The Glee actress kicked off the TV awards show by meeting with a fictional President of Television, played by Leonard Nimoy.
"Reporting for duty, Mr. President of Television," Lynch said.
Nimoy went on to reveal that all TV shows live together in one building, leading the 51-year-old to launch into her tribute to the small screen with a song.
"Jane, they hardly let you sing on Glee," Nimoy noted.
Lynch moved through different scenes from various television shows, including Entourage, Grey's Anatomy and The Big Bang Theory.
"I hate it when musical numbers come through our apartment," Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons said in character as Sheldon.
Lynch then headed to the world of Mad Men, where she enlightened the cast of the AMC series to the ways of the future.
"Does that mean women don't have to sleep with men anymore to make it to the top?" Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss asked.
"No, you still have to do that," Lynch responded.
At the end of the taped opening, the actress came face-to-face with her Glee alter ego Sue Sylvester giving an anti-television speech to a crowd.
"TV is a vast wasteland where good ideas go to die," Lynch said as Sylvester.
The real Lynch then threw a slushie on Sylvester, kicking her off the stage and concluding: "TV is a vast wonderland... there's no place like TV."
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Watch Jane Lynch's opening to the Primetime Emmys 2011 award ceremony below: