Amy Poehler Shines as Boss in Chandelier’s New Old Navy Spot

By Erik Oster 

Amy Poehler shines as a boss with a pampered dog and an obsession with a prospective employee’s pants in Chandelier’s new spot for Old Navy, created in conjunction with Rock Paper Scissors and Sonic Union.

In the spot, the Parks and Recreation star/SNL alum Poehler is supposed to be conducting a job interview, but can’t get over the applicants’ Old Navy Pixie Pants. “Are all these questions going to be about my pants?” the girl asks. To which Poehler responds, “Uh, this is a law firm, so yes.”


When Poehler learns that the pants are only $25 and come with a free top, she hires the girl on the spot so that she can run out and buy a pair. All this is actually a good deal funnier than that synopsis sounds, thanks to Poehler’s signature deadpan humor. Poehler also helped write and direct the spot, which helps explain how it works so well with her brand of comedy. The :30 spot doesn’t waste any time getting to the funny, either, as Poehler opens the ad with a great throwaway line. Check it out for yourself above, and stick around for credits after the jump.


Client: Old Navy

Title: “Job Interview” :30

Agency: Chandelier Creative New York

Creative Directors: Richard Christiansen, Lena Kuffner

Managing Director: Sara Fisher

Art Director: Michael Scanlon

Writer: Matt Murray

Agency Producer: Jill Andresevic

Production Company: Caviar Content

Director: Jonathan Krisel

Executive Producers: Michael Sagol, Jasper Thomlinson

Line Producer: Eric Escott

Editorial: Rock Paper Scissors

Editor: Carlos Arias

Assistant Editor: Alex Liu

Editorial Executive Producer: Eve Kornblum

Editorial Head of Production: Justin Kumpata

Post Producer: Lisa Barnable

Telecine: Color Collective

Colorist: Alex Bickel

Telecine Producer: Claudia Guevara

Audio Post: Sonic Union

Mixer: Michael Marinelli

Assistant Mixer: Pat Sullivan

VFX: Rock Paper Scissors NY

2D VFX Artist: Edward Reina

VFX Producer: Melanie Gagliano

VFX Executive Producer: Eve Kornblum