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Tina Fey: Palin Parody May Have Hurt My Sitcom
A Political Look at Hollywood ^ | 4/05/2001 | James Hirsen

Posted on 04/13/2011 6:10:33 AM PDT by wmileo

Tina Fey may have been the darling of the left for her Emmy-winning impersonations of Sarah Palin on “Saturday Night Live.” But the comedic actress-director is now expressing regrets about her Palin pokes in her new book, “Bossypants.” As a matter of fact, Fey suspects that mimicking the former Alaska governor may have hurt the ratings of her NBC sitcom, “30 Rock.” “Some may argue that exploiting Governor Palin and her family helped bring attention to my low-rated TV show,” Fey writes in an excerpt published in USA Today. “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,”

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Don't we all feel sorry for Tina Fey?

Next it will be Julianne Moore complaining that she is being blacklisted for portraying Palin in a new HBO film 'Game Change'.

1 posted on 04/13/2011 6:10:36 AM PDT by wmileo
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To: wmileo

Pity party for the lowlife trashy Tina?

Nah!!!


2 posted on 04/13/2011 6:12:11 AM PDT by Carley (UNION AGITATORS, NO DIFFERENT THAN THE ARAB STREET. UGLY AND VIOLENT)
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To: wmileo

After “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation” my TV is changed rapidly from NBC.


3 posted on 04/13/2011 6:13:19 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Memo to Mitt Romney, just go away.........)
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To: wmileo
Tina Fey: Palin Parody May Have Hurt My Sitcom

Yeah, that's is.....the fact that it was as funny as a funeral had nothing to do with it.

4 posted on 04/13/2011 6:13:50 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: wmileo

Tough toenails, I hope it did.


5 posted on 04/13/2011 6:14:02 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: wmileo

Mess with the best, die like the rest.


6 posted on 04/13/2011 6:14:44 AM PDT by MichaelNewton
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To: Sybeck1

Parks and rec is the best show ever!


7 posted on 04/13/2011 6:14:58 AM PDT by hannibaal
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To: Sybeck1

Are you still going to watch “The Office” after Carell leaves?

The show’s been going down for the last 2 seasons IMO. It could go either way with him leaving, although if I was to bet, I say it gets worse.


8 posted on 04/13/2011 6:15:35 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: wmileo

For a while there, it seemed like the entertainment industry was throwing every imaginable award at Fey and at 30Rock. It almost seemed like they were rewarding her for doing so much malicious damage to Sarah Palin. But the industry wouldn’t do that ... would they ...?


9 posted on 04/13/2011 6:15:52 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: wmileo

Heh. Consider this to be the modern-day version of our Hollywood Blacklist.


10 posted on 04/13/2011 6:16:07 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: wmileo

Don’t s*** where you eat, Tina.


11 posted on 04/13/2011 6:16:28 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (.)
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To: wmileo

Think you’re commie pinko monsters???

Pray for America


12 posted on 04/13/2011 6:16:53 AM PDT by bray (The Recovery begins when Obama is unemployed!)
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To: wmileo
Sarah Louise Palin

Born February 11, 1964 in Sandpoint, ID (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)

Parents were
Charles R Heath, born in ID
Sarah Sheeran, born in WI

Both parents were US Citizens at the time of her birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)

Sarah Palin is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN unlike Comrade Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama.

13 posted on 04/13/2011 6:17:20 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: GOPsterinMA

It seems to me it would be cancelled. No, a replacement can’t carry Michael’s water. I am glad Kathey Bates is gone myself.


14 posted on 04/13/2011 6:18:59 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Memo to Mitt Romney, just go away.........)
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To: hannibaal
Parks and rec is the best show ever!

I have to admit I actually DO like that show. I have no idea how it grew on me. It is like "The Office" but I can't stand "The Office." Weird.

15 posted on 04/13/2011 6:19:09 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: wmileo

How can Julianne Moore play the gorgeous Sarah? She has no nose! Sarah has a nice, strong nose - and Julianne Moore has no profile because she has no nose! This is the weirdest casting.


16 posted on 04/13/2011 6:19:43 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (.)
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To: wmileo

a certain fifty percent of the population who think we are pinko Commie monsters,”

They ARE pinko commie monsters and if you do the crime you gotta do the time, Tina! I’m not sorry for your little career blip. Tina chose the wrong boat to hitch her oar to and now is complaining. Bye-Bye, Tina.


17 posted on 04/13/2011 6:20:56 AM PDT by Bitsy ( i)
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To: wmileo

So a sitcom tanks...
Honestly, who gives a damn?
Get over yourself...

Fey’s been milking this
Sarah Palin thing for years.
A half-rate talent.


18 posted on 04/13/2011 6:21:08 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you can read this / (To paraphrase on old line) / Thank a TAXPAYER!.)
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To: wmileo

19 posted on 04/13/2011 6:21:10 AM PDT by Red Badger (Mitt Romney: The Harold Stassen of the 21st century........)
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To: hannibaal

Andy is a trip. And Ron Swanson is the best character on TV IMO.


20 posted on 04/13/2011 6:22:02 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Memo to Mitt Romney, just go away.........)
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To: wmileo
Fey is a parasite... she needs to develop a stand-alone character of her OWN (if she can)
21 posted on 04/13/2011 6:22:34 AM PDT by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

The Office WAS a great ensemble comedy - much like a new job; getting to know the personalities, the politics and getting comfortable.

Then - same as real-life office work - it’s become routine, repetitive and boring.

The flirting tension between Pam & Jim/Roy, Andy-Angela & Dwight, Michael & Jan, Phyllis & Bob etc., are fixed or faded.

Time to find another job;)


22 posted on 04/13/2011 6:22:57 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Is it 2012 yet?)
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To: ClearCase_guy

It almost seemed like they were rewarding her for doing so much malicious damage to Sarah Palin.

Yep. Vicious rodents that they are.


23 posted on 04/13/2011 6:22:57 AM PDT by Bitsy ( i)
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To: ClearCase_guy

No no they wouldn’t. How about the fact that any Liberal who writes a book automatically gets a Grammy for the audio version. Did Sarah even get a nomination for hers? How about Beck or Levin or any conservative for theirs?


24 posted on 04/13/2011 6:23:27 AM PDT by curth (Organize4Palin.com - NOW IS THE TIME)
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To: wmileo

What goes around comes around.

At least she doesn’t seem to be in denial.


25 posted on 04/13/2011 6:23:41 AM PDT by Mobties (Reduce the government footprint! Let the markets work!)
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To: wmileo
Fey goes on to write of her and her outspoken liberal costar Alec Baldwin that “there is a certain 50 percent of the population who think we are pinko Commie monsters.”
Monsters? Please. Don't flatter yourself.

Pinko Commie Cockroaches, that's what you and Baldwin are.

26 posted on 04/13/2011 6:24:02 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: wmileo

You think? Ask the Dixie Chicks how things are going these days...


27 posted on 04/13/2011 6:24:24 AM PDT by NCjim (Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.)
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To: wmileo

Finally figuring out that alienating 50% of the population is not good for business.

Never understood the mindset of celebs being partisan political hacks.


28 posted on 04/13/2011 6:25:04 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: Sybeck1
I concur. Although Comcast/GE/NBC will try to squeeze another year out of it, a la “That 70’s Show” without the Eric and Kelso characters.

Will Ferrell pinch hitting for a month should be ok. But then I read where Carell might cameo on a few episodes next year, so that tells me that they know the show without him will be dung.

Kathy Bates was totally annoying. I HATE the Gabe character.

29 posted on 04/13/2011 6:25:04 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: wmileo

“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”

No, I think of both of you as something else, which would probably get me banned here. Let’s just say the word is 3/4’s the same as ‘Aunt’.


30 posted on 04/13/2011 6:25:07 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: wmileo
Fey is a parasite... she needs to develop a stand-alone character of her OWN (if she can)
31 posted on 04/13/2011 6:25:20 AM PDT by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: wmileo

Least surprising is that her viewers and Obama voters didn’t know the difference between what Tina’s character said and what Sarah said. They are ignorant.


32 posted on 04/13/2011 6:26:12 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: wmileo

Fey is on a sitcom?
Who knew......


33 posted on 04/13/2011 6:26:47 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: sodpoodle

Great analysis - spot on.

The characters have become chatacteratures of themselves.


34 posted on 04/13/2011 6:27:24 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: All

Yes, I know Baldwin is an America hating pinko, but at least in Fey’s defense, she “gets it”....


35 posted on 04/13/2011 6:27:46 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: wmileo

freedom is a wonderful thing.


36 posted on 04/13/2011 6:27:58 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: wmileo

I never knew who Tina Fey was until her SNL parody of Palin.


37 posted on 04/13/2011 6:28:04 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: wmileo

Tina Fey did her job and will eventually be handsomely rewarded...Ambassador to Jamaica in a Kucinich Administration or some such. The Democrat Party sent her on a mission and she succeeded beyond her wildest dreams. All shows on media fossil NBC are tanking...don’t feel singled-out Tina.

I will say however that the appearance of Alec Baldwin in anything is capable of driving audiences away in droves.


38 posted on 04/13/2011 6:28:45 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: wmileo
there is a certain fifty percent of the population who think we are pinko Commie monsters

Well y'all are.

39 posted on 04/13/2011 6:28:52 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month...April.)
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To: wmileo

I, for one, like the trend here. It’s appropriate for entertainers to realize that, no matter which side they end up mocking, they are going to tick off a sizeable part of their audience.

It’s just nicer when sitcoms/singers/bands/etc. stick to non-political stuff.


40 posted on 04/13/2011 6:29:52 AM PDT by fightinJAG (I am sick of people adding comments to titles in the title box. Thank you.)
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To: wmileo

Tina Fey = TRASH, TRASH, TRASH.
I’ve put her in the dumpster.


41 posted on 04/13/2011 6:30:25 AM PDT by conservativesister
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To: wmileo

Hey Tina, if I look really hard, I can see your ratings from my house!


42 posted on 04/13/2011 6:30:29 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: samtheman
Pinko Commie Cockroaches, that's what you and Baldwin are.

Take that back!


43 posted on 04/13/2011 6:30:54 AM PDT by magslinger (What Would Stephen Decatur Do?)
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To: Sybeck1

Yeah Ron! I was actually telling my friend the other day when we were talking about the show that Ron has to be the best character on TV at the moment.
I agree with the other poster that it is like the office but a million times better. I used to like the office at first but after like season 2 it just got old, I actually preferred the British version. In fact, Ive been loving british comedy these days.


44 posted on 04/13/2011 6:31:06 AM PDT by hannibaal
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To: wmileo

“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,”

Don’t be silly Tina, most people in America no longer think that communists like you are monsters. I mean, only right wing extremists think that just because communism has killed 100 million people its not worth another try.


45 posted on 04/13/2011 6:31:29 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: wmileo
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,”

Well, not actually, Tina. Most of us are pretty sure neither you or Alec has a clue about authentic political definitions or structures. We do know you do know a thing or two about absurdist comedy however, and on that basis, count me a fan of the show.

And I thought its ratings were actually really good, so good you could be forgiven for thinking it wasn't on NBC.

46 posted on 04/13/2011 6:34:38 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: hannibaal

Background

Ron Swanson has been Director of the Pawnee Parks and Recreation Department for six years.[1] Ron, a libertarian, believes in the elimination of government waste and has always brought the department in under budget.[1] Ron believes government should be privatized and the parks department follow the business model of the Chuck E. Cheese’s family entertainment chain.[2] He has closed many unnecessary recreational spaces during his tenure, including the Portola Skate Park, the Grice Dog Run, the Morris-Easton Observatory, the Mohanga Native American Heritage Center, and most public drinking fountains.[1] Ron has two ex-wives, both of whom are named Tammy, which is also the name of Ron’s mother.[3] He is usually non-confrontational and gives Leslie a lot of leeway when running the department, both because he respects her greatly and because she loves to take on tasks he abhors, like holding meetings and planning future budgets. He jokingly keeps a claymore and a sawed off shotgun on his desk, so people who ask for things have to stare down the barrel.[4] He enjoys woodworking, breakfast foods, and the works of Ayn Rand.[1] Ron is an avid hunter and fisherman and secretly moonlights as a jazz saxophonist named “Duke Silver”.[5] He also has a self described strong tolerance for alcoholic beverages and is a connoisseur of well-prepared steaks. Swanson’s love of meat has been a recurring gag in several episodes.


47 posted on 04/13/2011 6:35:27 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Memo to Mitt Romney, just go away.........)
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To: wmileo

Ha ha! Tina, I can see your cancellation from my house.


48 posted on 04/13/2011 6:37:09 AM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: miss marmelstein
"Julianne Moore play the gorgeous Sarah? She has no nose!"

Julianne Moore has no talent, not that anyone would notice.

49 posted on 04/13/2011 6:37:32 AM PDT by wmileo
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To: pnh102

I’m not so hot on P & R and I rather thought I’d like it. I despise The Office, which is simply creepy, as I see it. My favorite office oddity was “NewsRadio” actually. But then, I’ve basically sworn off network TV, especially FOX, except for sports, so maybe I’m not in the best position to criticize.


50 posted on 04/13/2011 6:38:32 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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