Jimmy Kimmel called on his mom and the cast of Netflix's Stranger Things to help feed the audience at the 2016 Emmy Awards

By Dave Quinn
September 18, 2016 10:05 PM
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Is it snack time yet?

Jimmy Kimmel knows that celebrities often get hungry during long award shows. So he had his mother, Joann Iacono, prepare and pack a little mid-show snack for the celebrity audience at the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards.

Iacono made over 7,000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the crowd at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater — and had the cast of Netflix’s hit show Stranger Things help pass them out.

Millie Bobby Brown, Caleb McLaughlin, and Gaten Matarazzo appeared in the aisles of the auditorium, helping Kimmel feed some very eager celebs.

They were costumed as their Stranger Things characters — Eleven, Dustin and Lucas, respectfully — and riding on their ’80s-era bicycles featured on the series.

Kevin Spacey, meanwhile, hung out backstage with Iacono to snack on some sandwiches right from the source.

Those with a peanut allergy weren’t in luck, as Kimmel said he only had one EpiPen.

As for those who are gluten-free? The 48-year-old comedian made sure to include them: “Raise you hand if you have a gluten allergy,” he said. “Just want America to see which of their favorite celebrities were annoying.”

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After the PB&Js, Kimmel figured the audience needed drinks to wash down their sandwiches, so he passed out kid-sized juice boxes too to round out their snack time. David Schwimmer was given several boxes of “juice,” a cheeky nod to his role as Robert Kardashian in The People vs O.J. Simpson.

And inside their lunch bags? Hand-written notes from Kimmel’s mom herself. “Dear Cuba. Loved you in Snow Dogs,” her note to Cuba Gooding, Jr. read.

Amy Schumer also had a special note, which she was happy to read aloud to the Emmy audience. “Dear Amy. You’re the funniest woman on TV. I wish you were hosting the Emmys this year. I’m your number one fan,” she said.

“Bring back Parks and Recreation…” she continued, realizing the note was meant for Emmy-winner Amy Poehler.