I never watched Entourage.
Much like Lost, Mad Men and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, I just didn’t get around to it.
Yet after each season was over, I survived without them.
And I felt stronger. Better. Faster.
My friend Wendy Molyneux, who happens to be a writer for the very watchable and Emmy-winning Bob’s Burgers, not only didn’t watch Entourage, she hated it. With a singular passion.
In fact, the only way she will watch the new Entourage movie is if she can raise $10,000 to donate to CureSearch. Because she hates pediatric cancers even more than she hates Entourage.
Me, I hate every kind of cancer. And I want to help Wendy raise the money as quickly as possible. Plus, I kinda love the idea of her sitting through this film. She’ll probably tweet her agony to the masses, and that will be hilarious.
So give if you can. We both appreciate it.
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Although I might not have agreed with who got what award at this week’s Emmys, it was, as always, amazing to see so many truly funny people gathered in one room.
Even the nominees in the Drama categories are pretty darn hilarious when they let go.
So when I saw the news today that Canada has issued stamps with the name and likeness of five of their great comedians, I had two immediate reactions:
- Good for them. Well-deserved all.
- Why haven’t we done something similar here in in the USA, the home of comedy?
Turns out the US Postal Service did do something similar back in 1991 — a booklet of stamps honoring the comedy greats of days gone by.
When I saw these stamps, I had two immediate reactions:
- Good for them. Well-deserved all.
- Why haven’t we done something similar for the current generation of comedians and comediennes?
Do you see a pattern? More importantly, do you agree?
What current ‘funny folk’ do you think deserve to grace the correspondence that we don’t send via email? Vote in the comments!
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This is my friend Wendy Molyneux and her sister Lizzie.
They are writers for Bob’s Burgers on FOX, and last night, they very deservedly won their very first Emmy Award!
Build a special shelf at your respective homes ’cause I am very sure…
This is just the first of many!
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I have made no secret of my love for The Americans on FX.
I lobbied for viewers upon its debut.
I celebrated its second season pickup and increased episode order.
And now I’m gonna whine on the show’s behalf —
Bitch, moan and complain.
Because The Americans did not receive Emmy nominations for Best Drama Series, Best Actor or Best Actress…and my brain simply cannot wrap itself around this egregious snub.
Kudos to my Upper West Side neighbor Margo Martindale, who did receive a Best Guest Actress nod for her role as a KGB agent. She deserved it. She’s amazing. Everyone on the show is…
And I burn at the injustice.
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CONGRATS TOM BERGERON!
So psyched that you won the Emmy for ‘Best Reality Show Host’ tonight for Dancing with the Stars.
Finally. So very deserved.
But don’t celebrate too hard. The season premiere of DWTS All-Stars is tomorrow night!
Oh, I’ll be there.
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Modern Family and Melissa McCarthy may have taken home the Emmys this year, but my money’s on her in 2012.
This is one campaign I hope never ends. (Sorry, Ben.)
Do you watch Parks and Recreation? No?? Well, good Lord, man — start! It’s one of the funniest things on TV.
Here’s a sample quote from last night’s show:
Waiter: Would you like any wine to start?
Leslie: Yes, and I’m gonna be direct and honest with you. I would like a glass of red wine and I’ll take the cheapest one you have because I can’t tell the difference.
Woman after my own heart.
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A friend of mine was doing a bit of spring cleaning yesterday. She even posted pics on Facebook so we could choose from piles of ‘giveaway items’ that were forming in her apartment.
Of course, it’s not really spring.
But I understood her ‘urge to purge.’ I too was cleaning closets yesterday in preparation for…
The fall television season
Yesterday was the perfect day to do it, too. The Emmy Awards were last night, so I could put the previous TV season to bed. I was thrilled with some winners, and sad for some folks who were overlooked yet again (Steve Carell).
Then I shook it off and set the DVR for this week’s season premieres of the new and returning fall shows.
It’s a clean start. It’s hopeful. It’s new.
And it should be almost a week before the networks start cleaning house.
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