Emmys Roundup: Photos, Quotes, and Weird Al

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The 2014 Emmys have come and gone, and while Thrones scooped up four statues during the technical program, last night’s prime-time broad cast was as barren as the Red Wastes of Essos when it came to awards.

But, even with no big winners, Monday night’s live show was hardly a Thrones-free broadcast.

The show kicked off with host, Seth Meyers, including Game of Thrones, and HBO in his monologue.

 “Shows like GoTGood Wife, and Fargo have the right idea: When you show starts getting some attention and critical acclaim, kill off all the main characters. Otherwise, before you know it, you’re paying Sheldon a million dollars an episode. [To Jim Parsons:] You’re worth every penny. Every. Penny.”

 “Congratulations to HBO. They have 99 nominations tonight, the most of any network. Not to be outdone, NBC is also a network.”

 “I gotta say: HBO is like the kid you grew up with who ended up dENTER TV-EMMY 130 LAoing way better than you expected. 99 nominations. When I first met HBO, all he had was Grease 2 andFraggle Rock. I wish I was nicer to him:

‘You guys want to watch Poltergeist?’
‘We watched it yesterday, HBO. How many times do you think people want to watch the same movie?’
‘One day I’m going to make a show about dragons.’
‘Okay, buddy, best of luck.’”

 “There are so many different ways to consume TV. people don’t necessarily watch them when they air anymore. The most DVRed show of the past season was The BlacklistGame of Thrones was the most pirated show. And Duck Dynasty was the most VCR-taped.”

 “Congratulations to Game of Thrones, nominated for 19 Emmys, including Best Drama, Best Supporting Actor, and Worst Job Security. If you’re an actor on Game of Thrones I bet you wait for next week’s script the way most people wait for biopsy results. “I think you better sit down: Your character has been invited to a wedding.”

‘But, wait, there’s more!

During the (mandatory?) musical number, Weird Al Yankovic provided his own lyrics to television show opening themes; not only including Thrones, but using it as the grand finale of the production. His performance, which you can view in all of it’s glory below, ended with a plea to George R.R. Martin to type as fast as he can before they run out of scripts.

They also gave him a typewriter… which may or may not be faster than the DOS-based computer he’s currently using.

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The segment then carried over in Lena Headey’s introduction of the next award as Andy Samberg, dressed as Joffrey, accosted her in full whiny furor:

And, of course, as with any award show, there was an amazing after party where all of our favorite GoT actors joined together to solemnly commiserate over their losses:





 

I know, I know… it’s really hard to see them like that.

But, on the bright side, there’s always next year… when we’ll be up against the final season of Mad Men.

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    1. How precious are those pictures of Sibel and George! And lemme just gush about how good Lena looked again… and Jon Hamm with a beard damnnn

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    2. Oh man, the first few Weird Al songs were kind of boring, but GoT was by far the best one. The lyrics, and the typewriter, were hilarious! Glad GRRM was a good sport.

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    3. The Weird Al skit was awesome… There really isn’t a better musical satirist. I loved the ending where he pleaded for GRRM to type fast so they don’t run out of scripts.

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    4. Should anybody wonder what Sibel Kekilli is doing now that her character is dead (apart from showing up at the Emmys and cuddling George RR Martin):

      Some TV spots for a regional public service broadcaster in Northern Germany (Sibel lives in Hamburg).

      “One of the best things about the North is our manpower.”

      http://www.ndr.de/fernsehen/Anfeuern-bis-nichts-mehr-geht,ident368.html

      “One of the best things about the North is our accesibility”.

      http://www.ndr.de/fernsehen/Immer-gut-angebunden,ident364.html

      “What needs to be done, needs to be done.”

      http://www.ndr.de/fernsehen/Mit-dem-Traktor-aufs-Feld-,ident362.html

      “One of the best things about the North are our daycare centers.”

      http://www.ndr.de/fernsehen/Kaelbchen-Kita,ident360.html

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    5. I’ve always enjoyed Weird Al, but that GoT finale must be the best thing he ever did, even George will have to agree!

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    6. Thanks for posting all of that, Shyla.

      I’m not a big award ceremonies watcher, since I end up inevitably getting bored and spacing out. I’d heard about the Weird Al bit, but didn’t feel like sitting through the reairing of the show to catch it.

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    7. “Mommy, why don’t you love me like you love Uncle Jamie?” hahahaa. I was dying at that part! Then when they handed George the typewriter…best part of the whole show.

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    8. Oy wey! I’m glad that the “Game Of Thrones” family enjoyed themselves and seem to have had a good time…because otherwise, as I said…oy wey!

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    9. Just deleted WiC from my bookmarks because well, it just sucks now, I can’t say that I really care that much about the staff change but the site has become a lot worse.

      Found out about this site just now and will read it in place of WiC.

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    10. Am I the only person who found the Weird Al and Adam Samberg stuff painfully unfunny? Weird as I normally quite like them both.
      I think Peter was the only one with a realistic shot of winning but none of them look that fussed about it! Natalie Dormer gets more beautiful every time I see her!

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    11. TheTouchOfFrost:
      Am I the only person who found the Weird Al and Adam Samberg stuff painfully unfunny? Weird as I normally quite like them both.I think Peter was the only one with a realistic shot of winning but none of them look that fussed about it! Natalie Dormer gets more beautiful every time I see her!

      No you are not. Weird Al stopped being funny back in the 1980’s…and Samberg was always funnier in his own mind than in reality…

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    12. TheTouchOfFrost,

      No, you’re definitely not the only person. It was hacky, uninspired and would’ve been tired even in 2011 when the show was younger. Almost nothing at the Emmys that was supposed to be funny really was. Except for a few high points (Cranston’s speech, some others, McConaughey and Harrelson’s bit ) it was a dull night.

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    13. Ryoko Masaki,

      Well, Ray Stevens (Als 1970s predecessor) is still alive, but yeah, it was pretty clever

      I didn’t watch the show, tho I like Seth Myers, usually these shows bore me to tears. But those clips were just perfect!

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    14. GoT/ASOIAF being the finale of a song such as this on the Emmys. Man! It’s actually still a bit unreal to me how far this show has gotten. And it got nominated for best show and so forth once again.

      Would undeniably be very cool if they actually won best show. They should have a decent shot next year, I suppose – BB having aired it’s final season.

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    15. Awards shows do tend to be a little self-indulgent on the industry’s behalf. Only ones I’ve really enjoyed are when Ricky Gervais hosted the Golden Globes and put a few egos in check!
      Glad Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman got some recognition though. Sherlock is one of the greatest shows in years. A real masterpiece. Although, bizarrely, I don’t think the latest season was as strong as the first two. Mainly because the first episode was quite messy but the other two brought it back to the usual high standard.

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    16. I said it before in the live topic but i find it highly disappointing / surprising the girls (sophie and maisie) werent there this year. I imagine they are shooting this week but they easily could have planned around it. They are ‘worth’ more marketing wise than a Sibel Kikelli…

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    17. I’m not a huge fan of Weird Al, but I have to admit he won me over by the end. And the Lena/Joffrey bit happening right after had me cracking up.

      Variety just posted an ‘inside the after parities’ article, I would have paid to see both of these moments:

      10:21 p.m. The Governors Ball is all about mixing and mingling, and the stars and execs are up and about schmoozing. The dance floor is packed – even “Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin is spotted getting a move on.

      12:25 a.m. “Breaking Bad” winner Aaron Paul tables his Supporting Actor Emmy to have a serious 1-on-1 bro chat with “Game of Thrones” star Peter Dinklage.

      Hopefully they were discussing joint custody of the Emmy 😀

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    18. Barry,

      They’re probably busy! I think the two of them get enough exposure so it doesn’t hurt them to not go. Although both (especially Maisie) seem to have kept their feet on the ground, I think concentrating on their acting and not being lulled into the celebrity of it will do them the world of good at their age.
      Hey, Cumberbatch and Freeman won and they weren’t even there!

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    19. loco73: No you are not. Weird Al stopped being funny back in the 1980′s…

      Wrong! As White & Nerdy proves.

      loco73: …and Samberg was always funnier in his own mind than in reality…

      Wrong! He was sublime in Cuckoo, and Brooklyn 9-9 is my favourite guilty pleasure of the moment.

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    20. Off topic, but how have I only just heard of this site?!

      I have to say over the last few months I’ve found myself visiting WiC less and less due to the waning quality of posts, and I couldn’t quite put my finger on what was missing compared to the last 2-3 years during which I visited WiC on a daily basis. Then I seen the live Emmy post on WiC only had about 20 comments, and I realised it was the regular readership/commentors that had left. I later seen a post over there explaining how everyone had left for WatchersOnTheWall.com, which I had never heard of.

      I can’t tell you how glad I am that I seen that post and found this site. The first thing I clicked on was the ‘About Us’ section, and oh how glad was I to see that the site was in fact founded by WiC veterans FaB, OitF, HmR and Oz! Then it got even better and felt so familiar when I read a few articles and found that the likes of Veltigar, GeekFurious, Pimpslap, Bex, Rygar, Jentario and all the other recognisable commentors had also migrated over here.

      I’ve just had a quick browse through all of the pages back to the start of the site, and stumbled on a good few pieces of news that I wasn’t previously aware of (I don’t think things like Bowen Marsh’s casting, Ciaran Hinds’ return or all of the minor roles roles to be cast like the merchant captain have been reported at all over at WiC, never mind reported late)… oh how good it feels to be fully up to date again!

      Suffice to say this site has now replaced WiC in my bookmarks, and I look forward to lurking in quality articles and comment boards once again…

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    21. Archmaester:
      I can’t tell you how glad I am that I seen that post and found this site. The first thing I clicked on was the ‘About Us’ section, and oh how glad was I to see that the site was in fact founded by WiC veterans FaB, OitF, HmR and Oz! Then it got even better and felt so familiar when I read a few articles and found that the likes of Veltigar, GeekFurious, Pimpslap, Bex, Rygar, Jentario and all the other recognisable commentors had also migrated over here.

      Damn you Archmaester, you must have studied black magic with Marwyn, for you made me all misty-eyed. Glad to have you back with us!

      Easteros Bunny:
      Has anyone else seen GRRM do the ice bucket challenge yet?

      Someone posted a video of it yesterday I think. A shame it wasn’t in HD, I really wanted to see GRRM’s face when he got hit.

      EDIT: And what was up with the portrait mode of that video?

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    22. Lex: I thought that too. So dangerous!

      It didn’t help that I had just watched a compilation video of various ice bucket mishaps shortly before watching it.

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    23. Great post, very good for vicariously experiencing the night.

      Archmaester,

      Welcome back, thanks for the comment! Now spread the word, please, there’s bound to be more like you 😉

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    24. I really didn’t find the Weird Al bit funny.

      I mean, the GoT part was just “dragons, boobs, complicated, characters die, GRRM needs to write faster.” Could anything be more obvious?

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