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The 2005-2006 Tubey Awards: Tubey Awards of Questionable Cachet

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The 2005-2006 Tubey Awards: Tubey Awards of Questionable Cachet

Best Comeback (non-Lisa Kudrow division)
It's as if Josh Baskin finally grew up and came to find her on that same boardwalk in New Jersey. Elizabeth Perkins's resurgence (or, you know, surgence, if we're being honest) on Showtime's Weeds is the ending we had forgotten we were rooting for. From sneaking her daughter chocolate laxatives to flashing her best friend's teenage son, Perkins's gin-soaked Celia is a refreshing sinner, particularly when Mary-Louise Parker's pot-dealing mom starts to hedge a bit saintly. -- Joe R

The Samuel F.B. Morse Award for Telegraphy
The big mystery of the first half of the seventh season of The West Wing was supposed to be about who leaked the existence of the military space shuttle to the press. But within the first ten minutes of the first episode of the season, it was obvious to anyone with eyes and ears that it was Toby, so clearly was his guilt broadcast to the world. -- LTG

Depeche Mode Award for Proof That God Has a Sick Sense of Humor
In the second episode of the sixth season of The West Wing, John Spencer's character was stricken with a near-fatal heart attack. And then, as his character was finally adapting to a new life in the limelight as a candidate for Vice-President, John Spencer was killed by a heart attack. His final episodes, filmed before his death, were unbearably sad. But they were also an example of his amazing talent, as John Spencer showed us the full range of Leo's incredible frailty and extraordinary resilience. God has a lot to answer for. -- LTG

Elizabeth Röhm Memorial Award for Surprise Lesbionics
When Janeane Garofalo joined the cast of The West Wing as Lou Thornton, the tough, unglamorous, softball-playing, eyebrow-non-tweezing media consultant, many fans reasonably assumed the show was finally adding a non-hetero player to the cast. Imagine our surprise when we later learned that Lou was hooking up with Otto, the cute young speechwriter/potential secretary/gopher. We were even more surprised when we saw cute, perky, button-nosed staffer Ronna walk away from her campaign cohort in a hotel to meet her equally cute girlfriend at the bar. It was a nice reveal, played without the slightest sense of sensationalism, and it almost made us wish for another season of the show, just so we could get to know more about some of the underdeveloped campaign characters. -- LTG

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The 2005-2006 Tubey Awards: Tubey Awards of Questionable Cachet

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The 2005-2006 Tubey Awards: Tubey Awards of Questionable Cachet

Best Comeback (non-Lisa Kudrow division)
It's as if Josh Baskin finally grew up and came to find her on that same boardwalk in New Jersey. Elizabeth Perkins's resurgence (or, you know, surgence, if we're being honest) on Showtime's Weeds is the ending we had forgotten we were rooting for. From sneaking her daughter chocolate laxatives to flashing her best friend's teenage son, Perkins's gin-soaked Celia is a refreshing sinner, particularly when Mary-Louise Parker's pot-dealing mom starts to hedge a bit saintly. -- Joe R

The Samuel F.B. Morse Award for Telegraphy
The big mystery of the first half of the seventh season of The West Wing was supposed to be about who leaked the existence of the military space shuttle to the press. But within the first ten minutes of the first episode of the season, it was obvious to anyone with eyes and ears that it was Toby, so clearly was his guilt broadcast to the world. -- LTG

Depeche Mode Award for Proof That God Has a Sick Sense of Humor
In the second episode of the sixth season of The West Wing, John Spencer's character was stricken with a near-fatal heart attack. And then, as his character was finally adapting to a new life in the limelight as a candidate for Vice-President, John Spencer was killed by a heart attack. His final episodes, filmed before his death, were unbearably sad. But they were also an example of his amazing talent, as John Spencer showed us the full range of Leo's incredible frailty and extraordinary resilience. God has a lot to answer for. -- LTG

Elizabeth Röhm Memorial Award for Surprise Lesbionics
When Janeane Garofalo joined the cast of The West Wing as Lou Thornton, the tough, unglamorous, softball-playing, eyebrow-non-tweezing media consultant, many fans reasonably assumed the show was finally adding a non-hetero player to the cast. Imagine our surprise when we later learned that Lou was hooking up with Otto, the cute young speechwriter/potential secretary/gopher. We were even more surprised when we saw cute, perky, button-nosed staffer Ronna walk away from her campaign cohort in a hotel to meet her equally cute girlfriend at the bar. It was a nice reveal, played without the slightest sense of sensationalism, and it almost made us wish for another season of the show, just so we could get to know more about some of the underdeveloped campaign characters. -- LTG

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