Date: 17 September 2017 23:18
Sean Spicer just crashed the 2017 Emmys and blew everybody's mind.
It didn't come as much of a surprise that Stephen Colbert's opening monologue was politically inclined, but all it took was one look at the audience's reaction at the award show to see that the cameo from the former White House press secretary was extremely unexpected.
The reactions to Sean Spicer were better than Sean Spicer #Emmys pic.twitter.com/KTBZwVwXCM
— Emily Longeretta (@emilylongeretta) September 18, 2017
During his monologue, Colbert asked if someone in the audience could predict how large they thought the viewing audience for the Emmys would be for this year — cue Spicer.
The former press secretary rolled on to stage on a wheeled podium and said, "This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period, both in person and around the world."
Spicer's proclamation was in reference to the comment that he made at President Donald Trump's inauguration saying it "was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration" for which he received widespread backlash and ridicule. Hey, at least he can make fun of himself, right?
"Melissa McCarthy everybody. Give it up," Colbert said, joking, as Spicer left the stage and the camera panned to McCarthy, who impersonated Spicer on last season's Saturday Night Live.
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