Public Meltdowns and Profane Dames: 20 Off-the-Hook Emmy Moments

The unforgettable highs, lows and straight-up WTF occurrences that have happened on the TV awards show's broadcasts

Conan O'Brien Holds Bob Newhart Captive (2006)

Host Conan O'Brien creatively encouraged winners to keep their acceptance speeches to a minimum by sealing Newhart in an airtight container that would run out of oxygen in exactly three hours. The running gag worked — the telecast actually ended three minutes early, and the beloved TV icon was set free. (And no, it wasn't all a dream.)

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