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Amy Poehler wants to know if her Emmy nomination comes with cash

July 8, 2010 | 12:21 pm

Poehler Immediately after she learned she had been nominated for her lead role on "Parks & Recreation," Amy Poehler says she did some online banking, withdrew some money and bought herself a small plane.

"I should really find out if any money comes with this nomination," she joked. (At least, we think she was joking.) On a more serious note: "It's been a great year for women in comedy. To be included among them is just excellent."

Asked who she felt was snubbed, she mentioned her costars. And Meryl Streep. And "those kids from 'Twilight.'"

If she actually wins, she says she will fashion the statue into a broach to wear on her lapel.

"Either that, or I would design an apartment around it," she said. "I have no room for false modesty. It would be the first thing you saw when you walked into the place."

What would her character, Leslie, say if she won?

"She would be ill-prepared," she said. "She would spend a precious 20 seconds thanking the kind person who filled her seat while she went to the bathroom. Then she would end with a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt or an empowering lyric from Salt-n-Pepa."

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Photo: Amy Poehler on "Parks and Recreation." Credit: Chris Haston/NBC.

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