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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.00
By that logic, "Joey" should have had a whole bushel of nominations.

    Originally posted by Justin
    She was very good, but she's a supporting actress, was only on for 8 or 9 episodes, and is second on their depth chart to Sarah Chalke. I think Elliot used to be significantly funnier before they turned her into such a spaz, but Sarah is still deserving.


Elliott as a character hit her apex around the middle/end of Season Two until she seemed to be a little too dependant on the whole goofy-eye double take (it was her GET THE TABLES until they laid off on it after a while). Really, though, this past season she took more of a backseat to Carla, since some of the plot involved J.D. trying to avoid her for obvious reasons and also because a lot of this season focused on the Marriage: Year One story arc.

The whole Molly thing was a good distraction from all of that but I can understand why it was a short shot, lest it become JD/Elliot Part 2...but really, who doesn't like a girl who likes Kielbasa Day at the cafeteria?



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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.04
Good list. I ditto the love for AD & Scrubs, but lament the exclusion of Lauren Graham & Will Arnett.



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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.00
    Originally posted by JustinShapiro

    Desperate Housewives entering itself as a Comedy is a good one. I can't wait until they steal the award from my precious, precious prgoram in a category they shouldn't even be nominated for.



It's supposed to be satire!

I'm happy with the nominations for Shalhoub and Laurie, although I doubt either of them will win.

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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.72
    Originally posted by Mack Salmon
    It's supposed to be satire!

I'll paraphrase something I wrote before: Desperate Housewives isn't satire. It can be funny and clever, but what it's supposedly "satirizing" is almost luxuriated in, on screen. (All that crass materialism isn't made fun of but practically reveled in. It almost qualifies as "house porn": look at the goodies you can't have.) The people it's supposedly "sending up" are in fact the heroes of the story. Their vapid lives aren't held up as objects of ridicule but rather matters of endless fascination. It's a parody of a soap opera that only works on a narrative level because it's identical to a soap opera. You're hardly a satire when you do a better job of being the thing you're supposedly lampooning.

And I really think it has no place winning best comedy, because half the time the show KILLS jokes. They murder them by overdoing them. There will be a perfectly self-evident visual joke on the screen, and then the narrator will obliterate it by telling you what's on the screen, like you can't get it on your own. Invariably the explanation is half cliche and half awful puns and delivered with more unnatural vocal delivery than phone sex. "Ordinairily... BREE would have said that CURE-EE-OSS-IT-EE could kiiiiillllllllllll the cat........ but what she FOUUUNND that DAAAAAYY was just......... purrrrrrrrrfect."

Ugh. I have no objection to it being nominated for best drama, but just not comedy. It's more of an off-beat soap opera that sets itself apart by using comedy, but comedy isn't its core.



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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.44
    Originally posted by Jeb Tennyson Lund
    I'll paraphrase something I wrote before: Desperate Housewives isn't satire. It can be funny and clever, but what it's supposedly "satirizing" is almost luxuriated in, on screen. (All that crass materialism isn't made fun of but practically reveled in. It almost qualifies as "house porn": look at the goodies you can't have.) The people it's supposedly "sending up" are in fact the heroes of the story. Their vapid lives aren't held up as objects of ridicule but rather matters of endless fascination. It's a parody of a soap opera that only works on a narrative level because it's identical to a soap opera. You're hardly a satire when you do a better job of being the thing you're supposedly lampooning.

    And I really think it has no place winning best comedy, because half the time the show KILLS jokes. They murder them by overdoing them. There will be a perfectly self-evident visual joke on the screen, and then the narrator will obliterate it by telling you what's on the screen, like you can't get it on your own. Invariably the explanation is half cliche and half awful puns and delivered with more unnatural vocal delivery than phone sex. "Ordinairily... BREE would have said that CURE-EE-OSS-IT-EE could kiiiiillllllllllll the cat........ but what she FOUUUNND that DAAAAAYY was just......... purrrrrrrrrfect."

    Ugh. I have no objection to it being nominated for best drama, but just not comedy. It's more of an off-beat soap opera that sets itself apart by using comedy, but comedy isn't its core.
Soooooooo...what you're saying is that show makes your ovaries hurt?



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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.39
To be fair, wasn't Desperate Housewives originally sold as a satire, then anointed as a soap opera when everyone passed on it?



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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.60
I too am rooting for Scrubs, although I seriously doubt it'll win. I am suprised by the no nomination for Joey. I'm not a fan of the show, but still expected it to be nominated since it's just about the only sitcom this year to get a lot of coverage.

I personally am rooting for Jeremy Piven to win best supporting actor for comedy series, although I wouldn't mind seeing Peter Boyle walk away with that one.

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    Variety, Music or Comedy Series: "Da Ali G Show," HBO; "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," Comedy Central; "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," NBC; "Late Show With David Letterman," CBS; "Real Time With Bill Maher," HBO.


Glad to see "Real Time w/ Bill Maher" nominated as it's my favorite show on television, but (again) I doubt it'll win. I'm betting on the Daily Show, and I certainly won't complain about that show winning.

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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.01
I'm really hoping that it isn't a 'Raymond' BJ fest.

Who do I love seeing up there? Holland Taylor. She always plays pretty much the same character, but she's really the only one who can play it.

Who do I think got shafted? Michael Cera (AD's George Michael). Go back and watch the reruns. He's pitch perfect.



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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.72
    Originally posted by drjayphd
    To be fair, wasn't Desperate Housewives originally sold as a satire, then anointed as a soap opera when everyone passed on it?

Actually, I did hear that story. Another thing I'll offer, to be fair: maybe the creator had to sell it as a soap opera but had every intention of making it a more critical and satirical show once he got it on the air... then ratings got in the way. I remember that by about week 2 of the show being out, it was such a "sensation with women viewers" [that stuff's in quotes because that's what the Hollywood buzz was saying] that maybe that plan was scotched. I remember going to log on to Hotmail and seeing MSN quizzes like "Which Desperate Housewife Are You?" Basically, since such a large audience was identifying with the characters, turning them into nasty walking commentaries on part of the audience just wouldn't have been a good idea. Hence, the more favorable light a lot of the characters are in. Who knows.

As for CRZ's question, I got elbowed in the small of the back when playing some 5-on-5, and it's killing me. If that's where my ovaries are, then that's right where Desperate Housewives gives me the sharpest pains.

I'll also second Brian's Michael Cera praise. That kid is just an amazing straight man. His expressions of terror and embarassment just double the goodness of about any scene he's in, even if he's got zero dialogue.



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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.56
My big beef is the exclusion of not only Lauren Graham, but Kelly Bishop. They nominated the freakin' MAID from Two and a Half Men and not Emily freakin' Gilmore? And how has GG never gotten nominated for writing? It's easily one of the five best written shows on TV.



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