Kenan Thompson’s dance strikes as host of the Emmys had been “All That.”
Opening the 2022 Primetime Emmys along with his fancy footwork, Thompson, 44, boogied to a medley of iconic tv theme songs, together with “Friends” ditty “I’ll be there for you” by the Rembrandts, the legendary “Brady Bunch” jingle and the unmistakable beat of “Law & Order.”
“Y’all ever see ‘Living Single?,’ I feel you’d prefer it,” joked the “Saturday Night Live” star as he danced with umbrellas, background dancers and a prop sofa, to the “Friends” theme.
(His “Living Single” reference was a light-hearted jab at the longstanding joke that “Friends” was NBC’s extra mainstream model of the all-black solid ’90s sitcom).
Thompson — who dubbed himself the “mayor of television” in his opening monologue whereas sporting a high hat and coattails — then edited himself into the “ The Brady Bunch” theme visuals, putting himself within the middle of the solid’s nine-squared grid. He joked that late present star Robert Reed, who performed dad Mike Brady, was his “organic father.”
The “Kenan & Kel” star then went on the lower a rug to the booming sound of “Law & Order” tunes whereas dressed as “Law & Order: SUV” star Ice-T.
Thompson closed his Emmys dance recital costumed as actress Emilia Clarke’s “Game of Thrones” character Daenerys in a protracted blonde wig.
Flanked by a band of dancers dressed because the “unsullied” troopers, Thompson yelled out: “That’s the sport of thrones b–ches.”