Here’s my thoughts on the Emmy’s (and yes, this is my THIRD post of the day!)
Opening song with Earth, Wind, and Fire and Black-Eyed Peas. Awesome! And Marg Helgenberger (CSI) and Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond) got to shake their groove thang in the aisles at the end of the song. Very amusing.
The tribute to Johnny Carson by David Letterman made me kind of teary when they showed the clip of Johnny Carson signing off from The Tonight Show for the last time.
Tribute to Peter Jennings, Tom Brokaw, and Dan Rather. I still can’t believe they all retired this year. They showed their goodbye’s. *sniffle* And they brought Tom Brokaw and Dan Rather on stage and they got a standing ovation which was pretty touching. I wonder how hard it was for them when Peter Jennings died- he was their peer and from their era. Both Dan and Tom spoke about Peter. It was sad! I grew up with the three of them and will miss seeing them on the nightly news. I cried when I watched the CBS tribute to Peter Jennings the day after he died, partly because it was so moving and partly because it felt like the end of an era.
In Memoriam segment- when they show the tv related people who have died throughout the year. I wanted to say something about what bothers me about these segments but I censored myself and decided to say instead how there are a few people I didn’t realize we’d lost this year. Very sad.
Emmy Idol: Donald Trump and Megan Mullally (Karen from Will and Grace) singing Green Acres theme song (they won by popular vote, btw)
Kristen Bell from Veronica Mars singing Fame (watch Veronica Mars– AWESOME show, only in it’s second year but the first season was great- it’s my favorite show on tv!)
The last duet was William Shatner and an opera singer, which was mildly amusing. They did the theme song from Star Trek.
So…a lot of the categories bored me. And the presenters lame jokes? Blech. More than one presenter had to spoof on how badly their jokes went over. And hello Charlie Sheen, can you be any more flat? Does your face not move?
Blythe Danner accepted her award- and got in a political plug for removing troops from Iraq. Several mentions of Hurricane Katrina victims during acceptance speeches. Some presenters and nominees wore magnolias in honor of them.
William Shatner won an Emmy and no lie, he did the “William Shatner” emphasis and pause during his acceptance speech. Let me demonstrate. I would like to thank… …. THE (emphasis here) … … writers (weird Captain Kirk twist on the word here).
And I know I’m not making this up because Josh looked at me at the end of it and we both bust out laughing. Don’t feel bad Mr. Shatner. I’m told I do dramatic pauses (Josh calls them William Shatner pauses) when I speak too. Mostly it’s because I get distracted and frequently lose my train of thought.
Funniest acceptance speech moment: S. Epatha Merkerson (Lackawanna Blues), pictured on the right, who got on stage and stated that she’d written an acceptance speech but stuck in in her bust area and that it had fallen down her dress. OMG, she was so nervous and said her mother was watching and was going to be mortified “Mamma, it’s down there!” She was shaking and nervous and very delightful. Props go to her 😉
Another political jab by Jon Stewart on the Hurricane Katrina response. A skit that was pretty f**king funny and I hope someone hosts a clip of it somewhere eventually so I can share it here if you didn’t see it.
Also about Hurricane Katrina, a plug for Habitat for Humanity and the cutest little boy I have ever seen, who was a New Orleans resident of the Ninth Ward. “Charles, what are your favorite tv shows?” Said with a grin, a high-pitched voice, and an intermittent lisp, “Sithtah,Sithtah! and Spongebob Thquarepanth” He looked thrilled to be there and had the hugest smile on his face. It was a great moment!
Umm…did anyone else want Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives) to breathe? Dang, it’s a good thing she didn’t pass out on stage. Although I did love this line: “”I would like to thank the incomparable William H. Macy for taking a chunky 22-year-old with a bad perm and glasses out into a cow pasture and kissing me and making me his wife.”
The last half-hour or so of the Emmy’s was kind of a snooze. I was glad to see Lost win best drama and Everybody Loves Raymond win for best comedy. I think they got the sentimental vote there but that’s okay, it was a funny show!
I hope they ask Ellen to host again, she did a spectacular job and was entertaining enough that I’d watch the Emmy’s again next year if she did it!
And in case anyone is wondering, since I mentioned it in last night’s post, I did take notes on the Emmy’s while I watched so I could write this entry. I just made cliff notes in Blogger and fleshed them out. I have no life. I love my blog.