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Snub! Taxi Star Jeff Conaway Omitted From Emmy In Memoriam Segment

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How could you guys forget Bobby Wheeler?! Not cool.

As it is with every year it seems, a prominent and celebrated star was omitted from the In Memoriam presentation last night at the Emmys. This year, it was Jeff Conaway, who was best known for his role on Taxi, but also has a longrunning role on Babylon 5 and was a guest star on many beloved shows like Matlock and Murder, She Wrote.

Seems like a pretty grievous oversight to exclude someone who has made such an impact in television.

Care to explain, Emmy folks?

P.S. - We already know the answer. There's only so much time. We try, but we can't always fit everybody. Blah, blah, blah.

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16 comments to “Snub! Taxi Star Jeff Conaway Omitted From Emmy In Memoriam Segment”



  1. 1

    Yet Ryan Dunn made it in… WTF moment of the night for me - fox, abc, mtv, disney control hollywood unless you are HBO I guess. Walt what a legacy you have left us..



  2. 2

    WAS ALSO IN GREASE AS KENNICKY! DUHHH!



  3. 3

    They still managed to show that tool that eats boogers out of peoples ass Ryan Dunn



  4. 4

    They forgot Uncle Leo too.



  5. 5

    That's a shame. 'Taxi' was a very popular show in it's day.



  6. 6

    One of the most popular portions of each year's Primetime Emmy Awards telecast is the In Memoriam segment, a moving video salute to notable television figures who passed away since the previous year's ceremonies.

    Unfortunately, due to inevitable time limitations, the producers of the telecast are not able to include all of the worthy television professionals who have passed away from year to year.

    Therefore, in an effort to pay tribute to as many people as possible, the Television Academy created an In Memoriam database on its website, Emmys.tv.

    Established in 2006, this database includes the name, date of passing, profession and key credits of the men and women who were included in the telecast, as well as many others who were not. The database also features an obituary and a place for family, friends and fans to share their thoughts and feelings about the deceased.

    As an expression of gratitude to the television community as a whole, the Television Academy hopes that this database will provide a venue for the acknowledgment of all television professionals.

    THERE WERE MANY LEFT OFF THE TELECAST, BUT IT'S NOT LIKE THEY WERE FORGOTTEN. GO TO THE 'IN MEMORIAN/ACADEMY' WEBSITE MORON!



  7. 7

    Re: Agdistis – Actually it is NOT one of the most popular segments. It is actually one of the least popular segments. And they may do away with it totally, next year.



  8. 8

    he was awesome on taxi this is a big snub…. UGH does anyone even watch the emmys tho?



  9. 9

    Re: Agdistis – seems to me if they can't honor all of them, they should just do a brief tribute to all, without naming individuals and then tell the viewers that to see the complete list, they can go to the site you mentioned. Most people who watched wouldn't know about the site unless specifically told about it.



  10. 10

    I wish they would stop doing this segment of the show. They screw it up each and every year!

  11. trini says – reply to this


    11

    if it's popular or not I don't care, but I personally look foward to this every year, sometimes I do not get to see who has passed or sometimes I forget until I see it here. maybe iif they stopped showing the singers they can show all the people that passed away, I remember before when the memoriam was about the people that passed and not about who is singing the song, it always pisses me off that they show the singers, this segment is not about them but about the people that passed away

  12. @v@ says – reply to this


    12

    No production is infallible. If he was simply forgotten, perhaps the Emmys can encourage family to submit loved one's names for consideration so none are forgotten inadvertently. With the speed of flashing sound and view bites these days, there's little and no excuse for leaving someone with a resume like Conaway out.



  13. 13

    I hate when these awards show states it's due to time constraits. Cut those ridiculous opening numbers in half and the lame jokes that follow and give those who have past the respect they are entitled too.



  14. 14

    That's a sad error



  15. 15

    Elisabeth SLADEN Doctor WHO RIP



  16. 16

    herp derp maybe because he was a drug addict and came back on celebrity rehab as this crazy ass old man.