The 2009 Creativity 50: Tina Fey

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Dear Tina,

We know you've had a pretty busy year but we just wanted to take a few minutes to thank you for a few things. First and foremost, a big merci beaucoup for 30 Rock. Congratulations on the much deserved recent Golden Globe wins. And thanks for letting Tracy Morgan accept the hardware ("Deal with it Cate Blanchett!"). The cast and writing talent you've assembled have made half hour comedy worth watching again. Thank you for Jack Donaghy's lust for power, Tracy Jordan's movie credits (most notably, A Blaffair to Rememblack and Honky Grandma Be Trippin') and everything about Prince Gerhardt. Oh, and thanks for the Amex commercialsand Baby Mama. Thanks for "I can see Russia from my house!" Though Ms. Palin wrote most of these sketches herself, your exaggerated accent and gesticulations really highlighted her essence as a politician. Also, thanks for dealing with all the subsequent hype and celebrity spotlight with such aplomb. Sure, Annie Leibowitz photographed your soul for the cover of Vanity Fair and you signed a book deal worth millions, but we're pretty sure there won't be a solo album in conjunction with a fragrance, a line of kitchenware and designer handbags. In these celebri-product drenched days, that says something. We look forward to seeing you in Ricky Gervais' This Side of the Truth later this year and giggling like gas-huffing schoolgirls at the rest of the new 30 Rock season.

Balloons and Unicorns,

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