President-elect Barack Obama named Sen. Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State -- and Amy Poehler stopped by "Saturday Night Live" for a spoof!
Poehler left the sketch show in October after giving birth to her son, but she returned on Saturday during the cold open. Cast member Darrell Hammond brought back his impression of Bill Clinton and Amy as Hill said, "You might think we're down but like the south, vampires, and Britney Spears, we will rise again."
"Saturday Night Live" is currently in its 34th season and going strong with two new cast members.
The sketch show's search to replace cast member Amy Poehler has brought two new additions to the late night program. Michaela Watkins and Abby Elliott will be filling Poehler's clown shoes. The "Baby Mama" star left the show in October after giving birth to her first son, Archie.
Michaela Watkins is like a lot like Amy -- Massachusetts bred. She got her start as a member of the Groundlings in Los Angeles, and has appeared on hits like "The New Adventures of Old Christine," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Californication."
Abby Elliott is the first "SNL" legacy. The actress is the daughter of "SNL" alum Chris Elliott and she is first child of a former cast member to be hired by the show. Her grandfather is Bob Elliott, of the comedy team "Bob and Ray."
No word yet whether the new gals will appear on "SNL" beginning this week, with host and "Role Models" star Paul Rudd.
"Saturday Night Live" creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels set the record straight on the future of the 30-year-old sketch show.
Lorne confirmed to the New York Post, "Baby Mama" Amy Poehler will not be replaced on "Weekend Update." Head writer and "Update" anchor Seth Meyers will sit all by his lonesome at the big news desk. "He's going to be doing 'Update' solo for the foreseeable future."
Meyers started his solo stint this weekend, while Poehler and husband Will Arnett welcomed their first son, Archie. Michaels did not want to see Amy go, "My hope was the Amy would stay forever ... And these changes are complicated."
Michaels also revealed "SNL" is planning to add "one or two" female cast members. He says the ladies will appear on stage "as soon as we find them."
There was no debunking of rumors Barack Obama would appear on this weekend's show. "I heard rumors about him, and there were also rumors about John McCain." The show airs three days before the election and Ben Affleck is hosting.
Obama made a guest appearance a year ago, but all other appearances were canceled, Michaels said, "Twice we expected Obama, but he had to cancel. Once because of the hurricane and again because of his trip to Hawaii."
Just for the record, Michaels likes to keep viewers on their toes. "We never announce anything."
The "Baby Mama" star is now a real life mama! Actress and "Saturday Night Live" silly girl Amy Poehler gave birth to a baby boy today in New York City.
Poehler, 37, and hubby of 5 years, "Arrested Development" star Will Arnett, 38, announced in April they were expecting their first child in the fall.
During Amy's pregnancy, she was nominated for her first Emmy and continued to to co-host "Weekend Update" on "SNL" alongside Seth Myers.
When Tina Fey returned to her roots at "SNL" to portray GOP vice-presidential hopeful Sarah Palin, the actress won praise for her spot-on impersonation -- with the Alaska governor herself calling the spoof "hilarious."
This past weekend, Fey returned to NBC's "Saturday Night Live" to portray Sarah Palin opposite Amy Poehler's Katie Couric in a skit lampooning the CBS anchor's recent sit-down with the VP candidate, again drawing high ratings and big net replay for the sketch.
Fey, whose producing, acting and writing skills are seen in the Emmy-winning comedy series "30 Rock," is no longer a full-time cast member of the sketch comedy show. Her recent portrayals of Palin have been a treat for fans of "SNL." Poehler has announced that this will be her last season on "SNL."
Viewers tuning in for the premiere of "Saturday Night Live" were welcomed by Gov. Sarah Palin herself... portrayed by celeb lookalike and comedy queen Tina Fey, who along with Amy Poehler as Hillary Clinton, stole the whole show with their hilarious opening sketch.
As an entertainer, host Michael Phelps proved himself to be a great swimmer. Poehler's Hillary Clinton was a seething, podium-breaking riot, and she and Fey created what will undoubtedly become a classic sketch from the long-running show.
Extratv.com reported Friday that Fey was expected to appear as the GOP VP candidate. The "30 Rock" star had the in-studio audience cracking up the minute she spoke -- using Palin's distinctive northern twang to lampoon the wannabe VP.
Saturday's episode was the most watched "SNL" since December 17, 2002, when former VP Al Gore hosted, and Phish performed as the musical guest.