Emmys opens with a (long) love song to TV
September 18th, 2011
08:22 PM ET

Emmys opens with a (long) love song to TV

The Primetime Emmys premiered with their usual performance, with host Jane Lynch "singing" her way through a fairly long love song to that "wonderland" that is TV. (She said she'd be lip-syncing, since, of course, they don't even let her sing that much on "Glee.")

The concept was that all of TV was housed in one building, and so Lynch did her musical number through the set of "The Big Bang Theory" before bumping into Ron Swanson, admitting that yeah, this thing was going on a bit long.

The best part, many seem to agree, was when Lynch stumbled onto the "Mad Men's" set and made a pass at Elisabeth Moss' Peggy. She tells her that in the future, women can marry women, prompting Moss' character to say: "Does that mean women don’t have to sleep with men anymore to make it to the top?" Lynch: "They still have to do that."

So what did you guys think? Did the "Mad Men" riff not save the opener, or were you enjoying it all the way through?

Lynch ended up not taking the outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series Emmy, however - that award went to Julie Bowen, who said in her acceptance speech that now she won't have anything to talk about in therapy since she actually won something.

She also thanked her TV husband, Ty Burrell, who won the outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series and gave a well-timed, funny acceptance speech.

What do you think? Are the awards on target so far?


Filed under: Awards Season • Emmys

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  1. Etta Sandwich

    Her voice was that of a songbird and after being stopped up for weeks my bowels were moved.

    September 19, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. FIX IN TX

    @Jstn568 ~ Where did you get your information that Jane Lynch and Julie Bowen were co-stars? The article did not state that.

    September 19, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jstn568

      Ah, they've since edited this: "Lynch ended up not taking the outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series Emmy, however – that award went to CO-STAR Julie Bowen, who said in her acceptance speech that now she won't have anything to talk about in therapy since she actually won something."

      I thought I had missed something entirely, but now it's all clear.

      September 19, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. penny

    The hollywood idiots are just so taken with themselves.

    September 19, 2011 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jstn568

    Wait, in what way is Julie Bowen a co-star with Jane Lynch? And I'll be honest, I thought Lynch did a great job as a host, but the show as a whole was SO boring to me. So much wasted time with less-than-entertaining bits, like the Emmy chorus group announcing categories... c'mon. And I love SNL, but that sketch-type song they did in the middle of the show left a lot to be desired. But, again, at least Lynch was there with her snappiness.

    September 19, 2011 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mariee

    Jane is doing a great job, I think Laura Linny should have won for the big C. Glad to see Louis CK there he is really good on his show. I do wish Larry David would get recognized for his show, it's better than all those others. Modern family is not that great to have won all those Emmys, I hope those over paid actors enjoy watching the rest of us struggle to make ends meet. Especially the women that pose like they are gods.

    September 18, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |

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