"Glee's" Jane Lynch doesn't get to sing much on her show, so it wasn't a surprise that Fox would have her cut loose with an opening song-and-dance number. It's an awards show staple, and Lynch traversed sets with the best of 'em, trading barbs with the boys of "The Big Bang Theory," poking fun at the 20-something high schoolers of "Friday Night Lights" and getting in a tense conversation with the cast of "Mad Men." Though it was a bit odd to see the fourth wall of such a serious show ripped down, Lynch and Jon Hamm made it work. Lynch was from the future, poisoning the thoughts of the patriarchal advertising setting of "Mad Men" with talks of gay marriage and digital recorders that allow audiences to -- gasp -- skip the commercials. RELATED: - The 2011 Emmy Awards | Red carpet arrivals - 'Mad Men,' 'Modern Family' take top Emmys - Emmys 2011: Happy winners lifted the show -- and our spirits.
Mark Boster, Los Angeles Times