Show Tracker

What you're watching

« Previous Post | Show Tracker Home | Next Post »

Jimmy Fallon preps for Emmy duty with a little help from 'Mad Men's' Christina Hendricks [Updated]

August 12, 2010 |  1:34 pm

What could be better than ultra-suave Don Draper in a suit? Maybe Jimmy Fallon pretending to be ultra-suave Don Draper in a suit … and failing.

The 62nd Annual Emmy Awards are just weeks away, and funnyman host Jimmy Fallon has already started the promotion campaign by taping a few TV spots.

One includes lasers. The other sees Fallon strolling through the Manhattan offices of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, greeted by a red-lipped Joannie (Christina Hendricks), whose show “Mad Men” is up for 17 awards. You'll be happy/sad to know he didn't make her lick his hat for $10 -- guess he forgot with all that smoke in the way.


The Emmys will air on Aug. 29 on NBC at 5 p.m. PDT.

[Updated: 5:54 p.m. File under "premature."

It seems Fallon's Emmy promo spoofing AMC's "Mad Men" came too little too soon.

The spot (the first of three odes to "Mad Men") aired Wednesday night on NBC. It has been removed from the network's site, NBC sources confirmed to ShowTracker.

It seems the parody didn't have everyone laughing, especially rivals in the drama series category, considering the voting window is still open, as one network pointed out to the Hollywood Reporter.

"This promo was posted prematurely, and the Television Academy appreciates NBC pulling the content until after the voting window closes," according to a Television Academy spokeswoman.

The spot won't air again until after the voting window closes on Tuesday.]

So ShowTrackers, think we're in for a treat with Fallon? Into what other shows would you like to see Fallon insert himself?

-- Yvonne Villarreal

Clicking on Green Links will take you to a third-party e-commerce site. These sites are not operated by the Los Angeles Times. The Times Editorial staff is not involved in any way with Green Links or with these third-party sites.