First-time host Stephen Colbert kicked off the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards with the standard shoutout to all the best series nominees, including "Stranger Things" as well as broadcast television's stand out "This Is Us."
But what happened next caught every celeb seated in the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles off guard.
Colbert cited President Trump's previous Emmy loss and noted: "Because unlike the presidency, Emmy's go to the winner of the popular vote."
But jaws dropped when, after the joke, former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer took stage behind a fake Emmy podium.
Then the camera panned toward an extremely shocked Melissa McCarthy who's spoof of President Trump's ex-Press Secretary on "Saturday Night Live" triggered outrage from Spicer earlier this year.
It also won McCarthy an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards.