremolosloth
You guessed it...Frank Stallone


Frank stallone is a GOD !!!!!!!!
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 11, 2003, 03:50:20 PM
I hope Tina will go down as the coolest chick-comedian ever.
That's all I gotta say about that.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: bonanzataz on June 11, 2003, 03:58:06 PM
how did this thread grow to 11 pages so quickly? if you want to give tina's husband cancer, just start a thread about tina in his body... jeeEEEeez.

sorry, that was a terribly unfunny joke. i apologize to anybody that read it.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 11, 2003, 04:05:16 PM
your forgiven just for the fact that you said this

Jerk off on somebodys face and right before it hits you yell  "yahtzee..."


that is beyond fucking funny
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 11, 2003, 04:06:41 PM
You guys should copyright that, and pitch it to Milton Bradley.

We're talkin' this Christmas' best seller...
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 11, 2003, 04:07:57 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen
You guys should copyright that, and pitch it to Milton Bradley.

We're talkin' this Christmas' best seller...


i cant stop laughing, i just cant  , yahtzee

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 11, 2003, 04:09:32 PM
"Good clean(?) fun for the whole family.
Not for children under 12."
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: Sigur Rós on June 11, 2003, 04:12:16 PM
Quote from: AlguienEstolamiPantalones
Jerk off on somebodys face and right before it hits you yell  "yahtzee..."


This place is whacked!
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 11, 2003, 05:34:21 PM
the irony of all this is tina fey would love this and be honered that this is going on during her post
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: Sigur Rós on June 11, 2003, 05:46:00 PM
This discussion never ends!
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 11, 2003, 05:46:56 PM
Quote from: Sigur Rós
This discussion never ends!


now that is a pic, and well all credit does belong to you
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 11, 2003, 06:12:20 PM
'kay, I DON'T UNDERSTAND. I leave work, come home, and find Gay Bumper stickers all over my beloved Tina Fey worship thread. What?? Sure, you guys are gonna argue, but do you have to put stuff like that here... in pictures? Please. If you have nice Tina Fey pictures, put them here. Otherwise terrorize each other with PM's, and put all sorts of stuff there. This shit is FREAKING ME OUT. Now we all agree on one thing: Tina is funny. Let's build on that. Otherwise, Tina wants to show you the door...
(http://www.tinafey.net/door%203.gif)
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 11, 2003, 06:15:33 PM
Quote from: Phil Marlowe
some off the best minds in music sit in the back pulling strings and writing songs ie max martin. the music has to reach a wide audience but like it or not you still have to give it credit. its a brilliant song.


FIRST OF ALL PHILL, MY GOD IS YOUR NEW PICTURE GREAT



and like i said its a really catchy song, and it will live forever in pop history
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 11, 2003, 06:17:18 PM
sonow, i think tina would apricate this in all its fucked up glory

but your right lets stop
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: phil marlowe on June 11, 2003, 06:17:51 PM
Quote from: AlguienEstolamiPantalones
FIRST OF ALL PHILL, MY GOD IS YOUR NEW PICTURE GREAT

enjoy it while it lasts, i cant even post links to bat boners anymore.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: Sigur Rós on June 11, 2003, 06:18:16 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen
'kay, I DON'T UNDERSTAND. I leave work, come home, and find Gay Bumper stickers all over my beloved Tina Fey worship thread. What?? Sure, you guys are gonna argue, but do you have to put stuff like that here... in pictures? Please. If you have nice Tina Fey pictures, put them here. Otherwise terrorize each other with PM's, and put all sorts of stuff there. This shit is FREAKING ME OUT. Now we all agree on one thing: Tina is funny. Let's build on that. Otherwise, Tina wants to show you the door...


Sorry, let's trash the 'ever been in a fight'-thread, or 'donnie darko/homo'-thread, instead.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 11, 2003, 06:21:46 PM
Quote from: Phil Marlowe
Quote from: AlguienEstolamiPantalones
FIRST OF ALL PHILL, MY GOD IS YOUR NEW PICTURE GREAT

enjoy it while it lasts, i cant even post links to bat boners anymore.


much like tupac and biggie  it will be gone too soon but yet it will never be forgten
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 11, 2003, 06:22:37 PM
Quote
Sorry, let's trash the 'ever been in a fight'-thread, or 'donnie darko/homo'-thread, instead.


Yeah, that's cool. Thanks guys.


Y'know how it is... I just wanted some good vibes, maybe some nice pics. I'll post a Tina rant every now and again. We can talk about how she did on update each weekend.

Nice and easy.[/quote]
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 11, 2003, 06:24:02 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen
Yeah, that's cool. Thanks guys.


Y'know how it is... I just wanted some good vibes, maybe some nice pics. I'll post a Tina rant every now and again. We can talk about how she did on update each weekend.

Nice and easy.


is there a website on her, so we can get transcripts of jokes
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 11, 2003, 06:26:27 PM
Yeah, the best one I've found is: http://www.tinafey.homestead.com

The chick who runs it has even met Tina a couple times. It's got a few quotes and rants and stuff.

There's another website, it basically transcribes EVERYTHING from SNL shows. I'd link that one up, but it'll be more fun to grab the odd one now and again, and throw it in.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: RegularKarate on June 11, 2003, 08:42:24 PM
Tina Fey REALLY wants you to delete the last about 5 pages... what a waste of keystrokes... it's the same shallow bullshit over and over coming from just about every side.  Not worthy of Tina at all.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 11, 2003, 09:09:42 PM
Yeah, could we? It would clean up the thread nicely...
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: RegularKarate on June 11, 2003, 09:19:26 PM
I'll do the cleaning, but everyone who posted on those pages would have to agree.

I think both parties should agree, it shames all.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 11, 2003, 09:21:57 PM
Just the non-Tina stuff, right? Leave any and all references to her, even though some were precursors to the arguing. I hope everyone will agree...

Thanks RK. Just wanted Tina appreciation. Didn't think I would strike such a nerve...
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 11, 2003, 10:26:38 PM
some of my jokes were pretty great, so they will be missed

 but for tina and sonowthen i will sacrifice
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 12, 2003, 12:04:11 AM
Cheers, bro. Thanks.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: Pas on June 12, 2003, 06:26:57 AM
I surely agree. I wish this never happenned, especially on this thread.

While you're at it, there's about 900 other posts you could delete too...

 :roll:
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 12, 2003, 10:25:44 AM
So I did some checking into it, about what I was wondering before: how much SNL writers get paid. Tina gave an interview with Writers Digest and threw out the number $80000 a year. Not too bad, imo, even though they have a hard job, and work six days a week. That's pretty sweet if you love what you're doing. She also said that while $1 million deals have happened, people seem to get about as high as $300000 now. Well, I surely think she deserves six figures at least.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: Mesh on June 12, 2003, 10:36:41 AM
Quote from: AlguienEstolamiPantalones

FIRST OF ALL PHILL, MY GOD IS YOUR NEW PICTURE GREAT


On this, Genius and I are in 100% complete agreement.

(http://www.saturdaynightlive.tv/images/cast_fey.jpg)
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: ono on June 12, 2003, 11:26:02 AM
Tina's recent appearance on Conan O'Brien! (http://www.saturdaynightlive.tv/special/022503conan.htm)
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 12, 2003, 11:32:03 AM
You are the man!

As soon as I get home, I'm watching this. Die work... keeping me from my Tina vids...
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: ono on June 12, 2003, 12:28:12 PM
Unfortunately, it's only audio, but it's still hilarious.  :)
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 12, 2003, 12:36:59 PM
Here's some food for thought on previous WU anchors, straight from the beautiful woman herself:

Q- There have been so many different "Update" anchors. Who was your favorite?
"Colin was one of my favorites because I wrote for him when he first took over, and he's a brilliant comedian. I love Norm [MacDonald], of course. I love Dennis [Miller]."
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: RegularKarate on June 12, 2003, 02:48:30 PM
Damn that took a long time... I'm never cleaning up after you kids again.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 12, 2003, 02:59:52 PM
(http://www.tinafey.net/gameshow%20close%20up.jpg)

Tina says: Merci
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: godardian on June 12, 2003, 03:27:08 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen
(http://www.tinafey.net/gameshow%20close%20up.jpg)

Tina says: Merci


She could've been Amelie.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 12, 2003, 03:29:47 PM
I definitely would've watched the movie then.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 12, 2003, 03:31:41 PM
Quote from: Mesh
Quote from: AlguienEstolamiPantalones

FIRST OF ALL PHILL, MY GOD IS YOUR NEW PICTURE GREAT


On this, Genius and I are in 100% complete agreement.

(http://www.saturdaynightlive.tv/images/cast_fey.jpg)


and the rest of us agree that you love manass
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 13, 2003, 09:51:59 AM
In order to celebrate our recent thread-cleaning, I give you another wonderful Tina rant:

"Leonard Nimoy pulled out of a fundraiser for the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle this month, when he learned organizers wanted to censor some of his photos of naked women. Finally! Someone willing to stand up to the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle! Your reign of tyranny is over, Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle! [stands on newsdesk] Thanks to Leonard Nimoy, Seattle and its surrounding suburbs will now walk free! From Kirkland to Bremerton! From the streets of Silverdale to the majestic highland of Richmond, the people of the great northwest will never again feel the oppressive thumb of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle! Residents of Yakima and Maple Valley, arise and be free! The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is your oppressors no more!" [walks straight into the audience]
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: godardian on June 13, 2003, 12:57:35 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen
I definitely would've watched the movie then.


You mean you havent' seen it??!! Good god, man!

Damned with Fey praise (sorry, I couldn't resist a genuinely rank pun):

"I would say the show's less politically wicked than it used to be... They should be having a field day with.. Cheney and Bush. God, they could be just cooking them and eating them every week. I still think Tina Fey is hysterically funny, though; I think she has the perfect kind of meter and cadence for the news thing. And that's something where you do still have the edginess of the show... now it has some real bite to it, and I think it's because of Tina and Jimmy." - Alec Baldwin

"I'll admit that I was not prepared to deal with the wall of resistance... but Molly Shannon and Ana Gasteyer and Cheri Oteri and Rachel Dratch and Tina Fey kicked ass. They came in and would not be denied." - Janeane Garofalo

Both quotes from Live from New York.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 13, 2003, 01:32:10 PM
:)
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 16, 2003, 02:37:58 PM
I've found bits of info on sketches that are confirmed Tina creations:

Old French Whore (a classic!)
Colonel Angus
The View
Sulley and Denise

...anybody know anymore?
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: Sigur Rós on June 20, 2003, 11:59:07 AM
I am so damn tired of all this talk about Tina Fey. I think I speak for all us Europeans when I say this "We don't know her!".  She isn't that hot...she doesn't look that funny...."We just don't share your passion!".

Mambo every day!
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: phil marlowe on June 20, 2003, 12:00:15 PM
Quote from: Sigur Rós
I am so damn tired of all this talk about Tina Fey. I think I speak for all us Europeans when I say this "We don't know her!".  She isn't that hot...she doesn't look that funny...."We just don't share your passion!".

then excactly why do you resurrect this thread?
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on June 20, 2003, 12:04:09 PM
You Europeans should try to download clips of Weekend Update off Kazaa.  I think she would make you chuckle.

As to her hotness, well it's more like intelligent-sexy, which I must admit does not usually affect me, but in her case... Yes Indeed!
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: Sigur Rós on June 20, 2003, 12:05:35 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen
Are we gonna do this whore, or what?

Like modernage, GT, and myself discussed. 25 top films, in real order. No ties, no extras, no "nor particular order" (though I myself am fond of those).

(http://www.tinafey.net/c2_cheer.jpg)
Tina says: "Start your engines"


Because of this my good 'Phil'
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: phil marlowe on June 21, 2003, 06:06:40 AM
Quote from: Sigur Rós
Because of this my good 'Phil'

don't ever, EVER put my name in quotes, bitch.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: phil marlowe on June 21, 2003, 06:09:42 AM
Quote from: SoNowThen
You Europeans should try to download clips of Weekend Update off Kazaa.  I think she would make you chuckle.

As to her hotness, well it's more like intelligent-sexy, which I must admit does not usually affect me, but in her case... Yes Indeed!

i will definatly try that especially since i've never found a woman comedian funny before. but then again in europe, the only one we got is hugh grant.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: MacGuffin on August 05, 2003, 02:29:54 AM
Lindsay Lohan Joining Paramount's Mean Girls
Source: Variety

Lindsay Lohan is in talks to reteam with Freaky Friday director Mark S. Waters in Paramount's upcoming teen comedy Mean Girls.

The story centers on an adolescent girl who has been on safari with her zoologist parents but must navigate new terrain when she moves to an Illinois public school and falls in love with the ex-boyfriend of one of the most popular girls. Things turn ugly when she's reduced to using the same mean-spirited methods as the other girls.

The film, written by Saturday Night Live head writer Tina Fey, is scheduled to start shooting in early September.
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Post by: modage on August 05, 2003, 11:26:03 AM
i'm a little disappointed you didnt post that news in the Lindsay Lohan thread. :oops:
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Post by: SoNowThen on August 05, 2003, 11:35:21 AM
HAHAHAHHAHAHAHA Tina lives!!!!!!!!


ANyway.... yeah, I hope this flick is good. I will be looking forward to it.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on August 18, 2003, 11:24:36 AM
after all the east coast blackouts of the past week and the fact that we lost gregory hines, isnt this post now more then ever relavent
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Post by: godardian on October 30, 2003, 05:24:18 PM
A seven-page article on Tina Fey in today's New Yorker; starts on page 42 with a half-page color photograph.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on October 30, 2003, 06:01:11 PM
somebody post it, please
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: godardian on October 30, 2003, 06:05:36 PM
ANCHOR WOMAN
by Virginia Heffernan
Tina Fey rewrites late-night comedy.
Issue of 2003-11-03
Posted 2003-10-27


On a Monday afternoon last spring, at a diner in Manhattan, Tina Fey recalled her first days on the job at “Saturday Night Live.” She told me, “I’d had my eye on the show forever, the way other kids have their eye on Derek Jeter.” As we were talking, a man in his twenties, with wild tufts of dark hair, stopped by our table, which was near the soda fountain. Over the roar of a blender, he shouted to Fey, “Can I tell you that you are amazing? I don’t want to interrupt, but you are truly, truly amazing!” Fey thanked him, staring down at her plate. When her admirer retreated, she grinned. “Most of the time you’re too busy to think about it,” she told me. “But every now and then you say, ‘I work at “Saturday Night Live,” and that is so cool.’”

Fey joined the show six years ago, when Lorne Michaels, the creator and executive producer, summoned her from Chicago, where she was working at Second City, the comedy troupe. After twenty years on the air, “S.N.L.” had suffered several seasons of declining ratings. Fey was known as a versatile performer with a broad range and a gift for satire, but Michaels wanted her to write for the show.

She started work in an office on the seventeenth floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, NBC’s headquarters, which offered a view of the Empire State Building. She missed Chicago, but “S.N.L.”’s backstage dynamics inspired her. “In that comfort zone, we say the meanest kind of things,” she explained. “If you want to make an audience laugh, you dress a man up like an old lady and push her down the stairs. If you want to make comedy writers laugh, you push an actual old lady down the stairs.” In 1999, Michaels invited Fey to become a head writer, and the following year she began performing in sketches and on “Weekend Update.”

In addition to being the first woman to hold the title of head writer at “S.N.L.,” Fey is also the first female performer to become the face of a show that other female comics, including the original cast members Jane Curtin and Laraine Newman, have cited for frat-house hoo-ha. Janeane Garofalo, who was briefly on the show in the mid-nineties (during what she described in the “S.N.L.” oral history, “Live from New York,” as “the year of fag-bashing and using the words ‘bitch’ and ‘whore’ in a sketch”), calls the current period “the Tina Fey regime,” and its reforms impress her. “I’m assuming somebody has come in and done an exorcism,” she says. Audiences and critics have responded well to Fey’s influence. In 2001, Fey and the writing team won a Writers Guild Award for “Saturday Night Live: The 25th Anniversary Special.” Last year, the show won an Emmy for outstanding writing, its first in that category since 1989. And this season “S.N.L.” is once again attracting more viewers than any other late-night show, including the “Tonight Show” with Jay Leno and “Late Show with David Letterman.”


Fey began performing on the show after Michaels saw her onstage in a sketch that she had put together with Rachel Dratch, an “S.N.L.” performer, at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, in Chelsea, and proposed that she audition to co-anchor “Weekend Update” with Jimmy Fallon. Unlike Fey, Fallon—a boisterous, clownish figure—had started out as a standup comic, but they got along well, and viewers liked their priss-and-goof routine. On a Saturday afternoon last spring, Fey, Fallon, and Michael Shoemaker, one of the show’s producers, along with the writers Doug Abeles, Charlie Grandy, and Michael Schur, who produces “Update,” milled around a table in a conference room, as they do every Saturday afternoon of the television season, for a meeting they refer to as “bagel times.” The writers “call down the jokes,” reading through a dozen topical one-liners to be delivered during the three-minute segment. “Bagel times” is their last opportunity to convene before the dress rehearsal that precedes the live broadcast, which that week featured Salma Hayek as the host and Christina Aguilera as the musical guest. “Update” is always the last element of the show that the writers work on, and, except for the “feature” interludes, in which guests stop by the news desk—that night Hayek appeared as a buxom sidekick to a Latino showman—Fey and Fallon don’t formally rehearse.

The writers were trying to come up with a joke about the Dixie Chicks, whose lead singer had slighted President Bush. Doug Abeles read the setup: “While in London on Thursday, the Dixie Chicks angered country-music fans when lead singer Natalie Maines told the audience, ‘Just so you know, we’re ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas.’” Fey squinted, as if detecting a quip in the distance. She is slight, with bright eyes, fine features, and thick brown hair. A white scar runs up her left cheek. (She has had the scar since childhood but she hates to discuss it.) Wearing a shabby green cardigan, Levi’s, and sneakers, she was eating a bagel out of which she had scooped most of the soft bread. “We apologize,” she suddenly declared. “We forgot that our entire fan base were hillbillies and idiots.” Everyone chuckled except Shoemaker, who pointed out that Dixie Chicks fans were people like his wife. Fey agreed, without apology, and the group moved on to a joke about a man who swallowed a diamond ring in order to ask his proctologist to marry him.

Fey peered at a monitor that showed performers rehearsing the night’s routines in a studio downstairs. Hayek was swooning in a mock Mexican soap opera. Fey grimaced. “That sketch is in peril,” she said. A premise for another joke came up. A summer camp in northern Virginia trains preteen girls to be models, someone explained; they learn makeup, hair, and runway techniques. At the end of the summer, the writers proposed, the camp would donate the best little model to. . . someone. Tommy Lee? Kid Rock? Everyone looked stumped.

Fallon abruptly turned to me. “Name someone who dates supermodels,” he commanded. Then he bellowed, “Give me five names! Give me five!”

“Rod Stewart?” I said.

No one laughed except Fey, who giggled happily.

“Do you really think that’s funny?” Fallon asked, turning to her.

“Nah,” she said. “I’m just trying to make her feel better.”

The other writers and performers defer to Fey. “If she laughs, everyone’s laughing,” Fallon told me. Fey writes two comedy sketches each week, and runs one of two pivotal and often ego-bruising “rewrite tables” every Thursday. (Dennis McNicholas, the show’s other head writer, runs the other table.) And she is one of a small group of writers and producers who decide which sketches will air, as well as which writers get to join the staff. During the past few seasons, Fey has seen to it that the female performers (Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, and Maya Rudolph) play recurring, center-stage parts. Poehler and Dratch also write prolifically, often in collaboration with the staff writers Emily Spivey and Paula Pell. (Only three of the show’s twenty full-time writers are women, but two of them, Fey and Pell, have senior positions.) Dratch told me, “I love writing with Tina, but I’m always so self-conscious.” Poehler said, “Tina likes to be at the top of the mountain, keeping an eye on things.” And yet, at the read-through, at least in my presence, Fey was considerate and accessible. She solicited a range of opinions, paid earnest compliments, and showed political convictions about international law and the consequences of jingoism. (America’s current troubles make Fey miss the previous Administration: “The Clinton years were the best of times,” she told me. “Because there was a nonviolent, giant, sexy scandal. And I long for a return to those times every day.”) Only every now and then did she turn to a writer and say something like “Jesus, how long did it take you to come up with that?”

Still searching for a punch line about the Dixie Chicks, Schur suggested that an analogy might work. Abeles, a friendly, lanky man in his late thirties, stepped up. “No one has alienated their fan base this much since Jenna Jameson stopped doing anal,” he offered. People laughed politely, and someone hooted; everyone knew the line would stall at the department of Standards and Practices. Fey, who seemed to have momentarily lost interest, skimmed an article in the Post. (She gets most of her news from CNN and a packet of newspaper clips that the show’s staff prepares for her.) Soon afterward, the meeting adjourned, and Fey headed downstairs to the run-through of the sketches. Schur appointed Abeles and Grandy to solve the Dixie Chicks puzzle by dress rehearsal. Later, no one could say who came up with the punch line, but at airtime it ran: “If you’d like to hear more of what Natalie Maines has to say, check out the new government wiretap on all of her phones.” The audience seemed to like it.


Fey’s first comedy job was as the anonymous author of a column in the Acorn, the Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, high-school newspaper. She was born in Upper Darby, a middle-class suburb of Philadelphia, in May, 1970, when it was home to many Greek- and Italian-Americans. Fey’s mother is Greek-American and her father is German-Scottish, but she’s wary of claiming an ethnic identity. “I’ve said a few things about being Greek, and now every Greek organization wants to adopt me,” Fey told me. She admired her parents: her father for his integrity and his versatility (he has worked as a paramedic, a grant writer, and a mystery novelist) and her mother—a homemaker who spent her evenings playing poker—for her wit. She has one sibling, an older brother, Peter, who is a Web-site editor at QVC, the home-shopping network. As children, they did comedy routines together. Peter remembers a drawing that Tina made when she was about seven: it showed people walking down the street holding hands with wedges of Swiss cheese, and the caption read, “What a friend we have in cheeses!”

Fey wrote her high-school column as “the Colonel”—an acorn pun. She says that the column was “about school policy and teachers. I remember I got busted because I was trying to say that something would ‘go down in the annals of history,’ but it was a double-entendre with ‘anal’ and I didn’t get away with it.” Her sense of humor, however, didn’t make her cool. Instead, she was a straight-A student who packed her schedule with extracurricular activities, including the newspaper and choir. She has a soft but precise singing voice.

High-school social dynamics still fascinate Fey, who has written a screenplay about teen-agers for Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video Motion Pictures, whose offices are at Paramount Pictures. Currently in production in Toronto (starring Lindsay Lohan and directed by Mark S. Waters, both of “Freaky Friday”), Fey’s “Mean Girls” tells the story of a girl named Cady, who, having been home-schooled, enters her junior year in a public high school knowing nothing about cliques, makeup, dating, dieting, lying to her parents, or betraying her friends. She learns. The movie is based on a parenting book called “Queen Bees & Wannabes,” by Rosalind Wiseman; Fey was impressed by Wiseman’s characterization of girls’ inhumanity to girls. “Girls are capable of spending a lot of time with someone and hating them,” Fey explained to me.

This is a topic that she knows something about. “I was a mean girl,” she told me, recalling that she used to ridicule wayward classmates, reserving particular scorn for kids who drank, cut school, overdressed, or slept around. She has a hard time explaining her motives—“It’s a defense mechanism”—but her hostility persisted after she enrolled at the University of Virginia. “When I was eighteen or nineteen, that was all that I was, caustic,” she says. She started out as an English major but switched to theatre and settled into the life of a “drama geek.” On a campus renowned for keg parties, she refused to drink. In her second year, she remained in student housing, even though most of her classmates moved off campus; she preferred to be close to Culbreth, the university’s theatre. “I used to do a monologue from a one-act play by Tennessee Williams called ‘This Property Is Condemned,’” Fey told me. “And, I have to say, I was pretty good.” In 1992, her last year of college, she played Sally Bowles in “Cabaret.”

After graduation, Fey moved to Chicago; Second City’s reputation as an improv Mecca had piqued her interest, because, as she told me, “I knew it was where a lot of ‘S.N.L.’ people had started.” She hung around acting workshops and, at one point, held a job as the child-care registrar at the Y.M.C.A. before she was invited to join the troupe, in 1994. Her work was eclectic in form: monologues, sketches, one-acts. That same year, she met Jeff Richmond, a piano player at an improv school, who would later become her husband. Richmond is a levelheaded Ohioan, whose humor is more antic than cutting, and Fey believes that he is good for her character. Richmond described his first glimpse of Fey, whom he saw doing improv: “I don’t want to say she was funny ‘for a woman,’ but there were so many talented men there at the time, and then suddenly there was Tina, who was so funny—and she was at home with all those boys on the stage.” (Three years after Fey left Chicago, Richmond joined her in New York, where—on his own merits, the people at “S.N.L.” take care to point out—he, too, was eventually hired by the show, to compose music for sketches.) In June of 1997, at the suggestion of Adam McKay, a former Second City player who was then the head writer at “S.N.L.,” Fey sent some scripts to Lorne Michaels. In August, Michaels called her to New York. Though she had applied for the job, she had some qualms about taking it. She was twenty-seven, and she was finally doing what she loved: improvisational comedy, eight shows a week. She told Amy Poehler, whom she knew from the Chicago comedy scene, that she dreaded leaving Second City and moving away from Richmond. Poehler asked her how much money she would be making in New York. When Fey named the figure, Poehler laughed. “I think you should take the job,” she said.


The cast members of “Saturday Night Live” are recruited from standup acts and from three comedy farm teams that tend to define the comedians they produce. The writer-performers from Second City (Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Rachel Dratch, Amy Poehler, Horatio Sanz) are known for their aesthetic perfectionism. “They’re tangled up in their own integrity,” as Fey puts it. The performers who come from the Groundlings, an improv troupe in Los Angeles (Laraine Newman, Chris Farley, Will Ferrell, Julia Sweeney, Maya Rudolph, Chris Kattan), create vivid and eccentric characters. The writers who worked at the Harvard Lampoon (Dennis McNicholas, Michael Schur, Conan O’Brien) tend to emphasize the conceptual premise of a sketch. While each of the fifteen performers on “S.N.L.” is expected to write (or risk getting no parts), some take to it more naturally than others. Fey characterizes certain kinds of Groundlings jokes, and especially Harvard Lampoon humor, as peculiarly male, founded in boyhood fantasies. “She’s Chicago,” Jimmy Fallon explains. “Dennis is Harvard. She’d do more jokes about having sex with a hobo, and he’d do more jokes about robots and sharks.” Fey has contributed to a mostly friendly rivalry between the competing sensibilities, conceding that “the Lampoon people are very smart, obviously—they’re helpful to have around.”

Fey herself tinkers with a line’s inflections and implications in a way that befits a Second City alumna. The details of human behavior—minor notes of pomposity, say, in apparently self-effacing speech—make her laugh, and she knows how to introduce those notes into sketches. She also knows how to update existing comic conceits subtly: when Billy Crystal reprised his Fernando character for the show’s twenty-fifth-anniversary broadcast, in 1999, Fey surprised longtime staff members by learning the Fernando voice (“You look mahvellous”) and writing jokes that suited it.

On “Update” she periodically slides into the kind of easy world-weariness that is associated with Jan Hooks, who is one of the former cast members that Fey most admires. At other times, she uses broad self-mockery and caricature, which recalls Gilda Radner’s work, although when Fey claims in jokes that she can’t get a date she’s hard to believe. In fact, she may be alone among contemporary female comics in appearing, above all, distant and aloof—an object of desire.

Gender has been Fey’s ace since she arrived at “S.N.L.”—one recent sketch dramatized the barbarism of bikini waxing, and another cast Barbie as a fading beauty living with a gay man in Southern California—and she has spoofed stereotypes of women while taking on formerly neglected subjects, such as infertility, sexual abuse, and plastic surgery. When a male staff member asked Fey, who had just written a sketch that imagined a world in which old black ladies were Hollywood trophy wives, if her sketches were “anti-woman,” she told him that the show’s business was to make fun of people, and if it didn’t make fun of women the female performers would have no parts to play. Now she has found a way of playing sexism for laughs, of telling audiences, “I can say this, but you can’t.”

Although Fey is credited with bringing moral authority to the set—the black-rimmed glasses she wears on “Update” add to this impression—she has also made the show more lewd. Raw humor has long been a part of Fey’s repertoire. (She once wrote a piece for a workshop in Chicago that featured Catherine the Great complaining about life’s inequity: “You can be a murderous tyrant and the world will remember you fondly. But fuck one horse and you’re a horse-fucker for all eternity.”) And since she became a head writer the words “whore” and “bitch” have flourished on the show. (After the invasion of Afghanistan, she announced on “Weekend Update,” “For the first time in more than two years, women took off their veils and walked freely in the streets. Those whores.”) Jokes have also become more graphic. “My mom had me when she was forty,” Fey said in a personal aside one night on “Update.” “This was back in the seventies, when the only ‘fertility aid’ was Harveys Bristol Cream. So waiting is just a risk that I’m gonna have to take. And I don’t think I could do fertility drugs, because, to me, six half-pound translucent babies is not a miracle—it’s gross.” On another show, she told the audience, “Female inmates in the United States have been victims of sexual misconduct by corrections employees in every state except Minnesota. So, ladies, if you wanna rob a bank but you don’t want your cooter poked, head to beautiful Minnesota, land of ten thousand lakes.”

Male comics, particularly Bill Murray, Steve Martin, and Colin Quinn, have influenced her, especially with their comic rants—extended monologues shouted straight at the camera. On “Update,” Fey frequently rants about political topics, as in:

President Bush was criticized this week for not having a clear stance on the Middle East crisis. You know what? Good. The only people with a very clear stance on the Middle East are the crazy people in the Middle East. I’ve had it with all of them. Yasir Arafat? Don’t talk to us in English and say, “I agree to a ceasefire,” and then turn around in Arabic and be like, “Hassan, let’s do this.” O.K.? We’re onto you. We’ve got like two bilingual C.I.A. guys now. We know what you’re saying.
And Sharon? When you’re storming West Bank towns and bulldozing people’s homes? Try not to look like ya love it. ’Cause ya kinda look like ya love it.


“What destroys comedy writers,” Lorne Michaels told me, “is when they cling to something.” Fey has won his favor because she will drop ideas that have run dry, such as her once-popular parody of “The View,” ABC’s morning talk show, which featured the catchphrase “I’m a loy-ya.” She also risks new voices. Among these is her “Old French Whore!,” a sketch involving haggard prostitutes who tell stories of revolting, drug-addled nights. The prostitutes are paired on a game show with clean-living Americans, who have to prop up their dissipated, despairing partners. Eventually, one of the Americans says, “I think my whore is dead.”

Offstage, Fey is playful but proper. On the air, her delivery is like a lash—“Hey, kids, it’s the great women of U.S. history! Collect all ten!” or “This is the hardest Bush has worked since that time he tried to walk home from Mardi Gras”—followed by a self-deprecating smile. Nearly all Fey’s colleagues mentioned her ability to be mean and disarming at the same time. I heard her humor variously described as “hard-edged,” “vicious,” and “cruel.” Shoemaker told me, “The fight you have in your head with someone, that you’re never really going to have? . . . I think she plans one every day.”


While I was sitting with Fey one afternoon in a café on Broadway, she admitted that she chronically prepares for the worst, in part by keeping zingers close at hand. But it’s excessive, she realized: “No one’s really coming at you.” She had been reflecting on current events, and I expected to hear her customary tartness, but her voice faltered, and tears slipped down her cheeks. “In New York you get to have little moments of fear every day now,” she said. “Right after September 11th, I thought, We got to get out of here. My dad talked to me about how important it was to go back to work. But it has not been easy. I remember I was writing jokes in my dressing room one Friday. I looked up and there was a guy on MSNBC saying, ‘Anthrax has been found at 30 Rockefeller Center.’ And I thought, I’m fucking in 30 Rockefeller Center. Thirty. Not even 45 Rockefeller Center. You do get the irrational feeling that they are specifically coming for you. And I got up, got my coat, walked out of the building, and I just kept walking. I was very upset. That night, I got a call from Lorne, and he said I was the only person who hadn’t come back.”

Others at “S.N.L.” didn’t know how to respond. “I do have to say that it changed the way we thought about her,” Shoemaker said. “That was the first sign of fragility.” Fey told me that she has been systematically imagining—and rehearsing—a knockdown fight with terrorists. She entered a course of psychodrama, a form of therapy that uses acting techniques to banish sadness, anger, and fear. In sessions, she said, she faces down imaginary terrorists, sometimes represented by chairs. She also punches a pillow that stands in for President Bush. Later, she surprised me again by mentioning that she had once been the victim of a violent street crime.

Her anxiety has shaped her work. On a show in 2001, Fey said, “On Monday, Attorney General John Ashcroft issued a terrorism warning, asking all Americans to be on high alert this week. . . . I think I speak for all Americans when I say, ‘Bitch, I can’t be any more alert than I already am. O.K.?’ I’m opening my mail with salad tongs. I take my passport in the shower with me. I am watching so much CNN I am having sex dreams about Wolf Blitzer.”

Another day, when Fey and I were walking around her neighborhood, on the Upper West Side, a man passing us spat on the sidewalk. When she turned to confront him, he looked up innocently. “Hey, dude!” she shouted. “Get a Kleenex!” The man slunk off in shame, as Fey, shaking her head in disgust, kept complaining. As in her college days, she looks down on misbehavior. “She’s pretty monastic at times,” Amy Poehler told me. “She’s not the first girl to belly-flop into the pool at the pool party. She watches everybody else’s flops and then writes a play about it.” Fey goes out with the cast after the show, but she is self-conscious at parties and careful not to embarrass herself. She’s meticulous about her diet, too. She lost thirty pounds in the year before she went on camera for “Weekend Update,” and she now works out with a trainer and counts the point value of each meal according to the Weight Watchers system. (Earlier this year, People included her in its annual list of most beautiful people. “Don’t mention it,” she told me. “Ride it out.”)

Fey’s rigidity may be connected to her tendency to see the world in stark moral terms. (“She has very definite opinions as to what should be done about terrorists,” Shoemaker said.) At work, Fey tempers her hard-line reputation by playing the nerd—by pretending that she’s unfamiliar with, rather than disdainful of, the ways of the less temperate. Jeff Richmond told me, “I don’t know if she’s judgmental—maybe ‘fascinated.’ Nah, ‘judgmental’ is the right word.” He went on, “She says, ‘Why do people have to drink too much?’ I’ve heard that in reference to—well, me.” She and Richmond, who were married in a Greek Orthodox ceremony in 2001, bought a duplex at the top of a building off Amsterdam Avenue earlier this year. A fluke electrical fire and water from the fire hoses damaged it in the spring, but it has since been fixed up and painted chartreuse, although there’s still not much furniture, besides a piano and an old school table. During her time off, Fey often sews or bakes cookies. “For some reason, I believed Nancy Reagan,” she explained. “I believed that what she said, I should do.”

Lorne Michaels waves off Fey’s classification of herself as a square, and compares it to the tendency of the show’s first cast to claim they were rebels. “This cast is young. They’re ambitious. They pride themselves on being less self-destructive,” he said. “But we didn’t pride ourselves on being self-destructive in the seventies. People were experimenting with freedom. The spirit then was more fraternal than maternal.” He added, “I think that being geeky is just another way of being Holden Caulfield or the Graduate. Comedy people are always outsiders.”


On October 13, 1979, Steve Martin hosted the season première of “Saturday Night Live”—he played the Pope, an aspiring male model, and Carole King’s boyfriend—and nearly half of all television viewers in America tuned in. The show can never expect to do so well again; last season, on average, its share was about thirteen per cent. Still, NBC is pleased: the show rivalled its ratings from seven years ago, when the average viewer had only forty-one channels to choose from. Today, the average is more than a hundred channels per household, and several of the cable stations, especially Comedy Central and HBO, have strong comedy lineups.

This fall, Fey is writing and performing as usual. Earlier this month, she appeared in a parody of “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.” Fey, dressed in pink, played a kittenish suburbanite whose life was made over by no-nonsense lesbians. On “Update,” she seconded Rush Limbaugh’s claim that Donovan McNabb, the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, was praised too highly for his performance because he is black. She said, “Finally, someone has the guts to say what the liberal media doesn’t want you to know: black people are not good at sports.” She also flies to Toronto for a few days each week to work on the set of “Mean Girls.” Having spent the summer on Fire Island rewriting the screenplay, she said she was happy to be “back in an environment of comedy snobbery,” because “it’s better for you.”

Lorne Michaels told me, “There’s a group of people who feel Tina can do no wrong in my eyes. But that’s because she’s just wrong less often than other people.” Michaels went on in this vein for a few minutes, and then abruptly paused to ask a question that nearly everyone I had spoken to about Fey had asked: “What does she say about me?”
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: SoNowThen on October 30, 2003, 06:19:44 PM
thanks godardian.

damn she's great. that horse fucker line is classic. i gotta watch more snl...
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Post by: ono on October 31, 2003, 04:57:26 PM
Excellent article.  Thank you.

And I love Tina Fey.

Kelly Ripa and Outkast on SNL tomorrow night!  And the Regis and Kelly sketch that is no doubt going to be there should be hilarious.
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Post by: ono on April 15, 2004, 11:20:58 PM
Tina Fey is on Leno right now (4/15 - 4/16), no doubt to talk about Mean Girls.  It'll rerun next week late at night.
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Post by: pete on April 15, 2004, 11:22:23 PM
get this month's "Written By:", excellent issue with an excellent interview and she talked about her improv day and how she laughs at being sexy and stuff.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: bonanzataz on April 15, 2004, 11:25:52 PM
i just realized. tina fey reminds me a lot of my marine bio teacher.
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Post by: godardian on April 15, 2004, 11:27:50 PM
A rather extensive Q&A w/ Fey by Alec Baldwin in the new Interview (w/ Courtney Love on the cover).
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: bonanzataz on April 15, 2004, 11:28:19 PM
Quote from: godardian
A rather extensive Q&A w/ Fey by Alec Baldwin in the new Interview (w/ Courtney Love on the cover).


haha. courtney love.
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Post by: pete on April 15, 2004, 11:30:07 PM
Quote from: bonanzataz
i just realized. tina fey reminds me a lot of my marine bio teacher.


bone her!
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Post by: godardian on April 15, 2004, 11:37:06 PM
Quote from: bonanzataz
Quote from: godardian
A rather extensive Q&A w/ Fey by Alec Baldwin in the new Interview (w/ Courtney Love on the cover).


haha. courtney love.


If you think you're laughing (derisively?) now, you should read the interview. You can never tell when she's being serious or funny (or do the two get transposed in translation out here in the real, non-Courtney world?), which is often a good sign. The interview is much more interesting and entertaining than the album, anyway.

Morrissey just got through saying in the NME that he's hung out with her and "she's not a whole shilling."  :-D
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Post by: El Duderino on April 16, 2004, 12:07:18 AM
she's on leno
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Post by: SoNowThen on April 16, 2004, 08:52:22 AM
That clip from Mean Girls looked horrible, but Tina was class, as always. Her voice and facial expression on her fake 3-way phone call with Jay and Kevin was tops, as Leno pointed out. "I'm the bitch of comedy" .... hehehe, perfect.
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Post by: cine on April 16, 2004, 09:10:12 AM
Fey will be on Conan on April 29th.

Since she actually has a movie to plug, does this mean we won't see one of those dog clips? :cry:
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: cron on April 24, 2004, 06:23:19 AM
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We talk one on one with SNL Weekend Update's lead anchor and the writer of the new biting high school social satire, Mean Girls.

 
April 23, 2004 - Tina Fey has been a writer on Saturday Night Live since 1997. Like many of SNL's writing and performing talents, Fey made her start in Chicago with the renowned Second City comedy troupe. In 1999, Fey became the first female head writer of SNL in the show's 29 years. Two years later, Fey would receive her greatest acclaim as co-anchor of SNL's fake news segment, "Weekend Update."


Fey has become a star with her dry wit and smart-girl good looks. In 2001, along with "Update" co-anchor Jimmy Fallon, Fey was named one of Entertainment Weekly's Entertainers of the Year. Working double duty as continuing head writer on the show, Fey has written such popular sketches as a satire of The View and a skit of particular popularity among New England natives, "Sully and Denise." (Insert Bostonian accent here) Nomaaaaar!!! Fey and the rest of the SNL writing staff took home an Emmy in 2002 and she paired with Rachel Dratch to pen an acclaimed sketch show, Dratch and Fey, at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York.

Despite her newfound celebrity status, Fey remains pretty down to Earth. She is married to a guy named Jeff (excellent name choice for a husband) and lives in New York. With Mean Girls, Fey makes her feature film debut.

When I walk into the room to interview Fey, I'm not completely sure what to expect. I am her last interview of the day and sometimes that can mean the subject is a little burnt out. Luckily, the exact opposite is the case. Fey is very friendly and very excited. She promises that, although it will be the last interview of the day for her, she knows it will be the best. I, ahem, have to agree, of course.
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IGNFF: Did you have a [Mean Girls' popular girl] Regina George in high school?

TINA FEY: You know, I had girls that were sort of like those Plastics. But, mostly it wasn't even that I, like, talked to them, but they were girls that were just, like, famous within school. You just, for whatever reason, you knew they were better off than you. You just knew everything about them. You knew who they were going out with and you kinda knew, 'Oh, they're wearing a new sweater.' Even though you never talked to them, they were just celebrities within school.

IGNFF: Which category of the queen bees hierarchy were you?

FEY: I think, in terms of the movie, I was somewhere in between the characters of Janice and the mathletes. I was just kind of a, well, not a mathlete, I was sort of an AP nerd and just hung out with my own nerd friends. In terms of, if you look in the book, where she breaks down like queen bee, wannabe, banker, sidekick, I think I was sort of a banker because I was the sort of person where, if there was gossip about someone, I wanted to know all of it in detail and have it, like, at the ready. The one that freely will pass on the gossip if they hear it.

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IGNFF: How many of the situations in Mean Girls were based on your own experiences?

FEY: A lot of stuff came from the book, because there are a lot of different anecdotes and real specific things in the book, but a fair amount of it did come from stuff that I remembered and now it's all sort of blended in my brain, but I did have a health teacher that was kind of like the health teacher in the movie. Like, a really poorly informed health teacher. And I had, some of Cady's storyline with Aaron, in terms of her obsessive pursuit of him, was sort of like the fumbling obsessive pursuit that I was trying to do in high school. It never worked out for me. Also, the moment where Regina says to [Cady], 'Oh, you think you're really pretty? Oh, so you agree?' That happened to me once. I got flat out busted when I was a freshman.


 
IGNFF: Did you base [the character you play in Mean Girls] Ms. Norbury on anyone?


FEY: She's named after one of my favorite teachers in high school, who was my German teacher. This woman, Ms. Norbury, although she wasn't, my character's kind of a mess, going through a divorce. She wasn't anything like that. She was this young kind of very bitter sense of humor teacher and I remember she had the most unusual clothes. She kind of dressed like Charro, actually, because she taught German and she also taught Spanish, so she had a little Spanishy flair.

IGNFF: Are you in touch with her?

FEY: No, I hope she sees it. I hope she's happy about it, because I went back to my old high school recently and I didn't see her. So, I don't know if she wasn't around or maybe she's not at that school anymore. I hope she sees it.

IGNFF: Do you think today's high school kids will "get" the message behind Mean Girls?

FEY: Yeah, I mean... [Laughs] If they're going to want to look and dress like that? I've seen the movie with some test audiences and it seems like, it's funny because, like, 14- [and] 13-year-old girls kind of watch the movie like it's Sophie's Choice or something. They can't believe the drama that is unfolding before them. They're rapt. I think they get because I think it's a little, I think for girls, it's a little close to the bone. It's a little scary, actually.

IGNFF: Do you worry that the film could actually be misinterpreted by teens?

FEY: I wonder. I hope not. I mean, I hope there's enough comedy, first of all, that they'll show up and they'll laugh and then... There's no way of stopping people from thinking that those girls look hot and have cool cars, because they do. But you also sort of see them, you see that they are under this crazy amount of stress. That's one thing in Rosalind Wiseman's book, she talks about how the queen bee girl has a lot to lose. Look at Britney Spears now, where she seems like she's like, 'Aw, I gotta hang on to this. I'm Britney Spears. I've got to stay on top!' It's a lot of pressure to be on top of your game at all times like that. So sometimes the image that they have is larger than the person that they actually are.


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IGNFF: How did you first come upon the book ?

FEY: I had read this article about Rosalind in the New York Times magazine and so then I went to Lorne Michaels, but I think between Lorne and Paramount together, we got an advance copy of Rosalind's book and I read it and then I called Rosalind on the phone and I introduced myself and sort of asked for her hand in marriage.

IGNFF: How did she take to the idea?

FEY: She was cool. I mean, we're the same age, and it turned out we actually had some mutual friends and it was a very small world thing. And I said, 'You know, I would like to try to make your book into a movie.' She was reluctant at first because she said she basically wanted me to promise her that I wouldn't take her book and make it into a cheap, dumb, dirty movie; Make fun of it or sell it out. So I promised her that I would try and do a good job.

 
IGNFF: The film is being compared to Heathers. Was there a concern over going too dark?


FEY: Well, it is, it's sort of a more hopeful Heathers. When I first started working, I watched a whole bunch of teen movies, mostly to make sure I didn't bump into them too hard and inadvertently rip them off by not remembering what was in them. And when I first watched Heathers, I was, like, 'Oh, right. Somebody made this movie already. It was called Heathers.' But Heathers is really dark and stylized and a really great movie, so that made it clear to me that I was like, 'All right. I can't go too dark or stylized, because I'll bump up against Heathers, so the movie's a little more realistic.' I mean, the style of the dialogue is realistic and the tone, as part of my promise to Rosalind, is a little more hopeful.

IGNFF: I heard that [Mean Girls Director] Mark Waters' brother actually wrote Heathers.

FEY: Yeah, isn't that weird. Dan. Yeah, he's a hilarious guy. And I was really psyched [because] he came when we would have table reads, he'd come, because he was [Mark's] brother, and he's basically given us his approval. It meant a lot to me.

IGNFF: Was going for the "R" rating ever considered?

FEY: Well, it's interesting. John Goldman, the guy at Paramount, when I was writing my first draft, he told me, 'Write it the way you want to write it. Don't worry about swearing...' Which is wise, because that first draft, it was so "R" rated. Regina was swearing like a sailor. Just terrible language, and it kind of got it out of my system. Maybe coming from TV, I needed to break free of my chains for a second. And then, by the time we got in the second and third draft, it was like, 'You know, we really do want to try to get a "PG-13" for this movie,' because I wanted girls to be able to see the movie. I wasn't trying to, like, dumb it down necessarily and write it for little girls, but I didn't want them to not be able to see it. Especially with Lindsay in the movie, because Lindsay has a lot of fans and so we went through and cleaned it up. And I sort of felt, 'Yeah, I should be able to, there must be a way to do this without the "F" word.' You're allowed one for a "PG-13" and we ended up going with none.

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IGNFF: Do you think the Regina George type of personality winds up regretful or goes through life with those same blinders on?

FEY: I think it depends on the person. Some people definitely carry that behavior into adult life. It's almost like, someone was saying, what's that saying of, like, 'If you're playing poker and you're trying to figure out who the sucker is in the poker game and you can't find him, it might be you?' So, if you're trying to figure out who the bitch is in the room and you can't find her, it might be you. Because, yeah, I think a lot of people can do that kind of behavior and then you kind of justify it. 'No, I'm in the right because they were nothing [without] me.' And yeah, a lot of people probably never know that that was them. We used to actually have a line in the movie, that will be in the DVD, because it's a deleted scene, where Regina, at the end of the movie, says, 'It is exhausting being me. I'm so tired.'

IGNFF: What else can you tell us about the DVD?


FEY: It's gonna have some really good deleted scenes, because there were a few. Having watched a few DVDs lately, a lot of times the deleted scenes are kind of nothing and there's some good ones on there. Yeah, Mark Waters and Lorne Michaels and I did a commentary the other day. And there's an interview with Rosalind Wiseman and I don't know what else. We shot a bunch of these interstitials for MTV, these commercials for the movie. Hopefully, that will be on there.

IGNFF: How close was Lindsay Lohan to the Cady you envisioned in writing the script?

FEY: She's near about perfect in that I always sort of had this vision of Cady that she had to be this girl that was really beautiful, but kind of didn't know it. And Lindsay's beauty is she's so naturally beautiful that, in that way, she fit it perfectly. And she has a real vulnerability in the movie, but she also seems resilient and strong because, on one hand, you don't want a girl that seemed too fragile, or you'd be worried about her the whole time. And, at the same time, because she's so likable, she can go all the way to being this kind of horrible beeyotch, like, three quarters of the way through the movie, but you still, you just sort of feel like, 'This is this character that I like that's making a mistake right now,' as opposed to turning on her.

IGNFF: Do you plan to write more features?

FEY: I would like to at some point, absolutely. The next thing up on my plate is I owe NBC a pilot and they've been really patient with me, God bless, while I've been finishing up this movie. So that's the next thing I'm going to do.

IGNFF: How much has your life changed since taking over "Weekend Update" on SNL?

FEY: It's been great. I feel like I live every writer's fantasy of being mostly a writer, but getting to be on TV just a little bit to get acknowledgment for being a writer. When I was writing for the show the first four years and I was just so exhausted all the time and would never sleep, I remember the other female writers and myself, we would see the actresses, we would be at the re-write table, and we would see the actresses all dolled up to go to some premiere or something. We'd just be there, like, Cinderella, like toiling away, and just thought, like, 'Oh my God, if I could just have, like...' Every Saturday before the party, the cast members get to have their hair and make-up done for the show. 'If I could just have my hair and make-up done, I'd be so happy. If I could just have my same job, but get free shoes and have my hair done.' It's really great.

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IGNFF: How much say did Lorne Michaels have in the project?

FEY: He was great. He was a great, sort of, buffer between me and the studio because I really trust him and Paramount really trusts him so, if we'd get studio notes, I could look to him and he would sort of say, 'Yeah, I think this one, they're right, or, no, this one, it's more about a joke, comedy thing, so we'll kind of hold our ground. And he was great in the casting. Because I think casting is one thing that he is very good at as a producer. He kind of finds, myself excluded, he finds stars. The first time he saw Lindsay, we'd watch dailies all the time, he'd be like, 'She's a movie star. She's such a movie star.' Amanda Seyfried had actually come very close to getting the part of Regina. It came down between Rachel and Amanda and Rachel, I think, by virtue of just [looking] more intimidating, and it was Lorne's idea. He's like, 'Well, she's a really good actress and she's really interesting looking. I bet she can handle being Karen.'

IGNFF: Lindsay is hosting SNL on May 1st. Have you guys talked about that at all or do you have any ideas so far?

FEY: She said, she's like, 'What have you written for me?' I'm like, 'Nothing. We do it that week.' There's nothing to tell. She can't believe that we do it on the Tuesday of the week that she's there. I don't know, I was trying to think of some sort of Parent Trap idea, something where she plays twins. I'm sure my friend James is going to want to dress her up like Anne Margaret just for his own fantasy to film it. I think I'm going to probably be on hard-core perv patrol that week with the writers. I'm gonna be walking around going, '17. This lady is 17. Please keep it down. Keep it cool everybody.'
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: MacGuffin on April 24, 2004, 11:16:51 PM
Fey reflects on her funniest moments
Source: USA TODAY

Tina Fey's favorite "Weekend Update" moments:

• Fey held up a photo of Hugh Hefner with his look-alike blond bombshells and launched into one of her most famous rants, wondering just "when are we going to have a Hefner harem that looks like America?" Says Fey: "I had been trying to do a sketch about it for four months and finally cracked it."

• Remember the shark that invaded the set and gobbled up Fey? So does she. The bit with Chevy Chase "was like going to Comedy Fantasy Camp," she says.

• After dissing Robert De Niro's comedy Meet the Parents, Jimmy Fallon verbally tussled with the actor on "Update." It "was just plain fun," Fey says.

• The childless Fey told viewers that she could "hear my ovaries curling up." That's why she loved "going off about 'Baby Panic' stories that cropped up on like three magazine covers because of that Sylvia Ann Hewlett book (Creating a Life: Professional Women and the Quest for Children). It was really cathartic."

• Fey and Fallon had their own take on the French opposition to the war in Iraq and ensuing culinary name change. Fey said that "in France, American Cheese is now referred to as Idiot Cheese." She loved ranting along with Fallon, because "it's fun to play with Jimmy, and seriously ... 'freedom fries'?"

• Fey gave NBC's The Apprentice a shout out by having Maya Rudolph play Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, "a leader and a strong Nubian woman." Rudolph's bit, Fey says, "was really funny. We hit her in the head with a whole pizza and a fax machine."
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: ono on May 01, 2004, 03:45:14 PM
To my surprise, Quentin Tarantino and Tina Fey were both on Last Call with Carson Daly last night (Friday night/Saturday Morning, 4/30-5/1).  Doesn't do anyone any good now, of course, but I'm just saying in case you want to keep an eye out for the rerun.  They were both entertaining as always.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: ono on July 27, 2004, 11:56:37 PM
Tina Fey is on Conan right now.  It's a rerun, but still worth watching.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: modage on August 26, 2004, 11:52:19 AM
Tina Fey Writing Curly Oxide and Vic Thrill
Source: Variety Thursday, August 26, 2004

Tina Fey (Mean Girls) has made a deal with Paramount to write Curly Oxide and Vic Thrill, from producers Lorne Michaels and John Goldwyn. Fey will write the comedy about the true story of a Hasidic Jew and a grizzled rock musician who form a band, reports Variety.

Curly Oxide is the stage name of the young Hasidic Jew who wandered into a Brooklyn bar where Vic Thrill drunkenly played his raucous music. Thrill struck up a conversation and a mutual interest in music led Thrill to invite his new friend to visit his nearby recording studio. The duo began writing and performing music together, mingling their cultures in the playful lyrics.

It is unclear whether Fey will write a role for herself. She will continue to serve as head writer for Saturday Night Live as well as the show's Weekend Update co-anchor when the sketch comedy show returns this fall.
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Post by: Henry Hill on September 05, 2004, 08:59:51 AM
having not seen Mean Girls, is there any validity on the Heathers comparison? just curious.
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Post by: MacGuffin on September 05, 2004, 09:15:52 AM
Quote from: filmboy70
having not seen Mean Girls, is there any validity on the Heathers comparison?


Kinda, only in the sense of girl cliques and their powerful manipulation of the students in their high school.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: ono on November 09, 2004, 11:09:37 PM
Tina Fey is on Conan tonight (Tues. 11/9-11/10).
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: MacGuffin on April 28, 2005, 02:09:13 PM
Tina Fey and Husband Expecting First Baby

"Saturday Night Live" star Tina Fey has some breaking news of her own: The "Weekend Update" co-anchor and her husband are expecting their first child in September, according to People magazine.

Fey will remain at the show's anchor desk through the end of the season, the magazine reported Thursday.

Fey, 34, has been head writer at the show for five years, and her husband, Jeff Richmond, 44, is a composer there. They met before their jobs on "SNL" and dated for seven years before tying the knot in a Greek Orthodox ceremony in 2001, People said.

In October, Fey and fellow cast member Amy Poehler made history by becoming the show's first all-female "Update" team, long a trademark segment.

The comedians also starred together in the film "Mean Girls" with Lindsay Lohan.

Fey is waiting to hear whether NBC will pick up her pilot in the fall. She serves as both star and executive producer in the yet-to-be-named show, in which she portrays a head writer for a sketch comedy/variety show.
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Post by: MacGuffin on September 12, 2005, 05:21:56 PM
Tina Fey's Weekend Update

Tina Fey now has a mean girl of her very own.

The Saturday Night Live head writer/"Weekend Update" anchor and Mean Girls mastermind delivered a baby girl, Alice, on Saturday in Manhattan, NBC confirmed Monday.

It's the first for Fey and her husband, SNL composer Jeff Richmond. The couple married in 2001

The 34-year-old funnywoman, who signed a $4 million deal in 2003 to stay on the Saturday night staple through the upcoming season, will take a brief maternity leave from the show.

When SNL's 31st season premieres Oct. 1, there will be a couple of new faces on board to pick up the slack. Bill Hader, a veteran of MTV's PUnk'd, and Andy Samberg, part of the Lonely Island comedy troupe, have been tapped to join the Not-Ready-for-Primetime Players as featured performers.

Also back for the new season: Fred Armisen,     Rachel Dratch,     Will Forte,     Darrell Hammond, Seth Meyers, Finesse Mitchell,     Chris Parnell,     Amy Poehler, Horatio Sanz,     Kenan Thompson and featured player Jason Sudeikis. Like Fey,     Maya Rudolph will be taking a maternity leave but will return later in the season.

Aside from diaper duty, Fey is also working on the script for Paramount's Curly Oxide and Vic Thrill, a based-on-a-true-story comedy about a young Hasidic Jew and an aging rock 'n' roller who meet and form a band
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Post by: MacGuffin on October 17, 2005, 05:00:44 PM
TV Roundup: Odd Couples Edition

Great minds think alike. The West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin and Saturday Night Live star/head writer Tina Fey are both developing series for NBC that take place backstage at an SNL-like sketch comedy show. The New York Post has some details about both shows in development, speculating on the question of whether they'll both make it to air? Which will make it first? Tough to handicap: Fey clearly knows the territory better, but she's been on maternity leave from SNL, and it's not clear how active she's been on her sitcom project. Sorkin knows how to do backstage TV comedy, as anyone knows who remembers SportsNight, but his project, called Studio 7 on the Sunset Strip, is a drama. Let the sketch-off begin.
Title: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: polkablues on October 17, 2005, 06:24:34 PM
Leave it to Aaron Sorkin to make a drama series about a comedy series...

The man's a shroomin' genius!
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Post by: Gamblour. on October 17, 2005, 07:52:35 PM
Indeed.
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Post by: RegularKarate on July 22, 2006, 08:02:31 PM
I guess we knew it was coming.... 30 Rock looks promising, so I'm happy about it ... SNL sucks most of the time , maybe Fey can actually be in something mildly consistant now.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060722/ap_en_tv/people_fey_2


BURBANK, Calif. - Tina Fey is leaving the anchor chair at "Saturday Night Live." Fey says she's quitting the show after six seasons as head writer and co-anchor of the "Weekend Update" fake news segment to focus on her new NBC prime-time series, "30 Rock."

"The new show's going to take a lot of time," Fey said while appearing on Friday night's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."

"I wanted to stop doing 'Saturday Night Live' so I could spend more time with Star Jones," she joked, referring to last month's dramatic departure of "The View" co-hostess.

Fey, 36, first joined "Saturday Night Live" as a writer in 1997 and became head writer in 1999.

In 2000, she first appeared on camera on "Weekend Update" alongside co-anchor Jimmy Fallon, who was replaced by Amy Poehler two years ago.

Fey plays the head writer of a fictional late-night sketch show in "30 Rock," a show she developed for NBC that also stars Alec Baldwin.

"This is the big leap I'm making, it's a show about working at a late-night comedy show," she told Leno. "I'm very creative."
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Post by: modage on July 22, 2006, 09:07:15 PM
yeah i called it during last seasons finale.  the sad part is, this new show will likely be cancelled during the first season.  oh well. 
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Post by: Ravi on July 23, 2006, 12:11:00 AM
the sad part is, this new show will likely be cancelled during the first season.

Your comment reminds me of how Andy Richter left Conan to do two cancelled TV shows and a few bit roles.  Fey can probably write for movies and other TV shows, so I'm not too worried about her.  If 30 Rock is cancelled I don't see her going back to SNL.
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Post by: pete on July 23, 2006, 01:49:06 AM
the sad part is, this new show will likely be cancelled during the first season.  I will never get to have sex with her.  oh well someobdy kill me now. 
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Post by: modage on July 23, 2006, 10:18:12 AM
i hope thats coming from you.  thanks!  :yabbse-grin:
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Post by: MacGuffin on December 01, 2008, 02:37:58 PM
Tina Fey's husband talks about her facial scar
 
Tina Fey's husband is talking about something the "30 Rock" actress would rather not discuss: the scar on her left cheek.

In an interview in Vanity Fair, Jeff Richmond says a stranger slashed Fey's face when she was 5 years old. He says the incident occurred in the front yard of her house.

Says Richmond: "That scar was fascinating to me. This is somebody who, no matter what it was, has gone through something. And I think it really informs the way she thinks about her life."

Says Fey: "It's really almost like I'm able to forget about it, until I was on-camera, and it became a thing of `Oh, I guess we should use this side' or whatever. Everybody's got a better side."
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Post by: Stefen on December 01, 2008, 03:03:53 PM
What a dickhead thing for her husband to do. She should divorce him.

I would NEVER do anything she didn't want me to. Never, eva, eva.  :inlove:

EDIT: WTF? I just googled Tina Fey's husband and WTF?

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How the fuck is that loser putting his penis into her vagina? He must be hung like a horse because he's about as tall as a goat.

I don't even think it's like he has a good personality since he's talking shit about the wife he's lucky to even have.

It's a fucking travesty.

I'm submitting this shit to hotchickswithdouchebags.com. 
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Post by: polkablues on February 06, 2009, 02:45:14 PM
Tina Fey and her husband on the red carpet:

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Post by: squints on February 06, 2009, 02:51:00 PM
this is the first time in a while that i have laughed out loud at something on this board. Thank you polka, god bless you.
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Post by: Stefen on February 06, 2009, 02:54:26 PM
lulz.
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Post by: MacGuffin on July 28, 2010, 05:15:30 PM
Sony lands Meryl Streep-Tina Fey comedy
THR EXCLUSIVE: Stanley Tucci directing pic
 
Sony has picked up "Mommy & Me," the comedy package featuring Meryl Streep and Tina Fey as a mother-and-daughter duo to be directed by Stanley Tucci.

CAA circulated the project around town earlier in July and signs pointed to Sony, which made last year's Streep comedy "Julie & Julia," as a strong contender.

Storylines are under wraps, although it spotlights the thorny and funny sides of mother-daughter relationships.

Joby Harold wrote the treatment that went with the package and is exec producing with Tucci, Steve Buscemi and Joshua Astrachan.

Wren Arthur, Lucy Barzun Donnelly and Tory Tunnell are producing.

Streep and Tucci have worked together on-screen in "Devil Wears Prada" and "Julie & Julia." It's unclear at this time if Tucci would appear in the movie or just stick to directing.

Fey, repped by WME and 3 Arts Entertainment, is slowly building her film resume, working on features during her time in between seasons of "30 Rock." "Date Night," the spring action comedy which also starred Steve Carell, has grossed just over $98 million domestically.
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Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on July 28, 2010, 10:48:02 PM
Tina Fey really loves to be in shitty movies.
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Post by: ono on April 07, 2011, 09:04:39 PM
Bossypants is great.  Best $13.97 I've spent in a while.  So many laugh-out-loud moments, and I'm only a third of the way through.  Reminds me why I love her.  Sometimes she lays it on thick with the chick-specific humor, and the "woe is me, I'm so ugly" schtick.  But it's like with Conan.  We love them for their deprecation and see through it.  Some of it is formulaic, but it's really polished.  Damn, she can write, and write FUNNY, like no one else.  The chapter on her dad is great, as is the whole cruise story.
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Post by: Reelist on April 07, 2011, 11:00:26 PM
I'm still getting over how she married dorf  :doh: but cool, that sounds like a good read.
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Post by: Bethie on April 11, 2011, 12:14:51 AM
AND shes pregnant again
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Post by: Stefen on April 11, 2011, 12:35:39 AM
Who's the father?
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Post by: The Perineum Falcon on April 11, 2011, 07:49:09 AM
Gnome Chubsky
Title: Re: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: ono on April 11, 2011, 08:37:51 AM
It's funny 'cause in her book near the end, she talks about wrestling with whether or not to have that second kid (her only child being lonely/many children being a status symbol thing/how it would impact the 200-odd staffers of 30 Rock -- which will probably end in 2012).  As for Dorf, well, I too first was initially shocked to see how plain her husband is.  Either she really doesn't realize how much of a catch she is, or he's got the most amazing cock personality.  Tina makes a passing reference to the incident of the slashing in the book, but it's nothing too concrete.  I finished the book over the weekend and greatly enjoyed it all the way through.  A bit too short, and I kind of wish she'd've gone into more detail about behind the scenes things at SNL.  She did have a couple good tales I hadn't heard before, though.
Title: Re: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: Pubrick on April 11, 2011, 08:49:04 AM
she's already explained that she's with that guy cos he snatched her when she was fat.

simple as that. she was fat and he was nice to her and her fat self-image is also why she's so funny.

she doesn't think she's hot, she sees herself as a fat chick who gave up caring about looks a long time ago. the dude is probably hell nice. we could all learn something from this, that fat chicks can turn out to be hot and smart and funny.
Title: Re: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: Bethie on April 13, 2011, 12:39:35 AM
ohh yeah right
Title: Re: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: pete on April 13, 2011, 01:38:06 AM
this might be old news but here are some tina fey photos from second city

http://dorothysurrenders.blogspot.com/2008/04/tina-fey-wednesday.html
Title: Re: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: Reelist on April 13, 2011, 09:21:20 AM
she wasn't that fat. Dykey? yes.
Title: Re: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: squints on April 13, 2011, 03:31:53 PM
she looks like rachael dratch...
well i wonder if rachael dratch still remembers when she was the pretty one?

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_1Ssoxfl0MvQ/R_x9PDUC_xI/AAAAAAAAD_k/lmsD36mxYjg/s400/tina_lez2.jpg)
Title: Re: Tina Fey -- I love you
Post by: ono on September 06, 2014, 10:12:37 AM
Just 'cause.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvpVolktFSU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8w9rOkuUCqY