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Amy Poehler Talks Genesis of Emmys Beauty Pageant on 'Tonight Show' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 22nd 2011 4:45AM
Amy Poehler, 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'One of the more memorable moments in this year's Emmy broadcast was when the nominees for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series all came up on stage as their names were announced, to put on a faux beauty pageant. Amy Poehler talked about the genesis of that idea on 'The Tonight Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC).

It came to light when she and fellow nominee Martha Plimpton were having dinner and remembering when the Emmys was a looser and more unpredictable event. Particularly, she remembered the year that Chevy Chase, Tim Conway and Harvey Corman did much the same thing, storming the stage as their names were called.

But as they brainstormed, they came up with the idea of the beauty pageant, complete with a tiara and flowers for the Emmy winner. It came off brilliantly, and certainly had a lot of people appreciating all the classy women in the category.

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