So what had 30 Rock stars tearful recently? The hit NBC show ended a seven year run on television, and in a heartfelt video, members of the cast including Jane Krakowski and Tracey Morgan expressed their thanks towards Tina Fey for the series.
A report from Yahoo! TV on Jan. 2 notes that a video called "Thank You Tina Fey" was posted on the show's website recently. In that video, members of the cast of "30 Rock" praised Tina Fey for "her skills as a boss and writer." They also thanked her as a great friend and colleague they got to know during the time spent on the show. Morgan and Krakowski both teared up while expressing their thanks.
Krakowski said of Fey's inspirational guidance and support:
"She has gone through a phase in her career where her light shone so brightly and she shared her light with all of us, which is really sweet."
Tracy Morgan not only shed tears, but also some light on how he was asked to join the cast, saying:
"It was sorta like Bruce Lee when he called Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at five o'clock in the morning and he said, 'I'm making this movie called 'Game of Death,' Kareem was sleeping and he said, 'Word. I'm in,' and that was it. They spoke about the details later."
The show "30 Rock" aired for seven seasons on NBC via local affiliate station WSLS 10. The show which started in October of 2006 and finished up this past January, reunited "Saturday Night Live" alums Tina Fey and Tracy Morgan. Just recently, Fey won the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) award for Outstanding Perfomance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for her role on the show.