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Tina Fey Says Sarah Palin Impression Hurt 30 Rock

Tina Fey on How Her Sarah Palin Impression Cost 30 Rock


Some may argue that exploiting Governor Palin and her family helped bring attention to my low-rated TV show. I am proud to say you are wrong. My TV show still enjoys very low ratings. In fact, I think the Palin stuff may have hurt the TV show. Let's face it, between Alec Baldwin and me there is a certain fifty percent of the population who think we are pinko Commie monsters.

— In this excerpt from her new book, Bossypants, Tina Fey considers why her Sarah Palin impersonation may have hurt 30 Rock's chances in the ratings. It did, however, win her an Emmy. Does this mean she's not bringing it back if Palin runs in 2012?

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lizlee89 lizlee89 6 years
No, Tina, people don't not watch your show because you are so obviously a Communist (which she is), they don't watch it because it's not funny. Personally, I don't watch it because Tracy Morgan's idiotic way of speaking makes me want to jam an electric drill into my ear, and because neither you nor Alec Baldwin are in the least bit interesting or charming, I agree with Anonymous, with the exception of her not being funny. She can often be funny, but it is more when she's being Tina Fey and not when she's "acting" or "writing." I know everyone is in love with her, but I just don't get it. She's really not that talented, and she gave SNL some of it's worst years, writing-wise...
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