Wednesday, August 30, 2006

"Kneel Before Your God Babylon!"

The Comedy Central franchise of Stewart and Colbert made the presentation for the Outstanding Reality-Competition Program emmy last sunday. That presentation was without a doubt the best three minutes of the whole award show.

Here's a little background for those of you who didn't watch the show. The "I lost to Barry Manilow!" line stems from Stephen Colbert losing out to Barry Manilow in the "Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program" category. The Wolverine reference after the Manilow line is citing Hugh Jackman also being nominated in that category for his performance as host of the 59th Tony Awards.

On a side note, the voters were on acid this year--at least when it came to voting for the drama categories. 24 winning best drama series and best lead actor in a drama series (Kiefer Sutherland's acting on that show consists of yelling and talking into a cell phone) is a sad day for small screen drama. I watched the entire season of 24 and the show has some of the worst plots, writing (just keeping track of the 100 different uses of the word protocol and you'll begin to understand what I'm talking about), and acting of any show on television. I watched 24 for the unintentional humor that results from how bad the show is. Hopefully Studio 60 will pick up the slack this fall.


Anonymous said...

good call on the dop heads who voted for 24 in the emmys. Also why did girl in the Cafe get so many nominations. I watched five minutes and I wanted them to leave the girl in the cafe, don't put her on tv. Also I was angry Dennis Leary didn't win for Rescue me. Its a good show that mixs comedy and drama better than any show I have seen.

Anonymous said...

I meant to say dope heads.