What’s an awards show now without a little twerking action? Even though Miley Cyrus, 20, wasn’t at the Emmy Awards, that didn’t mean there couldn’t be any twerking going on!
Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Beg Neil Patrick Harris To Twerk Onstage
Everyone now knows that an awards show isn’t an awards show without a little onstage twerking! At the end of Neil Patrick Harris’ hilarious Emmy Awards opening, two of the funniest women in TV, Tina and Amy, sat acting unimpressed in their seats with 3D movie glasses on, eating popcorn and telling Neil that the Emmys opening could get a little more fun and spicy if he took his pants off.
Amy and Tina then begged Neil to start twerking, yelling, “Work that twerk!”
Neil replied, “That would be degrading!”
They gleefully replied, “We would be degrateful!”
We loved the twerking joke and reference! And even though Neil sadly didn’t twerk for the crowd, the night is young and Neil could twerk just yet!
Neil Patrick Harris’s Opener Crashed By Previous Hosts
Neil is a veteran Emmy opening act performer, so he definitely knows how to get a reaction out of his celebrity audience! He started off the show with a montage of tons of televisions playing clips from the night’s biggest shows, adding his reaction to the programs from home.
Then, last year’s show host, Jimmy Kimmel, came up on stage to tell NPH to take in every minute of the experience “because they might not ask you back.” Bitter because he wasn’t asked back? No, he was warning him about Jane Lynch‘s fate. She also took the stage to complain that her “being a woman” prevented her from being asked to host again!
Jimmy Fallon tap danced, making a fun nod to NPH’s history as the Tony Awards’ host.
Conan O’Brien took a historical approach to the show, citing his sky-high ratings from the show!
Kevin Spacey revealed that he was the promised the hosting gig, but “It’s all going according to my plan,” he intoned from a seat in the audience. “Look at that parade of babbling baffoons. They couldn’t host a children’s birthday party.”
We loved the opening — and the twerking joke!
What about YOU, HollywoodLifers? Did you wish that Neil Patrick Harris would have twerked onstage at the Emmy awards?
— Ivy Jacobson
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