Neil Patrick Harris Would Like The Emmys To Be Way Less Depressing

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On Watch What Happens Live, aka the Algonquin Round Table on LSD, Neil Patrick Harris offered an apology for showcasing all that pesky death that ruined your enjoyment of America’s Fourth Most Important Awards Show, aka the Emmys:

“I think we did too much of the death,” he admitted during a Thursday night stop on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live.” “We honored, like, five people [Jonathan Winters, Jean Stapleton, Cory Monteith, James Gandolfini, and writer Gary David Goldberg] — not because they were our favorite five who died, but just that they were important.”

Harris clarified that he doesn’t discount the impact of the lives of those who died, but expressed difficulty at being able to turn the show back to comedy after so many sad interludes:

“Cory Monteith’s death was a big deal, and Gandolfini’s death was a big deal,” Harris said of the choices. “But I don’t think we thought through the fact that we’d spend so much time throughout the show bringing it down with sadness. I thought Edie Falco talking about Gandolfini was a really effective moment on the show, but it made everyone get really sad.”

Personally, I thought those memorial segments were waaaaaaaaaaay less depressing than watching Modern Family win yet another ‘Best Comedy’ award, but hey, that’s just me.

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And now, to memorialize the passing of the Jennifer Love Hewitt Hand Job Show, we here at Jezebel will now commence the same sacred tradition as our ancient blog ancestors engaged in when they mourned their dead—watching a Boyz II Men video.


First Courtney and Doug, and now this. There is a vast emptiness in the Universe tonight, my friends.

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