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Stephen Colbert Tackles World Issues in Emmy’s Opening Musical Number

The world is a scary place right now. It’s kind of hard not to miss, which Stephen Colbert reminds us in the opening musical number for tonight’s Emmy Awards.

The awards show host was joined by Anthony Anderson and Allison Janney backstage before launching into a very topical musical number with some of our favorite television characters. He visited the casts of Veep, The Americans, This Is Us, and even Eleven from Stranger Things.

A-list cameos aside, he touched on some hot-button current issues including healthcare (while reminding the ladies from The Handmaid’s Tale that at least theirs is free). He was also joined by Chance the Rapper for a few quick lyrics in which he gives a shout out to his favorite shows like Brooklyn Nine-Nine (in which police brutality isn’t an issue) and MASH (in which the military isn’t as transphobic).

As the song goes, everything is better on TV.

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