Kenneth: “I don’t vote Republican or Democrat. Choosing is a sin, so I always just write in the Lord’s name!”
Jack: “That’s Republican, we count those.”
Alec Baldwin played Jack so well, he achieved something that doesn’t happen very often. He went from being very famous and established to finding the character we will all remember him for after he was over 40.
He played his Republicanism with such sincerity, it was awesome.
One thing that dates the show is hearing them bemoan George W. Bush and his incompetence. I mean…yes, Bush was very bad in many ways, but with Trump coming along, it almost all seems quaint now.
It’s an important distinction. I use this frequently. I even said this to myself when I found a beautiful planet in No Man’s Sky.
Tina Fey got a lot of her crazier dialog from her then-toddler daughter, Alice. I think “I want to go to there” was hers. I can’t remember any more for sure, but I’m pretty sure the name of Jenna’s “Janis Joplin” tribute character, “Jackie Jormp-Jomp”, and a lot of Tracy Jordan’s dialog is Alice-inspired.
"Oh, he’s always been a special boy. I remember the day he was born. He looked up at me and he said ‘Mama, I am not a person. My body’s just a flesh vessel for an immortal being whose name if you heard it would make you lose your mind.’”
You have no reflexes, your blood tastes like root beer, and some of your bones appear to have vanished. Now I’ve only ever seen this kind of thing on dead people in Operation Desert Storm. I actually wrote a report on it but my commander refused to pass it on up to Saddam. Kooky times.