Archive for the ‘Tina Fey’
Come on, Texas and Ohio, it isn’t too late … • 02.27.08
Tina Fey said it before, I’ll say it again: Bitches get stuff done. What’s more, they can also throw down with the best of them in MSNBC debates.
I’m not quite sure who won last night’s tv face-off (except, I guess, David Archuleta, who is just plain adorable). But I do know this: Erin P. Bennett, aka GiggleChick, has created the most outstanding campaign T-shirts, buttons, and messenger bags of 2008 on her CafePress pageÃ¢â‚¬â€all in support of your favorite Chappaqua presidential candidate.
A few more examples are after the break.
And now back to our regularly scheduled programming …
I know we’ve been going a little overboard lately with the Oscars coverage. Promise we’ll lay off (well, maybe one or two more posts — but that’s it!). Anyway, aside from the four-and-a-half hour, retrospective-packed shindig on Sunday night, there was another big show I hope you caught over the weekend — the return of SNL.
It was a truly memorable episode, hosted by Tina Fey, with instant classics like the commercial for “Annuale” (the once-a-year period birth control), “I Drink Your Milkshake” (where Daniel Plainview and Anton Chuger drink, you guessed it, other people’s milkshakes), and Mike Huckabee’s self-parody on Weekend Update.
But best of all was Fey’s op-ed, in which she raised the question of why so many Democrats are abandoning Hillary Clinton. “People say that Hillary’s a bitch,” Fey said of the Chappaqua resident. “You know what? Yeah, she is. And so am I. And so is this one [gesturing to Amy Poehler]. Bitches get stuff done. … It’s not too late, Texas and Ohio, get on board. Bitch is the new black!”
By the way, assuming the YouTube link dies soon, here’s a link to an extended version of Fey segment on NBC website.
JossipÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s got the scoop from last weekendÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s WriterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Guild Awards in Manhattan, where 30 Rock creator Tina Fey — who was wearing what the gossip site described as a Ã¢â‚¬Å“party frock with plunging dÃƒÂ©colletageÃ¢â‚¬? (above) — took a deliciously vicious jibe at Aaron Sorkin, the creator of Studio 60 (and a Scarsdale baby).
I hear Aaron Sorkin is in Los Angeles wearing the same dress – but longer, and not funny.</div></blockquote>
Good one, Fey! But shouldn’t these scribes start working together to battle the far greater threat of imminent cancellation.
(AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)
Studio 60, 30 Rock go on hiatus • 02.09.07
Say itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not true, NBC! TV Guide is reporting that the ratings-challenged SNL-inspired shows by Aaron Sorkin and Tina Fey will take breaks from the schedule beginning in March. While the networks promise they will return, their futures are, at the very least, tenuous.
WhatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s replacing them? Beginning March 5, NBC will slide in the new drama, Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Black Donnellys,Ã¢â‚¬? into Studio 60Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s timeslot. And while there are no Crazy Christians or Militant Fruit of the Looms, there are Ã¢â‚¬Å“four young Irish brothersÃ¢â‚¬Â¦caught up in New York’s underworld of organized crime.Ã¢â‚¬? And then beginning on March 15, 30 Rock (which is the funniest show on TV) will take a few weeks off so the network can debut Ã¢â‚¬Å“Andy Barker, P.I.,Ã¢â‚¬? starring Andy Richter. They promise it will return on April 19.
Does anyone else find it ironic that the only SNL-inspired show not being taken off the schedule is…SNL?
(30 Rock: AP Photo/NBC Universal, Mitchell Haaseth)
Isabella Rossellini once appeared in Pelham, giving me an excuse to write about ’30 Rock’ • 01.26.07
Isabella Rossellini — who visited Pelham in October to promote a movie about her father, director Roberto Rossellini — will be making a cameo on “30 Rock” next week, playing the ex-wife of Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin). According to the promo that appeared after last night’s rerun, Paul “Pee Wee Herman” Reubens also guest-stars and Rossellini’s character gets into a cat-fight with Liz Lemon (Tina Fey). Place your bets.
I was slow to give “30 Rock” a chance when it premiered this fall, mostly because of its original time-slot and my general malaise when it comes to trying out new shows. But, wow, is it funny. It reminds me a lot of “Saturday Night Live” at its best and “The Simpsons” in terms of its comedic style, running gags and its ability to prompt frequent, genuine guffaws.
NBC was smart to move it to Thursdays as part of its “Comedy Night Done Right,” formerly dubbed “Must See TV” before an awkward stretch of programming after “Seinfeld” (and, to a much lesser extent, “Friends”) went off the air. NBC would really get me to watch for a solid hour if “The Office” and “30 Rock” were back-to-back, because I’ve never really enjoyed “Scrubs” all that much.
Find out why I appreciate the performances of Fey, Baldwin and Tracy Morgan after the break.