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Emmys to feature Josh Groban's TV theme medley

by Allison Waldman, posted Sep 10th 2008 2:01PM
Groban One of the highlights of this year's primetime Emmys is going to be musical. That's right, I'm psychic. I've looked into the future and can tell you without equivocation that Josh Groban singing a medley of TV themes from 60 years of programs will stop the show.

On September 21, the night ABC broadcasts the big anniversary of the Primetime Emmys, producer Ken Ehrlich has tapped balladeer Groban for a four-minute medley of TV themes. The mind reels with the possibilities of how many memorable melodies he can fit into 240 seconds.

Some choices seem obvious: Cheers (where everybody knows your name), The Jeffersons (movin' on up to the big time), The Beverly Hillbillies (black gold, Texas T), The Flintstones (they're a modern stone-aged family).

Like I said, the possibilities are vast, and the promise of a something hilarious is sure fire.

Picking a serious guy like Groban to do it makes sense, too. It'll add to the irony. Groban has already proven to me that he knows how to sell a joke. He was part of Jimmy Kimmel's musical response to Sarah Silverman -- remember when they were together? Josh was part of the "I'm F**king Ben Affleck" video.

A couple of songs included in the medley have been leaked, The Andy Griffith Show theme (yes, there were lyrics, something about going to the fishing hole and better bring your fishin' pole) and The Brady Bunch tune, but reports claim there will be some unexpected entries. I vote for the Star Trek theme, which also had never heard lyrics: "Beyond the rim of the star light, my love is wandering in starflight..." Maybe Josh can scat sing the Mission: Impossible theme?

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Cool. I love Josh Groban and I love TV theme songs so this is just one crazy medley I'm looking forward to.

Huh, anticipation and the Emmys. That's something new.

September 10 2008 at 3:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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