'30 Rock': How Tina Fey's pregnancy won't change Liz Lemon

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Revel in the glory of motherhood, nerds. Tina Fey has a bun in the oven. But how will the Bossypants author’s recently announced pregnancy affect our pal Liz Lemon? The folks at 30 Rock have yet to reveal if or how Fey’s news will affect the show, but when you really think about it, it doesn’t really matter: Lemon has vaguely resembled a pregnant woman for the last five years (except for the minor detail of getting her period for 61 straight days). While you might be wondering how Fey can work her bundle of joy into next season’s plot, here’s a quick list of ways her pregnancy won’t change a thing, as it already fits in with Lemon’s trademarked quirks:

• Whether she’s wearing it as a joke or not, the slanket aficionado likes her bi-curious fashion choices and DIY finds (Duane Reade bags as underwear) on the larger side, which gives Fey infinite room to hide a growing belly and prevent any dirty looks from that office gossip Brian Williams. 

• She’s known for “lizzing” and the occasional “snart” (always at inopportune times), which makes any morning sickness or other bodily changes caught on cam-eh-ra acceptable and, sadly, totally predictable.

• Fey’s pregnancy cravings won’t mean much to her fictional coworkers, who expect Lemon to have her hands full each scene with either lowbrow snack foods (like Cheesy Blasters and Sabor de Soledad cheese puffs), cupcakes, sandwiches, or night cheese.

Way to go, Tina. I’m high-fiving a million angels for you right now. May Dr. Spacemen walk you through a totally normal 12-month pregnancy.

Ultimately, it’s likely the 30 Rock writers will go the way of Jane Krakowski’s recent bun-in-the-oven and work around Fey’s pregnancy — of course Lemon would get pregnant after Jenna, no one will ever let her enjoy the spotlight by herself! — unless Fey and Co. really are looking to end the series. You know what they say, third time’s a charm, and our dear Lemon has already escaped a pregnancy scare and faked being with child. Maybe it’s time for the real thing? Because, really, what kid doesn’t wouldn’t be proud of having this for a mother?

Your turn, dummies. Should Liz Lemon get pregnant on 30 Rock? If so, there has to be a better baby daddy option than Dennis, right?

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  • alex

    I miss the Beeper King.

    • Ari

      I do too! I was just telling someone if they did write in her pregnancy, I’d want Dennis to be the dad. Granted, I know it’d make Liz miserable but the laughs!

      • Stacy

        Me too!

  • cameobrooch

    I am so excited about this! A woman with a full-time job having a baby! No one has ever done this before! Tina Fey is a trend setter, a barrier breaker, and an innovator, balancing career and motherhood! And, on top of that, she’s going to reconcile her real life with the life of the character she plays! Amazing! She deserves a Nobel Prize!

    • sr

      UMMMMMMMM never heard of Murphy Brown?

      • Kat

        I’m pretty sure cameobrooch was being super-sarcastic.

  • graeme

    Isn’t Fey 5 months pregnant? Seems like she’ll have her baby just as they return from hiatus.

    • Stacy

      Good point… Youre a better researcher then the writers at EW.

    • eyg

      That’s what I was thinking, too!

  • Reiser

    What does that mean “Lemon has vaguely resembled a pregnant woman for the last five years”? I don’t know if that was worded incorrectly, because I find that completely untrue. They have shown Tina Fey in tighter clothing for her nights out and I have never once thought she looked pregnant.

    • Mae

      that struck me as weird too. i think they meant her behavior resembled that of a stereotypical pregnant woman.

  • Karate Pants

    If Liz is pregnant, please please please let her be artificially inseminated only to find out that Dennis “To Catch a Predator” Duffy was the sperm donor.

    • Mae

      that would be amazing. i kinda hope they don’t write it in cause i want her to end up with wesley snipes.

  • Jen

    Wesley!!

    • Stacie

      I love it! She’s in the delivery room when guess who shows up.

    • B

      I’m in favor of any storyline that brings Wesley back into the picture.

  • jamie cee

    Wesley Snipes should be the baby daddy. C’mon, a pregnant Lemon would be freakin’ hilarious…!

  • eliott256

    Maybe all of her eating finally catches up with her before she finally give birth to MeatCat…again

  • Ms.Parker

    Either let Lemon get pregnant, or invite Julia Louis-Dreyfus again for a couple of episodes. She would be awesome as Liz.

    • Ms.Parker

      But don’t get me wrong: only for couple of episodes. Still Tina is better Liz Lemon, no one can replace her.

  • Art

    Does anybody else realize there is absolutely no information in this article?

    • Yawn

      Do people who make comments about writing and grammar realize they’re reading articles on EW.com? Get over it!

  • Josh

    Workin’ on my night cheese!

  • fancypants

    Hey…cupcakes aren’t lowbrow. They’re the classier snack option. It’s not like they’re Doritos…

  • TF-FAN

    I hope NEITHER Wesley Snipes NOR Dennis is the Baby daddy, I HATE both of them. OR I hope its a result of too much consumption of Sabor de Soledad!!! EVEN better if Floyd got divorced and Liz and Floyd made this SWEET/awesome mistake!! BUT PLEASEEEEEEEEE NO Wesley Snipes OR Dennis. Nerds!! I can’t WAIT to see Tina and Jeff’s new creation <3

  • Bridget

    I’d watch the episode where Liz becomes a mum and it turns out to be Dennis’s or even Wesley’s. Aha, and I’d love to be the kid of Liz Lemon, not kidding either.

    Can’t wait for this bub to be welcomed into the world, boy or girl, it’s gonna be as cute as Alice, that’s for sure. <3

  • Amy

    What about Drew as the dad? More Jon Hamm!!

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