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Jane Lynch Remembers Cory Monteith at 2013 Emmys: VIDEO


Jane Lynch took a moment during the 2013 Emmy Awards to remember Glee's Cory Monteith and "his goofy, breezy sense of humor, his natural instinct for inclusiveness, and his unbridled sense of generosity."


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  1. Not to put down Monteith, but both Jack Klugman and Larry Hagman were more worthy of the tributes. Both men were stars of two long running series and appeared in other memorable tv shows. I still remember Klugman on Twilight Zone.Larry Hagman was funny enough on I dream of Jeannie but became a TV legend as J.R. Ewing in two versions of Dallas running over 15 years!

    Posted by: Wyatt | Sep 22, 2013 11:21:07 PM

  2. I read there are numerous articles on the snub of Larry Hagman and Jack Klugman for this nobody. "Dallas" was a world-wide phenomenon maybe people don't remember the hysteria pre-internet when people in Europe would actually try to contact Americans as to what happened that week with "JR". And Klugman had Emmys for both Odd Couple and Quincy and his family was pissed he was overlooked for someone never nominated ever.

    Posted by: MIke | Sep 22, 2013 11:22:11 PM

  3. I don't think it's necessarily a snub. They selected a few people for the extra eulogy no doubt based on a mix of subjective and objective criteria. They probably wanted to talk about someone old, someone young, someone middle-aged, someone from yesteryear's shows, someone from today's, someone in front of the camera and someone behind the scenes, etc.

    Posted by: GregV | Sep 22, 2013 11:43:02 PM

  4. I know they were trying to honor Monteith and speak to his fans....but really, his demo is not watching the Emmys. Klugman or Hagman would have been better choices to be honored in this fashion.

    Posted by: Geoff M | Sep 22, 2013 11:43:44 PM

  5. The Monteith tribute was "Glee" pressure. And we know who produces that. Someone was attempting to immortalize their show. Publicity is publicity. It was totally out of place. Some video clips were needed with these tributes. Those images are worth so much more than boring speeches. You don't have four separate memorials and then a montage. It was like the EMMY Death Hour.

    Posted by: Cary | Sep 23, 2013 12:42:52 AM

  6. Jane left out one thing. His addiction to deadly drugs. Times have changed when a lesbian honors a drug addict on national TV.

    Posted by: Jake | Sep 23, 2013 12:44:55 AM

  7. I counted a minimum of four people who had a bigger impact than Monteith and did not get solo nods.

    And what pissed me off more was the droning on about half a dozen 60's flashpoints with no deeper explanation. And of all the AI winners to trot out Carrie Underwood? Maybe Kelly Clarkson or Hudson? But that song alone would be enough to give a better tribute to the snubbed. Heck they could have trotted out Barbara Eden and Linda GrY to pull double duty as presenters & tribute givers. That would have been a moment.

    Posted by: robroy | Sep 23, 2013 12:51:26 AM

  8. Jake, if you'd actually watched the tribute you'd know that Jane did in fact note that Cory's addiction is what caused his death.

    Anyways, GregV is on point with this one.

    Posted by: JMC | Sep 23, 2013 5:51:42 AM

  9. I wasn't able to watch the Emmys (work) but I got to see the tribute online. I didn't watch Glee but I knew who Corey and his character were. His death saddens me regardless of what fandom I follow. FWIW I was touched to see that the Academy honored two of my personal favorites, Annette Funicello and Lee Thompson Young. May they RIP

    Posted by: Avenger280 | Sep 23, 2013 8:19:16 AM

  10. (fwiw... not endorsing the lyrics in any way, but loving how Carroll O'Connor & Jean Stapleton used them to expose the hypocrisy of some of the show's fans)....

    Boy the way Glenn Miller played....

    Songs that made the Hit Parade...

    Guys like us we had it made....

    Those Were the Days!!!!

    And you know where you were then....

    Girls were girls and men were men...

    Mister we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again....

    Didn't need no welfare state...

    Everybody pulled his weight...


    THOSE WERE THE DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    Posted by: Avenger280 | Sep 23, 2013 10:14:46 AM

  11. Vile, bitter scumbags have come out in droves to comment on these Towleroad Emmy posts.

    Posted by: Mikey | Sep 23, 2013 10:57:29 AM

  12. @Mikey, these vile, bitter scumbags comment here daily.. haven't you noticed?

    Posted by: Luke | Sep 23, 2013 1:37:08 PM

  13. Having witnessed it first hand, Jane's description of the "rapacious, senseless destruction that is brought on by addiction" were spot-on, in my view, and brought balance to the memorial.

    I won't engage in the "debate" regarding who should, or should not, have been honored by eulogies during the evening, since that discussion to me seems rather small.

    Posted by: KJ | Sep 23, 2013 2:36:14 PM

  14. NPH was involved with deciding to do these special five in memoriam tributes so he gets some of the blame here. I didn't like the idea of five additional solo tributes because it just makes us as viewers/fans start comparing the dead people and arguing over who is more deserving. I also thought Larry Hagman deserved special recognition if anyone did. The Who Shot JR reveal episode was watched by more people than a whole season of Glee combined. I loved Cory on Glee and his death was tragic but he didn't have the body of work many others did, including multiple Emmy winner Jack Klugman (whose son very respectfully pointed this out last week). It was probably an attempt to attract younger viewers but I have a feeling we won't see it again.

    The regular in memoriam segment was marred for me by the cellist who was way off, or at least it sounded like that on my TV. The music didn't go with the photos at all.

    Posted by: Roger | Sep 23, 2013 4:22:04 PM

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