Amy Poehler shares her flashback 1980s look: 'What was I thinking?'

by Randee Dawn / / Source: TODAY

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One of the great aspects of "Sisters" isn't just the reuniting of the classic team of Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. It's in the scenes where the on-screen siblings have to clean out their childhood bedroom and stumble into a 1980s time capsule.

As an '80s child herself, Poehler was in heaven. "I got to request posters of Michael J. Fox, and 'Out of Africa,' 'E.T.' [for the set]," she recalled on TODAY Thursday.

Savannah Guthrie and Amy Poehler.
Savannah Guthrie and Amy Poehler.

Then TODAY revealed a high school photo of the budding comedian from back in the day, one in which she wore a very distinctive hairstyle.

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"It was a really tough time in the '80s," she said after seeing it. "What was I thinking? ... I was a late bloomer, which I would recommend to anybody ... When you get to be most popular [in high school], it's all downhill from there."

Here is Amy Poehler showing off 1980s haircut in high school yearbook.
Amy Poehler with a seriously funny haircut from her Burlington High School yearbook. She graduated in 1989.Splash News / Splash News

Such has not been the case at all for Poehler, who seems continually on the rise. In addition to "Sisters," she recently got her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, she's up for a Grammy for the audiobook of her "Yes Please" memoir, and she is slated to return to her old stamping grounds at "Saturday Night Live" on Dec. 19.

But don't expect her to return to her Hillary Clinton impersonation; that's now Kate McKinnon's territory. And she wasn't exactly ready to discuss what she does plan to do on the show.

"I'm not ready to answer that question yet," she said, in her best "Meet the Press" serious tone. "I can't emphasize enough how little I've thought about 'SNL'!"

"Sisters" opens in theaters on Dec. 18.

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