Saturday, July 25, 2009


So Family Guy got an Emmy nomination for Best Series? Seriously? A show whose inspiration feels like little more than stolen jokes from waste-baskets in "The Simpsons" writing room becomes the first cartoon in 50 years to get such an honor? Have the people nominating this never seen the show? Wiser men than I have lambasted the show's shortcomings plenty, so much so, in fact, that there is a Wikipedia page specifically devoted to criticism of the show.

Oh my -- a puking joke ... how urbane and witty!

Obviously I recognize that the Emmys are a business, and they want to throw enough token nominations out to popular shows that its fans will tune in to watch the awards show, which will increase its ratings and - accordingly - the amount they can ask for advertising next year.

But --- seriously? They couldn't give a nod to something more deserving, like "The Simpsons" or "South Park" ... or 30 minutes of television static?

(OK, that last one may have gone too far; in keeping up with my self-contradictory nature, I am - regardless - excited about "Family Guy's" forthcoming "Something, Something, Something Dark Side.")


Note: in the Emmys' defense, they did give "30 Rock" - the best comedy since "Arrested Development" - a record-breaking 22 noms. Whoo hoo!

Makes up for the fact that those losers didn't give "Battlestar Galactica" a nomination in its final year.



Emily said...

I'm glad that we see eye to eye on Family Guy, Arrested Development, and 30 Rock.

B Dubs said...

Charlie had a rough night last night. On a related note, that FG video hit the spot.

Molly said...

I don't know WHAT is more original than vomiting jokes, sex jokes, bathroom humor, and talking dogs.


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