Sean Spicer crashes Stephen Colbert's monologue at the 2017 Emmys

Tammy Harvey
September 19, 2017

"This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period", boasted Spicer - who was known for exaggerating the truth while working at the White House.

Holding the award Baldwin said, "At long last Mr. President, here is your Emmy". "So, in a way this is your fault".

Host Stephen Colbert was swift in tackling the president, who he called the "biggest TV star of the last year" for influencing shows' plot-lines. Colbert asked as Spicer walked out on stage rolling a mobile podium that resembled his old stand at the White House, but read "The Emmys Hollywood".

It takes a lot to really surprise an award show audience, but the 2017 Emmys managed to do that Sunday night. "I mean, is there anyone who could say how big the audience is?" "Both in person and around the world".

Bringing out Spicer, the real Spicer, as if he's in on the joke, and now one of the liberals that made Colbert (and the Emmys organization) feel comfortable making all their other political jokes, isn't remotely amusing.

Referring to the former reality TV star he added: "He's the reason I'm probably up here".

Colbert opened Sunday's Emmys ceremony with a musical number that touched on climate change, news media and included Julia Louis-Dreyfus, dressed as her foul-mouthed fictitious president Selina Meyer from Veep, singing "Imagine if your president was not beloved by Nazis". The evening's final honoree, Outstanding Drama Series victor The Handmaid's Tale, gave star Elisabeth Moss her first Emmy in nine nominations; Ann Dowd also won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Reed Morano took an award for her work as one of the show's directors, and Bruce Miller won Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. I tell you this. I wonder if there is a correlation there. I think he is an evil, opportunistic liar that hurt our country", Zach wrote, while actor/director Rob posted, "DT (Trump) is a sick liar.

Among the big winners, NBC sketch show, Saturday Night Live, won nine awards, which was the most of any show.

Jane Fonda and "9 to 5" co-star Lily Tomlin also riffed on the president while presenting an award with Dolly Parton.

"And in 2017", Tomlin added, "we still refuse to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot".

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