Thursday, September 18, 2008

Amy Poehler Leaving Saturday Night Live

After scoring big with her Hillary Clinton impersonation, teamed with former Saturday Night Live castmember, Tina Fey as Sarah Palin, Amy Poehler is getting ready to leave SNL. After Fey's departure, Poehler was one of the few bright lights left on the show (another being Kristin Wiig). I'll be sorry to see her go.

SNL has always been spotty, even in the best years. The original cast had its classic moments--many of them--but the complaints heard about the show today were evident then as well, but overshadowed by the good stuff. I've watched since the very first episode, when I was nine, and only skipped out on it during the abysmal Saturday Night '80 season.

SNL was really good again when Fey began as head writer, and co-anchor of Weekend Update with Jimmy Fallon. I was wary, when Fallon left, of Poehler as the new WU co-anchor. But she very quickly blended right in, and when Fey left, seemingly taught Seth Myers the ropes. Now that she's leaving, I wonder how many episodes it will take to absorb the loss. At least she says she may come back--like Fey and other past castmembers like Horatio Sanz and Jon Lovitz--for special appearances.


Poehler Gets Ready to Leave SNL

This weekend’s season opener for Saturday Night Live had comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler teaming up in a political skit parodying Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton, and begins a count down to Poehler’s leaving the show, reports . .

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