The Emmys had it’s worst night in history. Only 12.2 million people watched!!!! That’s an absolute trainwreck for an awards show!
I was thoroughly disappointed with the telecast as it was just plain boring. I understand what they were going for with the “nostalgic” factor, but it didn’t work for me. I don’t know where to start, the celebs reciting old TV lines or the set recreations. It was cute the first time, but then it just got too long and boring. Why recreate a set for a TV audience when we have the real set on our TV screen? I’m sure it was great in-person, but it’s the same ol’ crap for us TV viewers.
And, can I talk about Laugh-In for a second? I was so excited when I saw it on the screen until the sketch started. As nostalgic as it was, it was just too hard for me to watch. I was a little embarrassed for them. I felt like the Academy said, “here’s your script, good luck out there old timers.” But, Jon Stewart saved it with his acceptance speech. He said, “if it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t be here.” So true. That was a great ode to them, and well deserved.
The Emmys only saving grace was Ricky Gervais, Steve Martin and Don Rickles. I have one suggestion for next year: Let a comedian host the show, not 5 different reality hosts with no jokes.