By Dan Fierman, GQ
Tina Fey. Mother. Sloppy dresser. Comic genius. With 30 Rock hitting its hundredth episode and an unfortunately titled (but uproarious) new book-Bossypants-in stores, she spoke to GQ about parenthood, breast pumps, and the Tyranny of the Blonde.
When the 30 Rock pilot aired, Tom Shales wrote that it needed "a better premise and funnier dialogue." Since you're shooting the one hundredth episode today, would you like to tell him to suck it on the record?
I'm pretty sure he did go back and suck it. But my memory is that the main problem with it was that I was such a terrible actor! Which I do not dispute-but now contend doesn't matter.
Let's talk parenting, which is a big topic in your book. The first time I saw my wife's breast pump, I thought, This is an alarming, medieval device.
Yeah, the thing's upsetting. I would try to pump milk while watching Entourage on demand. And that was the worst possible way to do it. Like, I had the pump on, and I'd hear Turtle on TV: Yo, E, you ever f--- a girl when she has her period? I just sat there thinking: Oooh, this is not how this is meant to be.
Louis C.K. has a classic line that it's completely okay to call your kid an a---- . What do you think?
I think that any person being an a---- deserves it. Especially toddlers-they're total d-bags.
You write about telling your daughter that people have "yellow" hair to fight the global blonde conspiracy. My son's blond. Is he superior, or do you have to be a girl for that magic to happen?
Oh, it still carries some weight. I think yeah. I wouldn't even bother with him-he'll be fine. What color are his eyes?
Don't even teach him to read.
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