Emmys 2022 Opening Dance Number Leaves Viewers Baffled
The 74th yearly Early evening Emmy Awards occurred on Monday night, bringing out a considerable lot of Hollywood’s biggest stars to celebrate the past year of television. That concerted fanfare ended up being the case essentially from the beginning, as host Kenan Thompson drove a mixed and somewhat-baffling look back at some of the biggest television hits of the past few decades. Thompson and a gathering of dancers participated in an opening dance number, set to remixed versions of the theme songs of shows like Friends, The Brady Pack, Round of Thrones, and Stranger Things.
“Being a piece of this incredible evening where we honor the best of the television local area is ridiculously exciting, and to do it on NBC – my longtime organization family – makes it much more special,” Thompson said in a statement while his hosting gig was first reported. “Like all television fans, I can hardly hold back to see the stars from my favorite shows.”
“Kenan is all around viewed as one of funniest, agreeable and accomplished performers of the last two decades and his residency on ‘Saturday Night Live’ speaks for itself,” said Jen Neal, executive VP of Live Events for NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “We realize he’ll bring a fervor and professionalism to the Emmy Awards that a show of this stature deserves.”
Shortly after the dance number started, many took to social media to share their thoughts on it — positive, negative, and everything in between. Here are just a few of those reactions.