Amy Poehler gives birth (to 'a little baby Sean Penn'?)

Amy Poehler and husband Will Arnett welcomed their first child, son Archie Arnett, Saturday, her publicist confirms. "He is 8 lbs. 1 oz.," rep Lewis Kay said in a statement. "Amy, Will and Archie are all healthy and resting comfortably."

Seth Meyers, Poehler’s coanchor on Saturday Night Live‘s "Weekend Update," broke the news to viewers, announcing that Poehler’s chair was empty because she was "having a baby." Special guest Maya Rudolph and current cast member Kenan Thompson then serenaded Poehler with a custom rendition of "Can’t Take My Eyes Off You."

Poehler is expected to leave SNL after this season to star in her own NBC sitcom. While SNL fans ponder whether the show can survive without her, fans of the 2007 film Blades of Glory, in which Poehler and Arnett costarred as a pairs figure skating team, might have an idea what the couple is wondering: Asked in one of the DVD bonus features (below, at three minutes) if they were ever to have a baby, would it be the funniest child in the world, they broke character, giggled, and gave a genuine answer:

Poehler: We think we might have the most unfunniest child.
Arnett: We have always imagined that we’d have a Sean Penn-like child.
Poehler: A little baby Sean Penn.
Arnett: Real brooding, Method-y actor.
Poehler: Smokin’ all the time….I hope my baby doesn’t smoke. I don’t know what kind of baby we’re gonna have. I really should get on this.

Then, the conversation turns naughty.

We think Archie will be just fine.

More on Amy Poehler and Will Arnett:
Amy Poehler Q&A: My Crazy Characters
EW Cover story: A week behind the scenes of ‘SNL’
How will ‘SNL’ fare without Amy Poehler?
Q&A: Stupid Questions with Will Arnett
Will Arnett: 10 New TV Classics That Made Me Cry

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  • Anonymous

    Congratulations Amy & Will!

  • Denise

    Lucky man, lucky lady, lucky baby! Congrats to all, and SNL just won’t be as funny without you, Amy!

  • why?

    Archie? Really? REALLY?!

  • juju

    Who’s the interviewer in that clip? It sounds an awful lot like Ed Helms. Or maybe I’m crazy…

  • Kath

    Amy, Amy, Amy… Archie is a NICKNAME. Not a full name.

  • Teresa

    Is she going to do the “The Office” spin off?

  • Hannah

    Dude, Archie Arnett is probably one of the coolest names I’ve ever heard. Congrats to the happy family!!

  • Shari

    I love those two together and I’m so happy for them and their new baby! I think Archie Arnett is an adorable name for 2 adorable people; good for them. I will REALLY miss Amy on SNL. First Tina, then Maya, now Amy. At least Kristin Wiig is left.

  • Shari

    I love those two together and I’m so happy for them and their new baby! I think Archie Arnett is an adorable name for 2 adorable people; good for them. I will REALLY miss Amy on SNL. First Tina, then Maya, now Amy. At least Kristin Wiig is left.

  • Snarf

    Congrats to them both. Archie? For real? He’s going to have to develop a sense of humour whether he’s ben born with one or not.

  • Lauren

    Is it weird to say that a pregnant woman, soon to give birth, rapping on tv is my idea of a role model? All well, Amy Poehler is my kinda role model. Also, I’d like to nominate her for entertainer of the year.

  • kelly

    nice to know she didnt abort/murder the child.

  • XSEDrake

    Kelly… WTF?

  • CP

    I second that! Kelly, WTF???

  • toonces

    Amy and Will are THE funniest couple alive in America today. Congrats to them both. Archie, uhhh i guess i’ll learn to like it!

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