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The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards (2011)

We open with a pre-recorded bit, in which Jane Lynch sits down with the faux-President of Television, Leonard Nimoy, who tells her that men find her woman-ish and women find her man-ish. (... See full synopsis »
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And we're off...as a 40-style radio announcer tells us about the value of television, somehow footage of LeBron is involved, then Aretha singing at Obama's inauguration (with an ironic clip... See full synopsis »

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Credited cast:
Akon ... Himself
James Arness ... Himself - In Memoriam (archive footage)
Will Arnett ... Himself - Presenter
Danny Arroyo ... Himself
Reza Badiyi Reza Badiyi ... Himself - In Memoriam (archive footage)
Bob Banner Bob Banner ... Himself - In Memoriam (archive footage)
Christine Baranski ... Herself - Nominee
Drew Barrymore ... Herself - Presenter
Kathy Bates ... Herself - Nominee
Maria Bello ... Herself - Presenter
Barbara Billingsley ... Herself - In Memoriam (archive footage)
Steve Bodow Steve Bodow ... Himself - Winner
Michael Bolton ... Himself - Performer
David Boreanaz ... Himself - Presenter
Tom Bosley ... Himself - In Memoriam (archive footage)
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We open with a pre-recorded bit, in which Jane Lynch sits down with the faux-President of Television, Leonard Nimoy, who tells her that men find her woman-ish and women find her man-ish. (Alec Baldwin had taped this, but quit when Fox cut a Ruppert Murdoch/News Corp joke. It's hard not to think Baldwin's comedic timing might have served the bit better than Nimoy's.)

Leonard reminds her not to let the audience know that all the stars all live together in a tiny apartment building, which he reveals behind the curtain. Yes, it's weird.

Then it's time for the song, about the magic of television as Jane wanders through.

Jeremy Piven and "Lloyd" (Rex Lee) join for a few dance moves, after which Piven wonders what he's doing. "I'm not even on anymore!"

Jane sings about TV crime shows and we see Kevin Nealon, then Eric Dane from "Grey's Anatomy" as she sings about patients being cured in a week.

Jane next wanders into "The Big Bang Theory," then by Marcel from "Top Chef," Randy Jackson from "...

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