"I have a crazy laugh."
December 21, 2016 4:52 PM   Subscribe

2016 sucked for most of us, for many reasons, but there was one thing that consistently made me laugh or smile, no matter how bad things were:

Amy Poehler's Laugh Is The Best Laugh

Amy Poehler Laugh Tribute

Both contain scenes from Parks and Recreation blooper reel laughs
posted by Room 641-A (23 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
 
She can do no wrong. She gets a free pass for life. (Well, within reason of course). But for reals.
posted by pipoquinha at 4:56 PM on December 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


now that I think of it, Mouse Rat's The Pit would be a rather apt theme song for 2016
posted by mannequito at 4:57 PM on December 21, 2016 [8 favorites]


Wow, I needed that after the baby in the bag story.
posted by bendy at 5:13 PM on December 21, 2016


2016 has not had enough Amy Poehler on my teevee.
posted by NorthernLite at 5:48 PM on December 21, 2016 [6 favorites]


now that I think of it, Mouse Rat's The Pit would be a rather apt theme song for 2016

"I was in the pit
You were in the pit
We all were in the pit"

Yep, that checks out.
posted by lunasol at 7:11 PM on December 21, 2016 [9 favorites]


So everyone can listen to it over and over, like I am:

Mouse Rat's "The Pit"
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 7:35 PM on December 21, 2016 [3 favorites]


Amy Poehler is a national treasure.
posted by zutalors! at 7:35 PM on December 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


Now I really, really, really want Amy Poehler and Gillian Anderson to do something together just for the blooper reels.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 7:59 PM on December 21, 2016 [12 favorites]


It's one of those laughs and that just holds nothing back.

Anderson and Poehler together is one of those things I never realized I needed but now crave desperately.

Okay, here's my pitch. Gillian was Amy's fun aunt growing up, the one who took her side when Uptight Mom Just Didn't Understand. Gillian would always take Amy off on these fun adventures. Maybe Aunt Gillian's an ex-spy (or Amy believes she is, anyway.) Aunt Gillian shows up just as Amy gets laid off from Dumb Day Job, and convinces her to go on one last adventure. But it turns out that Gillian is dying and this is either something on her bucket list or some spy thing that has to be cleared up before she dies but her spy bosses don't believe her and won't give her any support. Either way, it's a dark comedy with lots of laughing and hijinx. In the end, Amy learns to appreciate Dull Responsible Mom, but still tries to get her to laugh more.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 8:16 PM on December 21, 2016 [6 favorites]


Would the world end if Amy met Doug Collins?
posted by scruss at 8:20 PM on December 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Gillian and Amy are only ten years apart in age, it doesn't have to be an aunt-and-niece story. More plausible to be buddies or co-workers of some kind.

Oooh that means that you could throw Tina Fey in for the straight woman
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:36 PM on December 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


To be frank, I miss the Knope flavoured future.
posted by jaduncan at 9:39 PM on December 21, 2016 [3 favorites]


Gillian and Amy are only ten years apart in age, it doesn't have to be an aunt-and-niece story. More plausible to be buddies or co-workers of some kind.

Works for me.

To be frank, I miss the Knope flavoured future.

We need it now more than ever.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 10:15 PM on December 21, 2016


Would the world end if Amy met Doug Collins ?
posted by scruss at 8:20 PM on December 21


Scruss, Can I just thank you for getting me out of every shabby Monday morning I will never again have?
posted by metasav at 10:42 PM on December 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


To be frank, I miss the Knope flavoured future.

Eh, I don't know. I really enjoyed the show but as I rewatch it I begin to be less comfortable with the low representation of people of color, as well as the jibes at fat/rural people all the time. I guess I'm ready for the next and better thing.
posted by daisystomper at 10:44 PM on December 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


I'd argue that 2.0 was this year's DNC.
posted by jaduncan at 11:12 PM on December 21, 2016


When Pixar announced Inside/Out as "Untitled Amy Poehler Project" I'd hoped it would be a sequel to Up where Amy's character in The Mighty B was in a rival scout gang to Russell and they were working together on a scavenger hunt or something. Alas.
posted by pxe2000 at 3:39 AM on December 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


omg i love her so much eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
posted by Maaik at 7:04 AM on December 22, 2016


Even better is finding out that Ron Swanson's distinctly un-macho falsetto suppressed giggle is Nick Offerman's actual laugh <3 <3 <3
posted by ominous_paws at 7:13 AM on December 22, 2016 [3 favorites]


I don't like it! It's not cute!
posted by beerperson at 7:53 AM on December 22, 2016 [2 favorites]


> Amy Poehler's Laugh Is The Best Laugh

Wrong. Nick Offerman's laugh is the best laugh.
posted by noneuclidean at 9:28 AM on December 22, 2016


:D Ahhhh, thanks for posting, this is great. I am the luckiest woman in the world, in that I am only at the end of season 4 of P&R and have another three seasons still to watch, first time round. I've made myself stop so I'll have something to enjoy in the post-festive glumness of January. But I was already in love with Amy Poehler and this done nothing to undeepen the crush....
posted by penguin pie at 1:02 PM on December 22, 2016


this is great
posted by numaner at 8:36 AM on December 23, 2016


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