Tina Fey: My daughter is Tracy Jordan

Tina Fey

While promoting her amazing new book, Bossypants (product placement! It’s how I make money, bitches), Tina Fey told Conan O’Brien that almost all of the lines for the 30 Rock character, Tracy Jordan (played by Tracy Morgan), were taken from random non-sequitur said by her daughter. Which kind of makes sense, since everything Tracy says sounds like it came out of the mouth of a hilariously weird five-year-old.

“It fits perfectly. And I’ve said some of her things, too. She’s said, ‘I want to go to there,’ and we used that for Liz Lemon one time. With Tracy we had her say, ‘Touch my knees-butt,’ which is some weird thing she used to say,” Fey recalled. “And I’m hoping that even though she’s getting bigger we’ll have some more. There’s some more that I’m want to use, for example, she still thinks the plural of ghost is ghostesses, and I mean, perfect…” In the show, Jordan has a strange sense of romance and sexual perversion (okay, in real life he does, too), but what makes it even odder is that some of it comes from little Alice. “She had one recently, she was playing Barbies,” Fey laughed. “There was a prince doll, and the Barbie. And the Barbie had removed her pants, and she was angling toward the prince, and the dolls were saying to each other, ‘You know the most romantic part of the human body is the butt.’ And instead of being concerned that that was what she was saying, I was immediately like, ‘That’s for Tracy.'” SOURCE

Wait, what? Where did the butt stuff come from? Jesus, kids move fucking fast these days. At this rate by the time she’s ten, she’ll be one of the Sex and the City girls. “As I sat on the sofa, working on my long division homework and watching My Little Pony, I couldn’t help but wonder: Are we all just Cutie Masked Crusaders? Anyway, I have to go drink cranberry juice out of a martini glass now. Later!”

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