Seven years ago, Tina Fey introduced a strong relatable female character who enjoys food and television more than almost anything else in the world. Whether high-fiving a million angels or simply high-fiving herself, Liz Lemon frequently delivered one-liners that left us all lizzing (her combination of laughing and whizzing).
Based on her time working at Saturday Night Live, Fey’s celebrated comedic masterpiece has been nominated for 97 Emmys during its seven-year run and the final episode will air on NBC this Thursday at 8 p.m. EST.
To say goodbye to 30 Rock and the woman who taught us all about working on our night cheese, we collected our favorite Liz Lemon quotes over the past seven seasons.
“Oh… That word bums me out unless it’s between the words meat and pizza.”(Episode 2.8, “Secrets and Lies”)
“Why are my arms so weak? It’s like I did that push-up last year for nothing!” (Season 7.6, “Aunt Phatso vs. Jack Donaghy”)
“I was going to take this class called Cooking for One, but the teacher killed himself.” (Episode 5.6, “Gentleman’s Intermission”)
“Are you sure? Cause I took one of those “Which Gossip Girl are you?” quizzes, and it said I was the dad’s guitar.” (Episode 6.13, “Grandmentor”)
“Why do you sound so surprised? I love America. Just because I think gay dudes should be allowed to adopt kids and we should all have hybrid cars doesn’t mean I don’t love America. [winks at camera]” (1.15, “Hardball”)
“My mom used to send me articles about how older virgins are considered good luck in Mexico.” (Episode 4.5, “Audition Day”)
“You wanna party? It’s $500 for kissing and $10,000 for snuggling; end of list.” (Episode 5.18, “Plan B”)
“I did Big Sister in college. That little girl taught me how to use tampons.” (Episode 4.2, “Into the Crevasse”)
”’Cause living a lie will eat you up inside. Like that parasite I got from eating sushi on Amtrak.” (Episode 6.10, “Alexis Goodlooking and the Case of the Missing Whisky”)
“Did you really think I wouldn’t recognize my college futon, with its trademark absence of sex stains?” (Episode 5.19, “I Heart Connecticut”)