This Year's Emmys Really Should Have Come With A Spoiler Warning

In the beginning of the Emmys opening number, Andy Samberg hadn't seen any of the popular TV shows that guests at a dinner party were discussing. He went into a TV bunker and emerged weeks later, smelly but victorious, all caught up on the plethora of viewing splendors currently available to watch across multiple platforms. That's all great and good for Samberg, but a lot of the rest of us didn't have time to catch up on every single show before tonight's Emmy Awards. Nor did we have a special bunker in which to watch them.

Therefore, no one was quite prepared when midway through the awards, Samberg presented an homage to all the great shows we lost this year. It took the form of a montage that featured clips from series that took their final bows in the 2014-2015 season, including Parks and Recreation (2009-2015), Mad Men (2007-2015), and Sons of Anarchy (2008-2014). For shows like The Colbert Report (2005-2014) and The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996-2015), with Trevor Noah taking over September 28, airing their final moments wasn't an issue, because they featured touching farewell speeches from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.

For the dramas and comedies, however, it was a much bigger deal. The montage really (and by really, we mean definitely) should have been preceded by a spoiler alert. In case you didn't know the fates of some of your favorite characters on the aforementioned shows, well, now you do. Sorry about that!

"Welcome back to the Spoiler Awards. I guess everyone on every show died," Samberg joked when the Emmys returned from a commercial break following the chock-full-o-spoilers montage. Thanks for nothing, Emmys.


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