I mean, come on, these shows are still being televised? The Emmys are an extremely boring way to spend a night watching television. I thought that these shows had been taken off the air by this point.
I have no problem honoring the actors and actresses for their work, but is it really something that needs to take up space on a network? Do we really need to dedicate time out of our lives for an award ceremony? I don’t know about all of you, but I have never been to an award ceremony that I couldn’t wait to go enjoy the excitement of.
We see it time and time again. A semi-good comedian hosts a show full of Hollywoods’ staples. They all parade down the red carpet, taking photos and stopping for interviews. Crowding into a theater, they wait in anticipation for their names to be called up for an award. The nominated get a gift bag worth most of our vehicles, and that includes the losers! This is a ritual that has needed to be squashed dead long ago.
It is a breath of fresh air to see Weird Al
hosting it. doing a skit during it. (Thanks Kyle Sherman for the correction!) After all, this is a man who has been laughed at maliciously for decades. For the most part, all of society has dissed him for years. I am impressed that he has had the tenacity to hold his head high after all these years. I am not one of these people. Weird Al is a triumph of the American spirit.
I grew up laughing at his parody songs my whole life. They show an interesting creativity. And don’t get me wrong, he has been recognized from time to time with a few Grammy Awards and a movie, “UHF.” So, with the success of his latest album, “Mandatory Fun,” it is only fitting that they would bring him on to host this years Emmy Awards.
I will go on record to say that he has single handedly saved this ceremony. Gone were the half-cocked jokes and forced rhetoric. Gone were all of the empty smiles, and drawn out victory speeches. Weird Al made everybody have fun again, cause after all, the one thing he is good at is innocent humor. He made Andy Samberg turn into Tito Jackson for the night. He made us all laugh, some of us cry (not me), and everyone just be casual for a change.
Weird Al I salute you for saving something I didn’t enjoy watching to begin with. Below I have included the best skit of the night.