So many reactions and snap judgments, almost all positive, deluged the Interwebs the nanosecond after the Emmys announced that Jane Lynch would host the September 18th awards ceremony. As in life, the famous people got our attention first:
Elsewhere, a great number of peoples chimed in with their suggestions, hopes, and opinions:
- For some reason, everyone, including the otherwise astute people at the New York Times, assumes Jane might host the entire gala in character as Sue Sylvester, and so have a somewhat premature panic attack at the thought. We’re either completely out of the loop, daft, or totally in denial, because we just can’t imagine that a stunt like that would work for anyone, except maybe a Muppet, Stephen Colbert, Pee-Wee Herman, and Edith Ann. In any case, Time begs and pleads and hopes against hope that the track suit will stay at home.
- The LA Times gives us a few reasons why the choice was a good one. Among them: she is not James Franco. Thank the gods, she is not James Franco.
- Zap2It wonders why Ryan Seacrest wasn’t considered for the hosting gig, only to answer its own question: because Jane Lynch 1) is a better choice, regardless; and 2) Fox is clearly taking this chance to leverage her popularity. This is the sort of non-controversy that gives entertainment bloggery its great reputation.