Creator and star of the show, Tina Fey, said of the casting, “Oprah is very funny in the episode and we are beyond grateful to have her. Also, I would like to announce that we are officially best friends.”
Teri Weinberg, Executive Vice President of NBC Entertainment, was also excited by the news saying, “Oprah Winfrey’s presence on ’30 Rock’ makes this episode a television event. She is a true legend in her own time, and in this comedy’s tradition, it provides the perfect showcase for stars of her renowned status. We are all thrilled.”
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