September, 2013

Emmy Awards 2013

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

The baby boomers have a firm hold on the Emmy Awards, as evidenced by tonight’s telecast. Failure on your part to prepare for the next two (2) decades of televised Emmys is at your own peril.

The baby boomers in Hollywood, I am one, will seize large chunks of the live show during the upcoming years so they can praise every creative baby boomer ever born with a career in television - from birth to death - death being the centerpiece of tonight’s Emmys. Television royalty die at an alarming rate it seems, I have heard up to several thousand per day, so forgive the Academy as it searches for footing in the parsing and praising of the dead talent and as it searches for new terrain on which to honor the talent, up to and including mini-funerals performed on stage, if tonight is any indication.

Me, I’d rather they show old clips of the dead performer than have a weepy living performer telling us about the dead performer which is really, let’s face it, not about the dead performer at all. It is about the effect the dead performer had on the living performer. From birth to present time. From birth to Emmy telecast. From laughter to tears.

From audition to getting the part.

11:02 p.m. PDT.