Sunday, August 29, 2010

One of my favorite Emmy moments

Big surprise it's Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart. I hope I have something this funny to review tonight.

11 comments:

MacGilroy said...

Whoops. Same clip as previous post. Or perhaps it's a meta joke I just don't get?

Anonymous said...

That was hysterical!!!!

D. McEwan said...

Conan's intro was pretty funny too.

The problem with great moments like that for we who write mocking reviews (I'll be doing Tallulah's also) is that there's nothing to mock.

Jim, Cheers Fan said...

I wish there were some way to know beforehand if one of the five hour schlockfests were gonna have a funny three minutes.

Thank god for youtube.

Mac said...

Excellent clip. Reality TV doesn't belong in the Emmys. It should have its own award ceremony, live from a roadside in Baghdad.

Mary Stella said...

As a Gleek and a Springsteen fan, I loved the opening to tonight's show.

Ken, I've learned so much from reading your blog that I have a finer appreciation for the way the Emmy show is mocking things like show notes and so on.

sephim said...

Re: Lea Michele - Why is it when a natural looking actress starts getting noticed for her acting she suddenly decides she doesn't want to be "fat" anymore and tries to out-thin Renee Zellweger?

sephim said...

Sorry if I'm spoiling it for anybody who hasn't seen the Emmys yet, but as Bryan Cranston has won his third Emmy for outstanding actor in a drama I have to ask the question - what do people think about this? He has won for playing the same character, does this seem normal, has this happened before, is it deserving, are the Emmy people being lazy?

It's a bit overblown as "a" question, I know, but as there are people who pay more attention to things like this than I can afford to, maybe I'll get the full opinion...

Tom Quigley said...

Two talented comics who played their lines and roles to the hilt... And Stephen Colbert losing to Barry Manilow is akin to Mary Hart on ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT winning a Peabody Award over Jim Lehrer --

D. McEwan said...

" Jim, Cheers Fan said...
I wish there were some way to know beforehand if one of the five hour schlockfests..."


Actually, The Emmys today came in right on time, at three hours, and did not run over by even a minute. It's the Oscars that run close sometimes to five hours.

But the fun of live TV is never knowing when it's going to surprise you with something wonderful or jaw-dropping, and when it's going to suck.

xjill said...

I've always wondered if they worked out the Manilow bit ahead of time or if once John mentioned it Steve just ran with it. Just seeing the youtube freezeframe thing on the blog I knew exactly what bit it was - classic.