LENO; Which actor named Will would you rather have a love scene with in a movie? Will Ferrell, your husband Will Arnett, William Shatner or Will.I.Am?
AMY; Okay, well, not Will Arnett cause that’s boring. I get that all the time. I can hit that whenever I want! So, I’m gonna say Will Ferrell, and William Shatner can narrate, and Will.I.Am can write a song about it.
I remember Amy being three months pregnant at the end of 19 weeks of shooting. And it’s 11:30 at night and everyone’s starting to feel it and Amy will improvise an extemporaneous rap about the crew and go around punching people. She’s the head cheerleader and the quarterback of the team at the same time.
- Nick Offerman [x]
I always wanted to grow up to be Amy Poehler.
LADIES I LOVE // Amy Poehler
“Amy is our team captain — it’s like having Michael Jordan, if he was a sunshine-filled blonde lady.” - Nick Offerman
“From the moment we met, it was the greatest thing that ever happened to me. Probably the best thing that’s ever happened to me is Amy.” - Will Arnett
“It’s just about honoring the fact that, yeah, I should be writing, producing, directing. I should be believing that the world is mine to have.” - Amy Poehler
“When people say ‘women aren’t funny,’ to me it just feels like they’re saying, ‘the earth is flat.’” - Amy Poehler
Amy Poehler: A Pakistani man who convinced his infertile wife to have an operation so they could have children, was arrested after he got the doctors to cut out one of her kidneys instead, so he could sell it, and then divorce her. Ugh, that’s just rude.
Tina Fey: Aw, you know, tell me about it. That is what Jimmy did to me. I thought he loved me— it turns out, he was just trying to steal my kidney!
Amy Poehler: Oh my God. I’m sorry to hear that, Tina.
Tina Fey: No, it’s fine. I’m over it. I mean, I act- I think this is gonna work out really well between me and you, ‘cause it’s, it’s like good energy, it’s- it’s gonna be kinda cool, like that movie “Monster.”
Amy Poehler: Yeah?
Tina Fey: Yeah, you saw that movie “Monster,” right?
Amy Poehler: Yeah. Are you- are you gonna kill me?
Tina Fey: [laughs] No! I’m gonna kill other people, and you’re gonna be my girlfriend.
Amy Poehler: [laughs] Cool!
I was originally asked to write 150 words of praise for Amy Poehler. Unfortunately, a personal matter has forced me to deviate from this assignment. Amy, I know you are reading this. You won’t return my phone calls, e-mails or texts, and I’m fed up. In February 2011 you asked me to invest $15,000 in a “real estate” opportunity you had heard about. Since then, I have heard nothing from you, and my research shows that the company, Excalibur Equity, does not even exist. I want my money back. Now.
That said, I cannot say how much I admire and respect Amy Poehler. In comedy, a lot of what you see feels derivative and uninspired; with Amy, 39, there is always something fresh and unexpected, and that’s why I love her work. I’ve always felt a bond with her, but it was not until I worked with her on her sitcom Parks and Recreation that I really got to know her. I have found that she is as kind and caring a person as she is hilarious. Simply put, Amy Poehler is my hero. However, if I don’t get back my $15,000 soon, I will be contacting the authorities.-Aziz Ansari (2011 TIME 100)