We love Glee. And we love Modern Family.
As much as we wish the two hilar sitcoms could be primetime TV besties, that damn shiny Emmy seems to have them pitted against each other in a comedy death match. Well, it seemed that way when Ed O'Neill apparently bitched that Jane Lynch didn't deserve to win her Emmy.
But he was misquoted! And so all is happy in the world of humor again. Or is it?
First, rewind: TV Guide Canada reported (then retracted) that Ed had dissed Jane, saying that she shouldn't have nabbed her Emmy and that his costar, Sofia Vergara, was more suited for the top honor.
Not so fast, though.
What Ed actually said was:
"I'm one of Jane Lynch's biggest fans. I love Jane Lynch. She is a genius. But at the same time I said ‘Sofia could win' because...I've only seen Glee once. But I thought Jane's role is rather one-dimensional. It's kind of strident. It's always kind of the same. I've seen her be much better. So I thought ‘Sofia's funnier,' and I think she is in these two comparative roles. Anyway, Jane won. But I was hoping that Sofia would."
So, basically, what he's saying is that Jane didn't deserve the Emmy and his costar Sofia did...you know, without actually saying those exact words. Ed can clear the air all he wants about never having said J.L. didn't deserve to win, but criticisms like "one-dimensional" and "kind of strident" are apology-worthy, too.
Especially coming from Al Bundy.
So what do you think? Is Ed the victim of bad reporting or is his apology total BS?