"The Emmy Awards were not intended to double as a roast of Thomas Lennon, but if you were on social media during Sunday night’s broadcast, it kind of seemed that way," says Maya Salam of Lennon's surreal commentary. "As the show went on, our sherpa seemed lost at times — at one point, flubbing his lines and breaking the fourth wall to acknowledge that he wasn’t nailing the gig." Former Fox executive Preston Beckman suggested Lennon was hurting his career, pointing out that the Reno 911! alum has had multiple failed Fox pilots. Former EW executive editor tweeted that Lennon should've been pulled from the ceremony: "In my fantasy, the Emmy producers are talking to Thomas Lennon right now and saying, 'We love you, this was a bad call on our part, and we're gonna stop.'"