It's easy to forget that before Amy Poehler was on "SNL" she was part of the cast of Comedy Central's "Upfront Citizen's Brigade".
In one hilariously, bizarrely memorable sketch, she plays a suburban homemaker who buys an ever-escalating array of products that all feature the howling voice of radio deejay Wolfman Jack. When told she must stop using the products, she mopes, "But I haven't used my Wolfman Jack lady shaver yet..."
One of the most memorable sketches during Amy Poehler's tenure at "SNL" (and there were A LOT) was when she and the other female cast members starred in a faux commercial for Mom Jeans.
"So this Mother's Day," intones the commercial's tagline, "don't give mom that bottle of perfume. Give her something that says, 'I'm not a woman anymore — I'm a mom!'"
Every Second She Was In 'Mean Girls'
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While Amy Poehler had already proven herself hilarious on "SNL", her big-screen breakout came from pal Tina Fey's "Mean Girls", playing mother of Rachel McAdams' Regina.
"I'm not a regular mom — I'm a cool mom," she declares, something she doubles down on when she asks Regina her teenage friends, "Do you guys need anything? Some snacks? A condom? Let me know."
'Blades Of Glory'
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Amy Poehler was hilariously nasty in the Will Ferrell-starring figure skating comedy "Blades of Glory".
Playing Fairchild Van Waldenberg — half of a ice-skating duo alongside brother Stranz (played by then-husband Will Arnett) — she nailed hilarious lines such as, "You know I'm not a violent person. But I would like to hold them down and skate over their throats."
Sarah Palin Rap
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Amy Poehler was no longer in the "SNL" cast when she made a return visit in 2013, when failed veep candidate Sarah Palin hosted. During "Weekend Update", Poehler — who was VERY pregnant at the time — performed an epic rap number.
Looking back at the moment, then "Weekend Update" anchor Seth Meyers recalled "the most, like, historic moment was when the actual Sarah Palin was on the show and Amy Poehler, who was like nine months pregnant, was like hardcore rapping in Sarah Palin's face."
Meyers recalled thinking, "This is very strange. This is a woman who's running to be the vice president of this country and Poehler is just yelling at her."
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Amy Poehler perfected her doubles act with Tina Fey in "Baby Mama", with Poehler playing the crass, uninhibited woman serving as a surrogate for Fey's uptight executive.
Poehler's character, Angie, has many hilariously memorable lines, such as when, in the delivery room, she begs, "Can I just spray a little PAM down there before the baby comes out?"
Leslie Knope Didn't Start The Fire
There are so many hilarious Amy Poehler moments in "Parks and Recreation", but one that stands out is when she tries to repair a rift with Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman), and winds up singing a hilariously wrong version of Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire", with lyrics she pulls right out of, well, you know.
"Harry Truman was a guy, America, Red China, all the countries, other people, everyone is fun ♪ Joe Montaña, Ian McKellen, I have to buy a new toaster, this is awesome, you’re so stupid, jumping up and down ♪ Freddy Krueger, pots and pans, Oprah has a turtle farm, Peter Piper, peepee, poopy, daddy ate a squirrel ♪"
Going Full Bawston On Affleck
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In 2013, Amy Poehler marked her first time co-hosting the Golden Globes. One moment that remains a standout was when Poehler congratulated fellow Boston native Ben Affleck for his nomination for "Argo".
"Hi Ben, howayou?" she says, putting on a thick Boston accent. "I'm from Boston too, so you're looking great, good for you," she says before putting him in his place. "You're not bettah than me."
Young Liz Lemon On '30 Rock' Live
In the famed live episode of "30 Rock", Amy Poehler played young Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) in a flashback. Sitting in her parents' basement on a Friday night, watching a telethon and chowing down on a cheese steak, young Liz declares, "Best sweet 16 ever! I'm gonna lose my virginity in nine years!"
Mansplaining Seth Meyers
Seth Meyers was hosting the Golden Globes in 2018 when he did a bit that featured him setting up a joke, with celebrities in the audience delivering the punchlines.
When he asked Amy Poehler, sitting in the front row, if she wanted to do one, she mocked him. "Oh, is that how it works?" she asks sarcastically. "Is this the mansplaining part of the evening?" She adds: "I don't need a setup to make a punchline work."
After a bit more faux anger directed toward Meyers, she delivers her punchline: "Said the peach in 'Call Me By Your Name', this scene is the pits!"