That—and a fond memory of Jennifer Lawrence.
After giving NPH a couple of hosting tips, alongside her partner-in-crime Tina Fey, the dynamic duo headed to the stage to present the first award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy. But Poehler knew that simply going up the stairs can get dangerous—so she took the proper precautionary measures.
You may have forgotten that moment during last year's Oscars telecast when J.Law took a tumble while going up the stairs to accept her award (don't worry—you can relive it right here).
In an attempt to avoid experiencing the same ordeal, Amy got on her hands and knees and crawled each step on her way to present. She even did a little Mission Impossible-esque roll at the end.
It may have been a little over-the-top, but it was pretty hilarious and it was successful—she didn't hit the ground (well, not by accident, anyway).