Ellen: Do you know the sex of the child?

Tina: We decided we are going to wait. We’re going to find out…never.

Ellen: Ok

Tina: Not even after it’s born.

Ellen: Not even after it’s born?

Tina: I’m just going to see what it chooses to wear to prom.

Ellen: Give it time to figure it out. Good for you. Are you exhausted? Is this an easier pregnancy?

Tina: I feel pretty good. I’ve been lucky. Pretty easy pregnancies both times but it’s funny because now I’m oldie, olderson. I have what they call advanced maternal age. They look at me like I’m just going to explode. They treat me very gingerly.

I think the first person I called was Amy Poehler. She was already living in New York and I started crying because I was sort of overwhelmed — they literally gave me one week to pack up my apartment in Chicago and move to New York. And my boyfriend at the time — now my husband — was going to have to stay in Chicago for work, and I was kind of overwhelmed … I remember Amy laughing and she was like, “How much money is it?” It was certainly the most money any of us had made, and she was, like, laughing really hard, like, “You’ve got to do this!”
—  Tina Fey on landing a writing position at SNL [x]
When TV shows are filmed in New York, the creators of the show will often say things like, “New York is really another character in our show.” Or, “New York is like the fifth Sex and the City girl!” Or, “New York is the real murderous pervert on SVU.”

While New York City is a character on 30 Rock, our real wacky-neighbor-who-gets-entrance-applause of a recurring character is the show’s distinctive music. Composed and recorded in a closet next to my kitchen, Jeff Richmond’s theme music and score have given 30 Rock a unique feel.

With a retro sound inspired by the poor health and 1950s racial attitudes of our actors, Jeff has created a soundtrack that far surpasses the cheesy guitar stings of most sitcoms.

Jeff started the comedy part of his career as a piano accompanist at the ImprovOlympic Theatre in Chicago. I remember he had an amazing gift for scoring improvised comedy. He could actually guide inexperienced performers through a scene, helping them know what scenes and jokes to return to by bringing back the piano motif he had played earlier. Jeff continues to be able to use his music to highlight a story’s themes, fill moments with emotion, fix jokes, and make his wife almost appear to be acting.

He is a tender yet arrogant lover.
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