Tina Fey To Play Gayle King

E! is reporting some potentially interesting 30 Rock casting news:

Just two weeks ago, while discussing some dream casting options for her NBC comedy 30 Rock, Tina Fey told reporters, “I still want Oprah to play my best friend…and I don’t know what I need to do to make that happen.”

Well, as of today, it might happen. Chicagoland sources who were at the taping of The Oprah Show starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for Baby Mama just wrote in to tell us this fantastic news:

According to members of the live audience, during a commercial break, Oprah said she had heard Tina wanted to be her best friend, and asked whether Tina meant in real life or on the show. When Tina said “both!” Oprah said, “Have your people call my people.”

Fair enough.

30 Rock seems pretty high profile already and maybe not so much in need of the boost Oprah would bring (not to mention the not wanting to be part of a club that would have Oprah fans as members aspect), but it can’t really hurt. I would laugh at Oprah. I would totally laugh at Oprah. But E! followed up their news item with a funtimes poll that makes me wonder if the people over there have ever even watched the show. The question is who would you like to see be a celebrity guest on 30 Rock, and here are your choices:

How can “none of the above” not be an option? What is this, Sophie’s Choice?