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The 2003-2004 Tubey Awards, Part Five

by The TWoP Staff August 13, 2004
The 2003-2004 Tubey Awards, Part Five Lying on her deathbed, Angel's Fred deliriously called for her stuffed rabbit, Feigenbaum, and then Wesley read A Little Princess to her. This wouldn't be so bad if Fred were eight years old instead of a grown woman. Fred's agonized, and agonizing, death scenes seemed like a last-ditch effort to force us to care about a character we'd never really understood. It didn't work. -- Strega

Worst Season Finale For a Show We Otherwise Love
We rooted (in the way you gleefully root for someone to run smack into a large glass window they don't know is a window) all season for Larry David to get his extramarital nookie after a very promising comedic set-up on Curb Your Enthusiasm: That his wife Cheryl had said he could have a one-time affair if their marriage lasted ten years. All season, Larry found out that getting laid wasn't so easy, even for a billionaire sitcom creator, and the thread ran parallel to a not-quite-as-funny storyline about Larry starring in The Producers on Broadway. The finale Curb fans waited for was...a long-ass commercial for The Producers which probably is a lot funnier than it appeared on the show. (We can't afford tickets. We don't know.) Even the hyped appearance by Jerry Seinfeld was little more than a wordless walk-on, about 1/50th the length of one of his recent Superman/American Express ads. Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft mugged like they were full of coffee, to the unnatural sounds of crickets in most homes with HBO. Larry didn't get laid (he couldn't sleep with his co-star because, get this, SHE'S A REPUBLICAN! Ha ha -- whaaaaa?), David Schwimmer didn't get punched in the mouth just on principle, and Wanda Sykes didn't jump out from the audience to accuse Larry of being an ass-freak. Nobody even called Jeff Garlin a "fat fuck." We're big on season finales around here, and this one was almost as lame as the one Larry wrote for Seinfeld's send-off. (Minus, thank your deity of choice, Green Day's "Time of Your Life" montage.) -- Omar G

Best Argument Against Democracy
When Rupert Boneham lost Survivor for the second time, it seemed as if perhaps he had been given enough opportunities and would now go home empty-handed with all the prize money he deserved. Instead, a speedy twist was manufactured in which a million dollars was given away in an unfettered popularity contest. Rupert's camera-hogging ways paid off when it counted, and he took home the big check, marking one of the biggest Shoot Self In Foot moments that any show has ever created. -- Miss Alli

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The 2003-2004 Tubey Awards, Part Five

by The TWoP Staff August 13, 2004
The 2003-2004 Tubey Awards, Part Five Lying on her deathbed, Angel's Fred deliriously called for her stuffed rabbit, Feigenbaum, and then Wesley read A Little Princess to her. This wouldn't be so bad if Fred were eight years old instead of a grown woman. Fred's agonized, and agonizing, death scenes seemed like a last-ditch effort to force us to care about a character we'd never really understood. It didn't work. -- Strega

Worst Season Finale For a Show We Otherwise Love
We rooted (in the way you gleefully root for someone to run smack into a large glass window they don't know is a window) all season for Larry David to get his extramarital nookie after a very promising comedic set-up on Curb Your Enthusiasm: That his wife Cheryl had said he could have a one-time affair if their marriage lasted ten years. All season, Larry found out that getting laid wasn't so easy, even for a billionaire sitcom creator, and the thread ran parallel to a not-quite-as-funny storyline about Larry starring in The Producers on Broadway. The finale Curb fans waited for was...a long-ass commercial for The Producers which probably is a lot funnier than it appeared on the show. (We can't afford tickets. We don't know.) Even the hyped appearance by Jerry Seinfeld was little more than a wordless walk-on, about 1/50th the length of one of his recent Superman/American Express ads. Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft mugged like they were full of coffee, to the unnatural sounds of crickets in most homes with HBO. Larry didn't get laid (he couldn't sleep with his co-star because, get this, SHE'S A REPUBLICAN! Ha ha -- whaaaaa?), David Schwimmer didn't get punched in the mouth just on principle, and Wanda Sykes didn't jump out from the audience to accuse Larry of being an ass-freak. Nobody even called Jeff Garlin a "fat fuck." We're big on season finales around here, and this one was almost as lame as the one Larry wrote for Seinfeld's send-off. (Minus, thank your deity of choice, Green Day's "Time of Your Life" montage.) -- Omar G

Best Argument Against Democracy
When Rupert Boneham lost Survivor for the second time, it seemed as if perhaps he had been given enough opportunities and would now go home empty-handed with all the prize money he deserved. Instead, a speedy twist was manufactured in which a million dollars was given away in an unfettered popularity contest. Rupert's camera-hogging ways paid off when it counted, and he took home the big check, marking one of the biggest Shoot Self In Foot moments that any show has ever created. -- Miss Alli

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