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Watch: Andy Samberg’s Emmys Opening Monologue Proves He’s Seen Every TV Show

Andy Samberg started the 67th Emmy Awards with a pre-filmed sketch poking fun at the enormous number of television shows on the air right now.

The opening began with Samberg’s celebrity friends, including Hannah Simone and Randall Park, at a dinner party, asking the host if he’s seen the latest shows. The “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star then jumps into a song and dance and locks himself in a “TV Watching Bunker” — a nod to the bunker in comedy nominess “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” — to educate himself on Pop Culture 101.

The video flashes forward a year, and Samberg emerges bearded and disheveled, delighted he’s watched every television show. That is, until he runs into Nathan Fillion, who wants to know if he’s seen “Castle.” Cut to Samberg heading back into his bunker.

The evening’s host  began his monologue by explaining the new Emmy rules for this year, joking that the nun from “Game of Thrones” will yell “shame” at anyone whose speech goes too long. Jane Lynch then appeared behind Samberg in a nun habit, shouting “shame” at the host.

Getting serious for a moment, Samberg emphasized the diversity in this year’s group of nominees — but the somber moment didn’t last long, with Samberg quipping, “Racism is over. Don’t fact check that.”

It only took Samberg eight minutes to mention the presidential race, mocking both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. “Side note, is it just me, or does Bernie Sanders always look like his flight is delayed?”

Noting the many nominated series that ended this year, Samberg then managed to squeeze in a jab about “True Detective”: “We also said goodbye to ‘True Detective,’ even though it’s still on the air.”

Watch Samberg’s opening monologue below:

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