Zooey Deschanel, Jason Alexander, More Stars Complain About Not Having Emmys in Hilarious Sketch
Unfortunately, not everyone can be a winner!
During the 73rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday evening, presenter Cedric the Entertainer appeared in a hilarious sketch titled "Emmy Support Group" in which he supported his fellow TV colleagues who have not yet received an Emmy Award.
Zooey Deschanel, Alyson Hannigan, Jason Alexander, and Scott Bakula all attended a monthly No Emmy Support Group meeting led by Cedric, 57. In the circle, each star shared their complaints that they were not properly recognized by the television academy.
At the beginning of the discussion, Bakula stated that despite beginning his television career in 1977, he did not win an Emmy. Cedric then pointed out that while the 66-year-old Bakula doesn't have to win yet, he has received five nominations and owns five villas.
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“Seriously, Cedric? I would trade one of the smaller houses for an Emmy, ”said Bakula.
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Hannigan, 47, then burst into tears. When asked if she's okay, the actress admitted that she used the group as an opportunity to show off her acting anger.
"Well, nothing. I just thought this might get me an Emmy, ”she said. “I haven't even been nominated. Not even on How I Met Your Mother. And I was the mother I think.
After Cedric said that Hannigan was nominated for a TV Guide Award in 2001 for her work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hannigan seemed surprised by the news. She then sarcastically remarked how "validating" the nomination for TV guide was.
Alexander, 61, also complained about the lack of a trophy despite his numerous nominations.
"I've been nominated eight times, seven times in a row for playing George Costanza [on Seinfeld]," he said, noting that he lost "every seven times" for his Seinfeld role. "I want my Emmy!"
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After Bakula and Alexander went back and forth over their years of entertainment business experience, Fred Savage popped up behind the camera to highlight his own references.
"Did you start early, Jason? Did you start young? Because I had two nominations when I was 14. Zero wins," said Savage, 45. "You don't bounce back. So I'm limited to directing this sketch."
Cedric then asked for Deschanel, 41, to get the discussion going again. "So I didn't win an Emmy. But guess what? My generation isn't into awards," said the actress, who received a 2012 nomination for her role in New Girl. "We all deserve love and respect."
Although Cedric supported Deschanel's positive attitude, the actress quickly countered: "But also, where is my Emmy? Where is my Emmy?"
Cedric the Entertainer, Zooey Deschanel and Jason Alexander
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Finally, Cedric got Dr. Phil added to lead the cast of actors.
"You'll be the last pig under the gate forever if you just sit around and whine without action," said the two-time Daytime Emmy winner, 71. "If you want an Emmy, get booked with Ted Lasso or The Crown . You have to do that.
At the Emmy Awards on Sunday, Ted Lasso and The Crown won all major categories. Other big wins went to Hacks and Mare of Easttown.
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