Kathy Griffin & South Park’s Tom Cruise Outing: Among Very Few Reasons to Watch the Emmys


When the Emmy nominations arrived yesterday – among the obvious nods to Family Guy, The Simpsons, and Grey’s Anatomy – there came two shocks. First was Kathy Griffin‘s nomination for My Life On The D-List for Outstanding Reality Program. And second? Recognition of South Park‘s Tom Cruise-centered episode “Trapped in the Closet” for Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour). Having been on the receiving end of Scientology’s prowess for things like this, we understand the uphill challenge Trey Parker and Matt Stone faced when taking a dump on Cruise’s celebrity. So while we won’t be paying too much attention to whether HBO’s Rome wins for best score, we will be holding out hope both Kathy and the South Park boys get a chance to hold their statute in front of a room full of their peers and .. do stand up.

58th Primetime Emmy Awards