Even with his joking "In Memoriam" self-tribute, Jimmy Kimmel kept this year's Emmycast focused squarely on the Emmys, resisting the urge as host to make the show about himself.
His jokes weren't standout, his comedy bits felt pedestrian. But Kimmel presided in professional style.
And he seemed to have fun — especially when removing his parents from the auditorium.
He accused them of lying when they told him that if he tried hard enough he could accomplish anything he set his mind to— even win an Emmy.
He didn't win that Emmy on Sunday, so Mom and Dad had to go.
It may have been the funniest moment in the show.
— Frazier Moore — Twitter http://www.twitter.com/tvfrazier
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