By EW Staff
Updated September 20, 2004 at 04:00 AM EDT
Credit: Garry Shandling: Michael Caulfield/

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Best Extreme Makeover
Garry Shandling

In a hilarious taped prologue, plastic surgeons marked up host Garry Shandling’s face, targeting him for an eye job, a chin implant, and a sex-change operation. It was part of the entire Emmy ceremony’s extreme makeover as ”the ultimate reality show.” (The bit also saw NYPD Blue‘s Dennis Franz ”eliminated” early as a nominee, complaining: ”I should have shown my ass again this year. My ass is money in the bank.”) Even the Emmy set was made over ”reality”-style, with the glass control booth built above the stage so the audience could see the production crew at work. But if the Emmys are a reality show, does it mean this was the most dramatic Emmys ceremony EVER?