I was going to post a few thoughts on my Emmy viewing experince last night, but my friend Sara "Miss Diva" Erickson sent around her annual review before I could get my thoughts down. As hers, as usual, made me laugh outloud and captured some my sentiments to a tee, I thought I'd share her summary with you instead. Reprinted with her permission, here we go:
Earth, Wind & Black Eyed Peas opening abomination - I don't think that I can watch the rest . . . .
please Ellen make it better - mmmmm - not so much
VALIDATED - public appearance - Jen & Ben - aglow in the front row
and the evening gets Desperate - a TOUGH category - my fingers are crossed for Jeremy P and effin BRAD - nobody loves raymond - GARRETT - thank god that show is off the air!
wait a second - am I watching a rerun of last years show - Bill Shatner - AGAIN??!
Gwennie's mommy wins her first Emmy for a show that no one has ever seen
seriously - this show is so bad so far that I am just going to watch last week's Laguna Beach
Awkward moment #37: Ellen does a ventriloquist act. 'Nuff said.
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Neil Patrick Harris & Chris O'Donnel - ladies and gentlemen we have officially scrapped the bottom of the barrel
did Katherine Joosten, winner of Best Guest Actress, raid Hefner's closet - what is with that smoking jacket
for some reason I am longing to be in the Bronx taking prescription drugs and playing Scrabble
DORIS ROBERTS - I haven't had enough to drink yet - her 4th Emmy for this role - she is joined on stage with her harem of underage boy servants
Johnny Carson tribute . . . . and over on the Surreal Life we find out that Janice Dickinson's father was a pedophile . . . . hmmmm what to watch
and the cast of Everyone Loves Raymond is funny for the first time ever - the Daily Show wins again (Emmy number 3 for Jen's cuz Steve Bodow) - once again I have to check and see if I am not watching last years show
ok - I know it has been happening all evening - this "Emmy Idol" and until now I have just used this time to refill my wine glass, but I am compelled to watch Macy Gray try and resuscitate her career - Chris calls her the gentle giant
Jewel's snaggletooth cousin, Patricia Arquette arrives on stage with rollers still in her hair
FINALLY someone new wins - JJ Abrams for "Lost"
you know when they show ads for new prescription drugs - and there is a disclaimer at the bottom saying that this product may cause drowsiness and oily discharge - well this telecast should have the same disclaimer
John Stewart is a funny man and Desperate takes an Emmy
start watching Arrested Development - funny comments from the writers who keep winning for a show that no one watches!
YAWN - all evening I have avoided calls from my mother (caller ID) and finally I am so bored by this telecast that I am compelled to answer her 3rd attempt - I am surprised to hear that she is drinking a beer - (her 4th this decade) - the Emmys are on in the background - go figure
a lovely tribute - to an unsung hero - the Anchorman
I am considering opening a second bottle of wine
a very funny Conan O'Brien gives an Emmy to Felicity Huffman - a Desperate upset - I actually sit up for the first time in over an hour!! YiPPiE!!
wow - an Arquette upset - note to self - only tune in for the last half hour of these things
and Tony Shaloub (whom went to high school with my Aunt - go Green Bay) wins an Emmy - more importantly Ray Romano didn't!
Nik Katopodis - opps I mean Jimmy Spader wins - thanking his mom for sitting thru the sex and weirdness - huh??
Another upset - LOST wins for dramatic series - a personal fav - I am thrilled - watch this show!!
Apparently somebody STILL loves Raymond - they take home an Emmy for Comedy for the LAST time - AMEN!!
and it is over as awkwardly as it began - we have made it thru another year!
a personal prediction for next year - "Breaking Bonaduce" will sweep it!
like I have always said - "I watch it - so you don't have too" and you are VERY welcome, 'cause this one was painful
Mrs E reporting from NYC
List of Winners at 57th Annual Emmy Awards
Quotes From the 57th Annual Emmy Awards