Sunday, September 22, 2013

Harris Wears Out His Welcome in 65th Emmy Awards

Neil Patrick Harris gets upstaged by Jimmy Kimmel
at the 65th Emmy Awards. Photo: CBS

FROM BELIEFNET

As is the tradition, the 65th version of the Emmy Awards came complete with compliments and complaints from those of us in the peanut gallery. Shown on Sunday, September 22nd on CBS, the show had a slow start with a lackluster beginning involving host Neil Patrick Harris interacting with a bunch of characters in a roomful of TVs. It could have been a great bit but in the end, was just so-so.

Instead of an opening song and dance number that many were expecting from Harris, the special went a different direction. Harris started the show with short jokes and soon was challenged from former Emmy Award Hosts including, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Jane Lynch and Conan O’Brien. Then after Harris got them cleared off the stage, he was heckled by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. Unfortunately, Harris couldn’t help himself and got his own song and dance number at the middle of the celebration with “help” from Nathan “Castle” Fillion and comedian, Sarah Silverman. The forgettable performance just added to the length of the program and not much else. Read more>

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