08/22/2014 08:23 am ET Updated Aug 22, 2014

These Are The Craziest Emmy Awards Acceptance Speeches

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Sure, we watch the Emmys to root for our favorite actors and television shows. But in all honesty, it's the acceptances speeches that make the show worth while. Often poignant and filled with tears, others are hilarious and goofy. Here are the craziest Emmy Awards acceptances speeches:

Kristin Chenoweth -- "Pushing Daisies" (2009)

The actress won the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for "Pushing Daisies" and was so shocked she started crying. Besides the goofy glasses that all the nominees (except Vanessa Williams) wore before the winner was announced, this speech stands out because Chenoweth also used it to get a job. "I'm unemployed now, so I'd like to be on 'Mad Men.' I also like 'The Office' and '24,'" she joked before she left the stage.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus -- "Veep" (2012)

What happens when you get on stage to accept your award and suddenly you realize you're reading the wrong speech? That's what happened to Julia Louis-Dreyfus when she won her first Lead Actress Emmy for "Veep" in 2012. She and Amy Poehler switched speeches, but Poehler saved the day at the last minute, and also included a little surprise at the end.

Ricky Gervais/Steve Carell -- "Extras" (2007)

There was just one problem when Ricky Gervais won the Emmy for Lead Actor in a Comedy for "Extras" -- he wasn't there! So Steven Colbert and Jon Stewart decided to just give the award to one of his contenders, Steve Carell. Carell rushed the stage, grabbed the Emmy and the three funny guys jumped around the stage in glee as if they'd all won. It's okay though, because Gervais stole his golden statue back the following year.

Greg Garcia -- "My Name Is Earl" (2006)

Greg Garcia, creator and executive producer of "My Name Is Earl," accepted the Emmy for Comedy Writing in 2006. Rather than giving thanks in his speech, Garcia decided to switch things up and name everyone he didn't want to thank. Some included his eighth-grade social studies teacher, a former boss and God for making him go bald.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus -- "Veep" (2013)

You can always count on Julia Louis-Dreyfus to keep award speeches entertaining. When the "Veep" actress won again in 2013 for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy, her co-star Tony Hale had just won Best Supporting Actor minutes before. He came on stage (in character) and stood behind her nodding and smiling in support as she ran through her thank-you list, which hilariously didn't include him.

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards air Monday, Aug. 25, at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.



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