Monday, August 28, 2006

Crassness Crashes The Emmy's

I didn't watch the Emmy's last night, so I was shocked to read that Conan O'Brien performed an opening skit in which his private plane crashed on its journey to Los Angeles, leaving him stranded on an island comparable to the one in ABC's hit show "Lost." Granted, it didn't actually show the plane crash, nor did it indicate any kind of injury or mortality, but still, in the wake of yesterday's Comair Crash in Kentucky, which killed 47 people, NBC really should have thought twice before airing the segment. Surely they could have replaced it with something else--it sounded neither original nor particularly funny. To be clear, I detest the FCC's recent crackdown on (i.e. censorship of) slightly prurient television content--wardrobe malfunctions and such--but I would have hoped NBC could be a little more sensitive with respect to this issue. Shame on The Emmy's.


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