No awards show is complete until us, the people, raise our pitchforks and scream our nipples off over who was left out of the In Memoriam tribute. The Emmys was no exception, but the people didn’t only throw shit bombs at producers over who was left out, shit bombs were thrown over who was put in too.
Viola Davis introduced Christopher Jackson, who cooed out Stevie Wonder’s As while pictures of those who died this past year were shown in picture frames. It was very “bootleg Roseanne intro” (or “bootleg All My Children intro“). Mary Tyler Moore, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Adam West, Agnes Nixon, Roger Moore, Alan Thicke, Florence Henderson and Jerry Lewis made the cut, but they left out Dick Gregory, Charlie Murphy, Harry Dean Stanton, Frank Vincent, Sam Shepard, Erin Moran and (insert the name of anybody I left off of the Who Was Left Off Of The Emmys In Memoriam list). Frank Vincent and Harry Dean Stanton went off to heaven very recently, so that could be the reason why they weren’t included. (UPDATE: Thanks to all of you who let me know that Erin was included in the In Memoriam that aired during the Creative Arts Emmys on Saturday night. I know, they didn’t even put Joanie in the main show!)
This shit happens every year and it’s not like the Emmy people can cut 3 minutes out of the 45-hour-long singing and dancing intro to put everyone into the In Memoriam segment. We really, really need that full 45-hour-long singing and dancing intro. But last night’s In Memoriam was an extra kind of fucked up, because they gave Roger “Uncooked Hamburger Helper Balls” Ailes a spot. Yeah, Roger Ailes and Sean Spicer’s faces popped up at the Emmys last night. I’m surprised they didn’t get Ann Coulter to do a bit on diversity in television.
And whoever put that mess together can go ahead and start working on next year’s In Memoriam tribute by putting their own name on the list. Because Erin Moran’s brother is totally coming for them now.