Ten Primetime Emmy Awards and six Golden Globes later, Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan and the gang have finally waved bye bye to 30 Rock.
Following the exploits of the fictional cast and crew of sketch comedy show TGS, 30 Rock introduced us to Liz Lemon, an ardent feminist writer, based on Fey herself. Sure wasn't she the head writer and performer on Saturday Night Live for long enough? Before the final episode went to air Fey spoke to TV Guide about its phenomenal success.
"This absolutely should have been 12 episodes, so people could say, 'That show was amazing. I can't believe it was cancelled'," Fey said. "The fact that we got far enough along that those same people can now say, 'It's not good anymore' is a triumph in itself."
And of course, she had to comment on Liz Lemon. The iconic character has made QUITE the impression and Fey said she's learned a lot from her fictional friend. "I have learned that every woman is responsible for being a feminist example. At. Every. Moment. Or not. I don't know," she teased. "I still don't know [what this has taught me], but I have had the pleasure of meeting a lot of women who identified with Liz, and that's been great."
Not going to lie, I didn't always get it, but 30 Rock was more than decent. We won't spoil the finale for you, but we will say it was emotional. Mentor/manatee emotional. And Nancy Pelosi made an appearance. If you can get the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives in for a cameo you're doing well.
Shut it down, Lemon, shut it down.