September 21, 2012 at 10:45 am #260544
It’s a felony that Amy Poehler doesn’t have an Emmy, so, if she loses this Sunday, I think it’s time for drastic action. Here’s my suggestion —
Amy needs to employ the Meryl Streep Brazenly Honest Campaign Strategy. One of the chief reasons Streep won the Oscar earlier this year was because she blatantly reminded Hollywood that she hadn’t won for more than 20 years. It worked. Kate Winslet won the Oscar for “The Reader” chiefly because she reminded Hollywood how ridiculously overdue she was (If she’d lost one more time, she would’ve been tied with Thelma Ritter as Oscar’s biggest-losing actress)
But, being a comedienne, Amy needs to maintain her street cred by framing up her message with savage wit. My suggestion: Amy should write a special episode of P&R with the actual title “The Ultimate Emmy Bait Episode”
In it, she should load it up with the classic elements:
age dramatically on screen
Portray a real-life heroic person (Eleanor Roosevelt?)
rousing courtroom speech (a la David E.Kelley)
I think it’d be terrific if Amy blatantly ripped off one of the money scenes from the episode of “30 Rock” that won Tina Fey her acting Emmy — “Sandwich Day” — do a riff on it just for laughs.
What do you Derbyites think? Good idea? Bad idea? I think it might work and, if nothing else, she will get her chance to goose the System, which is what great comic voices are supposed to do — stick it to The Man.
If she did this as a PR stunt, it would certainly get a lot of tongues wagging …September 21, 2012 at 10:50 am #260546
I love this idea. It would be amazing, especially if well executed.
Let’s just hope she will win this Emmy anyway, and not for writing (or at least not only for writing).September 21, 2012 at 10:51 am #260547
The thing is, that sound a lot more like a Community episode than a P&R episode. I don’t think it’s really in the tone of the series, and it might end up being pretty awkward.
So yeah, let’s hope she wins this time. She would literally get my vote for Best Actor/Actress Lead/Supporting/Guest in a Drama/Comedy/Miniseries/Movie/Whatever category. Over Cranston, Danes, CK and everyone else. She was just that good this season.September 21, 2012 at 11:55 am #260548
Fantastic idea.September 21, 2012 at 12:00 pm #260549
I don’t think Poehler has been egregiously overlooked. Never thought she should have won for SNL. She should have taken it last year, but didn’t submit well.September 21, 2012 at 12:25 pm #260550
Love it Tom!September 21, 2012 at 12:30 pm #260551
Amy Poehler is fine and all, but I’d rather see Julia Louis-Dreyfus or Zooey Deschanel win.September 21, 2012 at 12:42 pm #260552
Amy Poehler should be a 3-time Emmy champ come Sunday night but I don’t think it will happen.
Your idea is funny and sweet but it doesn’t fit into P&R’s tone. At all. Last year, they stuck with a great election arc the entire season and rarely strayed from it. They wouldn’t do an episode so blatantly outside the P&R universe.
Plus, didn’t she submit the fundraiser episode a few years back where she is deliriously tired (similar to drunk) and it still didn’t win.September 21, 2012 at 1:58 pm #260553
Excellent idea. Let’s do it.September 21, 2012 at 4:23 pm #260554
I love Poehler and think she deserves all the Emmys in the world. However, Steve Carrell played a similar character, as a man, somewhat better, I’d say, and never won, despite being in overwhelming less competitve field. Listen, I think both should have Emmys, but for some reason the Academy doesn’t like to award idiots, on smart shows.September 21, 2012 at 4:32 pm #260555
If Amy is playing an idiot then every lead actress nominee plays an idiot.September 21, 2012 at 5:09 pm #260556
^ Jessica Day is not an idiot.September 21, 2012 at 5:17 pm #260558
^I guess I could agree with that.