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Amy Poehler And Tina Fey Saved The Emmys Opening Number, Reminded Us That They’re Award Show Superheroes

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Despite the fact that Emmys host Neil Patrick Harris qualifies as the most tripliest of triple threats, his opening number for the show fell completely flat. I spent the whole time saying, “ahhh and now is where he’ll start singing and dancing,” only to be devastated over and over and over again. I know this isn’t the Tony Awards, but is it so much to ask that he spend ten minutes doing a little number for us that’s full of inside TV jokes and references that only the most devoted binge watchers will understand? As someone who just sat through two hours of Kelly Osbourne and Ross Matthews calling everyone’s dress fabulous and timeless I say no, it is not too much to ask. But alas, it never happened.

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In fact, the only thing that kept the whole opening from being forgotten immediately were the last minute cameos from Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Like the award show superheroes that they are, they literally jumped in and saved the day with their 3D sunglasses and their buckets of popcorn and their all-around amazingness.

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And then after they did that, they crawled on to the stage to present an award together. Yes, you read that right — they CRAWLED. Sure Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon and Jane Lynch also joined in on the fun — but they failed to bring their usual funny.

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While we didn’t get more than a few minutes of Tines and Ames tonight, I think we’ll be seeing them again at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards. Sure they haven’t said they’ll host again, but I think they’ll be legally obligated to do it after I send my petition around the interweb tomorrow. I know that my petition for them to attend a super fun BFF slumber party never picked up steam, but I feel a lot more confident about this one. May we one day live in a world where they’re required to host every award show ever!

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