Like many of you, I’ve been processing the reality of 30 Rock coming to an end for the past year, so when the finale finally airs this Thursday night I imagine I should be able to keep my crying down to quiet, gentle sobbing. The emergence of a strong, brainy, modern female comedian was truly a FIST PUMP moment for us pop-culture-lovin’-types who happen to be in possession of uteri, and so watching Liz Lemon/Tina Fey fade quietly into the sunset with the end of 30 Rock of course SIMPLY NOT DO.
It seems that Fey could sense our collective nervous fretting, so she opened up in an interview about her upcoming projects post-30 Rock. Unfortunately, these plans do not include her running for President in 2016, but I like to think she’s just being strategic. (FEY IN 2020!)
Here’s what she has up her sleeve, in order of how cool I think each sounds:
1. Another TV Series
While she was super light on the details, the seed has been planted, comrades, and I think it is safe to say we can rejoice.
My partner Robert Carlock and I have a new overall deal with NBC to eventually — over the next couple of years — develop another television show. That’s sort of what’s going on.
Wait…”over the next couple of years“? Holy tantric comedy!
2. The Next Muppets Movie
She’ll be in London filming the next Muppets movie and, I’m sorry Muppets lovers, but I cannot take the Muppets seriously. I’m still frankly kind of freaked out about that Man-Pig love affair that I was exposed to as a child in The Great Muppet Caper. Synchronized swimming is a bit of a trigger for me to this day.
Fey will also be making another movie with Steve Carrell. It’s called Mail Order Groom, and despite the title it’s apparently not a porno, so I’m not getting my hopes up.
3. A Mean Girls Musical
Say it ain’t so, Tina! You’re gonna do a musical?
Maybe! We want to. I would love to,” Tina Fey told E! News on the red carpet at the SAG Awards. “I’m trying to develop it with my husband, who does all the music for 30 Rock and I think Paramount’s onboard.
(I can’t get onboard with a musical either. I think this may also be connected to the Muppets trauma, but I’d rather not get into it.)
But regardless of what specific projects she does, let’s focus on the good news here, shall we? TINA FEY IS HERE TO STAY. (OOH! That’d be a great slogan for your campaign, girl!)
(I’ll be sure to repeat that to myself as I sob into my Snuggie on Thursday night.)
(Okay, that’s the last one.)
(Oops, I lied. Can’t stop.)
::breaks out the Vaudeville hook::