Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Even Diahann Carroll popped up ...

... OK, we hate to drone on and on about the TVLand Awards, but we are all about TV, after all. Guess who also popped up in the sequence spoofing "Grey's Anatomy"? Diahann Carroll, another BRBTV alum for her role as Dominique Devereaux on "Dynasty," paying tribute to her "Julia" days as a nurse in the sequence. And, of course, our perennial favorite Larry Hagman was there, as well, as (what else?) a shooting victim.

The show was a lot of fun, with an opening montage of classic TV theme songs performed by some megawatt stars, including Tom Wopat and John Schneider singing the theme to "The Dukes of Hazzard." Both clad in stately black, Schneider wore a cool long coat and some styin' eyeglasses (and we couldn't help but think of Cillian Murphy as the Dr. Crane in "Batman Begins" -- he had glasses just like that, and, like Schneider, he was hotttttt!).

Wopat and Schneider then reappeared inside of the show's first half-hour to present the Pop Culture Award to the cast of "Dallas" in a truly surreal BRBTV moment (like two sectors of our universe converging, for sure). Charlene Tilton was shimmering in peach, Linda Gray was golden in gold, Mary Crosby looked darn-near younger than she did on the show, and Sheree J. Wilson (though they kept dropping that "J" out in the announcements of her name -- did she lose it and not tell us?) was slim and shady and oh-so sexy in a black veiled gown that did a little peekaboo of her legs. Hagman was, of course, perfect in his own way, going on about how he never gets any awards ...

(And off-topic for BRBTV, we were beside ourselves to see the cast of "Good Times." It was one of the best shows of the '70s. John Amos as James Evans just shook us down, over and over, in his performance, for sure! And he looked great at this awards show. Too bad they couldn't have found a more appropriate presenter for this award -- and for a cast that truly did make a wonderful "impact" by showing us all something we absolutely needed to see in the '70s.)

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