26 of the Funniest Tweets from Tuesday, January 16, 2024
After Jo Koy made a “boobie” out of himself at the Golden Globes a week or so ago, subsequent award ceremonies have a pretty low bar to clear in terms of being considered a success. In fact, the Television Academy cleared it with relative ease last night thanks to an evening full of monumental wins at this year’s Emmys. The staff at The Beef emerged from the back of house and cleaned up with The Bear nabbing six major wins, including three acting awards and Outstanding Comedy Series. With her Supporting Actress win, Letterboxd’s reigning It Girl Ayo Edebiri earned her first Emmy, Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Award all in the span of a single week. Meanwhile, Edebiri’s friend and Abbott Elementary creator Quinta Brunson became the first Black woman to win in the Lead Actress category since Isabel Sanford won for The Jeffersons back in 1981. And for one night at least, the E in EGOT stood for Elton John as the prolific musician became the latest performer to secure all four major entertainment trophies with an Outstanding Variety Special win for his farewell show from Dodger Stadium.
There were, of course, plenty of losers at the Emmys, too. Despite 53 nominations, Better Call Saul ended its six-season run without winning a single Emmy. That said, Bob Odenkirk and the rest of the show were at least given the honor of being recognized — which is much more than what one motley crew from Philadelphia can say. The Gang from It’s Always Sunny… made sure to air their grievances over the show’s lack of Emmy recognition despite being the longest-running live-action sitcom at 16 seasons (and counting) as they took to the stage to present the award for Outstanding Talk Series. To make matters worse, not only has the incorrigible staff of Paddy’s Pub not been nominated, but last night marked the first time they were even invited to participate in the show. Such an oversight won’t be properly rectified until Kaitlin Olson is given a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Although the timeline hasn’t been able to provide an answer as to where in the world Jeremy Strong was last night, it has offered up some of its trademark laughs to get our short week started. Today’s funniest tweets include those about a lopsided job interview, a kid who doesn’t know how good he has it and a soup that screams “double, double toil and trouble.”