I’m weirdly excited for Amy Poehler and Will Arnett’s sons, Archie and Abel, to grow up. Their parents are two of the funniest human beings to ever star in TV shows (Parks & Recreation & Up All Night) and it’s looking likely that their sons will follow in their footsteps. Not because they also currently star in NBC comedies, but because with that gene pool, it’s almost impossible that they’ll do anything else.
Amy Poehler recently went on The Late Show with Dave Letterman and talked about how her older son Archie is already turning into a wonderful young man. And by wonderful, I mean paranoid. I think we all know a healthy sense of paraonia and insecurity is the first step in developing a long career in comedy.
“He knows when I’m going out if I’m dressed up or if I have shoes on. Like today, when I was dressed up to come here, he said, ‘Where ya going?’ I said, ‘I’m going out,’ and he said, ‘With who?’”
“I said, ‘I’m going to see some friends,’” Poehler told host DavidLetterman, 65. “I didn’t want to tell him about you. I didn’t want to confuse him.”
Archie then said, “‘Put on a coat,’” Poehler recalled. “‘Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do.’ I was like, ‘What? Read? You’re three!’”
Clearly Archie’s already planning his first comedy routine about growing up with a wild and crazy mother. If only we could fast forward twenty years so we can hear it now. Or get him an Abel a contract with The Disney Channel. I’m sure they’re at the point know where they could definitely handle their own show.