Amy Poehler Hits the Jackpot With Archie

04/03/2009 at 01:30 PM ET
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When Amy Poehler read in a book for expectant parents that babies enjoy being placed on a bed and having faces made at them, she was understandably thrilled. “I was like… jackpot!” the 37-year-old actress said with a laugh during a recent appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. “It’s good for me. It’s what I do at my job, basically…except for putting someone on a bed.” Amy — who welcomed son Archibald ‘Archie’ William Emerson, 5 months, in October — joked that the approach has worked like a charm.

“I haven’t changed him once. I just make funny faces and hope that he’s cleaning himself up.”

Life as a pregnant woman was “really fun” for Amy, who enjoyed the warm welcome she and her bump always received. “People are really nice to you…They get excited to see you and they want to pat your belly and call you big mama and all that kind of stuff,” she noted. Once Archie arrived, however, the vibe changed considerably! “No one wants to be around you,” she lamented. “They don’t want you to sit next to them on the plane, it’s bad news. They don’t want you pushing your kid [in a stroller] ahead of them…They hate you.”

Archie is the first child for Amy and her husband Will Arnett; Her new show Parks and Recreation premieres Thursday, April 9th at 8:30 p.m. on NBC.

Source: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

— Missy

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Lis on

LOL! She is hilarious! Can we see a pic of Archie, please??!!

Elle on

I’m excited for her show.

Annie Porter on

She must be cool – we also have an Archie William who is now 3, so she’s got some fun times ahead!!! Archie’s all appear to be quite cheeky but such fun.

morgyn on

I love her!

and she is so right about pregnant women vs. women with babies. not that i have kids, but i have seen many examples.

Archie is in for a good time. I love what her husband said about them fighting for the first laugh…

Michelle on

I know she’s being funny and taking it to the extreme, and it is kind of true–everyone loves you when you’re pregnant, but run and hide when you’ve got a baby. (well, not your friends and family, but strangers in the store, etc. . . .)

Stephany on

I love her! She’s hilarious! And I am so, so excited about her new show.

J on

I know what Amy is saying but my fiancee and I have a couple we are good friends who totally went off the map and are hiding from everyone now that she’s given birth. We had no intention to run and hide since they had a baby now but they apparently chose to see less of different groups of good pals with no explanations. I guess the run and hide works on both sides sometimes. (shrugs)

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