There’s No Love Lost Between Tina Fey and Rob Schneider

Tina Fey paid tribute to Jan Hooks (who recently died at 50) in her Elle Women in Hollywood Awards acceptance speech on Monday night where she took a match to that rickety bridge between her and Rob Schneider and burned it to the ground.

“She was another woman who meant so much to me. When we were doing 30 Rock and we needed to cast Jane Krakowski’s estranged Florida dirtbag mother and I thought, ‘My God, do you think we could get Jan Hooks?’ Because she’s an idol of mine, from the Sweeney Sisters to the Miss Self Esteem Pageant. Just the funniest woman ever. And I was like, ‘Do you think we could get her? And the answer was like, ‘Yeah, you can get her.’ She was living in Woodstock. And the phone was not ringing.

We called her and said, ‘Do you want to do this?’ And she was like, ‘OK?’ She was actually a little shy about jumping back into the game. And she came down and she was so funny. We did a scene where Jenna and her mother are reunited and they’ve been estranged, but they decide to sing their duet that they used to sing in pageants when Jenna was a child. And it was a mother and a daughter singing to each other: “Do that to me one more time…” And it was so funny and the crew was so mesmerized. It was all at once the most ridiculous and heartbreaking and beautiful, this weird mother-daughter relationship. And I’m so proud of it.

It made me sad when she passed, and it made me mad at the time how available she was. Jan should have had a bigger career. Jan deserved a big movie career. Certainly as big as Rob Schneider’s f*cking career. She was a bigger star on SNL.”

I’m not sure where the animosity between Fey and Schneider comes from but Schneider was recently fired from his State Farm gig for his anti-vaccine views. Maybe she just doesn’t have room for idiots in her life. After his firing, Schneider used the freedom of speech argument but failed to realize freedom of speech is a two-way street.

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9 years ago

Why is he an idiot for having his own legitimate views on vaccines? Sheeple.

9 years ago
Reply to  GoldStar

She did not say that.
He was fired for saying that by State Farm.
Re-read the article.

ol cranky
9 years ago
Reply to  GoldStar

well, it was an ad for health insurance and featured a pregnant woman, also state farm promotes vaccination as important to public health (and not wanting to pay out for treatment of easily preventable diseases) so his stance is completely inconsistent with the company he is representing in the ad. as for his being an idiot, he is willfully ignorant, and compares vaccinations to forced sterilization and other outrageous things. You can reject science and even reject the enriched study designs that were intentionally biased to find the alleged danger in vaccinations and still couldn’t support the anti-vaxxers hypothesis without… Read more »