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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler go together like chocolate and peanut butter. And they’ll be making more sweet moments together — on Tuesday, it was announced that they’ll be co-hosting the Golden Globe Awards both in 2014 and 2015.
What can viewers expect from the comedic chemistry of the two ex-“Saturday Night Live” pals? These classic Fey-Poehler moments might give a few hints.
Golden girls at the 2013 Globes
Hosts Fey and Poehler managed to get in some deft jibes without leaving the audience feeling like they’d turned into the “Mean Girls” from Fey’s 2005 movie. They even poked fun at the event’s sponsor, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, with Poehler pretending to confuse it with HPV, saying, “When left untreated, HFPA can lead to cervical cancer.”
Channeling their inner Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton on ‘SNL’
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin didn’t actually say, “I can see Russia from my house,” (she said: “you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska”), but Fey delivered that “SNL” line so perfectly in an iconic 2008 skit that some are actually confused about who said what. Poehler was equally memorable as Sen. Hillary Clinton, eventually blowing up at the very idea that Palin was closer to the White House than she was.
Behind the Weekend Update desk
In 2004, Fey and Poehler became the first all-female team to anchor fake newscast Weekend Update on “SNL.” (On their first broadcast, Horatio Sanz as Elton John referred to Poehler as “the other girl.”) They fell into the swing of things just as anyone would expect from two old friends, whether it was one-upping each other’s Ray Charles impression or “interviewing” old clips of actor Robert Blake after his 2005 acquittal on murder charges. (“He’s free, but he’s still mad!” cracked Poehler.)
Fey and Poehler made history as the first all-female anchor team on Weekend Update.
Hangin’ at the Jersey Floor
Jimmy Fallon’s show has a mysterious elevator with a button labeled “Jersey Floor” that turns elevator occupants into tanned-and-moussed “Jersey Shore” residents. And when Fey and Poehler visited in 2011, the elevator transformed them as well, hiking their hair and their hemlines and turning them into nightclub stalkers of Fallon and crew. “I wanna make babies with you!” a mega-made-up Fey shouts at Fallon on the dance floor. The ensuing bleep-filled fight was all too real for anyone who ever watched Snooki and crew.
Crying with laughter at ‘Baby Mama’
In 2008, Fey and Poehler co-starred in the big-screen comedy “Baby Mama,” with Poehler playing an obnoxious surrogate mother carrying a child for Fey’s character. Poehler is stumped by Fey’s child-proofed toilet, appalled by her healthy dietary suggestions, and horrified as labor approaches. They feud, they fight, but in the end, they end up friends, just as the actors are.
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