While Tina Fey has yet to speak out about the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, her sitcoms have been hinting at rumors for years.
Two episodes of “30 Rock,” the NBC sitcom that Fey created and starred on for seven seasons, mentioned the producer twice over the span of the show.
The first, a season 6 episode written by Fey, featured Jane Krakowski’s Jenna Maroney joking about advances from Weinstein.
“I’m not afraid of anyone in show business,” Maroney tells Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan).
Two of Tina Fey’s shows have made references to Harvey Weinstein or boss-employee sexual misconduct.
“I turned down intercourse with Harvey Weinstein on no less than three occasions…out of five.”
The second episode again featured Maroney.
“Look, I get it. I know how former lovers can have a hold over you long after they’re gone,” she said in season 7.
Two “30 Rock” episodes hinted at sexual relations with Harvey Weinstein years before the allegations.
“In some ways, I’m still pinned under a passed-out Harvey Weinstein, and it’s Thanksgiving.”
And on Thursday, NBC’s “Great News,” on which Fey serves as an executive producer, featured a take on a female executive sexually harassing her male employees. Fey also co-wrote the script.
The episode sees Fey’s Diana St. Tropez using her power to force subordinates into inappropriate office behavior.
Thursday night’s episode of “Great News” features a female boss sexually harassing her employees.
Although the episode was shot before the graphic allegations against Weinstein were made public, even the title, “Honeypot,” has similarities to the accusations.
Multiple sources told The New Yorker that female assistants were used as honeypots: “They would initially join a meeting, but then Weinstein would dismiss them, leaving him alone with the woman.”
It’s unclear whether the similarities to Weinstein’s scandal are coincidental or the result of years of rumors.