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“Congrats to my hubby, too,” Lambert shouted from the stage to Shelton. “It’s going to be a good night tonight, baby!” The camera cut to Shelton, who rubbed his hands together and smiled devilishly.

It wasn’t the night’s only funny moment.

Hank Williams Jr. appeared during the opening skit with hosts Paisley and Carrie Underwood, who lampooned his recent troubles with ESPN and his “Monday Night Football” theme song. Paisley brought out an acoustic guitar and began his own version of “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight.”

“Are you ready for an awards show?” Paisley sang before Underwood warned him he might draw Williams’ ire. Williams got into trouble for using an analogy to Adolf Hitler in discussing President Barack Obama.

As they spoke, Williams quietly walked up behind the hosts to the roar from the crowd. Asked if he wanted to say something, Williams said, “No,” to the delight of the audience.

It was just one of several laugh-out-loud moments for the hosts, who trotted out Barbies of McGraw and Hill after Williams left the stage.

“I can’t wait until after the show,” Paisley said to Underwood. “Can we play with them now?”

The two made the dolls kiss and before checking to see if the McGraw doll was anatomically correct. “There’s nothing there,” Paisley said in amazement.

The camera cut to McGraw and Hill, who raised her arms and mouthed the words, “I know,” receiving the night’s biggest laugh.

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