Aubrey Plaza and Amy Poehler Reunited as Their ‘Parks & Rec’ Characters On ‘SNL’

On Saturday, Aubrey Plaza hosted Saturday Night time Reside. Although the actress lately had a escape position in season two of HBO’s hit drama The White Lotus, her past love is comedy. Most individuals found Plaza on the present Parks & Recreation, the place she carried out throughout from Amy Poehler who’s an alumna of the SNL forged.

In the course of the episode, Poehler joined Plaza for “Weekend Replace,” the place they performed their respective characters from Parks & Rec, April Ludgate and Leslie Knope. Poehler donned her previous energy go well with, and Plaza threw on an gray hoodie and a brunette wig — the actress is at the moment a platinum blonde.

The sketch began with anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che welcoming April to the section so she may “encourage younger folks to become involved in native authorities,” since she is a civil servant of the Parks and Recreation division in Pawnee, Indiana.

“All people ought to become involved the place they stay, when you’re younger you must get a job as a rubbish man or one thing,” April advised. She added that residents may attempt changing into a “canine catcher and simply say you couldn’t discover any.”

Knope then arrives to make some inside jokes about weekend replace, and introduced again the recurring joke that Knope thinks Joe Biden is likely one of the sexiest males on the planet. Biden additionally confirmed up in an earlier clip by which Biden really appeared to congratulate Plaza on being probably the most well-known individual in Deleware.

Poehler was herself as soon as an anchor on “Weekend Replace,” paired with pal Tina Fey after which with Seth Meyers. She began Parks and Rec in 2009 after leaving Saturday Night time Reside a 12 months earlier.

Leslie advised Jost throughout the section, “I wish to decide your mind about this job, about this present as a result of I used to observe this when Seth Meyers did it by himself with nobody else and he made it look very easy.”

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Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and extra. Her first guide, The Lonely Hunter, will probably be launched by Dial Press in February 2022.


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