Billy Eichner‘s aggressive man-on-the-street-style reporting and boisterous outbursts of pop culture profanity are part of what makes the modern age of television so glorious. So naturally, it wouldn’t be a proper celebration of the medium without some unique coverage from the man himself.
Eichner took to the streets of New York City with the evening’s host Seth Meyers to play a special Emmys edition of one of his signature games, “For a Dollar.” Eichner solicited advice for the host, covered opinions on the nominees, but most importantly did some very important charity fundraising for the cast of The Big Bang Theory.
Twitter quickly came to a consesus that Eichner’s antics were far more entertaining than Seth Meyers’s, with some even lobbying for him to liven up the ceremony by taking over hosting duties.
Is there a way for @billyeichner yelling at people to just be the entire rest of the night?
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) August 26, 2014
Why is the Emmys not just @billyeichner doing that for three hours?
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) August 26, 2014
Why isn’t this guy hosting instead of Myers
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) August 26, 2014
Billy On The Street Accompanied By A Stick Of Margarine Who Hosts A Nightly Comedy Show
— Mark Berman (@themarkberman) August 26, 2014
Could we see Eichner on stage next year as master of ceremonies yelling at Maggie Smith as she accepts her award? One can only hope.
Screenshot via Funny or Die