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

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Odd Couple: Eddie Murphy And Joan Rivers (1983)
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Odd Couple: Eddie Murphy And Joan Rivers (1983)

In a seemingly unlikely pairing, 22-year-old Murphy and 50-year-old Rivers co-hosted the show (yes, really). One thing they did have in common: foul mouths. Rivers far outshined Murphy in this particular department during the ceremony, dropping an eyebrow-raising joke about "a black, a Jew, two women and a cripple" and using profanity on the air. Neither one ever emceed the ceremony again.

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