Monday, September 22, 2008

The 2008 Emmy Awards

Because I was watching the Dallas Cowboys put it to the Green Bay Packers, I only caught portions of last night's Emmy telecast. From the reviews I read, it sounds like I did the right thing by not devoting the whole night to the Emmys. Luckily, I did catch a couple of moments that were memorable. They did a 40th anniversary tribute to "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" and even had 4 of the original cast members (Gary Owens, Ruth Buzzi, Joanne Worley, and Alan Sues) present the award for Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series. Gary even delivered his lines with his hand cupped to his ear and Ruth, Joanne, and Alan were in the multi-colored joke wall. Except for the extra wrinkles and the hair dye, it was 1968 all over again.

Another cool moment was when Josh Groban (aka the Jim Nabors of the Millennium) did a medley of TV theme songs over the years. As he started, I said to myself, "please do a theme with some soul to it like The Jeffersons". Believe it or not, Jim, er Josh honored my request. Surprisingly, Josh did a bang up job! Although I knew the guy had a voice, I didn't realize he had such a sense of humor. You can check out his performance below.

Did any of you catch the Emmy Awards? If so, what are your thoughts?


The Rock Chick said...

I didn't see the Emmys because I was engrossed in this show on National Geographic called Neanderthal Code. I figured the Emmy highlights would be all over the internet anyway.

Anonymous said...

The Josh Groban part and the Conan O'Brien part (when his show's producers were nominated and they showed all the kids with him in the bed with Angelina Jolie) were about the only things that made me crack a smile. The opening sucked so bad, I almost changed the channel...but let's face it, I'm a sucker for these types of shows.

Jay said...

I thought it was pretty much of a snoozer. I agree that the opening was just awful. I can't believe how bad it was. The rest of the show wasn't all much better.

Don Rickles was funny though.

d.edlen said...

Here's my take. I was glad I caught this and Gervais' standoff with Carrell.


Malcolm said...

The Rock Chick: I just went to the Natl. Geographic website to find info on Neanderthal Code. That looks interesting.

Thriving Holly: Mount me on a stick and wrap me up because I'm a sucker for awards shows too.

Jay: Damn, because of what you and Holly said, I wish I had caught the Emmy opening.

D. Edlen: Wow, the two "Office" boys faced off... I wish I had seen that too.

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