Conan O'Brien hosted the 58th annual yawn fest known as The Emmys. I literally fast forwarded through most of it. After all, I had the awesome season finale's of Deadwood and Entourage to watch! (Both rocked!)
Conan had a great intro and did his best to keep it light and funny. Not easy to do. This show gets more and more crappy each year. First, half of the great shows were snubbed. Like Lost. Funny bit in the intro with Jorge Garcia.
The first hour of red carpet entrances is annoying. At least they had the sense to take that freak Joan Rivers off of a main network. Instead, we get Nancy O'Dell and Billy Bush. Nancy is hot, so she's okay. Billy? What an ass.
Jeremy Piven, well deserved eventual winner for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, put him in his place when on the carpet. Billy was trying to be funny by asking Jeremy about celebrity baby sightings. Jeremy said, "Wow. Really? You need another job." Then, Billy asked what Jeremy's Entourage character, Ari, would do if he represented Tom Cruise in the recent split from Paramount Pictures. Jeremy responded,"You're asking me a question about what a character I play would do in real life?" Wonder where Bush gets his brilliance from? Notice that last name? Yeah...he's related to our current President.
Not many highlights. The Bob Newhart in a glass case was funny. Some undeserved wins. Some well deserved wins. Like Helen Mirren for Best Actress in a Mini-series or Movie for her titular portrayal in HBO's Elizabeth I. It also when best Mini-series/movie. And Jeremy Irons won for supporting actor. I've talked about this movie before. It's that good. I believe it's out on DVD now. Get it. You'll thank me later.
One of the best moments came in a tribute to the late Aaron Spelling. The reunited original Charlie's Angels came out on stage! Kate Jackson did most of the talking. Good idea not to let crazy Farah Fawcett talk. Though, why not Jaclyn Smith? They all got to say a piece. And, I gotta say, Jaclyn looked amazing. She was always my favorite. Sure, I had the famous Farah swimsuit poster, but Jaclyn was my angel. Funny how they always put Kate in pants. Huh. Wonder what that means?
The "In Memoriam" part of the show had some biggies. Red Buttons, Al Lewis, Richard Pryor, Don Knotts,etc. But, good old Pat Morita was in there as well. Sure, we all know him as Mr. Miyagi from The Karate Kid movies. Lest we forget, he was "Arnold" on Happy Days!Yes, I'm old.
Go find a list of winners somewhere else. It's too boring to go over here. And, I've already spent too much time on it. To the producers of The Emmys, let's spice it up next year! I mean, come on! Barry Manilow was your only musical performance and then you award him an Emmy for Outstanding Musical/Variety something or other? Wow.
Next year, I want the stars of the best show on earth to host. Or should I say, hostess. That's right. The Girls Next Door themselves. Holly, Bridget and Kendra. They can have The Emmys at the Playboy Mansion! And, the 1 season wonders of my other favorite reality show, Rollergirls, can be presenters. Which would help speed up the process! I smell big Nielsen ratings!
See you next year at the mansion!