During the 2019 Golden Globes, Steve Carell stepped out on the stage to award the first-ever Carol Burnett Award to Carol Burnett (duh), and gave a touching speech about the iconic comedian.
“I hate to root for one nominee over the others, but I really think Carol Burnett should win and I will tell you why,” Steve said. “First of all she”s a comedy legend. She is the most decorated person of all time in the Golden Globes television category, the first woman to win both the Mark Twain Prize for Humor and the Kennedy Center Honor. She was the first woman to host a variety sketch show on TV, The Carol Burnett Show, which ran for 11 years, averaged 30 million viewers a week, received 25 Emmy Awards, and, half a century later, remains the gold standard for television comedy.”
However, in typical Michael Scott fashion, Steve threw in some NSFW humor that had NBC executives hitting the censor.