oh and tina fey

We shouldn’t be a voice for all Asians. We are such a varied group that there’s no one show that can be like, “This is what Asian America looks like!” But we’re given that burden because we’re so rarely represented. If you see Tina Fey on television, you’re not like, “All white women are like Tina Fey.” Yet people are like, “Oh, Jessica Huang’s not like my mother, but this show is supposed to be about Asians, so shouldn’t she be like my mother?” I understand the burden, because the history of our representation on TV is very sparse. But we’d be doing a disservice to the people who are worried about that by watering it down instead of trying to be specific. Specificity is what makes good storytelling, and good storytelling is what makes money, and making money is then what encourages new producers to invest in different stories about Asians.
—  Constance Wu, of Fresh Off the Boat

We shouldn’t be a voice for all Asians. We are such a varied group that there’s no one show that can be like, “This is what Asian America looks like!” But we’re given that burden because we’re so rarely represented. If you see Tina Fey on television, you’re not like, “All white women are like Tina Fey.” Yet people are like, “Oh, Jessica Huang’s not like my mother, but this show is supposed to be about Asians, so shouldn’t she be like my mother?”

I understand the burden, because the history of our representation on TV is very sparse. But we’d be doing a disservice to the people who are worried about that by watering it down instead of trying to be specific. Specificity is what makes good storytelling, and good storytelling is what makes money, and making money is then what encourages new producers to invest in different stories about Asians.

Oh my gosh, yeah. I mean she was my friend, first, and then she was maybe an unwilling mentor, but I’ve called her my mentor. I don’t even know if she would say that she’s a mentor. She just does everything really well.
I think the first thing I ever learned about working for Tina is that I will never be as good as Tina. But that’s okay because what you learn and what you absorb from her and how good she is, is worth it. And she’s one of the best. She not only was writing, but she walks the walk and she works really hard.
—  Kay Cannon about Tina Fey being a role model when she worked on “30 Rock?”
I would say Latinos (and everyone else) should boycott SNL for inviting a horrible racist like Donald Trump to host, but, honestly, it’s not like anyone watches SNL anymore anyway.

“Boycott this show!”

“But only 10 people watch it and it hasn’t been relevant since Tina Fey and Amy Poehler fucked off!”

“Oh…OK, then.”