Top 5 Clips of the Week: Emmys Beauty Pageant, Sheen Roasts Himself, 'X Factor' Flasher & More (VIDEO)
by Alex Moaba, posted Sep 24th 2011 1:30PM
This week didn't let up. Between the Emmys and the start of Fall TV, it's all kind of a blur -- but there were some moments that stood out.
The Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Emmy nominees putting on a little beauty pageant warmed our jaded hearts, Charlie Harper's death on 'Two and a Half Men' was cathartic and Sheen's speech at his Comedy Central Roast was actually ... funny.
As the week moved on, we fell hook, line and sinker for the publicity stunt that was the 'X Factor' Flasher. And the final TV scene of 'All My Children,' a bizarre cliffhanger overflowing with soapy goodness, pretty much tied the whole week together.
Check out the clips after the jump to relive the week that was, and vote for your favorite in our weekly poll.
The Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy category was stacked with talented funny ladies, and they stole the show at the ceremony. When presenter Sophia Vergara read Amy Poehler's name, she took the stage, with every other nominee following in what they later called a beauty pageant. Melissa McCarthy was crowned the winner, capping off a great year for the 'Mike & Molly' and 'Bridesmaids' star.
The next night, it was time for 'Two and a Half Men' to kill off Charlie Harper and move on from the real-life Charlie Sheen saga. As Alan was having a heart-to-heart with Charlie's ashes, Ashton Kutcher's Walden Schmidt appeared, soaking wet outside the window, scaring Alan and sending Charlie flying all over the living room. So now instead of an urn, Charlie's eternally resting in the dust buster. Torch = passed.
An hour later on Comedy Central, it was Sheen's turn to get some laughs. After listening to comedians and celebrities take their best shots at him for hours, he took the mic at his roast and looked back on his meltdown-tastic year. He reflected on his family, drug abuse and epic nationally-televised flame-out, before assuring the audience that his eternal flame still burned ... he just has to remember to keep it away from a crack pipe. Best of luck, dude.
Amidst some inspiring performances on Simon Cowell's 'The X Factor,' it was one unhinged contestant that got people talking, bringing 'Pants on the Ground' to a whole new level. Singer Geo Godley dropped his drawers mid-performance in a display that almost made Paula Abdul puke. But the show let him shake his stuff on stage for several minutes, drawing FCC complaints and charges that they're just looking for a controversial moment to get people buzzing about the show.
The week closed on a sad and shocking note for soap fans, as the final TV episode of 'All My Children' ended with references to 'Gone With the Wind' and 'Dallas.' Yes, 'AMC''s J.R. did the shooting this time, but the mystery is: Who did J.R. shoot? The smart money's on Erica Kane, as Susan Lucci reportedly rejected Park Place's offer to move online with the show, but fans will have to wait until 2012 to know for sure.
|The Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy nominees all take the stage||21 (38.9%)|
|Ashes to Ashton on 'Two and a Half Men'||8 (14.8%)|
|Charlie Sheen roasts himself||15 (27.8%)|
|'The X Factor' flasher redefines 'Pants on the Ground'||3 (5.6%)|
|The shocking 'All My Children' cliffhanger||7 (13.0%)|