Amy Poehler SNL: The former cast member returns for a 'Really!?!' segment with Seth Meyers(Read article summary)
Amy Poehler returned to 'SNL' for the May 18 season finale to riff on the IRS scandal with former deskmate Seth Meyers. Amy Poehler appeared on 'SNL' from 2001 to 2008.
Poehler and Meyers reprised their “Really!?! with Seth and Amy” routine for a skit on the recent IRS scandal.
Loud cheers in the studio greeted Meyers introducing the segment and Poehler making her entrance. “Are you ready to jump back into it?” he asked Poehler, who then tried out a few different indignant “Really?”s.
“You got it, you got it,” Meyers told her.
The “SNL” head writer, who will be taking over “Late Night” host Jimmy Fallon’s job, called the IRS “less popular with Americans than exercise.”
“Don’t get me wrong,” Meyers said. “I understand that even if you do your job perfectly, IRS, no one is going to give you a Gatorade shower, but you got to try a little harder.”
“The government only keeps you around to make the DMV look good,” Poehler added.
Meyers and Poehler also called out President Obama for his professed ignorance of what had been going on and tea party groups for being surprised that they were targeted by the IRS.
“One more thing, IRS,” Poehler said. “Please don’t audit me, I just did my taxes and I did them all wrong. I’m really, really, really sorry.”
Meyers has stated that he’ll be returning to “SNL” in the fall and staying for a few months before he takes over for Fallon as “Late Night” host.
The May 18 season finale of “Saturday Night Live” was hosted by Ben Affleck and was reportedly the last episode for longtime cast members Bill Hader, who has confirmed he’s leaving, and Fred Armisen, who hasn’t publicly discussed his departure but sang a song with lyrics such as “I’ve had a lovely night” at the end of the May 18 season finale. Speculation has surfaced that Jason Sudeikis may be departing as well, but that has not been confirmed.