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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Victoria Rowell's Obama Dress (2009)
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Victoria Rowell's Obama Dress (2009)

Love him or hate him, the general consensus was thumbs down for President Barack Obama when he showed up on the red carpet – in the form of a well-panned dress the Young and the Restless actress boldly wore during his first year in office. Although a flop fashion-wise, the garment came with good intentions: she donned it to show support for Obama's universal healthcare plan, which was still in its infancy. Next time, though, a tasteful ribbon might do.

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