Why Golden Globes hosts Tina Fey, Amy Poehler are our favorite love story
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler go together like chocolate and peanut butter. And they'll be making more sweet moments together on Sunday, when they return to co-host the Golden Globe Awards for the third time! In honor of this reunion, here's six reasons why we love them so much:
1. Their BFF-itude
These two go back. Way back. Watch this video for a look at just how far back their friendship goes.
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2. Golden girls at the Globes
In their last two appearances, hosts Fey and Poehler have 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 managed to mock one of the most lovable A-listers in Hollywood, dubbing "Gravity" the "story of how George Clooney would rather float into space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age."
3. That time they channeled 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.
4. Their stint at 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.)
5. Hangin' at the Jersey Floor
"Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" had a mysterious elevator with a button labeled "Jersey Floor" that turned 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.
6. '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.
This post was originally published Oct. 15, 2013. It has since been updated.