Best Emmys 2021 memes: Rita Wilson raps, Apple’s Tim Cook is now “T-Dog”

Ted Lasso’s Brett Goldstein won an supporting actor Emmy on Sunday night and fans of his character Roy Kent rejoiced.

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Directory The Primetime Emmy Awards were back in person this year, after a virtual show last year due to the pandemic. And with the ceremony came the memes and jokes, of course – on everything from Rita Wilson, uh, to rap, to Apple CEO Tim Cook’s new nickname. Let’s dive into the best memes of the night.

Rita Wilson shouldn’t rap

The memes started even before the evening’s top prize, when Rita Wilson rapped with the late Biz Markie’s Just A Friend. Markie died in July at just 57 years old.

While some people were grateful that the awards show honored Markie, some said Wilson should probably keep his day job. “I’m not drunk enough for Rita Wilson to rap on Just A Friend !!!” Writer Carrie Courogen tweeted.

“Rita Wilson saw Glenn Close butt at the Oscars and said, ‘Hold my beer,'” NPR’s Aisha Harris wrote.

And some people have compared Wilson to his son, rapper Chet Hanks. According to writer Hugh McIntyre, “Rita Wilson’s mixtape would always be better than Chet’s.”

Seth Rogen lashes out at Emmy organizers

Actor Seth Rogen pointed out that the show took place in a crowded inner tent despite the coronavirus pandemic. (All Emmy attendees were required to show proof of vaccination and a negative laboratory PCR result.)

“Why is there a roof? Rogen asked. “It’s more important that we have three chandeliers than making sure we don’t kill Eugene Levy tonight. That’s what was decided.”

Rogen might be a comedian, but he was right and fans got it.

“I appreciate Seth Rogen calling out the crowded interior decor of the Emmys, both because I thought about it and because now it’s fun to watch the show scramble to correct the narrative,” the writer tweeted. Caroline Siede.

Cedric the Entertainer touched on the coronavirus protocols in his opening monologue, saying, “It’s really amazing here, unlike what Seth (Rogen) was talking about. It feels good. We’re all vaxxed. We have had to make us vaxxer to come here. I was vaxxed. I had no reaction like Nicki Minaj’s cousin’s friend. “


Once the rewards started rolling in, Apple TV Plus show Ted Lasso scored two goals immediately. Hannah Waddingham, who plays team owner Rebecca Welton, and Brett Goldstein, who plays retired player-turned-coach Roy Kent, won the Emmys for supporting actress and actor.

Ted Lasso fans rejoiced, and they also had a bit of fun playing Goldstein’s role as the blunt and often secular Kent. The AFC Richmond Twitter account, the show’s fictional team, tweeted the show’s Roy Kent song.

” It is here ! He’s there ! He is everywhere ! Roy Kent! Roy Kent! the tweet read.

A tweet cleverly tweaked the vocals to say, “He’s here, he’s here, he’s picking up gear, Roy Kent, Roy Kent.”

Another person said, “Roy does me good to swear in front of my kids every day. Thank you, Roy.”

Conan’s salvation

Conan O’Brien decided to stand up and say hello to TV Academy President Frank Scherma when Scherma gave his speech and the image turned into a meme.

O’Brien has been edited in footage showing him waving to everything from a giant lawn skeleton to Simpsons characters perched on giant toilets.

“Need a camera on Conan all night please,” wrote one Twitter user.

“Legend has it that Conan O’Brien is still standing and waving in this #Emmys room,” said another.

Tim Cook gets a scream

When Ted Lasso won the Emmy for Best Comedy Series, show co-creator Bill Lawrence thanked Apple CEO Tim Cook since the show airs on Apple TV Plus. But he gave Cook a nickname – “T-Dog,” which caught the attention of some viewers.

“T-Dog is pretty brilliant when you remember his middle name is Donald,” tweeted an observant viewer. “Please nobody ever calls him that. “

Another tweet referred to when then-President Donald Trump called Cook “Tim Apple,” writing: “I very much appreciate this man who gave Tim Apple a new nickname. Here’s to t-dog . “

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