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Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph on 'Bake Off' Season 2 Collaboration: 'It's a Dream Job'

Peacock The Baking Competition SeriesBaking It Season 2 is back just in time for the holidays – it’s familiar The face of the show stepped in as a co-host.

After Maya Rudolph and Andy Samberg leading the first season, Amy Poehler replacing Samberg for a second go-around, with close friend and partner ) SNL alumnus Rudolph. Poehler told The Hollywood Reporter that Samberg was in the middle of a movie and couldn’t return for a second season, teasing, “He was lucky and grateful to let me wear his sweater ”

Poehler previously hosted three seasons of the craft competition show Making It(inspired Baking It) with former Parks and Recreation co-star Nick Offerman, so when she heard about Samberg’s schedule conflict, ” I’m so excited. I know from my Making It experience how much fun it is to do it with your mates, and because I got to do it with Nick, I know it means What a dream job for Maya and I to spend time together.”

It’s a dream job. It’s so comforting that you can hang out with your mates and watch people bake something,” said Rudolph, as Poehler joked, “I hope Andy never comes from any country he’s in.” return.

Although the two have often collaborated (and both serve as executive producers on the show), they have never hosted together, which they see as an easy transition.

“We did a lot of preparation when we did Saturday Night Live , it was just showing up and being ourselves and having fun, Have fun and try to host a good time,” Rudolph explained. “It’s nice to know that I’m coming to see her at work, and then we’re going to say something that will make us both laugh, and then we go home . ’” Poehler interjected, “We’d say, ‘This is never going to happen,’ and it would happen. ”

Baking It Follow a team of home bakers as they face off to create the biggest and best holiday-themed treats, which are then A panel of grandmothers judged.The duo also hosted a Baking It holiday special with celebrity friends like Fred Armisen, Kristen Bell, Nicole Richie and JB Smoove, who attended Bake-off competition for their favorite charity.

“I think it’s kind of stupid and silly, like they really can’t cook,” Rudolph said of their The special guest said, as Poehler teased, “Yeah, it’s like, ‘This is the oven, this is how you turn it on. ‘ Everyone is great! Everyone is here to win.

While there are plenty of cooking competition shows out there, Rudolph says theirs is “absolutely the dumbest” and is led by their grandma’s judging panel.

“It originally came about when our producer, Nicolle Yaron, saw a video of a group of older women talking about sweet potato pie, and their concerns were so specific and interesting about pie,” Poehler said of the concept’s origins. “The idea of ​​a judge, it’s hard; especially a cooking show, because how do you know how something tastes like? Grandmas, they really are seasoned cooks, teachers, bloggers, and celebrities, so they have a lot of experience. They’re not just grandmas down the street. They know their food, but the way they comment always feels good because they live this way and they know what’s important. “

“It’s a soft landing,” Rudolph added. “You’re going to confront Granny, and if you do, you’ll be punished.”

As for how this season compares to the first, Rudolph said, “We went further after the holidays and went into all the places we could, trying to find The idea of ​​having fun and baking is fun and more than just a baking show, but we can do it bigger and worse. “

confirms, “Saying we blow things up is a long way. ”

Baking It airs Mondays on Peacock and the holiday special also airs Mondays on NBC.



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