Emmys 2017: Watch Stephen Colbert's Musical Number and His Jabs at Trump in Opening Monologue


Emmys 2017: Watch Stephen Colbert's Musical Number and His Jabs at Trump in Opening Monologue


Chance the Rapper, 'This Is Us' and 'The Americans' casts, as well as Sean Spicer make cameos as Colbert sings about how everything is better on TV and skewers President Trump.
Stephen Colbert made his debut as the host of Primetime Emmy Awards. The "Late Show" host kicked off the 69th annual awards event with an opening number, after "Black-ish" star Anthony Anderson and "Mom" actress Allison Janney came to Colbert's dressing room to tell him that it's about time to begin the show.

Anderson and Janney challenged Colbert to sing how everything is better on TV. He did it with the help of "This Is Us", "Veep" and "The Americans" casts as well as Chance the Rapper. " 'Stranger Things' is much less strange than our reality," he sang. Jumping to "Veep" set, Julia Louis-Dreyfus crooned, "Imagine if your president was not beloved by Nazis." Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys joined Colbert as they sang, "Even treason's better on TV," while poking fun at President Donald Trump's close relationship with Russia.

His jabs at Trump didn't stop there, as he reminded everyone how Trump wanted to win an Emmy so bad and how he paid so much attention to the show, like when he criticized the 2014 Emmy Awards host Seth Meyers. "Marbles in his mouth!" Trump tweeted about Meyers at the time. Colbert gave Meyers a chance to respond to that accusation and Meyers spilled marbles from his mouth as he tried to speak.

"If he'd won [an Emmy], I bet he would not have run for president. So, in a way this is your fault," Colbert scolded the audience. "I thought you people loved morally compromised anti-heroes!" He then added that Trump didn't win because "unlike the presidency, the Emmys go to the winner of the popular vote." He asked himself, "Where do I find the courage to tell that joke in this room?"

But that wasn't the biggest jaw-dropping moment as towards the end of the monologue the real Sean Spicer showed up to brag about the number of Emmy audience. "This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period! Both in person and around the world!" he said on a podium that he brought himself.

The political issues aside, Colbert still made time to address the hurricanes that ravaged Texas and Florida. He thanked the first responders who helped the victims and reminded that people could still donate to relief efforts to handinhand2017.com.






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