Paul Rudd and Tina Fey make us miss the '90s
August 4th, 2010
10:55 AM ET

Paul Rudd and Tina Fey make us miss the '90s

Here’s the thing about becoming famous: Someone will always, always find evidence of the pre-famous you, be it on video or in pictures, and it normally includes poorly cut hair.

This has happened to “Dinner for Schmucks'” Paul Rudd as well as Tina Fey, both of whom were caught on camera in all of their “before we became famous” glory.

Rudd, for example, was working as a bat mitzvah DJ three years before 1995's "Clueless," and the video is like a little ode to 1992, complete with what appear to be Laura Ashley dresses.

Rudd, with an early ‘90s floppy haircut, negotiates the limbo and hits the dance floor with a little air guitar. Clad in shorts and a dinner jacket (and are those Doc Marten's we spy on his feet?), Rudd seemed to be enjoying himself as he helped the birthday girl blow out her candles.

Fey, on the other hand, was caught in a pre-“30 Rock” commercial circa 1995.

Rocking a look that appears to be a cross between a pixie cut and a mullet and makes us think of mom jeans and white Keds, Fey discusses the various ways “Hi” can be interpreted in an ad spot for Mutual Savings Bank. It sounds awkward, but Fey pulled it off – she clearly had her trademark wit honed long before “Saturday Night Live” came calling.

Filed under: Celebrities • television

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  1. FEAR

    what do you mean before they were famous? Who the hell are they now?

    August 4, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. David

    Why should Paul Rudd and Tina Fey have all the fun?
    Here is a link to a youtube video of Steve Carrell doing a commerical for WTMJ radio in Milwaukee.


    August 4, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Viking Chick

    This is nothing. If you want to see real "before they were famous" videos of Paul Rudd, find someone who has video of a performance of the Vike Studs, a parody of the high school drill team, at a pep rally at Shawnee Mission West circa 1986, or one of his Forensics performances. That would be video gold.

    August 4, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Alex Winter

    Mullets will make a HUGE comeback.

    August 4, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. beenz

    Love them both.. Paul Rudd and I were born on the very same day, so that's cool too!

    August 4, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  6. SirBroiler

    You MORON! The Tina Fey commercials are spoofs from 30 Rock episodes. Her character was a struggling actress when she was young and they showed some of her work in flashbacks, etc.

    Do you seriously think those are REAL???

    August 4, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Eric

    Tina Fey also did voices in the pinball game "Midieval Maddness" in 1996.

    August 4, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Brooke

    you people make me laugh XD you know its a good time when you can talk about cheetos and trannies in one article.

    August 4, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Yum

    Cheeto-stuffed rat. Yum. My cat would be all over that.

    August 4, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Kevin

    Who Dat!!!

    August 4, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Clete


    August 4, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  12. FastBoat

    You don't want to make any kind of mistake or the other bloggers will be on you like a Rat on a Cheeto.

    August 4, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Interesting

    Never heard of any of them.

    August 4, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  14. marsha

    Thank you Susan for correcting me. =)

    August 4, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Hajib Abdulsteinskiçek

    And, of course, nobody remembers when Paul Rudd did two Christian films back in 1992. There were distributed by the now defunct Gospel Communications International.

    August 4, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  16. matt

    two of the most overrated comedians ever....ever.

    August 4, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  17. marsha

    I am not jewish however I think a Bat Mitzah is the celebration of when a girl turns 15.

    August 4, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Susan

      no, it's when a girl turns 13 and has completed her Hebrew studies.

      August 4, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jess

      and a Bar Mitzah is when a boy turns 13 and completed his Hebrew studies

      August 4, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kevin

      and a Bar Mitzah is when a tranny turns 13 and completed his/her Hebrew studies

      August 4, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • oh boy

      Kevin, you and stp123 need a room together.

      August 4, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • david

      Girl turning 15 is a Latin American thing, called something like "quinceanera" [15th year]

      August 4, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Hugh

    Bat mitzvah = Birthday party???

    August 4, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Mother of 3

    The blue words are clickable and will take you to the videos mentioned...
    Rudd.....was working
    Fey........was caught

    August 4, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  20. stp123

    Um, how about actually giving us a link to see the videos rather than just atlk about them. Helllo?

    August 4, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |

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