When I saw this hilarious and wonderful bit last night, I said “I bet this was Amy Poehler’s idea.” And the LA Times blog confirms that it was. I fucking love that she thought of this and got everyone else on board. The media is constantly trying to sell us on the idea that WOMEN HATE EACH OTHER. We are jealous of how pretty other women are, we want what other women have, we are all like two seconds away from tearing each other’s weaves out at ALL TIMES because we are competitive and hateful and crazy. And while that is true 100% of the time for real housewives of major metropolitan areas, my own experience tells me it’s really not the case for regular, non-reality-star ladies. And so anyway, rather than squawking on her tumblebloggerpage about unfair characterization by the media for the last 1000 years, Amy actually did something to SHOW that women can have fun with each other and cooperate and risk looking silly together and be happy for each other when one of them wins something. I love that she walks the walk, that she shows instead of tells. She is a HERO (to borrow an Alison phrase) and an inspiration and it makes me proud to be affiliated with the UCB.
“Amy [Poehler] was in the middle of some such nonsense with Seth Myers across the table, and she did something vulgar as a joke. I can’t remember what it was exactly, except it was dirty and loud and ‘unladylike.’
Jimmy Fallon, who was arguably the star of the show at the time, turned to her and in a faux-squeamish voice said, ‘Stop that! It’s not cute! I don’t like it.’
Amy dropped what she was doing, went black in the eyes for a second, and wheeled around on him. ‘I don’t fucking care if you like it.’ Jimmy was visibly startled. Amy went right back to enjoying her ridiculous bit. I should make it clear that Jimmy and Amy are very good friends and there was never any real beef between them. (Insert penis joke here.)
With that exchange, a comic shift took place. Amy made it clear that she wasn’t there to be cute. She wasn’t there to play wives and girlfriends in the boys’ scenes. She was there to do what she wanted to do and she did not fucking care if you like it.”