DC Public Schools receive Emmy shoutout

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. — On Twitter, the hashtag #DCPublicSchools trended nationwide last night after an impromptu Emmys shoutout by comedian Dave Chappelle turned into a challenge delivered by comedian John Oliver.

“Now I’m going to read this teleprompter. Please forgive me. Shout out to DC public schools. Here we go,” Chappelle joked, as he was presenting an award with actress and comedian Melissa McCarthy. Chappelle often mentions the school district — he grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland, and attended DC’s Duke Ellington School of the Arts.

Later on, John Oliver referenced the shoutout, and started the hashtag trending.

“Like Dave Chappelle, I would like to unexpectedly thank DC public schools because I think it would be great if it started trending tonight on Twitter for no reason whatsoever,” he said. “So if you’re tweeting about the Emmys at home, please use the hashtag DC public schools.”

This was followed by several tweets from the official DC Public Schools Twitter account, and Mayor Muriel Bowser.