There ain’t no party like a Tina Fey party, ’cause a Tina Fey party is mandatory. Happy birthday, Tina Fey! We hope the actress and comedian is celebrating her entrance into this world with night cheese, sandwiches, and pizza like a grown-ass woman. In honor of the occasion, we’re revisiting some of Fey’s greatest SNL moments, as the NBC series wrapped its 39th season in the wee hours of the morning. These are just a few of her funniest appearances. Let us know your favorites, below.
The perfect blend of rich fudge and emotional intimacy, “Brownie Husband” (available with or without nuts) poked fun at the pathos of the single gal, a well-worn cliché. But when Fey devours Brownie Husband’s face during an intense make out sesh, her enthusiasm wins us over completely.
Tina Fey is a very lonely teacher who just wants to push student Justin Bieber in a stroller around the mall. So very wrong, but so right.
Apart from frazzled smart lady Liz Lemon, Fey’s Emmy-winning impression of 2008 Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin will always be part of her legacy. The Fey/Palin episodes garnered some of the highest ratings in the show’s history. Fey looked and sounded the part, but it was that knowing glint in her eye that pushed it over the edge.
SNL has a tired history of making women the butt of their jokes (a pill that’s often hard to swallow even when the ladies are in on it), but it’s almost impossible to resist Tina Fey’s ax-wielding woman who only gets her period once a year.
SNL wasn’t always sure what to do with Tina Fey when she wasn’t playing Tina Fey, but this Girls sketch from 2013 did the funny lady justice. Fey stars as Blertha, the new Albanian cast member on Lena Dunham’s hit series. Her advice about love? “You cannot do better than this man. He is strong like ox. You are weak and soft and dress like baby.”
Fey was a dynamo on her own, but the way she played off of pal Amy Poehler was magical. This sketch features a cameo from Mean Girls co-star Lindsay Lohan — and Fey and Poehler are in full concerned mom mode. “These are Mischa Barton arms!”
“Bitches get stuff done!” Tina Fey turns the tables on all the Hillary Clinton hatred with razor-sharp wit and feminist vigor.
Some of Fey’s best work took place behind the camera, during her stint as the head writer for the series. Sketch “Colonel Angus Comes Home” is a classic and features some hilarious wordplay that only Fey could pull off.