Seth Meyers poked fun at ‘Game of Thones,’ specifically all of the show’s deaths, during a hilarious opening monologue at the Primetime Emmys on Aug. 25. Did he go too far or is he the perfect host?
And we’re off! Seth Meyers kicked off the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards with an opening monologue, chock full of jokes about some of our favorite series. But it was his Game of Thrones diss that shocked us!
Seth Meyers’ Emmys Opening — Awards Show Host Disses ‘Game Of Thrones’
“If you’re an actor on Game of Thrones, you wait for next week’s script the way most people wait for biopsy results,” Seth joked during his opening monologue.
Of course, Seth is referencing the many, many deaths that have occurred over the course of four seasons. Death occurs in the GoT universe as often as breathing, so it makes sense why actor would be scared out of their minds when reading new scripts!
While Seth’s joke is understandable — recently, a much-beloved character died on the penultimate episode of Game Of Thrones‘ fourth season, “The Watchers On The Wall” — the timing could have been better.
J.J. Murphy, who was set to play Ser Denys Mallister in season five of Game of Thrones, died on Aug. 8 just days into filming the new season.
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Seth also took aim at Justin Bieber, 20, MTV and network television. All in all, even though Seth’s disses were quite shocking, they injected a lot of humor into the lengthy awards show.
Why Are The Emmy Awards On A Monday?
For years, the Emmys aired on Sunday nights in September, but this year, due to football and the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 24, the awards show was moved to a Monday in August. At least that’s what Seth told viewers during his opening monologue.
He then went on to explain about how silly it is that MTV still airs a music awards show when they barely air any music videos.
“That’s like network TV holding an awards show and giving all the trophies to cable and Netflix. That would be crazy,” he joked.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Did you love Seth’s opening monologue at the Emmys? Did you find Seth’s Game of Thrones diss to be funny or was it too harsh? Tell us how you feel!
— Chris Rogers