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  • helmetz
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    #348116

    As I do every year, I’m asking for your help in completing
    my Emmy ballot.  The FYC DVDs and boxes are beginning to pile up, and I
    have a limited time to begin the process of reviewing every legitimate
    contender.  So here’s the request that I’m making to my Goldderby friends:

    Please give me the name of the ONE script that you feel deserves the Emmy for
    Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.

    Another request: please don’t give me a laundry list of 3 or 5 or 10
    scripts.  I’m not looking for scripts that you liked.  I’m looking
    for passion.  I’m looking for a script that, when the envelope is opened,
    you’ll say “Please win.”

    To those of you who’ve helped me before, thank you.  I’ve done my best to
    respectfully consider your suggestions and turn in the most credible ballot I
    can.  To Goldderby newbies, please know that this is a legit request, and
    I look forward to getting some new points of view.  Have at it.  And
    thanks.

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    Anonymous
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    #348118

    The first one I thought of was Connection Lost for Modern Family which I think is brilliant. 

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    Tom_Scavo
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    The Comeback – Valerie Gets What She Really Wants

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    adamunc
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    #348120

    I’m going to toss out another one from Modern Family, which I thought was even more successful with non-traditional structure than “Connection Lost”, and that would be “The Day We Almost Died”.

    I should note, I don’t think it’s been a particularly strong year for comedy writing.

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    CanadianFan
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    #348121

    “The Day We Almost Died” (Modern Family) is the 5-time Emmy winner’s best episode of the season. “Three Turkeys” is their farce episode.
     

    It has no chance of being nominated, but “Looking for Gordon Freeman” (Looking) is fantastic. 

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    rstang00
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    #348122

    Pilot Jane the Virgin

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    ETPhoneHome
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    #348123

    I’m going to go with a longshot, but it got nominated in season 3 in this category, so why not?

    Community, Season 6 episode 3: “Basic Crisis Room Decorum”. This was the highlight of the season for me so far, with four episodes left. I would like to place a caveat on it, that if there is a greater submission in the remaining episodes I will change it. But this episode was so well-written that I can’t imagine there would be a better choice.

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    KyleBailey
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    #348124

    Second “Valerie Gets What She Wants”. Would also say the premiere “Valerie Makes a Pilot” or “Valerie Cooks in the Desert”. Pretty much anything from The Comeback works but those are the stand outs 

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    Kevin Dillon
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    #348125

    The Comeback – Valerie Gets What She Really Wants, I will echo this.  This is easily one of the best written episodes of television this year.

    The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt-Kimmy goes on a Date

    Jane the Virgin-Pilot

    Louie-Bobby’s House  

    Broad City-In Heat or St. Marks  

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    forwardswill
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    #348126

    I would have said The Comeback but as others have I will say “2009”- Glee. A fantastic episode of television that stood out a mile off in a weak final season.

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    Jalal Haddad
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    #348127

    The Fresh Off the Boat pilot (or whatever episodes they sumit here).

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    james14
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    #348128

    Louie – Cop Story

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    TVismylife
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    Parks and Rec – One Last Ride

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    Ryan Lapierre
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    #348130

    Louie- Bobby’s house
    Modern family- Connection lost
    Jane The Virgin- Pilot

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    helmetz
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    The Comeback – Valerie Gets What She Really Wants, I will echo this.  This is easily one of the best written episodes of television this year.

    The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt-Kimmy goes on a Date

    Jane the Virgin-Pilot

    Louie-Bobby’s House  

    Broad City-In Heat or St. Marks  

    KevinDillon, which ONE of these five would get your vote?

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