Dan Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Annie Murphy, and Eugene Levy reunited on stage to present at the Emmy Awards.
However, the teleprompter "stopped working" when they went on so they had to ad-lib their presenting.
Eugene Levy admitted he may have caused the mishap after telling speech writers to "lift the dialogue."
The cast of "Schitt's Creek" reunion on-stage at the Emmys was turned into a surprise skit when the teleprompter showing them what to say seemingly malfunctioned.
Dan Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Annie Murphy and Eugene Levy, who starred in the Emmy award-winning series which wrapped up last year, presented both the writing for a comedy series and directing for a comedy series awards last night together.
However, when they took to the stage there was a little awkwardness due to the "teleprompter issues."
"Thank you so much. There's nothing on the prompter," Dan Levy said once the applause had died down leading to laughter from the audience who thought Levy was joking. After a couple of seconds of awkwardness, the other members of the cast started to question Eugene Levy to ask if he had anything to do with the prompter issues.
To this, Eugene Levy said: "No. I didn't do anything. I just may have passed the writers room this morning and asked them to lift the dialogue a little a bit."
"You casually told a room of comedy writers to 'lift' your dialogue?" Dan Levy said to his father. "'Lift' was the word that you used?"
After the cast realized that this might be a response from the writers, they continued on as best they could and announced the winner of the writing for a comedy series award, "Hacks." When it came to the directing award the teleprompter had returned but without any lines for Eugene Levy. He tried to cut off O'Hara at one point before audibly saying: "They've taken away my lines."
After the nominees had been announced, O'Hara gave Eugene Levy the envelope for the winner so he was allowed to announce Lucia Aniello. Fans on Twitter praised how believable the "teleprompter" skit was.
-Rebecca Metz (@TheRebeccaMetz) September 20, 2021
"Better Things" actress Rebecca Metz wrote: "That may be the most (only?) well-acted awards presenter bit I've ever seen."
"The Schitt's Creek cast wins for "best faux teleprompter scare" in this reporter's opinion…they very nearly sold it," Forbes wealth reporter Lisette Voytko said.
-Lisette Voytko (@lisettevoytko) September 20, 2021
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