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December 14, 2008

Amy Poehler says goodbye on 'SNL'

Amy Poehler signed off from Weekend Update with an emotional goodbye speech.

The performer has been with "Saturday Night Live" since 2001 and plans to return to NBC as the star of a new half-hour comedy sometime next year (NBC has always said the show will debut midseason, but sources keep pegging the premiere as much more likely to surface next fall).

Here's the clip:

Even better, this reminder of why Poehler is so much fun on the Update desk, with a segment skewering Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich:


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