The Emmys aren’t all about great acting (Mad Men) or overacting (Grey’s Anatomy). There’s also a bunch of singing going on! It’s like the Tonys, but actual celebs are bound to show up. Or I guess I could say it’s like the Grammys, except an Emmy is actually worth something.
Check out a clip of HBO cult fave Flight of the Conchords‘ “Too Many Dicks on the Dancefloor”, nominated for Best Music and Lyrics. Can these two kiwis spending the night clubbing at a total sausage fest beat out Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg‘s “Mother Lover“? Probably not. FOTC might have more dicks per square foot, but “Mother Lover” has Oscar-winner Susan Sarandon. No contest.
Also, when did every last songwriter involved in television realize that adding naughty words and sex to your song will get it nominated for an Emmy? I blame Sarah Silverman f’ing Matt Damon (which, naturally, won an Emmy).