Baldwin, McBrayer recollect favorite moments

Supporting players chime in on the traits about their boss that nobody knows about, their favorite moments and what fans say in casual conversation.


Jane Krakowski
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What should people know about Tina that they don’t know already?
I don’t know what people know or don’t know about her. That she’s good at everything, I suppose. I am just amazed that she’ll try something she has never done before and be the best at it.

Your favorite moment on the show?
Doing the live show was a real highlight. I hope we get to do that again. My background is in live theater, so to blend live theater with television and “30 Rock” was such a great thing.

When people meet you on the street, what do they usually say?
They usually yell out different quotes and stuff from the show. It’s so cool to know people are that much into it.


Alec Baldwin

What should people know about Tina that they don’t know already?
She’s very reserved and serious. I don’t say that in the normal context. She’s serious in the way that really brilliant comedy writers are.

Your favorite moment on the show?
I couldn’t pick a scene that was really my favorite. There are so many, with the writing that’s as good as these guys do, it’s almost impossible to pick one, and I really mean that. Among the ones I like the most was when I played the Mexican soap opera actor, and when I’m doing scenes opposite myself, when they do that computer-generated thing. But I could never pick just one scene.

When people meet you on the street, what do they usually say?
How much they love “30 Rock.” Constantly. All day long. All day, every day. The birds in the trees say it to me. The horses in the park say it to me. We have been very lucky. People have been kind about the show.


Tracy Morgan

What should people know about Tina that they don’t know already?
Tina’s really a normal person. She’s a mom and a wife first before she’s Tina Fey — the entertainer, the actor. She’s totally dedicated to her family.

Your favorite moment on the show?
I could never sum it up in one scene or one episode. We never saw 100 episodes coming; we just set out for everybody to have fun and we’re still having fun now.

When people meet you on the street, what do they usually say?
A lot of times they talk to my girlfriend, and they’ll ask if I make her laugh. … A lot of people may get Tracy Jordan and Tracy Morgan confused. They say, “Are you really like that?” I make my family laugh and all of these things, but when I’m home there’s no pressure to be Tracy Morgan.


Jack McBrayer

What should people know about Tina that they don’t know already?
She can eat a whole wheel of Brie cheese in one sitting. But sadly, I think a lot of people already know that.

Your favorite moment on the show?
One that kind of stands out was all the way from season one. It was an episode where my character was playing poker with Alec Baldwin’s character. I remember being so nervous about that day because I was shooting with Alec Baldwin. I just remember getting through it and him laughing. I realized this might work. This is a person who might not hate working with me. It was a relief.

When people meet you on the street, what do they usually say?
That depends. If it’s a drunk NYU kid, nine times out of 10, it’s like, “You’re that dude from ‘The Office.’ ” No, I’m not. Usually when people come up to me they’re really very nice, but hardly anybody knows my real name. They’re like, “Kenneth!”

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