Monday, June 23, 2008

R.I.P. George Carlin

Just a brief update today, but I wanted to note the passing of the legendary George Carlin on Sunday.

Carlin, 71, died from heart complications. As this is a TV blog, it should be noted that his most famous bit was the "seven words you can't say on television," none of which will be repeated here, what with this being a Telegraph blog and all.

But in the age of YouTube and other similar sites, I've no doubt the best works of Carlin will live on for all time.

DAYTIME EMMY WINNERS: In case you missed it Friday, here are the winners of the Daytime Emmy Awards (No, Susan Lucci didn't win):

— Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Gina Tognoni, ‘‘Guiding Light.’’
— Talk Show — Informative: ‘‘The Tyra Banks Show.’’
— Younger Actor in a Drama Series: Tom Pelphrey, ‘‘Guiding Light.’’
— Younger Actress in a Drama Series: Jennifer Landon, ‘‘As the World Turns’’
— Talk Show Host: Ellen DeGeneres, ‘‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show.’’
— Drama Series Directing Team: ‘‘One Life to Live.’’
— Legal/Courtroom Program: ‘‘Cristina’s Court.’’
— Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Kristoff St. John, ‘‘The Young and the Restless.’’
— Drama Series Writing Team: ‘‘One Life to Live.’’
— Talk Show — Entertainment: ‘‘Rachael Ray.’’
— Lifetime Achievement: Regis Philbin.
— Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Jeanne Cooper, ‘‘The Young and the Restless.’’
— Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Anthony Geary, ‘‘General Hospital.’’
— Drama Series: ‘‘General Hospital.’’

MONDAY'S BEST BETS: Really, there's only one thing that people should be watching tonight, as the Georgia Bulldogs face Fresno State for the national championship as Game 1 of the Best-of-3 College World Series kicks off tonight (ESPN2, 7 p.m.) I can actually say "Go Dogs!" without a hint of biasness, since Fresno State is also the Bulldogs.

If college baseball isn't your thing, you catch ABC's all-reality lineup of "The Bachelorette" (ABC, 8 p.m.) and "The Mole" (ABC, 10 p.m.) NBC counters with "American Gladiators" at 8 p.m. and "Nashville Star" at 9 p.m.

Finally, there are new episodes of "Weeds" and "Secret Diary of a Call Girl" beginning at 10 p.m. on Showtime.

3 comments:

zodin2008 said...

Sad about George Carlin. I didn't agree w/ all his views but he was very funny.

Yes, go DAWGS. The real Dawgs of course, the ones in Athens.

Jonathan said...

God, I'm going to miss George Carlin. I didn't listen to him as much recently, but he was one of the earliest comics I remember enjoying as a kid.

Also tonight, "The Middle Man," which I don't know that you watched or enjoyed. But the pilot was actually very entertaining despite some goofy F/X that I guess can only be fitting for ABC Family, but the writing is very sharp and witty; definitely something I will be sticking with for a few weeks at least.

Phillip Ramati said...

I should have mentioned The Middle Man. I didn't see the pilot, but the show has generated a lot of positive buzz.