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Chris Schulz: Five great bits from the boring Emmys

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Entertainment blogger Chris Schulz takes in five great moments from an otherwise predictable, and occasionally boring, Emmy Awards.

Seth MacFarlane admitted he hadn't attended rehearsals after a microphone fail at the Emmys. Photo / AP
Seth MacFarlane admitted he hadn't attended rehearsals after a microphone fail at the Emmys. Photo / AP

1. "This is what happens when you don't come to rehearsal," said Seth MacFarlane after arriving on stage to announce the award for best reality show host, stomping up to the wrong microphone and delivering his lines to an audience that couldn't hear him. He walked over to the correct mic, one that was switched on, put on his best Stewie Griffin voice and said: "That's gonna be on YouTube." Indeed it is:

2. Fighting his way onto the stage, Jon Stewart seemed pretty chuffed to have won the Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Comedy or Music Series for his must-see "fake" news broadcast The Daily Show. That is until he dropped an F-bomb and slammed the Emmys as "predictable".

The balls on that guy. Watch the censored incident below:

3. When Julia Louise-Dreyfus won the award for best actress in a comedy, she started reading out the wrong speech. Turned out it was fellow nominee Amy Poehler's acceptance speech. Poehler should have won, and this stunt looked more than a little staged, but Louise-Dreyfus' awkward intake of breath suggests she hadn't been told.

4. Anyone who's seen the awesomely awkward Girls knows Lena Dunham doesn't mind getting her kit off. But did anyone expect her to show up naked in a toilet stall eating cake during the Emmys' opening skit? Urgh doesn't even begin to cover it.

5. Here's the skit that sent Twitter into meltdown and proved just how gullible users of the social media service are. Host Jimmy Kimmel used Tracey Morgan in an obvious bid to increase viewership and get people talking about the show. But Morgan and his nunchucks stole the show. Watch it below:

And if you're looking for a sixth, well it was probably Kat Dennings and that dress.

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Chris Schulz

Chris Schulz is an entertainment feature writer for the New Zealand Herald.

A subscription to RTR Countdown magazine as a teenager kick started Chris’ inspiration to become an entertainment reporter. After finishing a grad-dip at journalism school, he discovered the magazine no longer existed. So he instead begged for a reviewing job at Rip It Up, then took over a local news website’s entertainment section in 2004 when no one else wanted to do it. It’s as much a surprise to him as it is to those around him that he’s been doing entertainment reporting ever since, utilising his diehard love of popular culture (specifically music, TV, movies and games). His career highlights including interviewing heroes like Billy Corgan and Trent Reznor, discussing the best sheep-docking techniques with Courtney Love, and breaking his nose during a Shihad concert. The last thing left on his entertainment reporting bucket list is to ride a rollercoaster with Dave Grohl, something he’s hoping to achieve in the next 12 months.

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