Lynch brings class back to the Emmys

We are huge fans of Jane Lynch. We fell in love with her as Charlie Sheen's character's therapist on "Two and a Half Men" – back before it was obvious Sheen needed a therapist himself. Her biting and deliciously sarcastic quips on that show won us over.

Then along came Sue Sylvester. Oh, we didn't want to watch "Glee" at first. The premise of a show centered around an underdog high school glee club originally made us throw up in our mouths a little bit. But then we experienced the evil genius that is Sue Sylvester, played to perfection by Lynch. And we were hooked.

And last night, the 63rd Emmy Awards was hosted by one Miz Lynch. And no surprise, she not only brought the funny, but she brought the class as well.

Lynch opened the show in an elaborate musical number that took her on a journey through the sets and with some iconic characters of some of today's biggest TV shows. Lynch sang and danced her way through the number, doing a fantastic job of singing – pay attention Ryan Murphy. You may want to give Sue some more song time next season.

Throughout the show, Lynch demonstrated her playful but biting sense of humor. She even picked on the darling of Hollywood, Betty White. But it was all in good fun, and tastefully done. 

The highlight of the night for us was seeing Lynch decked out in a black wig and skin tight clothes, complete with orange spray tan becoming, for the night, a guidette, a la Jersey Shore. As Donatella Albeghetti, Lynch warned Hollywood: "Watch out Hollywood, 'cause Jersey is taking over."

All in all, Lynch gets about two dozen thumbs up from us for her hosting. She brought refined funny to a show that desperately needed it, after the fiasco that was Ricky Gervais' stint as host last year.

So…we'd like to be the first to propose…bring Lynch back next year. We will anticipate great things.

Published Monday, September 19, 2011 2:02 PM by bulldog
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