Awards, Schmoozing, and the Like


In a few hours the Emmys will air. The few people I have talked to about it, don’t seem to care. Maybe that is the attitude as of late regarding awards shows. There used to be a time when my sister, brother, and I would plan a party to watch the Oscars, the grandaddy of all overly-indulgent award shows. We would plan a menu and make goodies, print out ballots and mark our favorites, and set up camp in my parents’ living room for the entire day. Typically, we would start with Joan Rivers’ Oscar Specials from years past, comment on the outfits, and watch as E! (who really needs an exclamation point in their station name, anyway?) ran clips from the nominated films. MST3K had a brilliant Oscar special– and we giggled our way through this many a time (“Oh, no! The bug’s been eating at Taco Bell all day!”).

 

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