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 â€śReally!?! with Seth and Amyâ€ť routine for a skit on the recent IRS scandal.
Loud cheers in the studio greeted Meyers introducing the segment and Poehler making her entrance. â€śAre you ready to jump back into it?â€ť he asked Poehler, who then tried out a few different indignant â€śReally?â€ťs.
â€śYou got it, you got it,â€ť Meyers told her.
The â€śSNLâ€ť head writer, who will be taking over â€śLate Nightâ€ť host Jimmy Fallonâ€™s job, called the IRS â€śless popular with Americans than exercise.â€ť
â€śDonâ€™t get me wrong,â€ť Meyers said. â€śI 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.â€ť
â€śThe government only keeps you around to make the DMV look good,â€ť 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.
â€śOne more thing, IRS,â€ť Poehler said. â€śPlease donâ€™t audit me, I just did my taxes and I did them all wrong. Iâ€™m really, really, really sorry.â€ť
Meyers has stated that heâ€™ll be returning to â€śSNLâ€ť in the fall and staying for a few months before he takes over for Fallon as â€śLate Nightâ€ť host.
The May 18 season finale of â€śSaturday Night Liveâ€ť was hosted by Ben Affleck and was reportedly the last episode for longtime cast members Bill Hader, who has confirmed heâ€™s leaving, and Fred Armisen, who hasnâ€™t publicly discussed his departure but sang a song with lyrics such as â€śIâ€™ve had a lovely nightâ€ť 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.