(AP) Ed McMahon and Dick Clark have done it again! Wait, Bloopers and Practical Jokes has been off the air for 20 years. Or maybe it was Ashton Kutchner this time punking the audience? Were we all on Candid Camera? One of television's practical jokers may have gotten away with it when they switched the envelopes at Sunday night's Emmy Awards for television.
Show co-producer Shane Magazinerack said that he knew something was up from the very beginning. "When Denise Richards announced that the award for best supporting role by an animal actor in a comedy or drama series went to Wierd Al Yankovic, we knew that something was up. The winner was supposed to be the Larry the Cable Guy from Blue Collar TV. On behalf of the program, I apologize to Larry and will have his award sent to him."
Wierd Al, however, does not wish to cooperate. "They gave me this award fair and square! Did they make that gymnast give back his gold in the Olympics just because they couldn't add the votes? No! I'm keeping this in a special place above the mantel."
When the Emmy Award for the Best Sports Show went to The Lingerie Bowl II, a strange thing happened during the acceptance speech. The offensive and defensive team captains of the two teams went to the podium together in their "football uniforms" to receive the award. As there was only on trophy for them to share, a fight broke out, similar to what occured during their game. The largest and longest standing ovation of the night was given by all of the men (except the WIll and Grace cast) in the audience.
When asked which supporting animal role he had played in a television comedy or drama, Yankovic was unable to respond.
Other strange winners were as follows:
1. The Emmy Award for Best Comedy Series went to President George W. Bush's State of the Union Address.
2. The Emmy Award for Best Drama Series went to the omnipresent Michael Jackson Trial Coverage on E!, Court TV, Comedy Central, MSNBC, and CNN.
3. The Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Drama went to Michael Jackson for the Michael Jackson Trial Coverage on E!, Court TV, Comedy Central, MSNBC, and CNN.
4. The Emmy Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series went to Richard Simmons.
5. The Emmy Award for Best Comedy Series went to The Louisiana Governor's Office for Hurricane Katrina coverage and rescue and releif efforts.
6. The Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series went to Dan Rather of The CBS Evening News.
7. The Emmy Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series went to the un-named, blonde, big busted twins in the beer commercials.
8. The Emmy Award for the Best Director of a Comedy Series went to the former head of FEMA. (He did say in this acceptance speech that he shared the award with President Bush, the Lousiana Governor, and the New Orleans Mayor
9. The Emmy Award for Best Director of a Drama Series went to Eddie the Dog. An explanation on the card said that "we always liked him in Frasier and think that he should win something and no one really cares about this category anyway."
10. The Emmy Award for the Best Talk Show Host went to Alf.
11. The Emmy Award for the Best Children's Educational Program went to The Better Sex Video Series. The series has never aired on public tv, even though clips run on the monitors at the presentation were well received by the audience. Former Full House actor and Lamest Home Video's host Bob Saget was seen taking notes and responded by saying, "Hey, maybe I'll need these some day! It could happen!"
Producers are investigating if there were any changes in the Best Supporting Actor and Actress categories. "Frankly," said Magazinerack, "most of America doesn't care about these and chooses this time to either go to the bathroom or pop some popcorn or let the dog out, so I don't know if we got those awards right. I was also in the bathroom during the presentations."
The Television Academy of Arts and Sciences hopes to have the mess straightened out in a few days and get all of the right awards to the right people.