“Ask Amy” Poehler and actually receive good advice

Most jokes aside, NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” star Amy Poehler has decided to unleash her age-old wisdom to teenage girls in “Ask Amy,” a series of episodes on her Smart Girls YouTube channel.

Poehler, known for her outlandish comedic antics, puts all her craziness aside and gives girls really sincere answers with a bit of humor in these 14 episodes (and hopefully counting). She just lies on the bed, hangs out in the bathtub or sits on the floor by the couch during these two-and-a-half minute episodes while she’s answering questions from girls around the world regarding school anxiety, embarrassing moments, family issues and makeup.

Poehler rose to fame on “Saturday Night Live” and become a full cast member during her first season, a feat previously unaccomplished by a featured member. She had the honor of co-hosting the Golden Globes last month with best friend and SNL co-star Tiny Fey.

Don’t expect her “I’m not a regular mom, I’m a cool mom” character from the high-school comedy “Mean Girls.” Poehler shares what lessons she’s learned during her life to hopefully help adolescent girls struggle through that difficult time.

Check out the “Bodies” episode.

Look for awesome cameos by “Parks and Recreation” guest star Paul Rudd in “Friendship” and “Parks & Recreation” co-star Audrey Plaza in “Anxiety.”

Poehler, a mom of two young boys, may not have a little girl of her own, but regardless, she’s going to make a pretty great one during those teenage years if she can follow her own advice.

Comments

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  1. Roger Mitchell says:

    I guess when children are raising their own children then a SNL comedian is a good source of wisdom ? But it scares me . I’d prefer to set my children straight myself I say that as a single father who raised 2 boys and daughter as a single parent.. They all grew up and now pay taxes not a felon amongest them.. My work is now done .. But I’d be damned if I would wanted them to seek advice from some air head comedian ..

  2. M Patterson says:

    Oh Roger you beautiful naive sophisticated newborn baby, congrats on raising your kids and even better work keeping them out of jail! But rest assured no one is trying to actually raise kids via YouTube. A little advice from a successful woman who produces and stars in her own sitcom never hurt anyone especially the young girls she features on her show.

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