Kenan Thompson’s dance moves as host of the Emmys were “All That.”
Opening the 2022 Primetime Emmys with his fancy footwork, Thompson, 44, boogied to a medley of iconic television theme songs, including “Friends” ditty “I’ll be there for you” by the Rembrandts, the legendary “Brady Bunch” jingle and the unmistakable beat of “Law & Order.”
“Y’all ever see ‘Living Single?,’ I think you’d like it,” joked the “Saturday Night Live” star as he danced with umbrellas, background dancers and a prop couch, to the “Friends” theme.
(His “Living Single” reference was a light-hearted jab at the longstanding joke that “Friends” was NBC’s more mainstream version of the all-black cast ’90s sitcom).
Thompson — who dubbed himself the “mayor of television” in his opening monologue while wearing a top hat and coattails — then edited himself into the “ The Brady Bunch” theme visuals, placing himself in the center of the cast’s nine-squared grid. He joked that late show star Robert Reed, who played dad Mike Brady, was his “biological father.”
The “Kenan & Kel” star then went on the cut a rug to the booming sound of “Law & Order” tunes while dressed as “Law & Order: SUV” star Ice-T.
Thompson closed his Emmys dance recital costumed as actress Emilia Clarke’s “Game of Thrones” character Daenerys in a long blonde wig.
Flanked by a band of dancers dressed as the “unsullied” soldiers, Thompson yelled out: “That’s the game of thrones b–ches.”