One of the most curious decisions made for these tributes was that no actual clips were used to demonstrate said person's exceptional mastery of the craft. Instead, we got secondhand descriptions of
Not that there's ever a chance to redo the Emmys, but if there were, we humbly submit these clips that could have been played to better remember the five deemed deserving of the honor.
Though Robin Williams referenced this improvised bit and even did a little bit of it himself, there's nothing quite like watching the original play out straight from the mind and mouth of Winters himself. This took place on the "
Yes, there were plenty of important, trailblazing scenes between Stapleton's long-suffering Edith Bunker and her bigoted, sexist husband Archie (Carroll O'Connor), but above all, "All in the Family" was a comedy, and so it seems just that the clip to best remember Stapleton's performance was one that evoked laughs, not tears. Therefore, we suggest this moment from the 1976 episode "Archie's Operation."
The Canadian actor's career had just started to take off when he died at the early age of 31. But if nothing else, it was his proficiency at singing and dancing that launched his profile, so perhaps the best clip to remember him would be the first time audiences really felt like this kid had something to offer. We suggest the cast performance of
There were many scenes from Gandolfini's six seasons on
Gary David Goldberg:
Goldberg wasn't an actor, but as a TV writer and producer, he had to have an eye for great acting talent. So what better way to showcase that skill than this scene from the 1984