ICY-are-currently-missing-it, the Primetime Emmy Awards is happening right the fuck now, and delightful human Andy Samberg is hosting.
In what has to be a contender for terrible idea of the year, the Emmys just played an ‘in-memoriam’ to great shows that have ended this past year (Mad Men, Sons of Anarchy, Boardwalk Empire etc), by editing together a montage of their final scenes, thereby spoiling the shows for any poor sod who hadn’t finished watching.
Once the spoilers had been served up with some fava beans and a nice Chianti, Samberg acknowledged that maybe, y’know, spoiling the ending of some of the best, most recent TV series to millions of viewers wasn’t the greatest idea to ever float through the executive boardroom.
“Welcome back to the spoiler awards. I guess everyone on every show died.”
Enraged, the people took to the medium most effective for expressing fury at ‘the man’: Twitter.
By the way… Spoiler Alert if you were watching Sons of Anarchy, Nurse Jackie, Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire etc… #Emmys
— Matt Mira (@MattMira) September 21, 2015
Oh, so that’s how Sons of Anarchy ends? Spoiler alert much, #Emmys?
— Josh Denny (@JoshDenny) September 21, 2015
That spoiler-y montage was just the Academy’s sneaky way of screwing Netflix
— Doree Shafrir (@doree) September 21, 2015
Kind of astounding that given the new business model of TV, #Emmys would run a spoiler-a-bration. Ok now I won’t binge order [Fill in blank]
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) September 21, 2015
Millions of people just unwillingly learned a spoiler about who gets shot at the end of Boardwalk Empire. Thanks #Emmys!
— Not Bill Walton (@NotBillWalton) September 21, 2015
jesus emmys spoiler much? never watched Sons of Anarchy and now I know how the whole thing ends. that clip package was terrible
— Andy Lewis (@andyblewis) September 21, 2015
Spoiler heavy reel, sheesh!!! #Emmys
— Andrew Sims (@sims) September 21, 2015
WOW, EMMYS, SPOILER ALERT MAYBE?
— Tracy LaFway Clayton (@brokeymcpoverty) September 21, 2015
um, do the Emmys not know about SPOILER ALERTS. #Emmys2015
— Zeba Blay (@zblay) September 21, 2015
THE FIRST RULE OF SPOILERS IS THAT IF YOU SPOIL THEM YOU ARE A DICK.
THE SECOND RULE OF SPOILERS IS THAT IF YOU SPOIL THEM YOU ARE A DICK.
EMMYS. YOU ARE A DICK.
Here’s Andy Samberg’s opening monologue in full:
Image: Primetime Emmy Awards.