Joel McHale trains Melissa McCarthy for reading the 2011 Emmy nominations

The 2011 primetime Emmy nominations will be announced on Thursday morning by Melissa McCarthy (who stars in the CBS sitcom Mike & Molly, though you may know her best from this year’s hit movie, Bridesmaids). It seems like a thankless task, really. Getting up before first thing in the morning on the West Coast so you can read a list of names, which may not include your own name.

Community‘s Joel McHale drew those reading duties last year, and this year, McCarthy sought him out for advice, receiving some and then some. As this video, complete with training montage, proves. Roll it!

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