Tonight's episode was called "Valerie Stands Out on the Red Carpet" and she sure did she wore her dress backwards. Brilliant moment. This one was yet another that hit home for me. Room and Bored got a People's Choice Award nomination and since I've worked as a talent escort for about five PCA's, I was eating all of this up. Let me tell ya, everything they were describing about what goes on behind the scenes is true. Especially the "winners are notified in advance" thing, but that doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out since none of the other non-winner nominees are ever in the audience. Speaking of the audience, it was hilarious when Valerie came back to her seat and the seat filler wouldn't leave. Happens all the time. One time (in band camp?) I was like "Umm, dude, it's time for you to scram that's Ray Romano's seat" (as I gestured to Ray to do the quick switch before commercial break). The most ironic thing for me with this episode is that I actually escorted Lisa Kudrow to her seat once during one of the years Friends won and she was absolutely sweet. So you know I was enjoying this trip down memory lane.

Other highlights:

  • Loved when Melissa Rivers was on the red carpet interviewing Jane Kaczmerek. Loved it even more to see the TV Guide Channel logo on her microphone rather than E! Melissas look of non-recognition was so "right on the nose" when she was told that the random crew was from The Comeback.
  • Gigi breaking down and crying to Valerie was a great scene. Glad Bayne Gibby was given that moment.
  • Funniest scene was definitely when Valerie read the gift card that came with the flowers from Mickey: "Congratulations from your favorite gay (awkward pause)guy!" Every week, Robert Michael Morris gives us at least one priceless facial expression and this was it. Love him.

One non-highlight is that I truly hate the Paulie G. character, especially since he's never acknowledged Valerie's drunken cell phone call to him. What's realistic about his character is that there are a lot of TV Executive Producers with his mean attitude. What's unrealistic is how he shows that meanness to Valerie. Just doesn't happen it needs to be behind her back. Now that would be realistic.