Bring Back The Old Emmys

I want all of you to know that I feel that I’ve had several very strong days when it comes to my food choices.  Sunday went well even when I was watching the Emmys telecast and Monday has gone well.  I feel I’m really on track and my mind is in the right place.

I am a bit upset about something however.  I don’t know how much I’ve ever discussed it, but I grew up as a big TV watcher.  I watched everything I could get to, I even used to make deals with my Mom and Dad regarding my bedtime so that I could see the shows I wanted to see.

I have always been a big fan of Award Shows.  Oscars, Tonys, Emmys, Golden Globes.  I’m there, I want to know who wins, I want to hear their acceptance speeches.  Even if I haven’t seen the movie or even seen a single episode of a TV show…I love the spectacle…the hoop-la.

But I want them to bring back the Old Emmys…I want the days when it was about the glamor and the TV shows.  The days when the jokes told by the host were not embarrassing or sophomoric.  The days when just about every other word out of the host’s mouth was Not the name of or a reference to some body part or bodily function that used to be private.

Maybe I’m old-fashioned but I don’t like that.  I also wonder why it matters, or why the host should ask how many people are voting for one candidate or the other and then he makes a caustic comment about one actor’s absence because he’s for a particular candidate.

I don’t like to talk about politics here.  I won’t be goaded into talking about it on Facebook no matter how many comments my friends make wanting to open my eyes to one way of thinking or another.  But it’s not just that my on-line presence that I want to keep politic free and polite.  I try to do that in real life.  I won’t discuss this topic and I won’t use inappropriate language.  I’m not a goodie two shoes, but I just don’t like to hear it and I most likely won’t use it if we’re having a conversation.

I grew up watching people like Garry Moore, Danny Thomas, Red Skelton and  Andy Griffith.  That was TV, with no talk of politics and no inappropriate language.  I couldn’t help but think of what these old stars would think about how the Emmy ceremony was conducted last night.  I don’t think they’d have liked it any better than I did.

I’m going to gently step down off of my soap box in order to not hurt myself.  I know this is not the kind of post I usually write, but it’s been bothering me and I wanted to get it off my chest.  Opps…breaking my own rule…can’t talk about my chest! ;-)

Happy Tuesday!

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14 responses to “Bring Back The Old Emmys

  1. I thought it was weird, too. First of all, I didn’t even know it was on! No big build up, no speculation on the morning News shows, no excitement, nothing. And, I had no idea who many of these “stars” were! Have never seen their shows and, if I have had the bad luck to see their shows was puzzled as to why anyone would watch them in the first place. Guess I’m not in to what’s available on TV today. I only watch Bones and Castle on regular stations and a few programs on some of the other stations.Of the several hundred channels I get I find that I mostly wtch the same few programs or their reruns over and over. Most of what I see isn’t worth my time.Sadly, the other night, 5 minutes into watching the season finale of Rizzoli & Isles, after the big build up it had gotten all summer, I knew who the bad guy was! Wow, if I ( not the sharpest knife in the drawer) got it that fast, well, you guys need to get better writers! Next year I think we should bring back Ellen DeGeneres as the host…cutting yet classy!

  2. i am with ele: bring back ellen!!
    fran, great post. no apologies needed – it makes for interesting reading when your passion on a subject – and it’s just fine if it happens to be tv! – comes spilling out. that is neat that you have fond memories of tv watching in your youth! i liked seeing your favourites.
    i like the red carpet the best, to be honest. i miss the stars of the 80s! (the shows i grew up with).
    good for you for getting this week off to a strong start!

    • Thanks, Cathy! I hate to get on rants…I don’t like to offend anyone, but I’m glad to know you’re behind me. I love Ellen and would welcome her back. At least her humor is intelligent!! I’m feeling good here! Have a great Day!

  3. I’m with you Fran ALL THE WAY! And like Ele said, I didn’t even realize that they were on. And from the sounds of it, I think I’m glad that we didn’t watch them. I too miss the Good Ole’ Days of TV, when the language was clean, and funny was funny!! Have a great day to all!!

  4. I didn’t watch it. I guess now I’m glad! For sure I would have if Ellen were hosting though – love her!

  5. I like your little rant Fran. I didn’t watch the show and maybe it’s because all of the reasons you talked about, it’s just gotten too crude and very unclassy. This is your blog, say what you want :)

    • Thanks, Marie! I was very hesitant to say these things but in general this is something that’s been bothering me and watching the Emmys on Sunday night just capped it. Makes me feel good that so many people have been supportive. Thanks!

  6. I think most TV has become crude and obnoxious. I’m with ya, the culture gets worse with every generation. We’re on the downslide, for sure.

    • Isn’t it sad, Mare? I don’t mind things being a little more flexible than they used to be, but it is truly ridiculous. The worse part is that a lot of these things are being said during the hours when there are still a lot of children watching. Of course, I don’t know how strict parents are these days about bedtimes.

  7. I only watched the emmys for half an hour. I usually just find political talk uncomfortable and useless in the sense that no one is going to suddenly say….”wow…I always thought the complete opposite. But, I think you’re right!”
    Mr. sc’s sister made a remark about maybe deactivating her facebook account until after the election…

    • Zo, that’s exactly the feeling…uncomfortable. You can “hide” all but important posts from people. I’ve done that with several people for the time being. Only problem is facebook keeps changing how you do it and it took me weeks to figure out!

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