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In Memorium

When did this practice on awards shows start? I remember watching the Emmys and Oscars in the late 80's and early 90's and I don't recall these segments. Unless someone truly huge, like a Lucille Ball died. Then it was merely trotting out Gary Morton to say a few words.

When did it become some big death contest with applause? And every year, there's always a big controversy over who is left out.

by Anonymousreply 1909/23/2013

In memoriam, not um. In the words of Judge Judy, "Um is not a word." It started when giants began to leave us.

by Anonymousreply 109/22/2013

It started when Mrs Patrick Campbell died for the fifth time.

by Anonymousreply 209/22/2013

It used to be a review of who died the past year, just quick they leave people out and focus on a few individuals.

by Anonymousreply 309/22/2013

R3: They did that in anticipation of Sally Struthers and Kirstie Alley dying.

by Anonymousreply 409/22/2013

I wasn't aware they did this.

by Anonymousreply 509/22/2013

[quote] It started when giants began to leave us.


by Anonymousreply 609/22/2013

It started after the bourgeoisie all got granite counter-tops.

by Anonymousreply 709/23/2013

Last night's death tributes were sickening and dragged the show down. Bet they won't do that next year.

by Anonymousreply 809/23/2013

R9: I thought they were still doing tributes as of 4pm Eastern today. Didn't they pay respects to the victims who watched the series finale of Dexter?

I heard Princess Lea (Barbra Stresszit) was practicing her crying game in the car en route. (Such trash these days.)

by Anonymousreply 909/23/2013

Only deceased who've won a Emmy, Oscar, or Tony should be mentioned.

by Anonymousreply 1009/23/2013

Everyone's pissed about Jack Klugman and Larry Hagman. But television skews younger so they weren't mentioned. I thought the Emmies skewed older...

by Anonymousreply 1109/23/2013

It's been going on for a very long time. And in terms of the variable applause levels it's always been disgusting.

by Anonymousreply 1209/23/2013

Larry Hagman pissed off so many people over the years that he's lucky they didn't haul his corpse out for a mass bathroom break on stage. (That said, I loved him... and those eyebrows.)

by Anonymousreply 1309/23/2013

Was it?

a. 900 years

b. 3000 years

c. 11 years

It's been a very long time.

by Anonymousreply 1409/23/2013

[quote]Only deceased who've won a Emmy, Oscar, or Tony should be mentioned.

Fuck you. Very much indeed.

by Anonymousreply 1509/23/2013

Julie Harris should have had the tribute spot given to Jonathan Winters.

by Anonymousreply 1609/23/2013

The memorial tributes began around the same time presenters wore the red AIDS ribbons.

When did you last see one of those?

by Anonymousreply 1709/23/2013

R18 - Didn't you know? Pron 'actors' and dead boxers have concluded that AIDS never existed, so those red ribbons were a conspiracy to sell the world's stockpile of red ribbon.

by Anonymousreply 1809/23/2013
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