Monday, September 22, 2008

The 60th Annual Emmy Awards

Here I am posing with Gary Owens (Laugh In) back in 2000. He's the only person on last night's award show that I've had my picture taken with. Although I do have one with nominee Shelley Berman and my husband has a photo of himself with John Stewart posted on our MySpace profile.

The 60th Annual Emmy Awards was about 160 minutes too long. The funniest part of the entire night was Jimmy Kimmel's pre-Emmy show. Please Academy, let Kimmel host next year. If you're going to show the Seinfeld masturbation clip at 8:15 then you might as well let Kimmel sing, "I'm F***ing Ben Affleck."

Don Rickles, Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, Steve Martin, Steve Correll, Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert were all funny as usual.

Tommy Smothers, on the other hand, chose pomposity over good old-fashioned humor. Smothers really needs to get over himself. In other countries, people who speak out against the government or a war either spend a lifetime in jail or find themselves being executed on a soccer field at half-time. Tommy Smothers had his network show replaced by Hee Haw. Am I the only one who can see the difference?

Josh Groban did blow me away with his TV theme song medley. Who knew he could do impressions?

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