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Ask a Grown Woman: Paula Pell

“You probably are a gay person”—and other diagnoses from the self-professed Worst Kisser on the East Coast.

Paula Pell has been writing for Saturday Night Live for the past 17 years. This year she’s working on two movie scripts—one of them’s with Judd Apatow. She has a hilarious Twitter, a pit bull named Jezebel, and a horse named Verbena. Basically she wins at life; we’re honored that she shared her secrets with us and you here.

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  • Abby October 16th, 2012 7:27 PM

    “Well. Do you BOWL??? Do you BOWL often? Maybe we could BOWL together!” LOLZZZ Also, that kiss thing at the end almost made me fall out of my chair and my roommate looked at me funny haha.

  • Hazel October 16th, 2012 7:38 PM


  • umi October 16th, 2012 7:46 PM


    JSFHJSFJS she gives great advice omg this is just great omg

  • suburban grrrl October 16th, 2012 7:51 PM

    Ugh I LOVE Paula Pell. Her Twitter is hilarious and she’s awesome and I’m gonna start getting redundant if I continue. . .

  • darksideoftherainbow October 16th, 2012 7:56 PM

    this was really wonderful. like truly good, thoughtful advice AND some laughs. seriously cannot go wrong hahaha. awesome!

  • catdeneuve October 16th, 2012 8:34 PM

    she is FANTASTIC

  • glendastjesus October 16th, 2012 8:47 PM

    Paula: Queen of my heart!

  • Jessica W October 16th, 2012 9:18 PM

    She’s so god damn smart AND open minded/accepting. I wish more grown ups (am I a grown up, what is a grown up?!) were like Paula Pell.

    P.S I watch all your “ask a grown ….” when I go on the cross trainer at the gym (I’ll be up in the gym just workin’ on my fitness! ……..I’m Fergalicious)
    They make time pass sooooo quickly because they’re super intriguing and funny.

    The Lovelorn

  • elise October 16th, 2012 10:37 PM

    “Anonymous! Is that Italian?”
    She is too funny.

    • SewHappy October 19th, 2012 3:58 PM

      And when she says “Anonymous – If I can call you Anona!” Haha!

  • Pia October 16th, 2012 10:48 PM

    so smart, heartwarming and honest. love to listen to people who have flow, something worth while to say, and positive intentions. love u paula!

  • Clairebearscare October 16th, 2012 11:09 PM

    You guys always have the best people on here.

  • Maradoll Mynx October 16th, 2012 11:23 PM

    AWESOME…I LOVE HER and some of the best advice I’ve ever received from anyone ever!!!!!!!!!!!!! p.s. the kissing is HILARIO! (then I love how she scratches her nose at the end.)

  • cherrycola27 October 16th, 2012 11:41 PM

    This was my favorite ask a grown woman. She’s so funny! And really genuine. I loved it.

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  • Olivia October 17th, 2012 12:03 AM

    these were such great answers!

  • friendlychuckle October 17th, 2012 12:44 AM

    I kiss like that too. No lie.

    Also, you’re a beautiful soul. So beautiful.

  • oleander October 17th, 2012 12:46 AM

    so wise! so funny! thanks paula pell!

  • daliaop October 17th, 2012 1:06 AM

    This lady is officially an advice fairy queen.

  • mehetabelle October 17th, 2012 3:06 AM

    Did anybody else notice the UFO at 9:34?

    Newsflash: Paula Pell is a Space Queen

  • unicornconnect October 17th, 2012 3:45 AM

    DO YOU BOWL???

    that was one of the best things ever. I love it when rookie makes you feel all fuzzy and warm and like you belong, it SO nice.

    that was the least boring thing i have seen ever, this made me laugh so much.

    and the kissing part rocked by the way.

  • ivoire October 17th, 2012 4:40 AM

    omg best video ever. great finishing touch at the end

  • ICantThinkOfAUsername October 17th, 2012 9:14 AM

    This is amazing!! She seems so sweet and funny and just awesome. Plus all of her answers were so good and really nice and you could tell she was really thinking about them. Time to google everything she’s ever done/written.

  • burn-your-flesh October 17th, 2012 11:05 AM

    OH MY GOD. This lady really does win at life, she’s so weird and hilarious haha.

  • Mary the freak October 17th, 2012 1:19 PM

    She’s Superwoman probably.

  • Diama October 17th, 2012 2:04 PM

    This was way too funny. The only weird thing was that she discouraged sharing info with online people, and then she was like “well, we met online and she came to visit”, I was like “what?” I’m thinking she wasn’t a teenage girl anymore when this happen, but still, why should we miss out on the fun? It would be interesting if someone could talk about online relationships and hook-ups in depth.

  • SweetSarahO October 17th, 2012 2:25 PM

    I am going to be quoting this video for the rest if my life!!

  • isabel.97 October 17th, 2012 5:45 PM

    This so perfect. :)

  • asleeptillnoon October 17th, 2012 8:56 PM

    oh my god, i’m dying over here… the kissing & the nutballs and omg she’s awesome!

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  • Taylor WM October 19th, 2012 3:54 PM

    In regards of telling a stranger you like them, this clip with Andy and Louise from Made In Chelsea just sums it up for me I think:
    I probably wouldn’t recommend doing this though seeing the trouble it caused later on in the episode ;)

  • onewithahippiesmile October 19th, 2012 6:02 PM

    omg she is like amazing

  • Emilie October 19th, 2012 11:27 PM

    Oh my goodness this woman is sublime

  • Katherine20 November 21st, 2012 7:21 PM

    Paula owns a horse named Verbena who lives at the barn where I worked!

    Check it out you guys! I have an interview with her on my blog too!