Although both of their careers have hit the stratosphere, many forget that Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon both got their starts on Saturday Night Live. And as Fey’s hit movie “Mean Girls” now undergoes a Broadway transformation so that even more people can enjoy it, Fallon had Fey on his show to meet with “Mean Girls” fans and to discuss the phenomenon that is the film.
While one female writing team discussed their admiration for Fey, she hid nearby, waiting to surprise them. She seemed genuinely touched by their fangirl moment, in which they praised her for teaching them to write jokes through her work on “30 Rock.” Eventually, when Fey jumped out of her hiding spot, the women couldn’t even hide their delight. Citing the fact that Fey claims to influenced by comediennes such as Carol Burnett, they said that they had been inspired as Fey just as much as she admired Burnett.
At one point, Fey fell on the ground and then Fallon joined her, with “Mean Girls” fan Megan then jumping into the fray. At one point during the iconic celebration of all things Fey, Fallon became emotional, telling Fey that he would want his daughters to grow up to be just like her. For fans of both these superstars, it was truly a show that will be remembered forever.