At the height of “The Apprentice” in 2005, Emmy Awards producers thought it would be a cute idea to pair up businessman Donald Trump with “Will & Grace’s” materialistic Karen Walker (played by Megan Mullally) to sing a live rendition of the classic “Green Acres” theme song. But it wasn’t so much cute as it was … awkward. Watch the ear-spitting 60 seconds above.
“Green Acres is the place to be,” the now-presumptive Republican Presidential nominee sings while donning a straw hat, denim suspenders and a pitchfork. “Farm livin’ is the life for me. Land spreadin’ out so far and wide. Keep Manhattan, just give me that countryside.”
Emmys host Ellen DeGeneres introduces Trump and Mullally in one of several “Emmy Idol” segments that feature TV stars singing popular themes from yesteryear. Those “Green Acres” lyrics also include a “Times Square” reference, which Mullally craftily changes to “Trump Tower” during her portion of the song.
“Green Acres” aired on CBS from 1965 to 1971. Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor starred as a married couple who move from the glamor of New York City to a farm in the country. Despite airing for six seasons, the sitcom was never nominated for an Emmy Award.
Last month, Gold Derby readers were shocked to discover that NBC had withheld Trump’s name for Emmy consideration. Despite a much publicized turn hosting “Saturday Night Live” earlier this season, Trump’s name was not submitted on the Emmy ballot. However, Trump still could’ve entered himself if he was willing to pay the submission fees, which run upwards of a couple of hundred bucks.
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