View Full Version : Emmy Plane Crash Skit Criticized
08-28-2006, 12:38 PM
Many people are saying that the plane crash that opened the Emmy awards was in poor taste and should've been changed because of the plane crash yesterday. Here is one article on it:
Emmy Plane Crash article (http://www.deadlinehollywooddaily.com/emmy-what-was-nbcconan-thinking/)
I think there is a link here where you can see the actual skit.
08-28-2006, 01:06 PM
Is it really that big a deal? If one of the dead were a member of my family I'm sure the last thing I'd care about is a Lost plane crash sketch at the Emmys.
08-28-2006, 01:58 PM
i agree. this seems to be a little off base. sure there was somewhat of a similarity, but i think that most viewers would have thought of Lost before the actual crash that happened yesterday.
08-28-2006, 03:10 PM
I agree with the article that contains the video. It says its more bad timing than bad taste.
I guess Im insensitive too, because I dont think its that big of a deal. Its clearly a coincidental thing
I dont think the relatives of the deceased would be watching the emmys anyway,
08-28-2006, 03:19 PM
The only thing I partly agree with is that NBC could have warned the station in Lexington about the content.
But expecting them to rewrite and film a new skit or getting rid of it seems really extreme.
I agree they should have let the Lexington station know, but the criticism is a bit much. Plus, shouldn't insesitivity be insensitivy -- regardless of how or what happens? I mean, what if the Emmys had aired the day of that Russian crash -- would anyone have cared? Probably not. The skit was in as good of taste as it could have been in this day and age. My prayers are with the families, but to get in an uproar about this isn't really honoring them, I don't think.
The Postmaster General
08-28-2006, 08:32 PM
Here's a crazy thought:
Maybe no one heard about the crash because they were busy doing stuff getting ready to be on and do a show to be seen by millions.
Seriously - I didn't hear about the crash until today. and I wasn't even at the Emmys. I'm sure Conan wasn't checking his cell phone every hour getting updates from CNN, nor was anyone else involved. You go to news sites, it's not even that heavily reported - come on.
I feel bad for the families who lost loved ones, but they aren't the ones complaining. This is coming from a journalist who was fired from The New York Post over getting sued for litigious remarks.
08-29-2006, 05:19 AM
08-29-2006, 10:28 AM
wheres a video link to the entire opening
08-29-2006, 08:25 PM
I can maybe see the point behind people, once again, freaking out over stupid shit, but c'mon, ever hear of a concidence? They obviously shot that however long ago before the actual show, and the plane crash didnt happen till the day of, no way they'll re-do the skit. I'm suprised more that no one had anything to say about the To Catch A Predator part, but fuck, people need to lighten up, I thought the skit was great and Conan overall was pretty successful.
Brando @$$ Fat
08-29-2006, 11:09 PM
What the fuck? People knew what they were referring to. It's not even the families of the victims who are complaining, it's a bunch of whiny P.C. fucks who seem to believe that just because a plane crashes means that it can never be shown again on television. Maybe it should've been the douchebag who wrote that article on the plane, make the world a better place.
Brando @$$ Fat
08-29-2006, 11:11 PM
Better yet, make that Geraldo Rivera and the person who wrote that article.
And Mickey Rourke.....
08-30-2006, 04:08 PM
did anyone else catch that NBC had to make a formal apology for the opening? saw it on access hollywood last night. they said that the stations in lexington complained about the opening so they were forced to make a public statement.
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