All awards shows are inherently meaningless affairs, but the Golden Globes stand out for being particularly vacuous, pointless and fraudulent. (Also, this.) Still, if they’re going to have the damn thing, and if they’re going to put it on television, and if it’s going to have some weird (and wholly unearned) impact on the Oscar race, at least Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be hosting the show.
Do you think you have influenced her sense of humor?
EILEEN: Bill thinks he’s 100-percent responsible.
BILL: I always say she gets it from me, but no one ever admits that.
EILEEN: She would prefer this interview just be me.
BILL: Amy is more nervous about this interview than she is getting up in front of millions of people. She called me and gave me a couple of test questions and I failed them all. So she said, “Dad, please just be boring.”
— This interview with Amy Poehler’s parents is pretty much the best.
Oh, you know what? If I was to die tomorrow and the last image was for me to be watching Nick [Offerman] and Megan [Mullally] kiss each other in the most disgusting way… There’s a point where Ron Swanson stomps his foot like when a bull is about to charge? I don’t know if there’s a term for that. He kept putting his foot on the ground and like swiping it on the ground like a bull ready to charge. And I seriously was going to barf. There’s nothing grosser than married people making out. But that being said, I could watch it all day.
— Amy Poehler sat down for a delightful interview with Alan Sepinwall. As a word of reminder, the best comedy on television is coming back tomorrow at 9:30 p.m. THURSDAY AT 9:30 P.M. Tell your friends.
We’re just a week away from new “Parks and Recreation” goodness. (Season premiere! Next Thursday! 9:30 P.M.! TELL YOUR FRIENDS.) In anticipation, here’s an interview with Amy Poehler.