Amy Poehler Says Goodbye to Saturday Night Live
Amy Poehler, Fred Armisen, Seth Meyers
Amy Poehler said goodbye to Saturday Night Live in true Weekend Update-style, with a sincere and heartfelt message quickly interrupted by a gag at the expense of New York's blind governor.
"I did just want to take a moment to thank everybody," Poehler said at the end of Saturday's Update segment. "This is my last show. And it has been an amazing experience to be here. Being able to do over 140 shows with my friends and my family has been a dream come true, and from the bottom of my heart—"
At which point Fred Armisen, playing Gov. David Paterson, walked into the shot and stayed there.
Poehler also performed a final Bronx Beat sketch with SNL alum Maya Rudolph and host Hugh Laurie.
Poehler, a new mom with husband Will Arnett, now moves on to starring in an NBC sitcom from The Office executive producers Greg Daniels and Mike Schur.
Poehler's influence on the show has been deep: Poehler was one of the founders of the Upright Citizens Brigade, a comedy ensemble that became a Comedy Central series and a school. Several of its performers have joined Poehler on SNL, including Horatio Sanz, Bobby Moynihan, and Abby Elliot.
Will you miss Poehler on SNL? What were your favorite Poehler moments?