As we count down to the 2014 Emmy Awards, Zap2it is taking a closer look at each of the lead acting nominees for comedy and drama — and judging them not by their best work, but by some of the more dubious credits on their IMDB pages. So we ask you: Based on what you’re about to see, would you give this person an Emmy?
If Amy Poehler isn’t being a tour de force as Leslie Knope “Parks and Recreation” then she’s personifying perfection as a Golden Globes host with BFF Tina Fey. She also manages to squeeze in some comedic genius performances in movies like “Baby Mama” and “They Came Together.”
Poehler is enjoying her fifth Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Leslie Knope and is fresh off a Golden Globes win for the same role. Has Amy Poehler ever done anything not awesome though?
Those with really excellent memories may remember that Amy played a rapid-fire cursing date with Turret’s Syndrome opposite Rob Schneider in “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo.” It’s hard to imagine America’s comedy sweetheart screaming “anus licker” and “ball hair” at random strangers — but here it is. Warning: Not safe for work, due to strong language.
It may be dirty, but you can’t deny Amy Poehler has always known how to steal the show.