Tina Fey shocked a retiring David Letterman when she removed her dress on air during Thursday’s taping of Late Night with David Letterman vowing it would be her #LastDressEver. Sure, Letterman had gotten used to being flashed by the likes of Drew Barrymore, but Tina Fey isn’t the first name that comes to mind when one thinks of an on-air striptease. Regardless, Dave seemed appreciative of Tina’s clothes shedding performance and so did the studio audience which gave Fey a standing ovation.
Tina Fey was explaining to Letterman the rigors of being a woman and the expectations of appropriate fancy dress attire when she remarked that Letterman was really the only talk show host she felt the need to dress up for.
“First of all, it’s very hard work,” Tina demonstrated that she was trying to smooth out her belly, “I don’t know if you are aware of the contraptions there are under here. It’s almost medical.” Letterman chuckled as the crowd cheered. Tina then went on to explain her dress fashion choice was out of respect for the seasoned talk show host and that she just couldn’t imagine dressing up for the likes of Jimmy Fallon whom Fey referred to as “like my brother.”
Just a few moments later Tina Fey was asking for David Letterman’s help in unzipping the dress, before pulling it off and flinging it onto the stage to reveal those hard working undergarments she had warned Dave about, and those also held a special message. On the pelvis of Fey’s spanx was the phrase “Bye Dave!” with a catchy hashtag of #LastDressEver on the rump.
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Tina Fey, an accomplished writer, actress, and comedienne, had recently appeared in a comedic video with Patricia Arquette and Julie Louis-Dreyfus on the season premiere of Inside Amy Schumer in which the three actresses jokingly discussed with Schumer the aging out process for women in Hollywood.
While Fey’s striptease Thursday night might not have been as extreme as the highly cuss-worthy Schumer video or Patricia Arquette’s “equal pay” Oscar speech, Tina’s lack of clothing definitely spoke volumes as a means of shrugging the norms of the expected fashion sense of actresses when participating in interviews.
Despite Tina Fey’s obvious discomfort in baring it all as she finished the segment tugging on the legs of her spanks and crossing her arms, Tina’s striptease goodbye to Letterman was probably more freeing for her fellow actresses than she will ever know. “The next time you see me, I will be playing charades in a slanket,” Tina Fey vowed before bidding David Letterman adieu.
In the words of Fey’s Mean Girls, “You go Glen CoCo” or rather in this instance, you go Tina Fey.