Jane Krakowski has had the great fortune of playing two of comedies favorite narcissists: Jacqueline Voorhees and Jenna Maroney on "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and "30 Rock," respectively. But there is one drawback to playing such outrageous characters -- getting through particularly side-splitting lines that the genius writer's hatch in the writer's room.
"I remember one that was super hard to film was in season one about how my anus responded to the laser. At the end of the scene, somehow Ellie was able to to sincerely say, 'Jacqueline, your anus is really responding to the laser,' " Krakowski told AOL in an exclusive interview. "I also love when Jacqueline was told to follow her gut and she goes, 'I don't have a gut, you motherf***er!' "
One of the perks of being on both Tina Fey-produced series is being witness to the sneaky Easter eggs in "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." Krakowski's favorite callback to "30 Rock" was picked up relatively quickly by fans.
As her character, Jacqueline, picks up a prescription, a woman named LaDonica behind the counter says, "Bitch, I do not know your life," which is an exact line Jack McBrayer (Kenneth) had on "30 Rock." Krakoski says fans' keen eyes and ears don't go unnoticed.
"There's so much more that they catch than even I had seen initially. It's amazing how people do it because there are so many jokes in '30 Rock' and 'Kimmy' that go by so quickly or you catch on the second viewing," she said. "Like the 'Mutant Ninja Turtles' theme song and things that people noticed on a sign that becomes the topic of an article or a conversation. They're all very well intended and meant to be seen."
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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 02: Honorary Good Humor Woman Jane Krakowski kicks off the Good Humor 'Welcome to Joyhood' tour at Union Square on June 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Good Humor)
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW -- Pictured: Jane Krakowski as Rebecca 'T.R.' Kendall -- (Photo by: Alan Singer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Jane Krakowski and Jon Cryer during 'Life Father, Like Son' New York City Premiere in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Promotional portrait of the cast of the television series, 'Ally McBeal,' c. 1998. Top (L-R): Vonda Shepard, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Gil Bellows, Jane Krakowski, Greg Germann, Portia de Rossi, Peter MacNicol and Lucy Liu. Sitting: Calista Flockhart (L) and Lisa Nicole Carson. (Photo by Fotos International/Courtesy of Getty Images)
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Lucy Liu, Anne Heche and Jane Krakowski during The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT -- 'Bound' Episode 23 -- Pictured: (l-r) Christopher Meloni as Detective Elliot Stabler, Jane Krakowski as Emma Spevak, Mariska Hargitay as Detective Olivia Benson (Photo by Will Hart/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Jane Krakowski during 'Guys and Dolls' West End Production - Photocall at The Century Theatre in London, Great Britain. (Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)
Kevin Spacey and Jane Krakowski, presenters (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/WireImage for PMK / HBH)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 6: Actors Alec Baldwin, Jane Krakowski and Jack McBrayer participate in a panel discussion during An Evening With '30 Rock' at the Puck Building on December 6, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Henry/Getty Images)
30 ROCK -- 'Cougars' Episode 206 -- Air Date 11/29/2007 -- Pictured: Judah Friedlander as Frank Rossitano, Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney -- Photo by: Eric Liebowitz/NBCU Photo Bank
30 ROCK -- 'Part 1: Hogcock! Part 2: Last Lunch' Episode 712/713 -- Pictured: Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney -- (Photo by: Ali Goldstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
30 ROCK -- 'Chain Reaction of Mental Anguish' Episode 509 -- Pictured: (l-r) Will Forte as Paul, Tina Fey as Liz Lemon, Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney (Photo by Ali Goldstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 12: Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski filming Netflix's 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' on October 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Sands/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 01: Anna Camp and Jane Krakowski are seen on the set of 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' on September 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Sands/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 28: Actress Jane Krakowski speaks onstage during the 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' panel discussion at the Netflix portion of the 2015 Summer TCA Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 28, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 07: Actresses Jane Krakowski (L) and Tina Fey arrive at Netflix's 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' For Your Consideration Q&A screening event at Pacific Design Center on June 7, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
30 ROCK -- 'My Whole Life is Thunder' Episode 708 -- Pictured: (l-r) Tina Fey as Liz Lemon, Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney -- (Photo by: Ali Goldstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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It's due to these little nuances that there's very little improvisation on the "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" set.
"It's surprisingly extremely scripted, and it was on '30 Rock', as well. The scripts are so well-crafted that you actually couldn't make it better by improvising, so we're better off doing everything verbatim as it is on the pages first."
But the magic of both shows, especially "30 Rock," wasn't just in the script. The incredible chemistry among the ensemble cast was unparalleled. Krakowski, who recently had a reunion with Judah Friedlander and Jack McBrayer for a Verizon spot, opened up about the "surreal" experience.
"We built the set, to the exact detail, and it was so fun to go back and revisit it -- but that chemistry between all of us came back immediately. They also had all the original background players come back and everyone who had worked on the camera crew, so it was nice to relive that chemistry for a day," she said.