The reactions were perhaps the best part of Sean Spicer's surprise Emmy appearance

By Diana Pearl
September 17, 2017 08:48 PM

Spicey’s back!

Sean Spicer made a surprise appearance on the Emmys stage on Sunday night, and boy, were the stars at the show shocked.

He rolled in on his signature podium (only this time, it read “The Emmys” instead of “The White House”), à la Melissa McCarthy on SNL, before insisting that this was the biggest Emmys audience of all time — a nod to his first-ever press briefing as White House press secretary, in which he insisted that Trump’s inauguration was the best-attended of all time.

If the reaction from the stars in the crowd were any indication, his appearance is sure to be a highlight of the entire show.

Veep star (and nominee!) Anna Chlumsky was shocked. Like, really shocked.

It’s even better in GIF form:

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The ladies of Modern Family, Julie Bowen and Sarah Hyland, were lit.

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Even Spicer himself couldn’t help but laugh.

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And upon seeing her Saturday Night Live alter ego, Melissa McCarthy had the best reactions of all. At first, she couldn’t seem to believe it.

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And then her expression changed to bemused.

In the end, though, she couldn’t help but smile.

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Really, all the reactions were pretty Emmy-worthy themselves.

Now that they’re in the same room, we can only hope McCarthy and Spicer will get a chance to meet IRL at an afterparty.