Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson were two larger-than-life personalities at this year’s Emmy Awards, and it was evident in how often they were targeted by the host and nominees. It’s no wonder Seth Meyers was struggling with how best to introduce them.
When it came time for the pair to present, Meyers invited his one-time “Weekend Update” co-host Amy Poehler from their “Saturday Night Live” days to join him on stage. At first it looked like they might do a “Really!?!” segment about Harrelson and McConaughey, but instead they presented a total of seven introductions.
There were introductions making fun of their names, their association with marijuana, and a few awkward associations with lovemaking. “Please welcome the past version of their future selves” was probably the best nod to the show they were nominated for, but even that wasn’t good enough.
Finally, Poehler came up with the right one. It was the truest statement about both the actors and the HBO series they were nominated for. “Ladies and gentlemen, the only actors in Hollywood not rumored to be starring in Season 2 of ‘True Detective,’” she said.
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In keeping with the spirit of the show, McConaughey and Harrelson came out and presented a long, meandering diatribe about one another and their show. But they definitely started off on the right note, with Harrelson deadpanning McConaughey’s now-signature line, “Alright, alright, alright.”