Don't ever cross Jimmy Kimmel.
The Emmy host warmly introduced his parents, who were seated in the audience, and told viewers they had always been supportive of their son.
"They always told me I could do anything I set my mind to," he said, "and this year I set my mind to winning the Emmy.
"And guess what? I didn't," he went on. "You told me I could, and I didn't, and I'm devastated. You lied to me!"
Egged on by Tracy Morgan, who was seated beside them and stated, "I don't trust them," Kimmel summoned security to remove Mom and Dad from the auditorium.
"It's OK if you Taser them if you need to," he told the security men.
— Frazier Moore — Twitter http://www.twitter.com/tvfrazier
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