2021 Emmys get political with Newsom recall joke, Mike Pence fly skit


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Viewers took to Twitter to comment

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Politics made its way into the 2021 Emmy Awards.

Late-night host Stephen Colbert took to the stage to present the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, but first joked about the recently recalled election for California Governor Gavin Newsom.


Colbert said he had recall voting results after he was recalculated for the winner of the 2018 Outstanding Comedy Series category, which went to Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

Fortunately, after a fake special vote, Colbert confirmed that the winner was still “Mrs. Maisel” and added that it only cost California hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Colbert was mocking Newsom, who won his recall election. The rebellion started last year mainly over allegations that he had mishandled his state’s response. coronavirus. He was originally voted as governor in 2018.

Critics took to Twitter to comment on the joke:

“Amy/Stephen Colbert made fun of the memory… does Hollywood award itself?” one said the user.

“joke about amy remembers most of the time she was flat as stefan colbert and her show. Because of political nonsense,” another person tweeted.

“The Weirdest Points of the Night So Far: Ken Jeong’s Vaccination Commentary, and Stephen Colbert’s Recall Rant (Including a Larry Elder That Should Have Been Avoided),” A Watcher commented.

to someone else Told, “Don’t think audiences loved Stephen Colbert’s remembrance joke.”

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“Colbert calls it a stupid waste of money the CA had to spend on a ridiculous recall,” agreed a the user.

Later in the night, Emmys host Cedric the Entertainer was part of a premade skit that featured the infamous fly landing on former Vice President Mike Pence’s hair during his debate with incumbent Vice President Kamala Harris last year.

“A Mike Pence joked at the Emmys … almost a full year after it happened,” Said another Thums-down with a GIF of Adam Sandler.

“When I started watching the Emmys tonight, I just kept saying “when are they gonna comment on the pence fly, it’s the elephant in the room,” said one user Twitter.

“We’re half an hour behind at the Emmys but we hit the pence fly bit and my brain is blowing my ears out with just a touch,” another Told.

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a third audience wrote, “So I had to watch a 5-minute-old fly-on-mic-pence-head bit as I walked off the stage during Gene Smart and Jason Sudeikis’ speeches. Literally screw the Emmys… it could be an hour and Half if they cut the trash and go back to back with the prize.”

“I can’t stop thinking about how they could have cut that fly skit and given time to Gene Smart. #Emmys,” Agreed one more.

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