Tina Fey is getting animated about her Saturday Night Live profession in a brand new promo for the upcoming season finale!
The former SNL head author and forged member is returning to Studio 8H this weekend to host the sketch present’s season 43 nearer alongside musical visitor Nicki Minaj, and to have fun, she’s wanting again at her illustrious physique of labor in cartoon kind.
“In 1997 I flew from Chicago to New York,” Fey recollects in the brand new clip, as her animated self makes the life-changing journey. “You could smoke cigarettes on planes back then, set off fireworks in the cockpit, it was crazy!”
Cartoon Tina traces her trajectory from SNL author to go author — “I had successfully mastered the art of sleeping with my eyes open” — to forged member, sitting alongside an animated Jimmy Fallon at the Weekend Update desk.
Fey then recounts her years making “more stuff,” together with 30 Rock,Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and the brand new Mean Girls musical, earlier than she’s again on the 8H stage. “Now, I’m back at 30 Rock and couldn’t be more excited. Thanks, Lorne!”
It’s been an incredible 12 months to this point for the 47-year-old star, who acquired a Tony nomination for writing the ebook of the Mean Girls musical, as a part of the present’s 12 nods. She not too long ago appeared on Netflix’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, in which she opened as much as the previous late-night host about one other profession honor, receiving the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2010.
“I played Sarah Palin and they were like, ‘We want to give you a prize.’ And I said to Lorne Michaels, who also had it, I was like, ‘You know you got it for like 30 years of work,’ I said, ‘it doesn’t make sense, it’s inappropriate,'” she recalled. “And Lorne very wisely said, ‘Just take it while your parents are alive.'”
See extra on Fey in the video under. The Saturday Night Live season 43 finale airs Saturday at 11:30 p.m. ET/eight:30 p.m. PT on NBC.