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Emmy Awards 2012: Is "Mandy Patinkin, holla" the new Angelina's leg?

Claire Danes accepts the award for outstanding lead actress in a drama series at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 23, 2012, in Los Angeles. AP

(CBS/AP) Twitter went wild Sunday night after actress Claire Danes, dressed in eye-catching yellow, gave a shout-out to her "Homeland" co-star in a most unexpected way: "Mandy Patinkin, holla."

The salute came midway through Danes' speech as she accepted the award for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for her role in the Showtime thriller. Danes, 33, plays driven CIA agent Carrie Mathison and Patinkin, 59, plays her handler, Saul Berenson.

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Many people are suggesting that this Emmy saying needs to become a meme, and soon.

As the pop-culture site Gawker.com tweeted: "'Mandy Patinkin, holla' is the new Angelina Jolie's leg."

From New York Magazine's Vulture site: "'Mandy Patinkin, holla' is the best thank-you ever."

And from NPR's nprmonkeysee: "If the Internet doesn't remix 'Mandy Patinkin, holla' by tomorrow morning, it is a failure.''

Others suggested that Jewish delis begin baking Mandy Patinkin challah. Still others made references to Patinkin's Broadway bona fides with "Evita"  jokes.

If someone can figure out a way to incorporate Patinkin's famous line from "The Princess Bride" - "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die," then the Internet might truly be worthwhile after all.

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