Actress/comedians and BFFs Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are fresh off their latest success—hosting the Golden Globe Awards for the second year in a row, and pulling in high ratings and positive reviews. This power couple of comedy seem unstoppable…plus…they just seem like they’re having so much fun it makes us want to join them. Here are 10 reasons why we wish Tiny Fey and Amy Poehler were our BFFs:
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1. They get the best lines. Once, just once, we wish we could share a stage or Saturday Night Live sketch with the two of them, and deliver one of their zingers.
2. They broke the glass ceiling at SNL. Fey became the first female lead writer on Saturday Night Live, and together with Poehler, brought audiences some of the show’s best material of the 2000s.
3. They empower women. Smart founded an online community, Smart Girls, to empower young girls, and Fey’s best-selling autobiography, BossyPants, chronicles her work at SNL and how she created the hit show, “30 Rock.”
4. They’re feminists. Sure, Taylor Swift may have gotten her feelings hurt when they poked fun at her at last year’s Golden Globes, but Fey and Poehler, through their work and deeds, show again and again that they’re on the side of women. Check out Poehler’s SNL portrayal of Hillary Clinton, if you have any doubts.
5. They dissed serial celebrity dater and whiner Taylor Swift. That scores points in our book.
6. Two words: Mean Girls.
7. They are working mothers. Sure, they’ve got more money than most of us, and they can pay for nannies and private schools. But the pair often address the challenges of working mothers in terms we can all relate to.
8. Liz Lemon and Leslie Knope. They created two of television’s most likable, relatable female lead characters—Fey’s neurotic Liz Lemon on “30 Rock,” and Poehler’s tirelessly optimistic Leslie Knope, on “Parks & Recreation.”
9. They’ve got their sh*t together. You never see Poehler or Fey’s name in the tabloids for drunk driving, rehab, ugly divorces or extramarital affairs. They’re grown ups who haven’t let fame go to their heads.
10. They really are BFFs! Fey and Poehler met at an improvisational comedy class in Chicago in 1993, and they’ve been besties ever since. Thankfully, they’ve shared a lot of their laughs with us along the way.