During The Sound of Music Live Thursday night, NBC premiered the first promo for the 2014 Golden Globes, hosted, once again, by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
In the promo, Poehler and Fey, the type of friends we don’t deserve, but got anyway, sit around a piano and do their best to harmonize.
The photo gallery at Amy Poehler Web has been updated with 1,008 high definition screen captures of Amy Poehler from episodes 6×07 and 6×08 of “Parks and Recreation”.
We won’t get a new episode of “Parks and Recreation” until January 2014!
Amy Poehler Web > Television Series > Parks and Recreation > Season 6 > 6×07 – Flouride
Amy Poehler Web > Television Series > Parks and Recreation > Season 6 > 6×08 – The Cones of Dunshire
Amy Poehler was one of the celebrities featured on the segment “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets” on last night’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live”. Watch it below.
Despite all her hard work, Leslie Knope found herself losing the battle against Councilman Jamm last week on Parks and Recreation, as the recall vote he engineered against her succeeded. So what happens next? During a visit to the set last week, the Parks and Rec crew gave some answers.
Leslie still has one month left on the job and Amy Poehler noted, “There’s a lot of comedy coming up where we have a lot of fun with what she does as a ‘dead man walking.’ A lame duck.” Added executive producer/co-creator Michael Schur, “Yeah, the next two episodes [airing back-to-back this week] are largely about Leslie with a ticking clock on her career, trying desperately to jam through some last second [goals] — no pun intended. It’s largely about how she tries to finish off her career as a city councilwoman. And then the 100th episode, which airs in January, is about literally her final hours in office. “
As to how they decided to have Leslie voted out, Schur said, “We spent 10 weeks before [Season 6] talking about the options. It just seemed like the best, juiciest option. Once we committed to having a recall, it was like, ‘Well, if she wins the recall vote, then she’s just back to where she was before.’ And the more exciting and kind of interesting thing seemed to be to boot her out. “
Added Poehler, “It’s also an interesting idea that Schur and I talked about at the very beginning of the show. The idea of this one person, with very little power, believing that they could make a difference. When you start being that person and things change, people don’t always like it. People don’t always like when things change, especially when they’re really personal and small – the size of your sodas. So it’s kind of cool to play around with the idea that just because Leslie is getting things done doesn’t mean that people like what she’s doing. How do you fight the cynicism and disappointment that come along with that? How do you make anything different in politics? How do you change City Hall without getting defeated by the fact that when change does happen, people still kick you out?”
“We talked a lot about the long-term story arc of the character fighting the tide of cynicism and you kind of can’t tell that story if everything is going great,” remarked Schur. “If nothing challenging happens in her life, if her best friend doesn’t leave town or if she gets elected to office and then just everything she wants to accomplish, she very easily accomplishes, then you can’t really tell the story of how to stem the tide of cynicism. So occasionally, we have to kind of knock her around a little bit, especially professionally.”
So what will Leslie do next? Said Schur, “She’s going to do what she always does. She’s going to mull some stuff over and she gets a lot of advice from a lot of different people — among them Ron Swanson — along the way. And she actively seeks out a bunch of different possibilities for her life and certain things present themself to her and she’s just going to kind of… She just never stops moving. She’s a shark. She never stops moving and eventually she’s going to figure out a path that makes sense for her.”
Schur’s reference to Leslie’s best friend leaving town of course is to Ann Perkins, as Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe will be exiting Parks and Recreation in the thirteenth episode of Season 6.
Said Poehler, “It’s really sad. We’re really bummed to lose them and to send them off to their great beyond. But you know, we’re like a really tight family here, so you never really feel like you’re saying goodbye to family when they move somewhere else. You just don’t see them as much as you had and you’d like to. Certainly, I know that in our show, no one ever really leaves Pawnee. We still call people back that did stuff in the first and second season. And so I’m certain that Rob and Rashida will make their way back to Pawnee as many times as we can grab them. But we also just know that they’re our family and our friends. Rob and Rashida aren’t moving away – she says defiantly! But yeah, it’s hard. It’s been really fun comedy to play Leslie’s various reactions to Ann’s news and we have a lot more ahead of Leslie dealing with Ann leaving and Ben dealing with Chris leaving and all of us having to figure out our feelings about it. It’s been really good story stuff to play with. And I like that the show that Parks is always isn’t afraid to jump off the cliff.”
She then added, regarding Poehler and Lowe’s exits, “Nick [Offerman] had the best quote, which was, ‘I think our show got 85% less attractive.’” Chimed in Offerman, “The good news is I move up to #8.”
Poehler was asked if we might meet a new character to take over Ann’s role as Leslie’s confidant and Poehler channeled Leslie, exclaiming, “No one will ever replace Ann and even suggesting it is disgusting!”
Schur, Poehler and Adam Scott all said they felt Lowe and Jones’ final episode — which was being shot during our visit to the set — was a strong one and noted that the table read for it was an emotional one. But Offerman managed to throw in his own wonderfully deadpan retort.
Michael Schur: It’s very sad in places.
Amy Poehler: It’s so good!
Schur: It’s pretty good.
Adam Scott: It’s really, really funny too.
Poehler: Yeah, it’s really funny.
Scott: But the table read was tough.
Poehler: I know, but that’s a cheesy thing for us to say!
Nick Offerman: A lot of people are feeling emotional about it… I think it’s stupid.
The photo gallery at Amy Poehler Web has been updated with 840 high definition screen captures of Amy Poehler from episodes 6×05 and 6×06 of “Parks and Recreation”.
Amy Poehler Web > Television Series > Parks and Recreation > Season 6 > 6×05 – Filibuster
Amy Poehler Web > Television Series > Parks and Recreation > Season 6 > 6×06 – Recall Vote
The photo gallery at Amy Poehler Web has been updated with 109 HQ and MQ images of Amy Poehler attending the GQ Men Of The Year Party and the “Fine By Dannijones” Private Dinner in Los Angeles on November 12th and 13th.
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Amy Poehler Web > Appearances > 2013 > GQ Men Of The Year Party – Inside
Amy Poehler Web > Appearances > 2013 > DANNIJO + Rashida Jones “Fine By Dannijones” Private Dinner
Parks and Recreation stars Adam Scott and Amy Poehler share the big screen with an all-star roster in the divorce comedy A.C.O.D., making its debut on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand January 14, 2014 (and available on Digital January 3) from Paramount Home Media Distribution.
The A.C.O.D. Blu-ray includes access to a digital copy of the film as well as the following special features: Amy Poehler Outtakes; Cast & Crew Discussion; and fun Public Service Announcements: Coping with A.C.O.D.; Be Proud to be an A.C.O.D.; Have You Seen a Shaman?; Are You Awesome?; Commitment-Phobic?; and What Does A.C.O.D. Stand For?
The photo gallery at Amy Poehler Web has been updated with 910 high definition screen captures of Amy Poehler from episodes 6×03 and 6×04 of “Parks and Recreation”.
The show returns with all new episodes on Thursday, November 14th!
Amy Poehler Web > Television Series > Parks and Recreation > Season 6 > 6×03 – Doppelgangers
Amy Poehler Web > Television Series > Parks and Recreation > Season 6 > 6×04 – Gin It Up
The Alamo Drafthouse is best known for zero tolerance policy on cell phones, our great food and beer and our sometimes outrageous stunts. But we also have a core value of giving back to our local community. We do this by offering our venues for benefits and cause-related screenings, by donating movie passes to community groups, and by giving new filmmakers the chance to show their work to the public. But the way we most love to give back is by sharing our passion for film through programs like our free Kids Camp.
Films can bring books to life for young readers and we frequently host low-cost field trips for school groups. This month we are bringing Harper Lee’s TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD to the big screen as part of our Tough Ladies series.
What makes it even more special, is that MOCKINGBIRD is being presented in partnership with Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, a rapidly expanding online network and community movement that inspires young women (and all of us) to change the world by being their authentic selves. Amy filmed a special introduction to the film that will run at all Alamo MOCKINGBIRD screenings. We absolutely agree with her that “there is no bigger Smart Girl in the world than Scout”. Through the character of Scout, we see our own struggles to speak up against racism and sexism, and we experience the pain and confusion that comes when you find out that grown-ups don’t always do the right thing.
MOCKINGBIRD encourages us to have tough conversations that are critically important in our communities. To foster that conversation, we are offering discounted screenings for school and community groups and a free discussion guide they can use after the film. We hope you will join the conversation.
For more information about Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, go to www.amysmartgirls.com. For showtimes and to arrange a field trip for your group, contact your local Alamo Drafthouse here.