How much is a Primetime Emmy worth? Well, not all trophies are created equal, as Julia Louis-Dreyfus learns in a new spoof released today by the TV academy (watch it below).
Suddenly strapped for cash after impulsively buying a private island, Louis-Dreyfus appears on “Barely Legal Pawn” to sell the first of her four Emmys: her 1996 Comedy Supporting Actress prize for “Seinfeld.” But the shop owners, played by Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, play hardball.
In our recent video chat with Louis-Dreyfus, we teased her about whether that first supporting award for “Seinfeld” counts as a full Emmy or just half, and the pawn shop owners wonder the same, though Paul naturally sticks up for TV’s supporting players. Also, is comedy really as valuable as drama?
Of course, Cranston, Paul, and Louis-Dreyfus are all multiple-Emmy-winners, with a combined nine acting wins between them, and they’re all back in contention this year: Cranston for Drama Actor for “Breaking Bad,” Paul for Drama Supporting Actor for “Breaking,” and Louis-Dreyfus for Comedy Actress for “Veep.”
If they all win, they can continue their battle backstage over who has the most valuable prize.
Watch the Emmy spoof below, and click here to watch our recent chat with Louis-Dreyfus.