Tina Fey tells Jimmy Fallon how her Philly accent resurfaces soon after returning to Philadelphia

Tina Fey tells Jimmy Fallon how her Philly accent resurfaces soon after returning to Philadelphia
Tina Fey's recent appearance on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' brought laughter and nostalgia (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: In a recent appearance on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,' Tina Fey delighted the audience with anecdotes about her Philadelphia roots and how her distinctive Philly accent made a surprising comeback after spending time away from the city.

The conversation between the longtime friends was filled with laughter as they reminisced about their attempts at mastering the unique Philly dialect.

Tina Fey's Philly accent resurfaces with hilarious results

Fallon couldn't help but dive straight into the topic, asking Fey, "Did you get your Philly accent back?" Fey's response was immediate and filled with enthusiasm.

"It came back immediately, actually," she exclaimed. Fey went on to explain the phenomenon, attributing the return of her Philly accent to the familiar surroundings and people she encountered upon her return home.

"Like, Amy — Everyone was like, 'You really —' I was like, 'Oh, yeah, I get home and I'm tired,' and then, like, once I'm around people I know, it's like it's out. It's all happening," Fey shared, emphasizing the spontaneity of her accent resurgence.

Fey couldn't resist sharing her amusing experience of taunting the crowd in Philadelphia with her Philly jokes.

"I was saying how one of the great things about Philly is our insane accent, that it's, you know — and no one can do it. And I said, 'I tried to teach Jimmy Fallon this accent,' and he's, like, one of the greatest impressionists in the world," Fey laughed, playfully teasing Fallon about his failed attempts at mastering the Philly accent.

A comical duel of pronunciations with Tina Fey

"I'm so bad. Is it like, 'I want to go get some hoagies and some 'werter'?" Fallon tried, showcasing his comical take on the Philly accent.

Fey was quick to correct him, urging him to say, "Werter and hoagies." The duo bantered back and forth, with Fallon attempting variations that left Fey in stitches.

Referring to popular Philadelphia establishments, Fey continued to challenge Fallon. "You get some werter over at the Wawa. Close?" she inquired, prompting Fallon to acknowledge his attempt's relative success with a self-deprecating chuckle.


The playful exchange reached its peak when Fey shared a humorous anecdote about her attempts to mimic her aunt from Fishtown for her friend Rachel Dratch.

"I used to do it for Rachel Dratch. I would always say like, 'German potato salad.' That was how I would do my imitation of my aunt from Fishtown. She'd be like, 'We made that German potato salad!'" Fey recounted, showcasing her flair for comedic storytelling.

As the conversation unfolded, it became clear that Fey's Philly accent wasn't just a linguistic quirk but a source of fond memories and laughter. 

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