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Tina Fey relishing playing the mean girl a little too much
NY Daily News ^ | 4/14/10 | S.E. Cupp

Posted on 04/14/2010 9:22:44 AM PDT by Nachum

Tina Fey is quickly becoming a one-trick pony. Despite her prolific and varied portfolio as a film and television actress, screenwriter and producer, it's clear that her favorite role is playing the mean girl.

Over the weekend, she hosted "Saturday Night Live" - and mostly got attention for reprising her role as Sarah Palin in a scathing sketch that managed to mock Palin simultaneously as a self-obsessed reality star, an unsophisticated hick, a fanatical ideologue and a bad mother. Two years after the last presidential campaign, going after Palin again seems more than meanspirited - it's also a little lazy for such a gifted writer and cultural satirist as Fey.

But what was infinitely more interesting than yet another Palin rendition was the endless barrage of swipes Fey took at other women recently in the news, and for all the wrong reasons.

In one sketch, she played one of Tiger Woods' sex-obsessed mistresses. And during the faux news show "Weekend Update," she railed against Michelle (Bombshell) McGee, the alleged mistress of bad boy Jesse James, Sandra Bullock's wayward husband.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fey; girl; mean; tina

1 posted on 04/14/2010 9:22:45 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Who’s Tina Fey? I don’t watch “entertainment” on television.


2 posted on 04/14/2010 9:25:26 AM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: Nachum

It’s “jumped the shark” but NBC will keep it alive for the sake of bashing. Another reason not to watch SNL.


3 posted on 04/14/2010 9:26:12 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: Nachum

One trick Donkey...


4 posted on 04/14/2010 9:27:32 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Nachum

Obama takes control of more than 50% of the private sector, and Tina Fey focuses on Palin.

Doesn’t say much for her intelligence. It says volumes about her ignorance.


5 posted on 04/14/2010 9:28:05 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Be still & kneel before the know-nothing Omnipotent One, Il Douche' Jr., may fleas be upon him.)
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To: Nachum

I have to admit, “30 Rock” is hilarious, and they skewer the left as well as the right.


6 posted on 04/14/2010 9:30:59 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever (Ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia, et ubi ecclesia vita eterna!)
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To: Nachum
it's also a little lazy for such a gifted writer and cultural satirist as Fey

If she WAS gifted and a "cultural satirist", people wouldn't have to make excuses for her being a HACK.

Take Mark Twain for example.

7 posted on 04/14/2010 9:31:15 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: Nachum

A typical low-class lefty b!tch.

But, I’m being redundant.


8 posted on 04/14/2010 9:32:13 AM PDT by gigster
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To: DoughtyOne
Doesn’t say much for her intelligence. It says volumes about her ignorance.

If only!

I think Hollywood's allegience with Obambi isn't born of ignorance, but of deeply shared Socialist beliefs and goals.

9 posted on 04/14/2010 9:32:54 AM PDT by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: Nachum

They called her portrayal “iconic”.

Hardly. It was pretty much stupid, especially the part about “I can see Russia from my house”.

She never said anything close to that.


10 posted on 04/14/2010 9:34:00 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Nachum

They called her portrayal “iconic”.

Hardly. It was pretty much stupid, especially the part about “I can see Russia from my house”.

She never said anything close to that.


11 posted on 04/14/2010 9:34:05 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: DoughtyOne
Obama takes control of more than 50% of the private sector, and Tina Fey focuses on Palin.

She seems to have a gender problem trying to appear as the Obamanation, though.

Wonder if Tina can still see Russia from Sarah's huse.

12 posted on 04/14/2010 9:35:27 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: Nachum
Tina Fey is an entrepreneur taking maximum advantage of her physical resemblance to Sarah Palin. Isn't capitalism wonderful?
13 posted on 04/14/2010 9:35:29 AM PDT by Ben Mugged (Unions are the storm troopers of socialism.)
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To: Rutles4Ever

I think it is a funny show, too.


14 posted on 04/14/2010 9:36:08 AM PDT by new cruelty
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To: Nachum

It’s the only thing Tinny has going for her.


15 posted on 04/14/2010 9:36:48 AM PDT by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their federal funding!)
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To: DoughtyOne

You don’t think she may be getting paid to do that, do you?


16 posted on 04/14/2010 9:37:31 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: Retired Greyhound

I think that may have been a joke??


17 posted on 04/14/2010 9:38:38 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: Nachum
Tine Fey's next movie will be called Scarface.....

How's that for being funny, er , mean?

18 posted on 04/14/2010 9:40:30 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (NOVEMBER-2-2010!)
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To: Nachum

I thought the Fey sketch was really lame, unfunny and badly written. And S.C. is right, Tina has reduced herself to being a garden variety Palin basher. How edgy and super hip.


19 posted on 04/14/2010 9:41:31 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: stuartcr
the worst insult you can give her is that she is not funny. And without humor, it's merely mean-spiritedness and veiled hatred.

Well, not so much the veiled aspect lately.

20 posted on 04/14/2010 9:41:37 AM PDT by I Buried My Guns
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To: Nachum

They do this on purpose and they invest a lot of money into it if the need to, bringing Tina Fey back cannot be cheap.


CNN) — Chevy Chase didn’t look like Gerald Ford and didn’t sound like Gerald Ford. But in the mid-1970s, when “Saturday Night Live” first went on the air, Chase — then a writer and cast member of the show — made his impression of the president, rife with pratfalls and slapstick, the talk of the country.

He also made the president a butt of jokes, which was intentional, Chase told CNN in an interview.

“[Ford] was a sweet man, a terrific man — [we] became good friends after, but ... he just tripped over things a lot,” he said. “It’s not that I can imitate him so much that I can do a lot of physical comedy and I just made it, I just went after him. And ... obviously my leanings were Democratic and I wanted [Jimmy] Carter in and I wanted [Ford] out, and I figured look, we’re reaching millions of people every weekend, why not do it.”

Over the years, “Saturday Night Live’s” political satires have become a mainstay of the show, sometimes to startling effect.

Al Franken — now the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate from Minnesota — and his then writing partner, Tom Davis, wrote a wicked takeoff of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein’s book, “The Final Days,” which included Dan Aykroyd as a bitter Richard Nixon and John Belushi as a toadying Henry Kissinger. In the mid-’80s, a sketch starring Phil Hartman as Ronald Reagan showed the president, often lampooned as forgetful, with a razor-sharp command of the Iran-Contra situation, cutting deals in Arabic and barking orders at his staff.

More recently, Dana Carvey’s malaprop-laden impression of George H.W. Bush, Hartman’s puppy-dog Bill Clinton, Will Ferrell’s George W. Bush and Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin have embedded themselves in the culture.

Though Chase believes the show leans left, and Fey’s Palin is an attempt to hurt the Republicans, Marc Liepis, NBC Universal senior director of late night publicity, had no comment.

CNN: You mean to tell me in the back of your mind you were thinking, hey I want Carter ...

Chase: Oh, yeah.

CNN: And I’m going to make him look bad.

Chase: Oh yeah. What do you think they’re doing now, you think they’re just doing this because Sarah’s funny? No, I think that the show is very much more Democratic and liberal-oriented, that they are obviously more for Barack Obama. [In the ‘70s], out of the Nixon era, and it was not unlikely that I might go that direction.

CNN: I talked to one political pundit who said, I think Chevy Chase cost Ford the presidency.

Chase: When you have that kind of a venue and power where you can reach so many millions of people and you’ve become a show that people watch, you know, you can affect a lot of people, and humor does it beautifully, because humor is perspective and has a way of making judgment calls. ... So I think there was no question that it had major effect and in fact, in speaking with his family and then later him, and even reading some of his books ... he felt so, too.


21 posted on 04/14/2010 9:42:39 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Mitt Romney would have to advance two more evolutionary steps to qualify as pond scum.)
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To: TChris

After the 20th Century, you have to be an absolute ignorant fool to think socialism/fascism is the way to improve things.

I don’t disagree that they are fellow travelers, but they are fellow travelers on the dark ignorant side.


22 posted on 04/14/2010 9:43:24 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Be still & kneel before the know-nothing Omnipotent One, Il Douche' Jr., may fleas be upon him.)
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To: ansel12
In the mid-’80s, a sketch starring Phil Hartman as Ronald Reagan showed the president, often lampooned as forgetful, with a razor-sharp command of the Iran-Contra situation, cutting deals in Arabic and barking orders at his staff.

I loved it, it made me like Reagan even more.

23 posted on 04/14/2010 9:44:06 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Nachum
"Tina Fey relishing playing the mean girl a little too much "

Only the shallow and superficial pay her any mind anyway.
24 posted on 04/14/2010 9:45:34 AM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: I Buried My Guns

Why would I want to insult her?


25 posted on 04/14/2010 9:45:36 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: Nachum

She’s getting pretty old and haggard looking too. Like five miles of bad road.

She never was much of a looker anyway.


26 posted on 04/14/2010 9:46:01 AM PDT by cvq3842 (Freedom is worth fighting for.)
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To: Nachum
...a gifted writer and cultural satirist as Fey.

Has she ever SEEN tina fey in action? Gifted? Hardly! fey is a one trick hack who got lucky because she had a passing resemblance to someone famous. If fey didn't have Sarah Palin to denigrate from within her SNL mediocrity, we'd all be saying "tina who?"
27 posted on 04/14/2010 9:48:43 AM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: stuartcr
"...Why would I want to insult her?..

Becasue she is a mean, hateful, unscrupulous, lying, disengenuous leftist doosh.

That's why!

28 posted on 04/14/2010 9:48:58 AM PDT by I Buried My Guns
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To: Genoa

she has never made me laugh. funny works, no matter who you are impersonating. but funny she ain’t. I can’t watch that 3Rock show on Thursdays for that very reason. I don’t find it funny.


29 posted on 04/14/2010 9:50:13 AM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: Nachum
Tina is getting a little long in the tooth..
Palin just gets better and better looking..
Soon Fey will be offered the job of the evil witch in OZ...
Pity..
30 posted on 04/14/2010 9:51:23 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: DoughtyOne
I don’t disagree that they are fellow travelers, but they are fellow travelers on the dark ignorant side.

I believe they know socialism is a horrible deal for most people, but they believe they'll wind up in the protected class themselves, so it's all good.

I don't buy the hollow altruistic language of socialists. I think most of them know it's B.S.

I guess I'm just more cynical than you. :-)

31 posted on 04/14/2010 9:51:28 AM PDT by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: I Buried My Guns

Well, if you’re that kind of person that likes doing that stuff, go ahead and take my place. I have no desire to insult her.


32 posted on 04/14/2010 9:51:37 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: TChris

What an indictment, if they actually do understand it and still want to see it leveled in the public. That in and of itself would exhibit a lot of ignorance.

Thanks for the comments.


33 posted on 04/14/2010 9:53:49 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Be still & kneel before the know-nothing Omnipotent One, Il Douche' Jr., may fleas be upon him.)
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To: Nachum

If each of the tea partiers vote against the RATS and gets one other person to do likewise, the RATS will be an extinct communist party., An ECP if you will.


34 posted on 04/14/2010 9:54:08 AM PDT by Waco (Kalifonia don't need no stenkin oil and no stenkin revenue)
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To: TChris

The left sells socialism by inflaming the class jealousy. You know that old saying those who can do, those who can’t teach, well, they don’t just teach, they work for the government or as entertainers, or other low talent jobs that require little intelligence, skill, or imagination. Many of these no-account people have long thought that they deserve to have what the wealthy private sector business people have, not just money, but self respect. The only way they can get it is to take down those who have it, like the middle school bully, picking on the computer nerd, who gets straight “A”s in class.


35 posted on 04/14/2010 9:57:35 AM PDT by Eva
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To: DoughtyOne
That in and of itself would exhibit a lot of ignorance.

Yes, it does.

I think it really tweaked the Soviet protected class when they realized that millions of middle-class Americans lived a higher lifestyle than the upper-crust of the USSR did!

Capitalism works, still.

Thanks to you too.

36 posted on 04/14/2010 9:58:04 AM PDT by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: ansel12

One of my favorite SNL sketches is the Jimmy Carter 3-mile island nuke bit. Very funny. Dan Akroyd played a very funny Jimmy Carter.


37 posted on 04/14/2010 9:58:46 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Eva
The left sells socialism by inflaming the class jealousy. You know that old saying those who can do, those who can’t teach, well, they don’t just teach, they work for the government or as entertainers, or other low talent jobs that require little intelligence, skill, or imagination. Many of these no-account people have long thought that they deserve to have what the wealthy private sector business people have, not just money, but self respect. The only way they can get it is to take down those who have it, like the middle school bully, picking on the computer nerd, who gets straight “A”s in class.

Well put.

Those who can't figure out how to lift themselves up can only conceive of tearing others down.

38 posted on 04/14/2010 9:59:20 AM PDT by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: Nachum

One trick prostitute............................


39 posted on 04/14/2010 10:00:23 AM PDT by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: stuartcr

Aren’t jokes supposed to

A) mimic the truth?
B) be funny?

This one fell short on both counts.


40 posted on 04/14/2010 10:00:24 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: dfwgator

A brilliant sketch, one of SNL’s bet ever. Hartman was fantastic - as was Dana Carvey as a doddering Jimmy Stewart.


41 posted on 04/14/2010 10:02:58 AM PDT by karnage (worn arguments and old attitudes)
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To: Retired Greyhound

c) be original and dependent on the person that writes them?

I’m not a comedian, so I don’t know the criteria of a joke, but they can be fiction can’t they?


42 posted on 04/14/2010 10:05:17 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: dfwgator; karnage; Nachum
The Real Ronald Reagan, as Portrayed by Phil Hartman
43 posted on 04/14/2010 10:05:29 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Mitt Romney would have to advance two more evolutionary steps to qualify as pond scum.)
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To: stuartcr

Actually, she was the chief joke writer for SNL at the time.

The joke fails because what Palin actually said was that Alaska borders Russia, and that you can see Russia from the Western Most part of the state. She was pointing out that Alaska is at all times in a slightly higher state of readiness due to it’s proximity Russia. Never said anything about her house.

Fey had some funny moments as Palin, especially the part when she posed and pretended to cock the shotgun while “Hillary” was talking.

But the portrayal was hardly “iconic”.


44 posted on 04/14/2010 10:13:10 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Ole Okie; onyx
Tina Fey has a problem with Sarah's goodness and attractiveness.

Fey loves playing something that she is not.

****

Sarah's matter of fact honesty, infectious vitality, and decency gives hope to those of us who had given up believing that a “people’s candidate” could ever truly exist outside of a speechwriter’s imagination.

****

Sarah will most likely not be Presidentt someday ..... but she is a gem.

45 posted on 04/14/2010 10:14:26 AM PDT by ICAB9USA (If you want your dreams to come true, don't sleep quite so much ...............)
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To: dfwgator

Hartman did a great Clinton too.

Never forget the skit where he as Clinton goes into the fast food joint with the secret service guys while “on a jog”. Starts talking with the people and starts munching on their food. Takes some guys’ burger and starts diagramming how it resembles Somalia warlords.

The best lines were when the secret service guy brought up Mrs. Clinton finding out about him at the fast food place, he says “Ted, there’s gonna be a LOT of things we don’t tell Mrs. Clinton about.”


46 posted on 04/14/2010 10:17:34 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

OK


47 posted on 04/14/2010 10:25:08 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: Nachum

Tina Fey needs to grow up.


48 posted on 04/14/2010 10:43:56 AM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Nachum
All these a$$holes get paid to play pretend. I quit that around 5th grade.
49 posted on 04/14/2010 10:53:14 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Barack Obama is Osama bin Laden's relief pitcher.)
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