Feb
13
Amy Poehler on Award Shows, Galentine’s Day & Teenagers


>>Jimmy: HOW ARE YOU?>>FINE.>>Jimmy: VERY GOOD TO SEE YOU.>>THANK YOU.>>Jimmy: HOW ARE YOU DOING?>>I’M GREAT.>>Jimmy: I FEEL LIKE I HAVEN’T SEEN YOU IN A LONG TIME.>>SOMEONE SAID BACK STAGE IT’S BEEN LIKE FOUR YEARS.>>Jimmy: SINCE YOU WERE ON THE SHOW, I’VE SEEN YOU.>>YEAH, I WENT TO COLLEGE, I WENT BACK TO SCHOOL.>>Jimmy: OH, YOU DID, WHAT DID YOU STUDY?>>I’M A VETERINARIAN NOW.>>Jimmy: OH, GREAT. THAT WAS YOUR DREAM, WASN’T IT?>>ALWAYS WANTED TO HELP THE ANIMALS.>>Jimmy: YOU, EVERYTHING’S GOOD? BY THE WAY, I’M SO INTERESTED IN THIS, I’M CURIOUS TO ASK YOU ABOUT IT. BECAUSE TYPICALLY, WITH AWARD SHOWS THEY WILL WAIT UNTIL LIKE A COUPLE MONTHS BEFORE THE SHOW AND ANNOUNCE WHO’S GOING TO HOST THE SHOW. BUT IT SEEMED LIKE THE GOLDEN GLOBES, THEY WERE BARELY FINISHED CLAPPING AND THEY SAID NEXT YEAR, TINA AND AMY ARE GOING TO HOST THE SHOW.>>YEAH, NOT SURE WHY. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Jimmy: DID THAT — >>BUILD THE PRESSURE. MAYBE?>>Jimmy: GIVES YOU TOO LONG TO THINK ABOUT IT, DOESN’T IT?>>TO TURN IT INTO A DIAMOND, I HOPE. YEAH, NO, IT’S A YEAR AWAY.>>Jimmy: IT’S A FULL YEAR AWAY.>>IT’S A FULL YEAR AWAY. SO IN ABOUT 11 AND A HALF MONTHS, WE’RE GOING TO START THINKING ABOUT IT.>>Jimmy: YOU REALLY CAN’T START THINKING ABOUT IT TOO SOON, CAN YOU?>>NOBODY’S MADE THE MOVIES YET.>>Jimmy: YES, IT IS HARD TO MAKE FUN OF THINGS THAT DON’T EXIST. ARE YOU THE KIND OF PERSON WHO SAYS YES TO SOMETHING AND THEN REGRETS IT THE WHOLE TIME LEADING UP TO THAT THING?>>YEAH. I THINK I’M LIKE YOU, WHICH IS, BECAUSE YOU’VE DONE THIS MANY TIMES WHERE I’M LIKE, ALL RIGHT, LET’S DO IT, AND THEN I DREAD IT.>>Jimmy: UH-HUH.>>I DREAD IT, AND I WANT TO DIE. I WANT TO GO TO SLEEP.>>Jimmy: SLEEP IS ALWAYS THE THING.>>I’M A VERY FIGHT OR FLIGHT KIND OF THING. I GET VERY TIRED AND I’M LIKE, MAYBE I SHOULD GO TO SLEEP INSTEAD OF HOST THIS.>>Jimmy: DID YOU WATCH THE OSCARS?>>I DID, I LOVED “PARASITE”, SO I THOUGHT THE WENT WAS AWESOME. I LIKE AWARDS SHOWS THAT ARE A LITTLE SURPRISING, BECAUSE I REMEMBERED GROWING UP IN THE ’70s AND ’80s WITH AWARDS SHOWS THAT WERE REALLY SHAGGY, PRETTY SLOPPY.>>Jimmy: IT WAS DIFFERENT BACK THEN.>>THE STARS WOULD JUST DRIVE TO THE EVENT.>>Jimmy: YES.>>AND THEY’D JUST SHOW UP IN JEANS AND BE LIKE SMOKING AND HEAR THEIR NAME AND GO UP THERE.>>Jimmy: YEAH, THEY’D PUT IT OUT. NOW THEY’RE VAPING INSTEAD OF SMOKING.>>I’M VERY NOSTALGIC ABOUT THE ’70s AND ’80s.>>Jimmy: ME, TOO. AND I WONDER IF THEY’RE AS GREAT AS I REMEMBER. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THE ’70s AND ’80s?>>I JUST THINK IT WAS A BETTER TIME. NO SEAT BELTS. YOUR PARENTS DIDN’T WATCH YOU. NOBODY BABYSAT YOU.>>Jimmy: RIGHT.>>YOU COULD JUST WALK TO THE MALL. AND YOUR NEIGHBOR WOULD FLASH YOU, AND IT WASN’T A BIG DEAL. YOU KNOW, THE GOOD TIMES.>>Jimmy: DID YOU HAVE A NEIGHBOR, A FLASHER NEIGHBOR? WE HAD ONE.>>YEAH. WE DIDN’T HAVE A, YOU HAD ONE?>>Jimmy: WE GREW UP ACROSS THE STREET FROM EACH OTHER, YEAH.>>YOU DID? WERE YOU THE FLASHER NEIGHBOR?>>Jimmy: NO, NO. BUT WE DID.>>THERE’S ALWAYS ONE WEIRD HOUSE.>>Jimmy: AT LEAST ONE WEIRD HOUSE.>>AND IF THERE ISN’T ONE ON YOUR STREET, THEN YOU’RE THE HOUSE.>>Jimmy: YOU’RE PROBABLY RIGHT. THAT’S A GOOD WAY OF LOOKING AT IT.>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: THAT WAS DEFINITELY, I WONDER IF IT’S WHAT WE’RE EXPERIENCING RIGHT NOW THAT MAKES US LONG FOR THOSE DAYS.>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: OR IF THEY REALLY WERE BETTER. I FEEL LIKE THEY WERE BETTER.>>I FEEL LIKE PEOPLE WORE JEANS OUT MORE TO EVENT.>>Jimmy: IT’S ALL ABOUT DRESS CODE, REALLY.>>IT IS.>>Jimmy: WHAT KIND OF KID WERE YOU? WHAT KIND OF TEENAGER WERE YOU?>>I WASN’T, I WISH I COULD SAY I WAS COOL AND REBELLIOUS. I WAS NOT. LY A NICE GROUP OF FRIENDS. AND WE, YOU KNOW, WE STUCK TO THE RULES. BUT WE DID LIKE DRINK IN THE WOODS.>>Jimmy: YEAH.>>YOU KNOW, STUFF LIKE THAT. BUT I WAS, I WAS PETULANT. I WAS A PETULANT KID. AND I REMEMBER, THERE WAS A RULE IN MY HOUSE THAT MY DAD WOULD, I’D GO TO THE MALL ALL THE TIME. THAT’S WHAT I DID.>>Jimmy: MM-HM.>>AND MY DAD WOULD PICK ME UP FROM THE MALL, BUT YOU HAD TO STAY IN THE CAR. LIKE HE WASN’T ALLOWED TO COME INTO THE MALL.>>Jimmy: HE WASN’T ALLOWED IN THE MALL.>>BECAUSE HE WAS TOO EMBARRASSING. THEN ONE TIME HE CAME INTO THE MALL, AND I JUST SCREAMED AT HIM, LIKE WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN THE MALL! AND GOT HOME AND RAN UPSTAIRS AND MY MOM WAS LIKE, BILL, WHY DID YOU GO INTO THE MALL! MY POOR PARENTS.>>Jimmy: SOUNDS LIKE YOUR DAD MAY HAVE BEEN GETTING THE WORST OF IT, THOUGH, YEAH.>>SO THEREFORE, LIFE WAS EASY. THAT WAS, THAT WAS MY BIG — >>Jimmy: EXCEPT FOR YOUR DAD, IN WHICH CASE IT WAS HELL, HE COULDN’T EVEN GET A HOT DOG ON A STICK. WE’RE GOING TO TAKE A BREAK AND TALK ABOUT TEENAGED YEARS. YOUR NEW SHOW IS CALLED “DUNCANVILLE.” AMY POEHLER IS HERE, WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK.>>>I CAN’T WAIT TO DRIVE. BY THE TIME I’M DONE RIDING MY BIKE TO PROTESTS, I AM TOO TIRED TO MARCH. [ LAUGHTER ]>>DIAL IT DOWN, DUDE.>>I GOT THIS.>>WHO KNOWS, MAYBE SOMEDAY YOU’LL BE ABLE TO GIVE ME A RIDE SOMEWHERE.>>SMASH! I’M COMING TO ASK FOR YOUR DAUGHTER’S HAND IN MARRIAGE.>>WELL, THAT SOUNDS — WHY?>>HE WAS GOING TO SAY YES!>>I COULDN’T TAKE THAT CHANCE. YOU’RE SO COOL. FEEL ME UP.>>WITH PLEZ.>>Jimmy: AMY POEHLER, BELIEVE IT OR NOT, AS DUNCAN IN “DUNCANVILLE.”>>IT’S ABOUT DUNCAN AND HIS FAMILY, HIS FRIENDS WHO SURROUND HIM. HE CAN’T WAIT UNTIL HE HAS HIS LICENSE AND FREEDOM. I PLAY THE VOICE OF DUNCAN AND HA HIS MOM, ANNIE. SHE’S IN PARKING ENFORCEMENT AND LIKES RULES, AND SHE LIKES DUNCAN TO GET HER A CHAIR SO SHE CAN CLIMB ON IT AND YELL AT HIM FACE-TO-FACE.>>Jimmy: HOW DO YOU SETTLE ON HOW YOU ARE GOING TO APPROACH THE VOICE OF A TEENAGED BOY?>>YOU HAVE TO TAKE ALL THE WORDS YOU USUALLY SAY AND REDUCE IT TO LIKE TWO WORDS. AND YOU HAVE TO — >>Jimmy: THAT’S PROBABLY A GOOD IDEA FOR ANYONE, REALLY.>>100%. IT’S LIKE THE OPPOSITE OF THE ENGINE THAT GETS EVERYBODY PUMPED. THIS ONE FEELS EVERYBODY’S LAME. AND HIS TOWN IS SO BORING. SO STRESSED OUT.>>Jimmy: DID YOU STUDY TEENAGED BOYS?>>I DID. I WENT TO THE MALL.>>Jimmy: THAT WAS, DAD DID NOT GET TO GO?>>I WORE A TRENCH COAT AND WENT LIKE, HELLO. I WENT TO THE MALL AND WATCHED TEENAGERS. IT’S REALLY FUNNY TO WATCH, YOU HAVE TO BE FUNNY WHEN YOU WATCH TEENAGER FROM BEHIND, FROM BEHIND A POLE, BECAUSE YOU CAN GET ASKED TO LEAVE. BUT UM, WHAT I LOVE ABOUT TEENAGERS THAT AGE IS THEY HAVE, LIKE, NO FREEDOM. THEY FEEL REALLY CONFINED. LIKE THEY THINK THAT THEY ARE SMARTER THAN EVERYONE ELSE. BUT THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY’RE DOING. AND WHEN YOU’RE AROUND THEM, THEY LOOK LIKE GOOFBALLS, AND THEY’RE PUSHING EACH OTHER, AND JUST BEING ADAM’S APPLES EVERYWHERE, BUT THEY CAN SAY STUFF THAT DEVASTATES YOU.>>Jimmy: LIKE WHAT?>>YOU CAN WALK PAST THEM AND LIKE YOUR SHOES, AND YOU’RE LIKE, WHAT’S WRONG WITH MY SHOES? ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU GO HOME AND YOU WANT TO BUY A CEMETERY PLOT.>>Jimmy: BECAUSE THEY’VE SPOKEN ON BEHALF OF THEIR WHOLE GENERATION.>>YEAH. YEAH.>>Jimmy: AND THE MOM CHARACTER.>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: IS THAT BASED ON A PERSON?>>IT’S KIND OF LOOSE LY BASED N MY MOM. THE CHARACTER HAS A BOSTON ACCENT. MY MOTHER IS NOT A YELLER, BUT SHE GETS A LITTLE STRESSED SOMETIMES ABOUT, SHE STILL YELLS “BE CAREFUL”, WHEN I LEAVE THE HOUSE, AND I’M 48.>>Jimmy: WELL, SURE. YOU HAVE TO BE CAREFUL. DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE EVER MORE CAREFUL AS A RESULT OF YOUR MOTHER REMINDING TO YOU BE?>>NO.>>Jimmy: NO.>>BUT ISN’T IT WEIRD THAT NO MATTER YOUR AGE WHEN YOU’RE HOME WITH YOUR PARENTS YOU JUST GET BACK INTO THAT GROOVE? I DO TURN INTO A TEENAGER WHEN I’M WITH MY PARENTS, LIKE OH, MY GOD, I’M SO ANNOYED WITH THEM.>>Jimmy: DO YOU CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELF WHEN YOUR PARENTS MAKE DINNER AT YOUR HOUSE?>>I DO. I DIDN’T WHEN I WAS A TEENAGER, BUT I DO. I HAVE CHANGED.>>Jimmy: YOU DON’T COMPLETELY REVERT BACK TO TEENAGE HOOD.>>NO, BECAUSE TEENAGE HOOD I WAS FEET UP ON THE COUCH JUST BEING LIKE, ARE YOU MAKING ANYBODY SANDWICHES RIGHT NOW? MY MOTHER WOULD BE LIKE, I’M IN BED. I WAS LIKE, WOULD YOU GET UP, THOUGH? WOULD YOU MAKE ME ONE, IF YOU WERE UP, THOUGH?>>Jimmy: ARE YOU STILL CELEBRATING GALLENTINE’S DAY? THE HOLIDAY YOU INVENTED? [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] IS THAT STILL A THING?>>IN FACT, I’M HAVING DINNER AFTER THE SHOW, WITH RASHIDA JONES AND AUDREY PLAZA AND KATHRYN HAHN FOR VALENTINE’S DAY, FOR WHICH, THOSE OF YOU WHO DON’T KNOW, IT’S AN ALTERNATIVE TO VALENTINE’S DAY, CREATED BY PARKS AND REC. AND YOU SHOWER THEM WITH GIFTS.>>Jimmy: THERE ARE GIFTS INVOLVED.>>YEAH, I DIDN’T THINK THERE HAD TO BE, BUT LESLIE DID. IT’S FUN AND HAS CAUGHT ON EVEN THOUGH IT’S A FAKE HOLIDAY, EVEN THOUGH VALENTINE’S DAY IS A FAKE HOLIDAY.>>Jimmy: THERE’S NO MALE VERSION OF THIS, I GUESS FOOTBALL WOULD BE THE MALE VERSION OF THIS.>>I FEEL LIKE MEN ARE SO SENSITIVE NOW, YOU COULD HAVE YOUR OWN GALLENTINE’S VERSION OF IT AND JUST — >>Jimmy: I HAVE A BETTER IDEA. MAYBE WE’LL DRINK A GALLON OF SOMETHING. WE’LL JUST SPELL IT A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENTLY. WELL, YOUR SHOW WAS VERY FUNNY. I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE IT. IT’S ON FOX. IT’S CALLED “DUNCANVILLE” PREMIERES SUNDAY AT 8:30 ON FOX. WE’LL BE BACK WITH