As this photo shows, I once accepted an Emmy award.
Okay a regional Emmy, but still… it’s the same winged chick holding the atom.
That’s pretty random. How the hell did that happen? you might say. Well, it all started when I got asked to do a TV commercial for Washington, DC’s public television station WETA. The commercial featured me, sharpening a knife, naked from the waist up trying to appear sexy, but mostly looking embarrassed. The tagline was Get Cookin’ — it was a promo for a cooking show.
The spot got nominated for a regional Emmy in the Promotion: Station Image category along with six other spots. DC must have a lot of cooking fans because the spot won. The producer was running late and wasn’t there to accept the award, so I marched up and accepted for her.
In my acceptance speech I thanked the Academy, declared that I was “king of the world,” and got a nice laugh with, “Does that twenty foot video monitor behind me make my ass look fat?”
I’m pretty sure I was drunk.