The late-night icon, 58, attended the illustrious award ceremony honoring one of the best of one of the best in television on Sunday night time and drew eyes and cameras when Tv Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma got here on stage.
The businessman was set to discuss the tv trade at giant and shortly after being launched, Scherma started to snort, seeing O’Brien within the viewers. Shortly after, he broke into laughter, as did many others within the room.
Finally, viewers got a take a look at what precisely was inflicting the stir: O’Brien loudly cheering for and enthusiastically saluting Scherma from the viewers.
“Thanks, Conan,” Scherma mentioned.
The seemingly unscripted second went viral and viewers took to Twitter to share their ideas on the second.
“I f–kin love Conan,” wrote a fan. “Dude trolling the Emmy president was nice #Emmys.”
“Conan is one of the best a part of this present and he hasn’t even been on stage,” said another.
A fourth added: “Conan is an American treasure.”
Conan made one other shock look when Stephen Colbert‘s stay election particular received an award for excellent selection particular (stay). O’Brien hopped on stage and cheered earlier than disappearing. Within the digital press room after incomes the award, Colbert joked that he requested O’Brien to affix him onstage.
“Conan’s the child who’s graduating who would not give a single f–k,” wrote a viewer alongside a screenshot of O’Brien standing on the stage.
“OH GOD CONAN IS BACK AT IT AGAIN,” tweeted another.
A fan urged: “#Conan is both not getting invited once more or he’s simply sealed his subsequent internet hosting gig… #Emmys.”
O’Brien’s present “Conan,” which wrapped its ultimate season this summer season, was up for an Emmy this yr for excellent selection discuss sequence. The award finally went to “Final Week Tonight with John Oliver.”
In his acceptance speech, John Oliver referred to as out O’Brien by identify.
“Like many people on this room, I used to be form of rooting for Conan, so that is bittersweet,” Oliver admitted. “Thanks a lot, Conan, for 30 hears of inspiring comedy writers.” Oliver later inspired viewers to observe clips of each O’Brien and the late Norm Macdonald’s work.