Tina Fey took the blame for the much-publicized airplane incident that got her 30 Rock co-star Alec Baldwin kicked off an American Airlines flight last month.
Thursday night on CBS' Late Show with David Letterman, Fey said she introduced Baldwin to the addictive game Words With Friends, which got him into a screaming fight with flight attendants.
Last spring, seven months ago or whatever, I said to him 'Hey, this really fun game, Words With Friends, it's a little like Scrabble, you should get it, the comidienne said to a laughing audience.
But at least we can be sure it wasn't Fey Baldwin was playing with when he refused to put the game away before take-off .
I didn't think he ever got it, because he never invited me to play him! Fey exclaimed, in a very Liz Lemon-esque way.
Baldwin reportedly threw a tantrum when a flight attendant insisted he turn off his iPhone on a flight from LAX to JFK on Dec. 6. According to American Airlines, Baldwin declined to put away his phone and ultimately stood up (with the seat belt light still on for departure) and took his phone into the plane's lavatory. He slammed the lavatory door so hard the cockpit crew heard it.
As an outpouring of support for Baldwin flooded into Twitter and on the internet, Baldwin's spokesman, Matthew Hiltzik, told the Daily News, Alec loves Words With Friends so much that he was willing to leave a flight for it.
The airline fiasco led Wegmans to pull Baldwin from ads promoting the grocery chain, but then the company decided to put the commercials back on the air after yet another outpouring of support for the actor.
It certainly isn't the first time a 30 Rock star's antics put the NBC show in the news. Tracy Morgan apologized for a homophobic rant at a June 3 performance in Nashville in which he said he'd kill his son if he were gay.
Our cast does a great job of keeping our show in the news, between Tracy and Alec, Fey told Letterman.