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Here’s 20-Year-Old Amy Poehler Hacking, Rapping and Being Super ’90s in a Previously Unreleased TV Pilot

She's a beautiful, naïve, sophisticated newborn baby.

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Earlier this week Second City shared an archival video for the first time ever of a TV pilot baby Amy Poehler shot in Toronto in 1995 with Matt Dwyer and improv superstar Del Close. RVTV (a TV show set in an RV, duh) may have never been made into a series, but Dwyer says the project still had a huge influence on his and Amy’s career:

I honestly do not recall where the concept came from. I know it was written by Adam McKay and Tom Gianas, who both went on to write for SNL and of course film and TV. Tom co-directed it. We shot it for a week up in Toronto. Also, Del improvised constantly and was throwing in tributes to old greats like his Ken Nordine. I think Amy and I may have improvised less, but as with any group of improvisors working together, improvisation is going to happen. Del was constantly throwing in references to Lenny Bruce and the others of that era. The target audience for that show probably would have no idea who he was talking about, but I personally loved it. It was a a great deal of fun and I remember both Amy and I were thrilled to be working with Del. Del was an icon to all of us.

(via Salon)

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