The gauntlet's been thrown—and Two and a Half Men's Jon Cryer has clearly been warming up his arm! Particularly the funnybone.
Instead of your run-of-the-mill Emmy nomination "thank you" most stars are dishing out, this CBS star took it upon himself to call out fellow nominee, network brother and longtime rival Neil Patrick Harris—and quite hilariously, we might add:
"An open letter to Neil Patrick Harris:" begins the much-too formal statement from the award-winning funnyman, then continues:
"Hello Neil Patrick Harris,
"It's me, Jon Cryer, your worst nightmare.
"Yes, that's right Neil Patrick Harris, the Television Academy has, once again, seen fit to nominate us both in their 'Oustanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series' category. Once again we will be joined in a battle of thespianism."
No, Jon doesn't stop there: "Will it be like last year, when you wowed the crowd with your singing and dancing, entertained them and made them laugh, showed them that, clearly, you possess more talent in your tiny little pinky than the whole body of that stupid Jon Cryer guy, only to be brutally disappointed when our category was announced? We'll see, Neil Patrick Harris, we'll see.
"My lack of talent has taken me this far and I'm betting it won't let me down again this year. Thankfully, the other gentlemen in this category are also supremely gifted.
"I'm a shoo-in!"
No equally awesome response from NPH yet, but we should all be smart and keep our eyes glued to his Twitter page, @ActuallyNPH. A classic Neil zinger has got to be waiting in the wings.
And note to Jon Cryer: Thanks for making this whole Emmy thing fun again. You took our minds off the snubbery.
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