Amy Poehler Busy As A "Mighty B"
A sign for $2.99 a gallon gasoline is seen as vehicles wait for a traffic light to turn green at a Hot Spot convenience store on the corner of Henry and Converse Streets on Friday, June 1, 2012 in Spartanburg, S.C. Oil prices plunged as bleak reports on U.S. job growth and manufacturing heightened worries about a slowing global economy. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt) / Rainier Ehrhardt
On Friday, her new film, "Baby Mama," made its theatrical debut. On Saturday, Poehler goes from being hired to have a kid to being a kid in her new cartoon show "The Mighty B."
"I'm going to go to bed and stay in my pajamas until 10:30 a.m. and watch 'Mighty B,"' Poehler said of her post-movie celebration plans.
She wears her uniform everywhere and has amassed thousands of merit badges for everything from entering a stray dog in a high-end pet show to riding a roller coaster she's too short to get on.
"I think I made like a pencil holder and I went to a steakhouse restaurant. That's all I can remember," she said during a recent phone interview from her New York City home.
Bessie, with her adenoidal voice, is based on a character the 36-year-old "Saturday Night Live" star used to do on Comedy Central's "Upright Citizens Brigade."
Putting her in a cartoon show gives Poehler a chance to relive a bit of her childhood.
"Although I was not as hard working as Bessie, I certainly was as bossy," she laughed.
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