One thing we do now know to be based on truth is Liz's old "phone sex" ad, in which she appeared as "Bijou" to promote a chatline 1-900-OK-FACE. In the real world, Fey did another, more innocent and less disturbing ad for Mutual Savings Bank, and the commercial has finally popped up on the web for everyone to enjoy. It might not make you laugh so hard you hurl, as Jack Donaghy does while watching Liz's early work, but it's still pretty hilarious. Say "hi" to the less attractive 1995 version of Tina Fey after the jump.
At first I didn't believe this was an artifact, that it in fact was another one of Fey's self-parodies. But the comedienne, who truly has improved her style in the last 15 years while also finding (arguably) better gigs, including the recent comedy Date Night and this fall's animated film Megamind, indeed took this early acting job a few years shy of her SNL debut. She may give hope to any funny ladies out there who think themselves not yet attractive enough for TV and movies. Just go out and do a semi-local commercial in some sure-to-be-dated outfit that you'll be embarrassed of later in life. It should at least provide you with some material down the road, as it did for Fey.