It was announced late yesterday that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler would co-host the 70th Annual Golden Globe awards this January, which is basically the best news to happen to an awards show in, like, ever. I mean: Can you think of a better duo to host an awards show? As presenters and winners, those two are usually the highlights of television awards shows, so giving them free reign at an awards show that serves a lot of alcohol?
Best. Idea. Ever. Better yet, they’re the opposite of Ricky Gervais, who has hosted the last two years: They’re fun. They’re enthusiastic. They’re endearing, And they can make fun of other celebrities without making them feel bad or the audience in the theater or at home uncomfortable.
It’s also a perfect pairing for another reason: “30 Rock” will have ended its run by the time the “Golden Globes” come around, and given the dismal ratings of “Parks and Recreation,” it’s not very likely that “P&R” will be around next year. So, with Amy Poehler and Tina Fey possibly without shows, they should work exclusively together. For the rest of their lives. They should be the next Walter Matheu and Jack Lemmon.
These are the projects that can occupy them for the next 30 years.
1. A “Laverne & Shirley” television series that will run for eight years.
2. The Odd Couple remake
3. Stir Crazy (the only question would be, who would be Richard Pryor and who would be Gene Wilder?)
4. Grumpy Old Women (obviously, when they’re in their 70s)
5. A remake of White Men Can’t Jump Called White Women Can’t Dance