We first met the pair as they both began to rise to fame on Saturday Night Live, where Tina served as the show's first female head writer, and the two became the show's first, and to date, only all-female anchor team during the popular Weekend Update segment on October 2, 2004. The two were longtime friends, meeting while taking classes at ImprovOlympics in Chicago in the early '90s, and when Amy joined SNL in 2001, four years after Tina had started as a writer, it was the beginning of something great—not just for us, but the two talented comedians, as well.
"I was so happy," Tina wrote in her 2011 memoir Bossypants. "Weirdly, I remember thinking, 'My friend is here! My friend is here!' Even though things had been going great for me at the show, with Amy there, I felt less alone."