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Everybody knew that the Emmys would get political this year, but most of us didn’t expect an actual former political figure to make an appearance.
During host Stephen Colbert’s opening monologue, which featured quite a few political jokes, a surprise guest showed up on stage with his podium in tow.
Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was there to comment on the size of the Emmys audience compared to the size of Donald Trump’s inauguration crowd.
And in typical Spicer fashion, he said it was great.
“This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period. Both in person and around the world,” he said, parodying his comments following the inauguration.
No, it was literally the same line.
“This was the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, period,” Spicer said at the time.”Both in person and around the globe.”
“That really soothes my fragile ego,” Colbert responded. “I understand why you would want one of these guys around.”
After he was done, Colbert thanked Melissa McCarthy for her appearance. The actress was in the audience after having won the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series award at the Creative Arts Emmys last weekend. She was honored for her work as Sean Spicer this season on “Saturday Night Live.”
After his performance on the Emmys, maybe Spicer should get to share her Emmy.