Weitz had only good things to say of Fey: "She's really, really polite; at various times, we were trying to out-polite each other. There are certainly comedians who are constantly practicing their material on you. She's not particularly like that. She definitely thinks as a writer. Pretty swiftly, I realized that she was going to have a lot of good ideas: not just about the comedy but about what her character was going through."