WORST: Seth Meyers' Monologue
Okay, maybe worst is a bit harsh ‚ but Meyers' opening monologue wasn't exactly the kind of one-two punch that wows over an audience at the Nokia Theater in L.A. or the viewers perched on their couches. It was more like a series of soft love taps, one more gentle than the next. Making fun of the fact that the venerable show was being held on a Monday night this year because of the VMAs and football, the former SNL head writer made MTV-doesn't-play-videos jokes and toothless gags about actors running away from jocks; later, he goofed that the writers couldn't hear him because their seats were so far away (wah-wah-wahhhhh) and took fizzling potshots at NBC and Justin Bieber. Even when he zeroed in on Jim Parsons getting a pay raise, it ended with "And you're worth every penny." Sigh. The whole thing sounded a lot like one of his old "Weekend Update" sketches, only minus the bite. "Jokes are like nominees, they can't all be winners," he said after one line bombed. So true, Seth. So true.