July 12, 2011 at 07:30 PM EDT

Announcing the nominees for the Emmys is serious business: You can’t react giddily to any of the nominations (not even yours), you’d better be able to pronounce Mariska Hargitay’s name, and you have to be able to roll with the punches. Sometimes literally, if Joel McHale is punching you. Thankfully, the Community star (who, please, oh, please might hear his own name this year) is here to help Rachel Getting Married The Wedding Planner Bridesmaids scene/puppy-stealer Melissa McCarthy out. Through rigorous training, complete with underwear-folding, chicken-catching, car-washing, and, of course, montages and freeze-frames, we think McCarthy (a possible nominee herself for her work on the sitcom Mike & Molly) is going to be more than ready for the challenge. McCarthy, along with Fringe‘s Joshua Jackson (and, maybe, if we’re lucky, that puppy), will announce the nominees for the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Thursday, July 14 at 5:35 a.m. PST. Watch the full clip below and try your best not to fall even further in love with the comedic gems that are McHale and McCarthy. Spoiler alert: It’s impossible.

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