Are Tina Fey and Amy Poehler best friends? A look at their best SNL and Golden Globes moments before award show

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler first met in 1993 at a Chicago ImprovOlympic Theater class. Poehler also joked many years later that she got her first real beauty lesson from Fey


                            Are Tina Fey and Amy Poehler best friends? A look at their best SNL and Golden Globes moments before award show
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler team up to host the Golden Globes again this year. Here's a look at their history together (Getty Images)
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The 78th edition of the Golden Globes is finally here and once again we get to witness the best of films and television walking away with their respective trophies. Thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, much of the show will be held virtually from New York City's Rainbow Room and Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, a location the ceremony has occupied since 1945.   

The renowned award ceremony will be aired live coast-to-coast on NBC at 8 pm EST/5 pm PST. The highly-anticipated event will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Interestingly, this is not the first time that the talented duo host the awards show as they first took over the ceremony in 2013.  Fey and Poehler’s bond is clearly visible to the audience and they have been the best of friends for a very long time.
 
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Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler speak onstage during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015, in Beverly Hills, California (Getty Images)

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How did Tina Fey and Amy Poehler meet?

The funny women are Hollywood’s ultimate best friends and looking at their extrovert personalities, it always seems like they were bound to bump into each other. If we dive deep into their friendship, multiple reports suggest that Fey and Poehler first met in 1993 at a Chicago ImprovOlympic Theater class. Poehler also joked many years later that she got her first real beauty lesson from Fey.

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According to the website Biography, Poehler sheds light on the beginning of her friendship with Fey where she stated, “She was sharp, shy and hilarious. We took classes together and sat in the back… When we did scenes together, they weren’t particularly funny or interesting. There was absolutely nothing pointing to the fact that anyone on our team would be successful in any kind of comedy career.”

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Best ‘Saturday Night Live’ sketches

Fey was the first to join the now very famous comedy sketch show ‘Saturday Night Live’ (SNL) in 1997 and Poehler joined much later but their chemistry on-screen is what everyone loved. It was in 2001 when Poehler finally landed on SNL. Over the years, the duo has given indelible moments to cherish on SNL and some of their best sketches are as follows:

Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler speak onstage during the 71st Annual Golden Globe Award at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, California (Getty Images)

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Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton address the nation

This is undoubtedly the best SNL sketch of Fey and Poehler. It is also widely considered as one of the biggest political sketches of all time. Fey played the role of Sarah Palin while Poehler got decked up as Hillary Clinton. The much famous skit on politics, feminism and being a woman in the public eye got them a thrilling response. Their impression instantly became iconic. 

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The Bush Twins' secret language

This was another sketch that made them more popular. Fey and Poehler brilliantly pulled off the role of  Bush daughters Barbara and Jenna in Season 30 in 2005. The episode was discussed for a long time in the world of television.

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Meet your second wife

Whenever Fey and Poehler shot a sketch together, they always managed to do something new and different and they did the same with ‘Meet Your Second Wife’ sketch on SNL. The segment shed light on men marrying women half their age it resonated very well with the audience when it aired. 

Actresses Tina Fey and Amy Poehler attend ELLE's 21st Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel on October 20, 2014, in Beverly Hills, California (Getty Images)

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Movie Set with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

Another SNL sketch that became popular is called ‘Movie Set with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’ where they got decked up as actresses from the vintage era. While many thought it might end up as a boring set, it actually proved to be totally hilarious.

Tina and Amy’s dope squad

This had to be included in the list as they took over the music video of Taylor Swift’s music video ‘Bad Blood’ in Season 41 of the show. Fey and Poehler introduce a reporter played by Aidy Bryant to their squad, which includes nannies, a gynecologist and Amy Schumer. 

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Best Golden Globes moments

Apart from their strong chemistry in SNL, the bond between the two actresses was always visible clearly when the duo took over as hosts for the Golden Globes. They first hosted the renowned award ceremony straight from 2013 to 2015.

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The 78th edition of the Golden Globes will be their fourth time when they will take the stage again. Not only SNL, but Fey and Poehler also made headlines for subtle digs at the awards show. Here are some of their best moments from the Golden Globes:

Offending Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift attends the world premiere of "Cats" at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on December 16, 2019, in New York City (Getty Images)

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With their sharp humor and sarcasm, Fey and Poehler made fun of Taylor Swift’s highly publicized dating life in 2013 where they joked about warning the crooner to stay away from Michael J Fox's son.

Fey also said that Swift could use "some me time" to learn about herself indirectly referencing Swift’s public relationships with celebrities like Joe Jonas and Jake Gyllenhaal. The ‘Love Story’ hitmaker apparently got pissed and in an interview with Vanity Fair, she asserted, “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t support other women,” a quote which he attributed to Katie Couric.

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Poking fun at Leonardo DiCaprio

One of the most iconic moments of Fey and Poehler from the Golden Globes is when they did not even spare Hollywood star, Leonardo DiCaprio. The duo made fun of him dating models while going into details about how DiCaprio is 46 and dating 23-year-old actress Camila Morrone.

They welcomed him on stage by saying, “And now, like a supermodel's vagina, let's all give a warm welcome to Leonardo DiCaprio." The actor took the joke in good spirits as he laughed and nodded to Fey and Poehler while walking out.

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The Julia Louis-Dreyfus dig

In 2014, both hosts took a dig at actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus who was nominated that year for both TV show ‘Veep’ and her film, ‘Enough Said’. The hosts made several jokes about film actors thinking they were better than television actors. They also made fun of how Louis-Dreyfus is a movie star now and therefore doesn’t have time for her gross TV friends anymore. Poehler also made fun of the actress as she noted that Dreyfus sat in the film section that evening.

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Calling out George Clooney 

George Clooney of the television show "Catch 22" speaks during the Hulu segment of the 2019 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on February 11, 2019, in Pasadena, California. (Getty Images)

During the 2014 Golden Globes, Fey and Poehler took a subtle but hilarious dig at George Clooney. While referring to the actor’s award-winning flick ‘Gravity’, they joked about how Clooney would rather float into space and die instead of spending time with a woman his own age.

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Slamming Bill Cosby over sexual assault cases

The 2015 Golden Globes saw Fey and Poehler taking a sharp jab at Bill Cosby who was accused of sexual assault of multiple women. In the beginning, Poehler said, “In Into the Woods, Cinderella runs from her prince, Rapunzel is thrown from a tower for her prince, and Sleeping Beauty just thought she was getting coffee with Bill Cosby.”

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Fey reverted, “I don't know if you saw this on the news today, but Bill Cosby has finally spoken out about the allegations against him. Cosby admitted to a reporter [doing her Cosby impression] ‘I put the pills in the people! The people didn't want the pills in them!'” Poehler then interrupted and said, “No, Tina. That's not right. It's more like [imitates Cosby] 'I got the pills in the bathroom and I put them in the people!” 

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