Tina Fey won't explain the jokes on 'Kimmy Schmidt' and here's why
Season two of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt can’t get here soon enough. Right now, Tina Fey is off writing so many more jokes and adventures for our happy girl Kimmy, but don’t expect her to explain any of them. If you don’t get them. . . you just don’t get them.
Talking to Net-a-Porter, Fey states that she’s done with explaining the jokes on Kimmy Schmidt from here on out. Her reason is simple, and boils down to how comedy is created on the page: “I feel like we put so much effort into writing and crafting everything, [the jokes] need to speak for themselves.”
This new stance might seem out of the blue, but it’s actually got to do with the criticism season one of Kimmy Schmidt received earlier this year—in particular, a scene in which Jane Krakowski’s character reveals she’s Native American, but changed her appearance and rejected her heritage.
Fey, who has commented before on the fact that she avoids the Internet like a plague, saw the push back online and has adopted this new philosophy for season two because of it.
“The Internet was in a whirlwind, calling [the show] ‘racist’, but my new goal is not to explain jokes,” she continues. “There’s a real culture of demanding apologies, and I’m opting out of that.”
So come season two, if there’s something you don’t get, or even worse something you don’t like, you’re on your own. Fey writes the jokes for Kimmy Schmidt, but she’s not here to explain why they’re funny. And she’s making no apologies.
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