Newswire: Kimmy Schmidt creators reveal the Trump storyline—and 30 Rock cameo—that almost were

At the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt‘s third season last night, creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock aired a regret. Namely, that they didn’t feel like they could properly incorporate the election of Donald Trump into the show.

Indeed, Trump does get a shout out in the first episode of the year. Jane Krakowski’s Jacqueline tells the heroine that she briefly attended Trump University, and then proudly declares her support for the school’s, uh, team, “Go Pricks!” During a Q&A session, an audience member asked about that joke. Carlock took credit for it, but explained why the season didn’t have even more about the presidency. He explained that “one of the unfortunate things” was they shot almost all the season before the election.” He went on: “We declared kind of early to ourselves in the writer’s room we didn’t feel …

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