Last night Tina Fey went on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and I think we can all agree it was about time. I mean, Seth Meyers had his former Weekend Update co-anchor Amy Poehler as a guest on his show first thing. What are you waiting for, Jimmy Fallon? Fortunately Tina made up for her delayed appearance by pulling out one of her best party tricks – imitating her kids. Well, first she mentions Adele Dazeem, because OMG Tina Fey loves Adele Dazeem too you guys, and then she imitates her kids.
After adorably referring to her daughters Alice and Penelope Richmond as “ladies,” she explains that Penelope, who is two and a half years old, is finally talking a lot. But she’s Tina Fey’s daughter, so obviously she doesn’t just sound like a normal little girl. Can you imagine if Tina’s daughter sounded normal? That would be comedy death. You can breathe a sigh of relief, because to Tina’s ear, she sounds like a prostitute. Upon hearing this confession, I can only assume Penelope traveled back in time to when Tina was writing Mean Girls and inspired the moment below. I need that to be case. I really really need it to.
But here’s the thing. Penelope doesn’t just sound like a culturally nonspecific prostitute. She sounds like a prostitute in a Vietnam movie. Obviously Tina does an impression of it, and obviously it will make you LOL. But then after you LOL you might feel a little racist. Don’t let it get you down, though. Tina admits that when she mimics Penelope on the playground, it can sound kind of offensive. Once you’ve gotten a guilty giggle out of that, stay tuned for Tina’s impression of her other daughter Alice, who’s now eight and still your dream BFF.