Watch: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Talk 20-Year Friendship
We first met the pair as they both began to rise to fame on Saturday Night Live, where Tina served as the show's first female head writer, and the two became the show's first and, to date, only all-female anchor team during the popular Weekend Update segment on Oct. 2, 2004. The two were already longtime friends, having met while taking classes at ImprovOlympics in Chicago in the early '90s, but when Amy joined SNL in 2001, four years after Tina had started as a writer, it was the beginning of something great—not just for us, but the two talented comedians, as well.
As Tina wrote in her 2011 memoir Bossypants, "I was so happy. Weirdly, I remember thinking, 'My friend is here! My friend is here!' Even though things had been going great for me at the show, with Amy there, I felt less alone."
Over the years, we've been treated to not just some incredible moments on the stage at Studio 8H in Rockefeller Center, but a handful of movies co-starring the two, a trilogy of co-hosting appearances at the Golden Globes (2013-15) and more displays of fierce female friendship than we can truly count.
But we're going to try. In honor of their triumphant return (albeit from opposite coasts) as co-hosts of the 78th Annual Golden Globes on Feb. 28, we're taking a look at our 15 favorite moments from this fruitful and very funny friendship!
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For her directorial debut on the 2019 Netflix film, Amy tapped her best pal—not to mention five more SNL friends, including Maya Rudolph and Rachel Dratch—for the bit part of Tammy, the owner of a Napa rental home and kind of let her steal the show with the oddball role. How's that for friendship?
Rob Latour/REX/ShutterstockAcademy Awards Scene Stealers
With Maya in the mix, the dynamic trio kicked off the 91st Annual Academy Awards in 2019, welcoming everyone in attendance. In the process, they totally stole the show, making us wish they were the hosts all night long since there wasn't a host at all.
Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for TurnerSAG Awards Sweethearts
At the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2016, the radiant friends presented Carol Burnett with the Life Achievement Award. During their speech, the famous comedians praised the comic legend for The Carol Burnett Show, saying, "Besides seeing the comedy every week, and how funny she was, and how beautiful she looked, it was important for us to see that Carol was also the boss. It was her show. And that implanted in our brains, and it made us dream of a life where we could get paid to make comedy with our friends, but also be their boss."