It sounds more like a “Saturday Night Live” skit than real life, but crazily enough, Amy Poehler’s OB-GYN died the day before she gave birth to her and Will Arnett’s first son, Archie, in 2008. In fact, Poehler was on the set of “SNL” the day before her due date, rehearsing scenes with Jon Hamm, when she found out about her doctor’s passing.
She recounted what happened for a panel at BookCon in 2014: “So, it’s my first kid, I’m in a ‘Mad Men’ outfit, I turn to everybody, and I hysterically start crying, and a really pregnant woman crying is terrifying. And Jon Hamm, who I am just getting to know, comes over and puts his hands on my shoulder and is like, ‘This is a really important show for me. I’m gonna need you to get your shit together.’ And I laughed so hard, I probably peed myself.”