As Fey mentions in her new book, “Bossypants,” Winfrey’s 2008 guest spot on “30 Rock” was filmed the day Fey first appeared on “Saturday Night Live” as the then vice presidential candidate.
“I was in the dressing room trying to watch YouTube clips of Governor Palin, trying to learn how she talked,” says Fey, which Oprah remembers finding quite overwhelming.
“If Oprah Winfrey is telling you that you might be overextending yourself,” says Fey, “you need to examine your life.”
Moonlighting on “Saturday Night Live” after her departure was a busy time for Fey, but she’s not opposed to going back there. When Winfrey asked if she hoped Palin would run for president in 2012, Fey said “kinda” and that playing her again would be “fun.”