Tina Fey Felt Bad For Lip-Synching Ashlee Simpson

‘Saturday Night Live’ cast member and ‘Weekend Update’ co-anchor Tina Fey was on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ on Tuesday where she briefly talked about ’s now infamous lip-synching incident. Fey admitted to feeling bad for Simpson and said, “I did because she’s very young. I ran when it happened. I ran
in the back and we were all hiding. It was so embarrassing.” Read on for a transcript.

Conan: Now, I have to ask about this because everybody’s asking
me about it. Because we’re just a few floors away from “saturday night
live.” Your studio is right near ours, and I used to work there, and we
have so many people on the show. Everyone thinks I know what’s going on
on “saturday night live.” And the last few weeks, I’ve been deluged with
people saying “what happened with ashlee simpson? What’s really going on?”
I think, by now, we sort of kind of figured out what happened.

Tina: What happened is the ashlee simpson robot malfunctioned.

[ Laughter ]

Conan: Yeah.

Tina: No, ashlee had some voice trouble and she, you know, we all kind
of know what happened was — but I really felt bad for her —

Conan: You did feel bad?

Tina: I did because she’s very young. I ran when it happened. I ran
in the back and we were all hiding. It was so embarrassing.

Conan: You hid just — that’s an interesting reaction when you didn’t
even do the bad thing, or the bad thing didn’t happen to you, but it’s
so embarrassing that the embarrassment radiates out and you, yourself,
were embarrassed.

Tina: The thing I felt most kinship with her was when she did that little
hoe-down dance of embarrassment. She was like —

Conan: Yeah, yeah.

Tina: I feel like that could happen to me.

Conan: Yeah.

Tina: I feel like I could be in a situation where I could be so embarrassed
that I would do a hoe-down dance.

[ Laughter ]

Conan: You know, it’s funny, I think that probably is — like when people
are choking, they go like this. When people are embarrassed, the universal
symbol might be a hoe-down.

[ Laughter ] It could be.

Tina: But I don’t blame little ashlee.

Conan: You don’t blame her?

Tina: I blame the dad because I don’t trust any dad that has a full
head of highlights.

[ Laughter ]

Conan: That’s true.

Tina: My dad never has gotten highlights once in his life.

Conan: Right, right. My dad tried it once in the ’80s. My dad toured
with flock of seagulls and then he gave up on it.

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One thought on “Tina Fey Felt Bad For Lip-Synching Ashlee Simpson

  1. Punisher says:

    Wow, let me comment on this 8 years later.

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