Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are once again taking on Taylor Swift, and this time they brought along their own squad.
Fey and Poehler, who are currently starring together in the movie Sisters, spoofed Swift’s infamous “Bad Blood” music video while co-hosting NBC’s Saturday Night Live on December 19, where Tina and Amy broke out into a parody song after being asked just how they balance it all being working moms.
Tina and Amy then took the opportunity to recreate the sassy video, which currently has more than 673 million hits on YouTube, during their latest appearance on the long running sketch show, complete with their very own Fey/Poehler squad made up of Amy Schumer, Gayle King, and Robert Downey Senior.
Fey and Poehler also called in a little help from a few lesser known names to compete with Swift’s girl squad (which includes A-List names like Selena Gomez, Jaime King, and Karlie Kloss) by giving a shout out to Fey’s nanny, Poehler’s nanny, Tina and Amy’s gynecologist, and even a man who once returned Poehler’s wallet.
Swift’s original video for her 1989 hit, which debuted earlier this year, infamously broke VEVO‘s 24-hour viewing record after being viewed more than 20 million times in its first day on the site, according to Billboard. The epic music video also featured a slew of guest appearances from huge names including Gomez, Kloss, Gigi Hadid, Ellie Goulding, Cara Delevingne, Jessica Alba, Ellen Pompeo, and Cindy Crawford. Unsurprisingly, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were not invited to appear in the original music video.
But while it looked like Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s new spoof of the uber-successful music video was all in good fun, this certainly isn’t the first time that Tina and Amy have butted heads with the “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” singer.
There was no love lost between Swift, Poehler, and Fey at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards when Tina and Amy, who were hosting the big awards show, took a very public jab at the star and her active dating life during their opening monologue. Fey and Poehler joked at the show that Taylor, who had reportedly recently split from One Direction star Harry Styles, needed to keep away from actor Michael J. Fox’s young son, Sam Fox.
Shortly after Tina and Amy’s very public diss, Taylor hit back at the stars after being quizzed about the incident in an interview with Vanity Fair magazine, where she claimed that Fey and Poehler were going to hell for not supporting their fellow females in the business. Swift responded to the remark by reciting a little advice she was given by ABC News journalist Katie Couric, telling the magazine, “You know, Katie Couric is one of my favorite people because she said to me she had heard a quote that she loved that said, ‘There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.’ ”
But all the diss drama didn’t stop there. Tina Fey then responded to Swift’s take on the opening monologue in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, where she admitted that she and Amy were left pretty surprised by the “Wildest Dreams” singer’s response. “If anyone was going to get mad at us, I thought it would be James Cameron,” Tina said in 2013, “I did not see that one coming. It was a joke. It was a light-hearted joke.”
Amy also spoke out about her surprise over Swift’s response to her and Tina’s monologue, telling the Hollywood Reporter that she was sympathetic to Swift after hearing her take on the joke. “Aw, I feel bad if she was upset,” Amy said at the time, “I am a feminist, and she is a young and talented girl. That being said, I do agree I am going to hell. But for other reasons. Mostly boring tax stuff.”
Taylor Swift is yet to respond to Tina and Amy’s latest spoof.
Watch Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hilariously take on Taylor’s Bad Blood below.
Do you think Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s Saturday Night Live sketch was all in good fun? Or are Tina and Amy taking yet another jab at Taylor Swift?