Entertainment TV Maya Rudolph and Amy Poehler Share Their Favorite 'SNL' Moment: 'Laughing So Hard Our Wigs Came Off' Longtime friends Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph recall how they met — and bonded — on Saturday Night Live By Aili Nahas Aili Nahas Aili Nahas is the West Coast Deputy News Editor at PEOPLE. She is also the TV deputy in Los Angeles as well as the Weddings Editor. Aili has spent nearly two decades in the entertainment industry and 12 years at PEOPLE. People Editorial Guidelines Published on December 14, 2022 12:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email In over 21 years of friendship, Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph have gotten to know each other exceedingly well — including the little things they have in common. "Maya and I agree on a lot of things but one of the things we agree on most is if we get a cupcake, we take that frosting right off," Poehler, 51, who is co-hosting the second season of Peacock's reality baking series Baking It alongside Rudolph, tells PEOPLE in this week's issue. Rudolph, 50, adds: "Yes! I'm not a frosting person. And if I have an Oreo, I just eat the cookie. I take out that stuff in the middle." Dessert preferences aside, the longtime friends are having fun with Baking It, in which talented teams of home bakers gather in a winter cabin and compete in a series of themed challenges for the chance at a $50,000 prize. Jordin Althaus/PEACOCK Amy Poehler Joins Maya Rudolph for Season 2 of Peacock Hit, Baking It "It's double the violence this season," says Poehler. "I mean, it's the same warmhearted show but we do blow things up and that's not a joke!" "We thought it would be fun to be our true selves — funny and goofy and warm," notes Rudolph. "And the idea that two moms would have an explosive baking show really made us laugh!" Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph on Baking It. Jordin Althaus/PEACOCK Fred Armisen, Kristen Bell and More to Join Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph on Baking It Holiday Special The pair have been laughing together since 2001, when Poehler joined the cast of Saturday Night Live the year after Rudolph. "Amy came in and it was like that scene in Grease when the Pink Ladies get to school," recalls Rudolph. "She was a beloved comic and all the writers were like, 'Amy tell us everything!'" Says Poehler: "We had the same impression about each other because I was like, 'Maya is an SNL natural. Everything you need to do on this show, Maya can do it better than everyone.' I still agree with that opinion!" Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph. Mike Coppola/VF19/Getty Amy Poehler Reunites with Maya Rudolph to Bring 'Bronx Beat' Back to SNL – and They Aren't Fans of Star Wars And the pair also agree on a favorite sketch, back in 2004. "One of my favorite things Amy and I ever did was called the Trainwreck Awards," says Rudolph, who played Diana Ross in the skit. "[Amy] was Anna Nicole Smith. It was about these awards shows that go terribly wrong." Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph on SNL. Mary Ellen Matthews/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty "You can tell we were laughing so hard because our wigs came off and people were nose breathing into their mics," she continues. "That was the beginning of us recognizing that you can have a blast doing the show have laugh while you're doing it!" For more on Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday, or subscribe here. Season 2 of Baking It is now streaming on Peacock, with new episodes dropping every Monday.