Which of the above choices should’ve won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actresss in a Comedy Series in 1994?
Shelley Fabares as Christine Armstrong on Coach: (Epsidoe submissions: “Nice Job If You Can Get It” and “The Stand-In”)
Faith Ford as Corky Sherwood on Murphy Brown: (Episode submissions: “The Young and the Rest of Us” and “The More Things Stay the Same”)
Sara Gilbert as Darlene Conner on Roseanne: (Episode submissions: “Two Down, One to Go” and “Everybody Comes to Jackie’s”)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Benes on Seinfeld (Episode submissions: “The Mango” and “The Opposite”)
Laurie Metcalf as Jackie Harris on Roseanne (Episode submissions: “Labor Day” and “Past Imperfect”)
Liz Torres as Mahalia Sanchez on The John Larroquette Show (Episode submissions: “Pilot” and “God”)
For me, it’s a supremely close call between Metcalf and Gilbert, though it’s easy to see why the former repeated again – her tapes, per usual, were aces. “Two Down, One to Go” is a fabulous Darlene episode, though.
Those Louis-Dreyfus submissions were solid, though I wouldn’t say among her best from the series’ run. As for the other three, I can’t recall the episodes specifically, though I don’t remember them ever being Emmy win-worthy on their respective series.
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