After his spectacular opening at the Tonys, everyone was expecting something big from Emmys host Neil Patrick Harris. Instead his opening was a big let down, with a lame bit featuring arguing former hosts and a House of Cards parody from Kevin Spacey. Luckily, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey swept in at the end to save the bit just by being themselves.
Watch the opening here:
Twitter wasn't really pleased with Harris' performance, even comparing the schtick to Seth MacFarlane's controversial turn at the Oscars.
Guys, I'm really worried NPH is about to start singing "We Saw Your Boobs." #EWEmmys— Hillary Busis (@hillibusterr) September 23, 2013
NPH is doing his Seth MacFarlane imitation.— Jon Caramanica (@joncaramanica) September 23, 2013
Meanwhile, others just wondered where the singing and dancing was.
I better see some singing and dancing, stat. #Emmys— Joe Adalian (@TVMoJoe) September 23, 2013
Why isn't Neil Patrick Harris singing yet— Willa Paskin (@willapaskin) September 23, 2013
It has been 8 (?) minutes and still no singing #emmys— Vulture (@vulture) September 23, 2013
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