Jerry Lewis has been robbed. Sure, he’s getting the Governors Award, the top honorary prize, from the Emmys, but they’re giving it to him at the Creative Arts show on Sept. 10, eight days before the primetime ceremony. Yeah, thanks, Jer, for all your years of humanitarian fundraising on your Muscular Dystrophy telethons, but we can’t allow you to take any face time that properly belongs to the cast of The West Wing.

Is this the way to treat a show business god? He invented stoopid movie comedy as we know it today; without him, there’d be no Jim Carrey or Will Ferrell, and we’d remember Eddie Murphy as the guy whose career ended with Beverly Hills Cop III. C’mon, TV Academy, show Jerry some real love!

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