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Amy Poehler's Having a Baby, Just Not on 'Parks and Recreation'

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 17th 2010 9:23PM
amy_poehler_will_arnett_gap_advertisementThat Betty White Mother's Day episode of 'Saturday Night Live' on May 8 just got a whole lot more interesting. Today, the news broke that Amy Poehler is having a baby. This will be baby number two for Amy and her brilliantly funny spouse Will Arnett. It'll also throw the production schedule of Amy's NBC sitcom 'Parks and Recreation' into a tailspin, but the network has been aware of her delicate condition for weeks and they've been making arrangements.

According to The Wrap, Amy's on screen character, Leslie Knope, will not be having a baby. That would be catastrophic for Leslie, since the career woman who dreams of climbing the political ladder from Pawnee, Indiana, to the state capitol and beyond, is a single lady. An out of wedlock baby might not be a catalyst to bigger and better things.

On the personal level, this is wonderful news for Will Arnett and Amy Poehler. Their first child, a boy named Archibald William Emerson Arnett -- they call him Archie -- was born on October 25, 2008, just hours before a 'Saturday Night Live' broadcast.

As for the show, they'll be filming as many episodes as possible before Amy has to take maternity leave. Alan Sepinwall speculated that there'll be many scenes of potted plants and other furniture blocking views of Amy's mid-section. My guess is the giant pocketbook or laptop carrier will be employed.

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i knew it! during last week's episode, i paused it towards the end and told my boyfriend that she was preggers. good for her!

March 18 2010 at 1:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Thats great.

But what does Betty Whites episode have to do with it?

March 17 2010 at 9:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Joel Keller

Because the Betty White episode will be a salute to moms, and include a number of former SNLers who are also moms. Poehler is included on the list of alumns who are going to be on the show.

March 17 2010 at 10:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Oh ok. i had no idea.

March 17 2010 at 10:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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