Watch Amy Pohler Turn Into a Giddy Fangirl Interviewing Writer + Producer Irma Kalish [VIDEO]
On the latest episode of Amy Poehler’s web interview series, ‘Smart Girls at the Party,’ we saw the comedy queen like never before — all but squeeing with delight when she sat down with one of her role models, Irma Kalish.
As an FYI, Kalish was the first woman in television to be made a producer with the series ‘Good Times,’ and she had a hand in writing some of the most iconic programs of all time including ‘All in the Family,’ ‘The Bob Newhart Show,’ ‘Maude,’ ‘The Love Boat,’ ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ and ‘The Facts of Life.’
That’s one helluva resume.
In the interview, Amy delves into the mind of her idol, asking if she ever felt hesitant about broaching some of the controversial subjects the shows tackled, the best part of aging, and her favorite actors to work with.
But the best part is that Poehler, who herself is a woman so many others idolize (have a seat, Taylor), was the starstruck one here. That’s not something we see very often, and it ratcheted up her own adorableness quotient by several degrees.
Oh, and watch the episode for an awesome “funny women dance” party. That alone is worth the price of admission.