Do you resent scandal-afflicted celebrities like Winona Ryder and Ben Affleck using SNL for damage control?
Dratch: No, it’s a sigh of relief. Then you don’t have to hear about Ben and J.Lo. anymore because he’s put the nail in the coffin. Fey: And when it’s a victimless crime like the Janet Jackson one, it seems perfectly fine. I doubt we’d have Robert Blake host. Rudolph: Speak for yourself! Poehler: Maya does a terrific Robert Blake. And we all got into comedy to help celebrities work through their problems. How has Janet’s nipple controversy affected the show? Fey: We don’t have a five-second delay, which is kind of amazing. Our standards department has been a little more nervous. The FCC is cracking down on everyone, but it hasn’t really affected us much. Would a delay bother you? Poehler: Yeah, that’d suck. Rudolph: Maybe I’d say “f—” just to see if they’d edit it out. Tina, you wrote the new film “Mean Girls” and appear in it with Amy. Why hasn’t SNL ever launched a female movie star? Poehler: [Surprised] Has there not been one? Fey: Molly Shannon was the closest. She had her own mo