Matt Foley is a fictional character from the sketch comedy program Saturday Night Live performed by Chris Farley. Foley is a motivational speaker who exhibits characteristics that someone in that position would not have: whereas motivational speakers are successful and charismatic, Foley is abrasive and down on his luck; the character was popular in its original run and went on to become one of Farley's best-known characters. The character's concept was first created by Bob Odenkirk. Farley had performed the character in other comedy groups before joining the cast of Saturday Night Live. Farley named the character after one of his Marquette University rugby union teammates, now a Catholic priest in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights. Matt Foley appeared in eight Saturday Night Live sketches; each sketch started with Foley brought into a specific situation by someone to speak to a group. In addition to his disheveled and unstylish appearance, he exhibits poor social skills loses his temper and insults his audience, wallows in cynicism and self-pity, presents a negative motivational message.
Foley's trademark line is warning his audience that they could end up, like himself, being "35 years old, eating a steady diet of government cheese, thrice divorced, living in a van down by the river!" In most sketches, whenever a member of his audience announces a personal accomplishment, Foley responds with mockery or belligerence: "Well, la-dee-frickin-da!", "Whoop-dee-frickin-doo!", or a dismissive remark. The sketches feature Farley's physical comedy, such as the over-caffeinated Foley gesticulating wildly and leaping around breaking furniture. In the character's debut, David Spade and Christina Applegate, who were playing teens in need of Foley's help, were visibly trying to stifle their laughter. Spade, in particular, spent most of the sketch with his hand covering his face. In the sketch, Farley's portrayal of Foley was so intense that he ended up falling onto the table in front of him, crushing it; the blooper was so popular that Farley turned it into one of his best-known routines and one which he would repeat many times, both as Foley and as other characters on SNL and in film during the remainder of his life and career, sometimes injuring himself in the process.
At the end of each sketch, he is rushed out of his speaking location, where the people left behind huddle together and comment on him bemused and frightened. Though his intended message is always ruined by his bizarre presentation, his audience benefits from the experience, as they all don't want to be associated with Foley again. One departure sketch had George Foreman considering that he was too old and weak to continue boxing, happening to walk by the river, where he comes across Foley's van. Foley does not go into his usual tirades, instead ordering Foreman to do all sorts of chores for him, such as grilling hamburgers, claiming the work is "for dexterity"; when Foreman determines Foley is using him, he punches Foley, causing Foreman to realize he can still fight and going on to win the world championship. Foreman recites this tale to Tim Meadows, who wonders aloud why he is cooking burgers for Foreman, only to be barked at, "You know why! For dexterity!" Being a Wisconsin native, Farley was asked to portray the Matt Foley character at the 1994 Rose Bowl banquet.
He delivered a comedic "motivational speech" to the Wisconsin Badgers football team, who were to face the UCLA Bruins that year and won the game, 21–16. Plans for a film version with Spade in a supporting role were shelved after Farley's death in 1997; the outfit of choice for Matt is a blue-and-white plaid sport coat, a white dress shirt, a solid green necktie, black horn-rimmed glasses, too-tight khakis, a wrist watch, dress shoes and has well-groomed blond hair. In prison, he dons blue jeans and a denim shirt with the inmate number "3307" while retaining his watch, glasses and a crucifix necklace. While working as a mall Santa, he wears a stereotypical Santa outfit, complete with black snow boots. While he is well mannered and good-natured, he has a violent temper yelling at his audience and making a fool of himself, he seems to anger about his own poor life choices. Despite this, he has a passion for his career as a motivational speaker, going as far as to travel to Venezuela to speak to teens, or move in with teenagers to watch over them after they were caught with a bag of pot.
While in prison, he seems to be respected, to have a good friendship with his cellmate Deshawn Powers, who refers to Foley as "The OG of cell block C". He is fond of coffee and caffeine-based products. In every appearance, he mentions drinking espresso or coffee, or taking NoDoz and he brings a duffel bag with a pot of coffee to the gym to teach a spinning class, he seems to be a strong believer in "PMA". The character's debut performance has been called one of the best segments in SNL history; the reception of the audience combined with visible stifled laughter from the performers on stage added to the popularity of the sketch. Notable physical gestures from Farley included what Spade referred to as “the thing with the glasses” when Farley lifted his glasses on and off of his face commenting, “Hey Dad, I can’t see real good, is that Bill Shakespeare over there?” and the most defining gesture was one that Farley saved for the live performance when he alternated hands adjusting his trousers, grabbing the hilt of his belt with
Daniel Edward Aykroyd, is a Canadian-American actor, comedian and filmmaker, an original member of the "Not Ready for Prime Time Players" on Saturday Night Live. A musical sketch he performed with John Belushi on SNL, the Blues Brothers, turned into an actual performing band and the 1980 film The Blues Brothers, he conceived and starred in Ghostbusters, which spawned a sequel and an entire media franchise. In 1990, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in the 1989 film Driving Miss Daisy, he starred in Soul Man. Aykroyd is a businessman, having co-founded the House of Blues chain of music venues and the Crystal Head Vodka brand. Aykroyd was born on Dominion Day, 1952 at The Ottawa Hospital in Ottawa, Canada, he grew up in Ottawa, Canada's capital, where his father, Samuel Cuthbert Peter Hugh Aykroyd, a civil engineer, worked as a policy adviser to Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. His mother, Lorraine Hélène, was a secretary, his mother was of French Canadian descent and his father is of English, Irish and Dutch ancestry.
His brother, Peter, is an actor. Aykroyd was born with syndactyly, or webbed toes, revealed in the film Mr. Mike's Mondo Video and in a short film on Saturday Night Live titled "Don't Look Back In Anger". Aykroyd was raised in the Catholic Church, until age 17 he intended to become a priest, he attended St. Pius X and St. Patrick's high schools, studied criminology and sociology at Carleton University, but dropped out before completing his degree, he worked as a comedian in various Canadian nightclubs and ran an after-hours speakeasy, Club 505, in Toronto for several years. Aykroyd developed his musical career in Ottawa through his regular attendances at The Owl, a club that featured many blues artists, he describes these influences as follows: there was a little disco club there called Le Hibou, which in French means'the owl.' And it was run by a gentleman named Harvey Glatt, he brought every, I mean every, blues star that you or I would have wanted to have seen through Ottawa in the late'50s, well I guess more late'60s sort of, in around the Newport jazz rediscovery.
I was going to Le Hibou and hearing James Cotton, Otis Spann, Pinetop Perkins, Muddy Waters. I jammed behind Muddy Waters. S. P. Leary left the drum kit one night, Muddy said'anybody out there play drums? I don't have a drummer.' And I walked on stage and we started, I don't know, Little Red Rooster, something. He said'keep that beat going, you make Muddy feel good.' And I heard Howlin' Wolf. Many, many times I saw Howlin' Wolf; as well as the Doors. And of course Buddy Guy, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. So I was exposed to all of these players, playing there as part of this scene to service the academic community in Ottawa, a well-educated community. Had I lived in a different town I don't think that this would have happened, because it was just the confluence of educated government workers, also all the colleges in the area, Ottawa University and all the schools—these people were interested in blues culture. Aykroyd's first professional experience, which he gained at the age of 17, was as a member of the cast of the short-lived Canadian sketch comedy series The Hart and Lorne Terrific Hour with Lorne Michaels, among others.
He was a member of the Second City comedy troupe in 1973 in both Chicago. Aykroyd gained fame on the American late-night comedy show Saturday Night Live, he was hired, paid $278 a week, as a writer for the show, but became a part of the cast before the series premiered. The original cast was referred to on the show as "The Not Ready For Prime Time Players". Aykroyd was the youngest member of the cast, appeared on the show for its first four seasons, from 1975–1979, he brought a unique sensibility to the show, combining youth, unusual interests, talent as an impersonator, an lunatic intensity. Guest host Eric Idle of Monty Python said that Aykroyd's ability to write and act out characters flawlessly made him the only member of the SNL cast capable of being a Python, he was known for his impersonations of celebrities like Jimmy Carter, Vincent Price, Richard Nixon, Rod Serling, Tom Snyder, Julia Child, others. He was known for his recurring roles, such as Beldar, father of the Coneheads family. Buzz Miller and his cousin, corrupt maker of children's costumes Irwin Mainway.
He co-hosted the Weekend Update segment for one season with Jane Curtin, known for their point-counterpoint debates enlivened with vicious personal insults including his catchphrase "Jane, you ignorant slut". Aykroyd's eccentric talent was recognized by others in the competitive SNL environment: when he first presented his famous "Super Bass-O-Matic'76" sketch, a fake T. V. commercial in which a garish, hyper-pitchman touts a food blender that turns an entire bass into liquid pulp, "to the'Bass-O-Matic' was so exhilaratingly strange that many remember sitting and listening, open-mouthed... Nobody felt jealous of it because they couldn't imagine writing anything remotely like it." While Aykroyd was a close friend and partner with fellow cast member John Belushi and shared some of the
The BMW Z models are a line of roadsters manufactured by German automaker BMW. The Z stands for zukunft, has been produced in four different series with five generations consisting of roadster, coupé, sports car, concept variants; the introduction of the M Coupé and M Roadster in the Z3 line marked the first of the Z series to have a high-performance BMW M variant. The first generation Z4 continued to offer M Coupé and M Roadster vehicles, before being discontinued in the third generation E89 Z4; the BMW Z1 is a two-seat roadster developed by BMW and was produced from March 1989 to June 1991. The Z1 featured unusual doors which, instead of opening outward or upward, dropped down into the door sills. Only 8,000 examples of the Z1 were produced; the Z3 was the first modern mass-market roadster produced by BMW. The Z3 was introduced as a 1996 model year vehicle shortly after being featured in the James Bond movie, GoldenEye, more than 15,000 roadsters were sold out by the time the car was introduced.
The Z3 underwent a facelift in 1999 and featured revised styling, before the end of its production run in 2002. It was assembled in Spartanburg, South Carolina; the Z8 was produced from 2000 to 2003 and was the production variant of the 1997 Z07 concept car, designed by Danish Henrik Fisker at BMW's DesignworksUSA. The Z07 was designed as a styling exercise to celebrate the BMW 507, the overwhelming popularity of the concept spurred BMW's decision to produce a limited production model called the Z8. 5,703 Z8s were built half of which were exported to the United States. The first-generation BMW Z4 was known as the E85 in roadster E86 in coupé form, it was designed by Danish BMW-designer Anders Warming. The Z4's design addressed many criticisms of the preceding Z3; the Z4 was only available as a roadster, but a coupé version was launched in 2006. The last model rolled off the assembly line on 27 August 2008 at the Spartanburg plant; the second-generation Z4 was announced on 13 December 2008 and debuted at the 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit the following month.
It is the first Z Series model to use a retractable hardtop and meant that there were no longer separate roadster and coupé versions of the car. The top takes 20 seconds to operate. Manufacturing was moved from United States to Regensburg, Germany; the G29 Z4 is the third and current generation Z4 and was unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on 23 August, 2018. It reuses the soft-top convertible roof found on the E85 Z4 instead of a retractable hardtop; the G29 Z4 shares its platform with the fifth generation Toyota Supra. The following are the production and sales figures for Z models, excluding the Z1: The BMW Z9 is a concept coupé introduced at the 1999 Frankfurt Auto Show, with a convertible variant unveiled at the 2000 Paris Auto Show; the vehicle features unique gull-wing doors that opened like a conventional hinged door and innovations such as an early concept of BMW's iDrive system, called the Intuitive Interaction Concept, were incorporated into other production vehicles.
Much of the styling found on the E63 6 Series is derived from the Z9
Jane Therese Curtin is an American actress and comedian. She is sometimes referred to as "Queen of the Deadpan", she was included on a 1986 list of the "Top Prime Time Actors and Actresses of All Time."First coming to prominence as an original cast member on the hit TV comedy series Saturday Night Live in 1975, she went on to win back-to-back Emmy Awards for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series on the 1980s sitcom Kate & Allie portraying the role of Allison "Allie" Lowell. Curtin starred in the hit series 3rd Rock from the Sun, playing the role of Dr. Mary Albright. Curtin has appeared in many movie roles, including Charlene in The Librarian series of movies, she reprised one of her Saturday Night Live characters, Prymaat Conehead, in the 1993 film Coneheads. Curtin was born in Cambridge, the daughter of Mary Constance and John Joseph Curtin, who owned an insurance agency, she grew up in Wellesley and graduated from Convent of the Sacred Heart, Newton Country Day, in Newton in 1965. She married Patrick Francis Lynch on April 2, 1975.
They live in Connecticut. She has Larry Curtin, who lives in South Florida, she was raised a Roman Catholic. Curtin is a cousin of writer Valerie Curtin, her uncle was the radio personality Joseph Curtin. Curtin holds an associate degree from Elizabeth Seton Junior College in New York City, class of 1967, she attended Northeastern University from 1967 to 1968. She has served as a U. S. Committee National Ambassador for UNICEF. In 1968, Curtin dropped out of college, she joined a comedy group, "The Proposition", performed with them until 1972. She starred in Pretzels, an off-Broadway play written by Curtin, John Forster, Judith Kahan and Fred Grandy, in 1974. One of the original "Not Ready For Prime Time Players" for NBC's Saturday Night Live, Curtin remained on the show through the 1979–1980 season. Guest host Eric Idle said that Curtin was "very much a'Let's come in, let's know our lines, let's do it properly, go'... She was sensible focused", disliked the drug culture that many of the cast participated in.
Show writer Al Franken stated. Had a strong moral center, as such was disgusted by much of the show and the people around it". On this show, mirroring her own low-key real life, she played straight-woman characters as a foil to John Belushi and Gilda Radner. Curtin anchored SNL's "Weekend Update" segment from 1976 to 1977, was paired with Dan Aykroyd from 1977 to 1978 and Bill Murray from 1978 to 1980. On occasional Weekend Update segments, her newscaster character served as a foil to John Belushi, who gave a rambling and out-of-control "commentary" on events of the day. During these sketches, she timidly tried to get Belushi to come to the point, which would only make him angrier. Curtin's newscaster introduced baseball expert Chico Escuela, a accented Dominican, who started his sketches by saying, "Thank you, Hane", before repeating his famous catchphrase, "Baseball been bery, bery good to me!" She sang in the "Chevy's Girls" sketch in season 2, episode 2, alongside Laraine Newman and Gilda Radner.
In a parody of the "Point-Counterpoint" segment of the news program 60 Minutes, Curtin delivered a controlled liberal viewpoint vs. Dan Aykroyd, who epitomized the right wing view, albeit with an over-the-top "attack" journalist slant. Curtin presented the liberal "Point" portion first. Aykroyd presented the "Counterpoint" portion, sometimes beginning with the statement, "Jane, you ignorant slut," to which she replied, "Dan, you pompous ass." The recurring segment has been discussed in an article on "How to Respectfully Disagree" in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Curtin is well known for her role in the Conehead sketches as Prymaat, as Enid Loopner, she is one of many cast members who appear in the retrospective compilation DVD The Women of SNL. Unlike many of her fellow SNL cast members who ventured into film, Curtin chose to stay in television, with a few sporadic film appearances. To date, she has starred in two long-running television sitcoms. First, in Kate & Allie, with Susan Saint James, she played a single mother named "Allie Lowell" and twice won the Emmy Award for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
She joined the cast of 3rd Rock from the Sun playing a human, Dr. Mary Albright, opposite the alien family, composed of John Lithgow, Kristen Johnston, French Stewart, Joseph Gordon-Levitt; as with SNL, her strait-laced character was confounded by the zany and whimsical antics of the Solomon family. In 1997, Curtin narrated two episodes of the documentary television series Understanding, she has done voice work for Recess Cyberchase, she guest starred on Sesame Street in 1985. Curtin starred with Fred Savage in the ABC sitcom Crumbs, which debuted in January 2006 and was canceled in May of that year, she guest-starred on Gary Unmarried as Connie, Allison's mother. In 2012, she joined Unforgettable as a gifted but crusty medical examiner. In 1980, Jane starred with Susan Saint James and Jessica Lange in the moderate hit How to Beat the High Cost of Living. In 1993, Curtin and Dan Aykroyd were reunited in Coneheads, a full-length motion picture ba
Richard Stephen Dreyfuss is an American actor best known for starring in popular films between the 1970s and 1990s, including American Graffiti, Stand by Me, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Out in Beverly Hills, The Goodbye Girl, Always, What About Bob? and Mr. Holland's Opus. Dreyfuss won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1978 for The Goodbye Girl, was nominated in 1995 for Mr. Holland's Opus, he has won a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, was nominated in 2002 for Screen Actors Guild Awards in the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries categories. Dreyfuss was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Geraldine Dreyfus, a peace activist, Norman Dreyfus, an attorney and restaurateur, was raised in the Bayside area of Queens, New York, his family is Jewish. He has commented that he "grew up thinking that Alfred Dreyfus and are from the same family." His father disliked New York, moved the family first to Europe, to Los Angeles, when Dreyfuss was nine.
Dreyfuss attended Beverly Hills High School. Dreyfuss began acting in his youth, at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills Arts Center and Westside Jewish Community Center, under drama teacher Bill Miller, he debuted in the TV production In Mama's House. He attended San Fernando Valley State College, now California State University, for a year, was a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War, working in alternate service for two years, as a clerk in a Los Angeles hospital. During this time, he acted in a few small TV roles on shows such as Peyton Place, That Girl, Bewitched, The Ghost & Mrs. Muir, The Big Valley. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, he performed on stage on Broadway, Off-Broadway and improvisational theater. Dreyfuss appeared in the play The Time of Your Life, revived on March 17, 1972 at the Huntington Hartford Theater in Los Angeles, directed by Edwin Sherin. Dreyfuss's first film role was a uncredited appearance in The Graduate, he had one line, "Shall I get the cops? I'll get the cops".
He was briefly seen as a stage hand in Valley of the Dolls, in which he had a few lines. In 1973 he starred in the CBS pilot Catch-22, he appeared in the subsequent Dillinger, landed a role in the 1973 hit American Graffiti, acting with other future stars such as Harrison Ford and Ron Howard. Dreyfuss played his first lead role in the Canadian film The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, receiving positive reviews, including praise from Pauline Kael. Dreyfuss went on to star in the box office blockbusters Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, both directed by Steven Spielberg, he won the 1978 Academy Award for Best Actor at the 50th Academy Awards ceremony for his portrayal of a struggling actor in The Goodbye Girl, becoming the youngest actor to do so, besting Marlon Brando, who had won his first Oscar in 1955 at the age of 30 years 360 days old. This record stood for 25 years until it was broken in 2003 by Adrien Brody, three weeks shy of age 30 at the time of the 75th Academy Awards ceremony.
Around 1978, Dreyfuss began using cocaine frequently. He entered rehabilitation and made a Hollywood comeback with the films Down And Out In Beverly Hills in 1986 and Stakeout the following year. Dreyfuss starred in the Rob Reiner movie Stand by Me, a 1986 coming-of-age drama/comedy film adapted from Stephen King's novella The Body. Dreyfuss plays the elder Gordie Lachance. In 1988, he reunited with director Paul Mazursky to star in the political farce Moon Over Parador. In 1989, Dreyfuss reunited with Spielberg on Always, a remake of A Guy Named Joe in which he co-starred with Holly Hunter, he had a starring role opposite Bill Murray in the 1991 comedy What About Bob?, as a psychiatrist who goes crazy while trying to cope with a obsessive new patient. That same year, Dreyfuss produced and starred as Georges Picquart in Prisoner of Honor, an HBO movie about the historical Dreyfus Affair. In 1994, he participated in the historic Papal Concert to Commemorate the Shoah at the Vatican in the presence of Pope John Paul II, Rav Elio Toaff, chief rabbi of Rome, Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, President of the Italian Republic.
He recited Kaddish as part of a performance of Leonard Bernstein's Third Symphony with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Gilbert Levine. The event was broadcast worldwide. Dreyfuss was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his performance as Glenn Holland in Mr. Holland's Opus. Since he has continued working in the movies and the stage. In 2001/2002, he played Max Bickford in the television drama The Education of Max Bickford. In April 2004, he appeared in the revival of Sly Fox on Broadway. Dreyfuss recorded the voiceover for the Apple Computer "Think Different" ad campaign in 1997. In November 2004, he was scheduled to appear in The Producers in London, but withdrew from the production a week before opening night; the media noted that Dreyfuss was still suffering from problems relating to an operation for a herniated disc in January, that the part of Max Bialystock in the play is a physically demanding one. Both he and his assistant for the production stated that Dreyfuss was accumulating injuries that required him to wear physical the
James William Buffett is an American musician, author and businessman. He is best known for his music, which portrays an "island escapism" lifestyle. Together with his Coral Reefer Band, Buffett has recorded hit songs including "Margaritaville" and "Come Monday", he has a devoted base of fans known as "Parrotheads". Aside from his career in music, Buffett is a best-selling writer and is involved in two restaurant chains named after two of his best-known songs. Buffett was born on December 25, 1946, in Pascagoula and spent part of his childhood in Mobile, Alabama, he is James Delaney Buffett, Jr.. During his grade school years, he attended St. Ignatius School, where he played the trombone in the school band. Buffett's grandfather was a sailor, therefore he was exposed to sailing as a child, which had an early effect on his life and in his music, he lived in Fairhope, Alabama. He graduated from McGill Institute for Boys in 1964, he began playing guitar during his first year at Auburn University before continuing his college years at Pearl River Community College and the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, where he received a bachelor's degree in history in 1969.
He was initiated into the fraternity Kappa Sigma at the University of Southern Mississippi. After graduating from college, Buffett worked as a correspondent for Billboard magazine in Nashville, breaking the news of the separation of Flatt and Scruggs. Buffett married Margie Washichek in 1969 and divorced in 1971. Buffett spent years working as the first mate on the yacht of industrialist Foster Talge on the Petticoat III in Key West while perfecting the "Caribbean Rock n' Roll" genre. Buffett and his second wife, Jane have two daughters, Savannah Jane and Sarah Delaney, an adopted son, Cameron Marley, reside in Sag Harbor, New York, they separated in the early 1980s, but reconciled in 1991. Buffett owns a home in St Barts, a Caribbean island where he lived on and off in the early 1980s while he was part owner of the Autour de Rocher hotel and restaurant, he spends part of the summer traveling about the East Coast on his sailboat. An avid pilot, Buffett owns a Dassault Falcon 900 that he uses while on concert tour and traveling worldwide.
He has owned a Boeing Stearman, Lake Amphibian, Grumman Albatross. His father died May 1, 2003, at the age of 83, his mother died a few months after her husband, on September 25, 2003. In 2015, Jimmy Buffett spoke at the University of Miami's graduation ceremony and received an honorary doctorate in music. Wearing flip flops and aviator sunglasses, he told graduates, in a paraphrase of his song "The Pascagoula Run", that "it's time to see the world, time to kiss a girl, time to cross the wild meridian." Buffett began his musical career in Nashville, during the early 1970s as a country artist and recorded his first album, the folk rock Down to Earth, in 1970. During this time, Buffett could be found busking for tourists in New Orleans. Country music singer Jerry Jeff Walker took him to Key West on a busking expedition in November 1971. Buffett moved to Key West and began establishing the easy-going beach-bum persona for which he is known, he started out playing for drinks at the Chart Room Bar in the Pier House Motel.
Following this move, Buffett combined country, rock and pop music with coastal as well as tropical lyrical themes for a sound sometimes called "Gulf and Western". Today, he is a regular visitor to the Caribbean island of Saint Barts and other islands where he gets inspiration for many of his songs and some of the characters in his books. With the untimely death of friend and mentor Jim Croce in September 1973, ABC/Dunhill Records tapped Buffett to fill his space. Earlier, Buffett had met with Croce in Florida. Buffett's third album was the 1973 a Pink Crustacean. Albums Living & Dying in 3/4 Time and A1A both followed in 1974, Havana Daydreamin' appeared in 1976, Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes followed in 1977, which featured the breakthrough hit song "Margaritaville". During the 1980s, Buffett made far more money from his tours than his albums and became known as a popular concert draw, he released a series of albums during the following 20 years to his devoted audience, branched into writing and merchandising.
In 1985, Buffett opened a "Margaritaville" retail store in Key West, in 1987, he opened the Margaritaville Cafe. In 1997, Buffett collaborated with novelist Herman Wouk to create a musical based on Wouk's novel, Don't Stop the Carnival. Broadway showed little interest in the play, it ran only for six weeks in Miami, he released an album of songs from the musical in 1998. In August 2000, Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band played on the White House lawn for then-President Bill Clinton. In 2003, he partnered in a partial duet with Alan Jackson for the song "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere", a number-one hit on the country charts; this song won the 2003 Country Music Association Award for Vocal Event of the Year. This was Buffett's first award in his 30-year career. Buffett's album, License to Chill, released on July 13, 2004, sold 238,600 copies in its first week of release according to Nielsen Soundscan. With this, Buffett topped the U. S. pop albums chart for the first time in his career. Buffet
Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey is an American actress, writer and playwright. She is best known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live and for creating the acclaimed comedy series 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Fey is known for her work in film, with starring roles in Baby Mama, Date Night, Muppets Most Wanted and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. Fey broke into comedy as a featured player in the Chicago-based improvisational comedy group The Second City, she joined SNL as a writer becoming head writer and a performer, known for her position as co-anchor in the Weekend Update segment and for her satirical portrayal of 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in subsequent guest appearances. In 2004, she co-starred in and wrote the screenplay for Mean Girls, adapted from the 2002 self-help book Queen Bees and Wannabes. After leaving SNL in 2006, Fey created the television series 30 Rock for Broadway Video, a sitcom loosely based on her experiences at SNL.
In the series, Fey starred as the head writer of a fictional sketch comedy series. In 2011, she released her memoir, which topped The New York Times Best Seller list for five weeks and garnered her a Grammy Award nomination. In 2015, she co-created the Netflix comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Fey created the musical adaptation Mean Girls, which premiered on Broadway in 2018, earned her a Tony Award nomination. Fey has received nine Primetime Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, five Screen Actors Guild Awards, seven Writers Guild of America Awards. In 2008, the Associated Press gave Fey the AP Entertainer of the Year award for her Sarah Palin impression on SNL. In 2010, Fey was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, becoming the youngest-ever recipient of the award. Elizabeth Stamatina Fey was born on May 18, 1970 in Upper Darby Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, her father, Donald Henry Fey, was a Korean War veteran, university administrator for the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University, a grant proposal writer who raised $500 million for schools and public service agencies through proposals and direct mail appeals.
Following her father's death in 2015, Fey established a scholarship fund in his name at his alma mater, Temple University, to support veterans studying journalism. She has a brother, eight years older, her mother, Zenobia "Jeanne", is a retired brokerage employee, born in Piraeus, Greece. Her family immigrated to the U. S. Fey's maternal grandmother, Vasiliki Kourelakou, left Petrina on her own and arrived in the U. S. in February 1921. Fey's father had English, Northern Irish, Scottish ancestry. According to a genealogical DNA test arranged by the television series Finding Your Roots, Fey's ancestry is 94% European, 3% Middle Eastern, 3% from the Caucasus. Fey was exposed to comedy early: I remember my parents sneaking me in to see Young Frankenstein. We would watch Saturday Night Live, or Monty Python, or old Marx Brothers movies. My dad would let us stay up late to watch The Honeymooners. We were not allowed to watch The Flintstones though: my dad hated it because it ripped off The Honeymooners.
I have a low level of Flintstones knowledge for someone my age. At age 11, Fey read Joe Franklin's Seventy Years of Great Film Comedians for a school project about comedy, she has cited Catherine O'Hara as a role model. Fey attended Cardington-Stonehurst Elementary Beverly Hills Middle School in Upper Darby. By middle school, she knew. Fey attended Upper Darby High School, where she was an honors student, a member of the choir, drama club, tennis team, co-editor of the school's newspaper, The Acorn, she anonymously wrote the newspaper's satirical column, The Colonel. Following her graduation in 1988, Fey enrolled at the University of Virginia, where she studied play-writing and acting and was awarded the Pettway Prize, she graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in drama. After college, she worked as a receptionist during the day at the YMCA in Evanston and took classes at the Second City at night. While performing shows with The Second City in 1997, Fey submitted several scripts to NBC's variety show Saturday Night Live, at the request of its head writer Adam McKay, a former performer at Second City.
She was hired as a writer for SNL following a meeting with SNL creator Lorne Michaels, moved to New York from Chicago. Fey told The New Yorker, "I'd had my eye on the show forever, the way other kids have their eye on Derek Jeter." Fey "struggled" at SNL. Her first sketch to air starred Chris Farley in a Sally Jessy Raphael satire. Fey went on to write a series of parodies, including one of ABC's morning talk show The View, she co-wrote the "Denise" sketches with Rachel Dratch, who plays one of the teens. Fey was an extra in a 1998 episode, after watching herself, decided to diet and lost 30 pounds, she told The New York Times, "I was a normal weight, but I was here in New York City, I had money and I couldn't buy any clothes. After I lost weight, there was interest in putting me on camera." In 1999, McKay stepped down as head writer. She became SNL's first femal