Tina Fey and Lena Dunham are two of the most respected female writers in Hollywood. But they went head to head in last night's season premiere of Saturday Night Live, where host Tina starred in a parody of Lena's hit HBO series Girls.
In the sketch, Tina plays a new character who is added to the cast of Girls. Regular cast member Vanessa Bayer plays Shoshanna, complete with over-the-top hair look, while Kate MacKinnon adopts a British accent to play free-spirited Jessa.
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Many of the jokes involved Tina's character, an immigrant from Albania, criticizing the girls for being immature.
Later, Tina appeared on Weekend Update to give advice to new co-host Cecily Strong.
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Although Tina took a swipe at Lena last night, it sounds like the two actresses have respect for each other in real life. When Lena won a Golden Globe for her performance on Girls, she thanked Tina and Amy Poehler in her speech, citing them as longtime inspirations.
Tina, who was co-hosting the night's event, later quipped, "Congratulations, Lena, I'm glad we got you through middle school."