Tuesday, September 18, 2007


As is often the case with awards shows, Sunday night's presentation of the 59th annual Emmy Awards on FOX had a great opening and it pretty much went downhill from there.

From their TV show 'Family Guy', Brian and Stewie Griffin appeared to sing the praises of what they considered to be trash TV - you know, the usual drek like 'Desperate Housewives', 'Scrubs', 'Two And A Half Men', and 'The Sopranos'. (That last reference was the best of all the jokes, but it was clear that TR Knight didn't appreciate the Isiah Washington reference....)

Although I don't watch it on a regular basis, I enjoy 'Family Guy' so I was already prepped for their appearance. I just wish they had made a more blatant snipe against their home network in order to be "fair and balanced".

Like FOX will ever figure out how to truly do that!

Since this blog deals with the inner reality of Toobworld, we need to look at the musical number within that context. Cartoon characters have slipped through the dimensional veil that separates Toobworld from the Tooniverse many times in the past, so there's no Zonk inherent in the fact that Stewie and Brian were performing in front of real human beings.

Just on my own personal level of enjoyment, I'd rank their appearance as being in the top three cartoon crossovers into Earth Prime-Time. The top two would be:

Daffy Duck with Drew Carey on 'The Drew Carey Show'

Superman with Jerry Seinfeld in an American Express blipvert

If you didn't get the chance to see this musical number Sunday night, have no fear! It showed up on YouTube by the next morning, as all the great 'Family Guy' bits do.
Toby OB

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well, just as long as you didn't pick Mr. Opportunity in those car commercials. God, am I sick of him!