Tina Fey's 20 All-Time Best Comedic Clips

Celebrate Tina Fey with these 20 legendary moments from her TV and movie repertoire, including Mean Girls, 30 Rock, SNL, and more.

Everyone's favorite funny lady Tina Fey turns 43 on Saturday, May 18, so we at MC have taken this milestone as an opportunity to devour the greatest moments of her decades-long comedic history. This weekend, celebrate the Queen of Comedy with these 20 legendary moments from her TV and movie repertoire — including Mean Girls, 30 Rock, SNL, and more.
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Mean Girls

Clip: Girl World Intervention

Aside from the obvious, well-repeated jabs ("Do you even go to this school?"), this scene is particularly brilliant, showcasing Tina's immense diversity as both a comedian and an actress. When she asked if any of us have ever felt personally victimized by Regina George, we, if only for a moment, considered raising our hands.

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Mean Girls

Clip: Ms. Norbury's Coffee Spill

In this early scene, Ms. Norbury truly outdid her already impressive level of self-deprecation as she destroyed her shirt with coffee and performed an accidental strip tease.

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30 Rock

Clip: Ain't No Party Like a Liz Lemon Party

We learn from Liz Lemon in the episode "Khonani" that this the best parties are the mandatory ones, obviously.

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30 Rock

Clip: The Tom Jones Flashback

If we were so lucky, 30 Rock would occasionally grace us with a flashback from Liz's youth that highlighted her dated haircuts, gender ambiguity, and constant, complex orthodontia. In this clip from "What's New, Pussycat?", Liz describes her traumatic event with an oversized poster of Welsh singer Tom Jones.

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30 Rock

Clip: Night Cheese

As Liz declares in "The Ones," evenings are best spent clad in head-to-toe fleece surrounded by a full display of cheese. The correct phrasing for said activity appears to be "working on my night cheese."

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30 Rock

Clip: Changing the Water Cooler

We dare you to watch this scene from "The Natural Order" without bursting into laughter. We dare you.

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30 Rock

Clip: Taking Liz's Food Is Not Good

Rule #1 of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, learned in "Sandwich Day": Do not, under any circumstances, take Liz's food, including but not limited to macaroni and cheese and sandwiches.

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30 Rock

Clip: Princess Leia Meets Jury Duty

We all fantasize about excusing ourselves from a jury duty summons when the need presents itself, but Liz perfected the game in "The Funcooker": dressing as Princess Leia and adopting a questionable voice one can only describe as ingenious.

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30 Rock

Clip: I Want to Go to There

Jon Hamm's 30 Rock cameo in "Klaus and Greta" prompted a dreamy, ethereal response from Liz — the phrase was originally uttered by Tina's first daughter, Alice, as a toddler.

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30 Rock

Clip: Dealbreakers

"I'm a star! I'm on top! Somebody bring me some ham!" Isn't that how you would celebrate getting your own relationship-centered talk show?

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Saturday Night Live

Clip: Sarah Palin

Can you tell a difference between Tina and 2008 Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin? Five years later, we still have issues with it.

"Courtesy of SNL"
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Saturday Night Live

Clip: Mom Jeans

Nine-inch zipper. Casual front pleats. Choice of ankle-length, capri-length, or shorts. This 2003 SNL skit is a tribute to mother's everywhere.

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Saturday Night Live

Clip: Lindsay Lohan on Weekend Update

Lindsay Lohan dropped by SNL's Weekend Update desk in 2005 to participate in Tina and Amy Poehler's Teen Mentoring Program. Hilarity ensued.

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Saturday Night Live

Clip: Brownie Husband

At only 120 calories per serving (with a mere 500 servings), Tina's depiction of Duncan Hines' Brownie Husband proved to be a tempting indulgence fit for the modern single, working woman.

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Saturday Night Live

Clip: Teacher

When Tina came back to host SNL in 2010, America fell deeply in love with a then relatively fresh-faced artist, Justin Bieber — she likened his smile to "a baby bunny sniffing a tiny flower."

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Saturday Night Live

Clip: American Woman

Did Tina already know how to make balloon animals before this skit, or did this performance force her to learn this truly valuable skill?

"Courtesy of SNL"
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Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Clip: The 30 Rock Cast Plays Charades

If you only get to watch one TV interview for the rest of your life, this is it. Watch again-and-again to witness Tina reenact LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It."

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Date Night

Clip: What's Their Story?

In one of our favorite moments of the 2010 flick, Tina and Steve Carrell play a classic game of people-watching, restaurant-style. Was 90 percent of this scene ad-libbed? Probably.

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Baby Mama

Clip: Swallowing the Vitamin

What would any Tina round-up be without a justified testament to Tina and Amy's friendship? The comedic chemistry between these two longtime best friends in this scene is undeniable.

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