Tina Fey grabbed coffee, a Cronut and some kind of beverage made out of puffed-wheat cereal in the latest episode of Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee."
Cruising to Harlem in a red 1967 Volvo 1800s, Seinfeld told Fey, "I don't know if you get it, but this car is you. It's sensible, but fun." But the actress admitted she doesn't have a driver's license and equated having a car in New York City to being on Twitter: unnecessary.
After seven seasons of "30 Rock," Fey shared her response to people who ask if she misses the Emmy-winning show: "No. I want to have an office that I go to, and I make a coffee, work for 40 minutes thinking about something and then, 'Should we walk out to lunch?' And then you go out to lunch, and then you go, 'Oh, you know what? The kids will be home from school soon. Let's wrap it up.'"
Over coffee and the odd cereal smoothie at Floridita in Harlem, the discussion turned to kids. Fey has two daughters, ages 8 and 2, and said that she finds "certain duties fall to certain parents. My husband is more on the barf patrol. I can do it, he's better at it. I'm in charge of feces, all the household feces are my purview."
And in another comment aimed at social media and her aversion to the share-everything mentality, Fey said she thinks people should have a license to be on Twitter. "When '30 Rock' ended, they were like, 'What do you want to do?' I was like, 'I want to be in charge of the Twitter licenses.'" Fey envisioned that a person who wanted to start using Twitter would give her 10 samples of what they might want to talk about, "and I would talk to you about whether that was something we all needed to know."
Back down in Greenwich Village to share a famed Cronut at Dominique Ansel Bakery, Fey and Seinfeld ate and pondered what was next for the much-celebrated pastry. "Is there gonna be chains of Cronut stores?" Fey asked. "That's where it gets interesting, because we know what any American would do," Seinfeld said. "Wreck it, blow it out."
"But he's French, so he will take a 70-week vacation and never make it again," Fey concluded.
First published January 30 2014, 3:18 PM