"I miss the people. I miss the cast and hanging with them every day and getting to see their great faces and the work and playing play Leslie Knope. I loved all of it when I did it," she explained.
Poehler added that part of what made the show such a smash success was the cast's chemistry, saying, "We were really lucky we had such an amazing cast and everybody improvised the same way and spoke the same language but I think it's tricky…it's the difference between a good show and a great show."
Andy Samberg, one of Poehler's fellow Saturday Night Live alums, is taking the stage to host tonight's big show and Seacrest asked whether she prefers to be a spectator or an emcee like she was for the Golden Globes with Tina Fey.
"I very much prefer tonight," Poehler dished. " I can get a little drunk and Andy is going to do a great job!"
So there's that! And a little spoiler alert for all of you out there: Poehler and Samberg may have something up their sleeves for viewers tonight.
"We talked about a little idea that I may end up doing if time allows…Andy is very long-winded," she joked before adding, "He's going to be great."