Elton John made a surprise appearance during last night’s Emmy Awards where he was featured in a video package for the nominees for Outstanding Comedy Series and expressed his fondness for the CBC/Pop TV series Schitt’s Creek.
Embedded below, Sir Elton’s Emmy moment can be found at around the three-minute mark. “I love ‘Schitt’s Creek’ for its big Canadian heart, but three things made this show an all-time favorite of mine,” began John. “One: They name-checked me in an episode. Two: I met the cast backstage at one of my shows in Italy. And three: I found out that Daniel Levy was named after one of my songs. I challenge any other nominated comedy to top that.”
Frankly, no other comedy could top that last night, as Schitt’s Creek pulled off a historic sweep of the entire comedy category. With their nine Emmys, Schitt’s Creek now holds the record for most wins in a single season for a comedy series. It was also the first time any show – comedy or drama – swept all four acting awards in a single ceremony. It also becomes the fifth series in television history where all main cast members won Emmy awards for their performances. The other four shows to accomplish that feat are All in the Family, The Golden Girls, The Simpsons and Will & Grace.