The One Where I Interviewed My New Best Friend Wendi McLendon-Covey.

The One Where I Interviewed My New Best Friend Wendi McLendon-Covey.

Did I ever tell you about the day I met Wendi McLendon-Covey and she said that she would be my best friend forever? Well, that shit happened, y’all.

After some negotiation, I said she would have to share the spot with my other BFF Jenny...(if only because Jenny helped me come up with my questions for Wendi…by the way, all of Jenny’s questions were banned (big surprise!)…but also because Jenny took to me see Bridesmaids even though she’d already seen it twice…PLUS, she snuck in two bottles of wine for us to drink during the movie…and that’s a friendship you just can’t question). But Wendi said she was willing to share the role and to take me to the airport…because THAT’S WHAT BEST FRIENDS DO!!!! I’m not sure why I’m yelling.

Anyway, I had fun this summer cooking up sausage for Hillshire Farm (Farm: singular; Sausage: plural), and this was the final fun with that. Check it.

The next day, I saw Wendi as she was leaving, and she was all…”Hey best friend!” Because she’s awesome. And can remember people she met only hours before like she’s a freaking brain surgeon or something. Impressive. Seriously, you guys all want her as your best friend. But alas, she is mine. I swear. I have edited footage on a cutting room floor or on some guy’s computer somewhere to prove this.

Bottom line: Wendi is smart and funny and hot. All the things you want in a best friend. Plus, her first boyfriend was called Bubba. Also plus, after meeting me, she started wearing this wig that looks, um, curiously and exactly like my hair…See?!!!…

Yeah. So she may be a stalker, but she’s my stalker. And I will have her take me to the airport. Also, in addition, and furthermore, I always go see anything Wendi is in with her talented self. And I’ll bring Jenny along with me. Because Jenny will always bring wine. And that’s what best friends do.

The Snapshots

16 Responses to The One Where I Interviewed My New Best Friend Wendi McLendon-Covey.

  1. Lindsay says:

    She really did say you were her BFF. I heard her. Notice my disturbed face in the background- Because how in the hell was I supposed to follow THAT?!

  2. Laura says:

    Right?!! Thank you, Lindsay. I’m glad I had a witness. Stupid editing guy.

    I thought you were disturbed by all the zombie apocalypse questions. But you didn’t look disturbed. You looked pretty. We’re Pretty!!!!

  3. barchbo says:

    You have a superstar body double who is also your best friend? I love that and am not THAT jealous only because you’re my friend.

    Leslie, I agree that you look pretty. I had to go back and look for your face in the first shot. If you had really looked disturbed I would have noticed that right away and probably limited my comments to “what’s up with the disturbed looking girl behind you?”

  4. She’s totally going to be our new best friend. I can feel it.

  5. mousebert says:


    So, what are the questions that were censored?

  6. Allison Allen says:

    Lots to say about this, but really, the only thing that sticks in my mind is that a movie is being made of What to Expect when You’re expecting. I’m speechless, really.

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  8. Can I point out that the two bottles of wine I snuck into the movies were single-sized screw tops? Because otherwise I kind of sound like an alcoholic. Like, more than usual.

  9. Amy says:

    Awesome! My favorite part was the sneaking in the wine bit. (I’m going to pretend I didn’t read the part about them being tiny bottles and keep the lovely picture in my mind.) My husband and I sneaked a whole bottle of wine into see the one man show “A Bronx Tale.” People behind us were SO jealous. So was Chazz Palminteri. He didn’t say anything, but I could tell. Wine bottles are why the Big Purse was invented.

  10. Zannah says:

    That is an awesome commercial (and an awesome interview – she handled being put on the spot about the secret very well). She’s totally stalking you.

  11. I have not snuck wine bottles into a movie theater since I was 14. I am felling all nostalgic…

  12. Kristen says:

    This is awesome. And I’m tolding getting the bestie vibe between you two.

  13. Helen Jane says:

    I LOVE her. You continue to be my hero.

  14. Ken says:

    Wait. I thought I was your BFF.

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