Many people were livid when Netflix took 30 Rock off its site, present company included (but thank you Hulu for swooping in and saving the day!)
One person who may not have been as upset as we were? Tina Fey’s own daughter, Alice!
In her interview on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Wednesday, Fey explained that recent conversations with her daughter revealed she’s not interested in Tina’s iconic comedy.
Tina explained that after charging through classics like The Andy Griffith Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show, her daughter wanted to move on to more modern shows. She finished the American Office in a week and came to her TV star mama for advice on what to watch next. Hilarity ensued. Fey explained,
“She came to me and said, ‘What should I watch now?’ I said, ‘Well, you’re 12 now. A lot of people like 30 Rock.’ So, she watched a couple, and she came back out to me and was like, ‘Um, it’s too weird for me.’ I was like, ‘Oh, does it make you feel weird because mommy had to pretend to be in love with somebody who wasn’t daddy?’ She was like, ‘No. It was just too weird for me.'”
“She was like, ‘What should I watch?’ I was like, ‘Well, you know, what about Parks and Recreation? You might really like that.’ She goes, ‘Oh, I watched all of it already.’ It was so hard for me not to be like, ‘GET IN YOUR ROOM AND WATCH 30 ROCK!’ I wanted to spank her. I felt like that woman in Big Little Lies when she found out that Zoë Kravitz gave her kid birth control. I was like, ‘You come to ME for that! You don’t go to aunt Amy and Mike Schur!'”
I mean, we can maybe understand that 30 Rock may not be a 12-year-old’s favorite show, especially when her mom is the star. But it’s still kind of funny.
Tina does state, however, that her girls are very excited about the upcoming Broadway production of Mean Girls. So that’s something!
Mean Girls debuts on Broadway in 2018 and 30 Rock is available for streaming on Hulu now.