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Late Night with Seth Meyers Celebrates 10 Years with First-Ever Guest Amy Poehler

"We have come a long way," Meyers told his friend and former Saturday Night Live co-star on Late Night's 2014 premiere episode. 

By Christopher Rudolph

It's a special week at Late Night With Seth Meyers: The talk show is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. On February 24, 2014, Seth Meyers took over Late Night hosting duties from Jimmy Fallon when he went on to host The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

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Watch Late Night with Seth Meyers on NBC weeknights at 12:35/11:35c and next day on Peacock.  

On Late Night's premiere episode, Meyers kicked off his new show in a big way, with his first-ever guest being his good friend and Saturday Night Live co-star Amy Poehler

Watch a clip from the show's debut above, in which Meyers introduces Poehler to the ecstatic audience and escorts her over to his desk for his very first Late Night interview.

"This is awesome," a proud Poehler said as she sat down.

"We have come a long way," Meyers reflected, noting how they were in the same "SNL class" together, starting on the show back in 2001.

"I am so excited to be your first guest, because I feel like the first guest really sets the tone," Poehler told her friend. "And I know you guys have been preparing for the show, and it's that anxiety of, 'Are the guests going to show up?' And the guests are here! They showed up, the party has started."

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The interview is only 10 years old, yet it feels like many lifetimes ago as Poehler discusses the various projects she is currently working on—like filming the final season of Parks and Recreation, writing her book Yes, Please (which Meyers contributed to!), and co-hosting the Golden Globes with Tina Fey.

Amy Poehler on Late Night With Seth Meyers in 2014

Watch Amy Poehler's first appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers 

Speaking of the 2014 Golden Globes, Poehler talked about how at the awards after-party the first person to arrive was Joaquin Phoenix, which she called a "great, great weird first guest."

"Like him, I hope that I set a very talented and strange tone," joked Poehler.

"You're going to do such a wonderful job because you're so talented and also, I have watched you for 13 years pretend to listen to people," she told Meyers, referring to his time as the head writer on SNL.

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Not only was Poehler the first celebrity interview on Late Night, but the episode's other guest was then-Vice President Joe Biden, whom Poehler called a "gorgeous charm monster."

Poehler returns to celebrate 10 years of Late Night with Seth Meyers on February 26

The Inside Out star returns to Late Night on Monday, February 26—which, strangely enough, Poehler predicted on her very first visit.

"I am the first one here. I am going to be the last to leave," she said. "So at like 10 years later you'll find me under your desk."

Will Poehler pop out from under Meyers' desk to celebrate the decade? We'll have to tune in to NBC at 12:35/11:35c to find out.