Why you shouldn't watch awards shows with Tina Fey haters

30rock_lGood morning, PopWatchers! It’s exceptionally good for me, because anything seems better than having to endure the Golden Globes with a roommate who thinks he’s above all that "trivial stuff." As my lovely friend Jessica said last night, "Why was he watching?" So, for your benefit, here’s a list of people you should never, ever watch an awards show with:

The "Cooler Than This" Roommate: While snarking on the attendees is fine, a constant litany of "Why do you care about this?" is liable to get him a takeout container to the face.

Your Friend Who Only Watches Entourage: Because she doesn’t seem to understand that there are, in fact, actors out there besides Jeremy "Hg" Piven.

People Who Think Tina Fey Isn’t Funny: They will totally ruin an amazing acceptance speech with their derisive snorting. And yes, these people do exist.

The One Who Knows Nothing About Pop Culture: In my case, this is a friend who says that "94 percent" of his pop culture knowledge comes from me. Exclude them so that when you ask why Tom Cruise was even nominated for Tropic Thunder, you don’t have to deal with responses like, "Tom Cruise was in Tropic Thunder?"

Is there anyone I left out? You tell me, PW-ers.

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  • Pizzamouse

    My mother-in-law. She shared some of her wonderful pop culture taste at our late Christmas get-together on Saturday when she loudly exclaimed that she liked Blues Brothers 2000 more than the original because she thinks that John Belushi is a bad actor. However, she added, his brother Jim Belushi is a great actor. Then she said, “He has another brother, doesn’t he? James, or something?” I rest my case.

  • Kevin

    Never watch with the “They don’t make’em like they used to” people. For them, every movie that came out after 1960 is crap and TV hasn’t been the same since the good ole days of Leave It to Beaver.

  • Jennifer

    The One Who Wants to Skip the Red Carpet Pre-Show. There are 2 questions they normally ask: 1)What is this? 2)What time does the show start? Ummm…how about you STFU.

  • Fatima

    Believe it or not, there have been people on this website today claiming to be above the Golden Globes themselves too. Why did you wander here and why are you trying to ruin our fun time?

  • PeterBilt the Nature Boy

    Tina Fey=Party Foul

  • Kelly

    Oh, I agree with Kevin…I had to endure a guy telling me why Tom Hanks & any other current actor was junk compared to Spencer Tracy. Sheesh.
    The person I wouldn’t watch with is the “I’ve never heard of any of the these movies” watcher. You know, the one who looks at the television confusedly after every winner is announced and says “What is ________ movie?! I’ve never even heard of that…what’s it about?” You miss at least 1/2 of every speech explaining.

  • MK

    The Person Who Needs to Pontificate on Everything She Sees On Screen. This often encompasses several of the categories already mentioned and leads to diatribes on ugly red carpet fashion and complaints about how it’s okay for Alec Baldwin to get middle-aged porky but not okay for actresses to do it.

  • Elizabeth

    Person who knows nothing about Pop Culture and chastises you for hours on end because you’ve decided to have a life.

  • Toddie

    As Tina herself so eloquently put it, Tina haters can “suck it.” I love that her hair never quite looks put together.

  • KG

    before this morning when i saw at gawker that there were actually tina fey internet haters, i thought everybody liked tina.

  • Eric

    Tina Fey is so very high up on my list of “people I don’t give a damn about.” I just wish she would flap those big ears and fly to a different plant.

  • Marcus Johnson

    The people who are too self-righteous to enjoy good humor. Ricky Gervais’ comment to Kate Winslet (do a Holocaust movie; they’ll give you an award) was priceless. Nothing funny about the Holocaust itself, but there is a lot of potential funny in the people who make Holocaust movies. Money and awards and million-dollar contracts and the continued financial stability of a big-budget movie studio…come on, Hollywood moguls and superstars, take a friggin’ joke! And Sacha Baron Cohen, pitying Guy Ritchie, recently let go after Madonna had to fire her “assistants” was primo comedy. Suck it, Hollywood elite, if you couldn’t take it. Then there were Tina Fey and Tracy Morgan. God bless them for keeping an awards show fresh and funny.

  • charles

    If I was wathing the show with you and you wondered out loud why Tom Cruise was even nominated for Tropic Thunder, I would tell you it was because Tom Cruise was one of the funniest and best things in that movie. I laughed till my sides hurt every scene he was in. I thought he stole the movie.

  • you suck

    The Golden Globes suck,Tina Fey sucks and most of all you suck,fag

  • coldtoes

    Kevin – I didn’t realize you knew my husband. He thinks TV and movies went bad with the invention of colour.

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