Best Emmy Opener Ever
The first 15 minutes of the 58th annual Emmy Awards may have been the funniest awards show opening ever, thanks to its endlessly inventive host. First was a pre-taped segment that saw O'Brien stumble through scenes from several popular shows, including Lost, The Office, and even South Park. Next was an acerbic monologue (on the weight of the Emmy trophy: ''Of course it's heavy. It contains the shattered dreams of four [losers]''). And he wrapped with a song-and-dance parody of ''Ya Got Trouble'' from The Music Man, a spoof about the grim state of the TV industry (the refrain: ''Gee, we're screwed!''). Can Conan emcee every year, please?
Image Credit: Conan O'Brien: Dave Bjerke
Sure, many winners at this year's Emmys got teary -- but hilarious bits by Conan, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, and even Helen Mirren were the evening's real highlights