We were not allowed to watch The Flintstones though: my dad hated it because it ripped off The Honeymooners.While performing shows with The Second City in 1997, Fey submitted several scripts to NBC's variety show Saturday Night Live (SNL), at the request of its head writer Adam Mc Kay, a former performer at Second City. She told The New York Times, "I was a completely normal weight, but I was here in New York City, I had money and I couldn't buy any clothes.
She signed a contract with NBC in May 2003, which allowed her to continue in her position within SNL as head writer at least through the 2004–2005 television season.
As part of the contract, Fey was to develop a prime-time project to be produced by Broadway Video and NBC Universal.
; born May 18, 1970) is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer.
She is best known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live (1997–2006) and for creating the acclaimed comedy series 30 Rock (2006–2013) and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015–present).
The show premiered on March 6, 2015 to critical acclaim.
On July 16, 2015, the series was nominated for seven Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series.
We would also watch Saturday Night Live, or Monty Python, or old Marx Brothers movies.
My dad would let us stay up late to watch The Honeymooners.
After I lost weight, there was interest in putting me on camera." Her role in Weekend Update was well received by critics. Fey delivers such blow darts – poison filled jokes written in long, precisely parsed sentences unprecedented in Update history – with such a bright, sunny countenance makes her all the more devilishly delightful." Dennis Miller, a former cast member of SNL and anchor of Weekend Update, was pleased with Fey as one of the anchors for the segment: "...
Fey might be the best Weekend Update anchor who ever did it. The reception was positive, with Rachel Sklar of the Chicago Tribune noting that the pairing "has been a hilarious, pitch-perfect success as they play off each other with quick one-liners and deadpan delivery".s February 2015 appraisal of all 141 SNL cast members to date, Fey was ranked third in importance (behind John Belushi and Eddie Murphy).
Fey's father had English, German, Northern Irish, Scottish, and Russian ancestry; one of her paternal ancestors was John Hewson (1744–1821), a textile manufacturer who immigrated to America with the support of Benjamin Franklin, enabling Hewson to quickly open a quilting factory in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.