MC: Most sitcoms feature blue-collar housewives in Christian Dior. How do you get away with such an average wardrobe?
TF: Not only is my wardrobe totally average, my body's totally average. I love all the candy-fantasy fulfillment of Sex and the City, but this ain't that. It's a workplace, people.
MC: How much of Liz Lemon is you, and how much is Mary Tyler Moore?
TF: Almost all of it is me, except I don't live the single life and never really did. But I hope we're like Mary Tyler Moore. It's one of the best shows ever. It's about your coworkers being your family, so in that way, we're very similar.
MC: And will Liz ever have a real family?
TF: I wonder. We don't really have it mapped out. But she'd better get going....
MC: Why the episode about Cleveland?
TF: The Cleve! My husband is from outside Cleveland, and he's the composer on the show, so we came up with that. The Cleveland song I can't believe they didn't give us the key to the city for that.
MC: Will you find a way to work Alec Baldwin's infamous phone message to his daughter into the plot this season?
TF: I want nothing to do with that one ... he can save it for SNL.