At Monday night’s Emmy Awards, former SNLer’s Fred Armisen and May Rudolph did a remarkably unfunny recurring bit where they were supposed to provide info about the history of the Emmys and the Emmy statuette. The humor was supposed to be in the fact that they didn’t do any research so they basically just stammer when asked a question. Boy, did it tank! So, instead, Rick and Len did do the research and this is what they learned about Emmy history.
The Emmy statuette is 15.5 inches tall, making it 2 1/2 inches taller than Kevin Hart.
The name of the award was an inside joke and this is actually the nickname Desi Arnaz had for Lucille Ball’s vagina.
In 1969, Emmy had a back alley, Mexican abortion after getting knocked up by Oscar at an orgy hosted by Tony and his Grammy.
The Emmy statuette is holding an atom to symbolize science and has wings because it just drank a Red Bull.
The first best actor Emmy went to Scott Bakula in 1949 for his role in the 1990 time travel drama Quantum Leap.
Winners get to choose if, under the gold coating, the statuette is dark or milk chocolate.
This year, for the first time in Emmy history, winners have the option of exchanging their statuette for a Johnsonville Sizzling Sausage Maker.
A popular Hollywood legend is that in the mid-80s actor Richard Gere was hospitalized with an Emmy statuette lodged in his rectum.
Locally born actor Tony Shalhoub has won three prime time Emmy statuettes, one of which is in the possession of family members in Green Bay who, for the last several days, have been using it to kill mosquitoes.