Through seven seasons and 125 episodes, Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman build a strong working relationship on Parks and Recreation. Since the show ended, they’ve been looking for opportunities to rekindle that magic. How did they do it? They came together as producers and co-hosts of Making It, the new competition built around amazing people who love arts and crafts. Poehler and Offerman talked to us about how the show came together. (Click on the media bar below to hear Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman)
As executive producers of their own show, Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman are definitely hands-on bosses. That’s why the duo — who worked so well together on Parks & Recreation — are also serving as the show’s co-hosts. Of course, the show itself is, quite literally, hands-on: As Poehler and Offerman explain, Making It is a fun competition for people who like to work with their hands! (Click on the media bar below to hear Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman)
The House, a suburban comedy starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, hits Blu-ray and DVD October 10 via Warner Bros. Entertainment.
When their Kate (Poehler) and Scott (Ferrell) can’t afford their daughter’s (Ryan Simpkins) college education, they decide to open an illegal casino in their residence. Scene stealer Jason Mantzoukas (Dirty Grandpa) is the neighbor who helps the couple in their misguided venture. Andrew Jay Cohen, who penned Neighborsand Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, makes his directing debut.
Click on the media bar to hear Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler talk about getting to work together once again on The House:
The House special features include deleted scenes, two featurettes (“The House: Playing With a Loaded Deck” and “If You Build The House They Will Come), extended and alternate scenes, line-o-ramas, and a gag reel. The DVD version only comes with the gag reel.
It’s an assumption that comedic greats like Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler would have worked together a plethora of times by now, but their comedic team ups have been sparse (Blades of Glory). Now they’re the leads of The House, a comedy which has them playing parents who open up an underground casino to finance their daughter’s (Ryan Simpkins) college education. The picture was written and directed by Andrew Jay Cohen, the scribe behind Neighbors, Neighbors 2 and Mike and Dave Need College Dates.
“Andrew, having written the script, had a very good game plan going on how he wanted to shoot it and how he wanted to conceive the whole project in terms of shot selection and set design” said Ferrell. “I think he did wonderfully well for a first time director.”
Click on the media bar below to hear Ferrell and Poehler talk about teaming up for The House: