Amy Poehler and husband Will Arnett welcomed their first child, son Archie Arnett, Saturday, her publicist confirms. “He is 8 lbs. 1 oz.,” rep Lewis Kay said in a statement. “Amy, Will and Archie are all healthy and resting comfortably.”
Seth Meyers, Poehler’s coanchor on Saturday Night Live‘s “Weekend Update,” broke the news to viewers, announcing that Poehler’s chair was empty because she was “having a baby.” Special guest Maya Rudolph and current cast member Kenan Thompson then serenaded Poehler with a custom rendition of “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”
Poehler is expected to leave SNL after this season to star in her own NBC sitcom. While SNL fans ponder whether the show can survive without her, fans of the 2007 film Blades of Glory, in which Poehler and Arnett costarred as a pairs figure skating team, might have an idea what the couple is wondering: Asked in one of the DVD bonus features (below, at three minutes) if they were ever to have a baby, would it be the funniest child in the world, they broke character, giggled, and gave a genuine answer:
Poehler: We think we might have the most unfunniest child.
Arnett: We have always imagined that we’d have a Sean Penn-like child.
Poehler: A little baby Sean Penn.
Arnett: Real brooding, Method-y actor.
Poehler: Smokin’ all the time….I hope my baby doesn’t smoke. I don’t know what kind of baby we’re gonna have. I really should get on this.
Then, the conversation turns naughty.
We think Archie will be just fine.
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