The friendship between Amy Poehler and Tina Fey is the gift that just keeps on giving.
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."
Over the years, we've been treated to not just some incredible moments on the stage at Studio 8H in Rockefeller Center, but a handful of movies co-starring the two, a trilogy of co-hosting appearances at the Golden Globes (2013-15) and more displays of fierce female friendship than we can truly count.
But we're going to try. In honor of that first Weekend Update appearance 15 years ago, we're taking a look at our 15 favorite moments from this fruitful and very funny friendship!
Thanks for the laughs, ladies!