Amy Poehler Misses SNL, Gives Birth

One of SNL’s best, Amy Poehler, participated in Thursday night’s Saturday Night Live special and rehearsed up until Friday for the main production, but couldn’t make it because of more pressing matters.

“Amy Poehler is not here tonight because she’s having a baby,” Seth Meyers said Saturday at the start of the “Weekend Update” newscast parody he normally cohosts with Poehler. “Now here are tonight’s other top stories…”

Poehler and her actor husband Will Arnett are now the proud parents of Archie Arnett. In a statement, NBC said the baby weighed in at 8 lbs., 1 oz., and that mother, child and father were all healthy and resting comfortably.

The Saturday delivery caused SNL staffers to scramble to get the show ready. The bad news now is that Poehler’s time on the show has ended. But what a memorable run – and political season – she’s had. Her Hillary Clinton impersonation was as good as Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin and her “Sarah Palin Rap” (below) will probably go do in SNL history as one of the best skits she’s ever done. Throw in the fact she was eight months pregnant and it’s brilliant.

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  1. Julie n Chris says:

    I saw a very cute and funny gift for New Dad’s the Daddy Diaper Changing Toolbox by funstuff4babies.com my mom couldn’t stop laughing when she saw it. I’m sure Will could use one right about now.