Monday, June 2, 2008

2008 MTV Movie Awards

The MTV Movie Awards were held last night and folks, if you didn't watch them, you didn't miss much, the show was a total snoozefest. The show kicked off with a lame dance-off between Mike Myers (the host) and Chris Brown. There were none of the wild antics you'd expect to see on MTV (like last year's Best Kiss winners Will Ferrell and Sacha Baron Cohen rolling around on the floor), or even some witty banter for the presenters. To let you know how bad things were...the funniest line of the night came as a shout out from an audience member. Not good when professional writers are one upped by audience members. Here's how it went down...the main stars of "Get Smart" Steve Carell ("The Office"), Anne Hathaway, and Dwayne Johnson ('The Rock') came out to present an award, and as an ongoing gag Steve began speaking too close to the microphone, to which Dwayne says "Steve, you are practically eating it," without a beat someone yelled from the audience "that's what she said." (Michael Scott's favorite punchline) As for edgy, that came thanks to Seth Rogen and James Franco who came out with a "fake" bag of pot, and proceeded to light up a "fake" joint. Before you could tell if they were actually smoking a joint, the camera pulled out to a wide shot which encompassed the whole stage and stayed that way until they finished their presentation and announced the winner. Maybe even MTV has to grow up sometime.

Overall, the two best moments of the night in my opinion, were seeing Mike Myers and Dana Carvey back together to reprise their roles as Wayne and Garth from "Wayne's World" and Adam Sandler singing "Nobody Does It Better" including his change of lyrics to "baby I'm the best" after being presented with the Generation Award by Tom Cruise.