Ever since Will Arnett and his ex-wife Amy Poehler first brought little Archie Arnett into the world, I stressed about his sense of humor. What if he wasn’t funny? Or even worse, what if he had no sense of humor? Like not only could he not make jokes, but he didn’t even find them funny? I can’t think of anything more terrible in the entire world. Anything. Seriously, please tell me something more tragic than two funny people having an unfunny child.
DETAILS: You and Amy Poehler have two sons together. Do you worry your kids won’t be funny?
Will Arnett: Not at all. It couldn’t be further from my mind.
Will Arnett: I think any parent is happy when their kid makes a funny joke. But I never think about it that way. I don’t want them to feel obligated.
While I’m sitting over here trying to think of the many ways I’ll console Amy Poehler if Archie and Abel turn out to be two giant sticks in the mud, he’s all whatever. Considering that they come from Amy and Will, it’s genetically unlikely that they’ll be two old bores. But crazier things have happened. Like the time Stephanie “goody two-shoes” Tanner smoked cigarettes in the bathroom with Gina in MIDDLE SCHOOL. We didn’t see that coming, now did we?
As a person who generally likes to worry about things that are very far away from happening, I’m already worry about my kids not having a sense of humor. Like, what if they don’t get sarcasm — they’ll think their mom’s a raging bitch! It’s bad enough that they already are destined to be horrid athletes, singers and everything else that can win you a top spot on a talent-based reality show, I’ll just die if they’re uptight kids who don’t get what I’m saying.
But rather than put TOO much effort into worrying about that now, I’ll instead focus all my energy on stressing about Archie and Abel. Will Arnett might be a hilarious actor, but when it comes to caring about the important parenting stuff, he really falls short.
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