The Emmys are yearly awards that honor the very best of tv. For greater than 70 years, they’ve finished an amazing job of recognizing real excellence (working example: The Sopranos received 21 of them!) However there have additionally been some obtrusive snubs.

We’re speaking about universally beloved and acclaimed TV shows that not solely didn’t win an Emmy, but additionally have been by no means even nominated for one. From nice animations to legendary sitcoms and a game-changing recreation present… the Emmys have actually been responsible of participating in next-level snubbery.

Gilligans Island (1964)

You already know the story: The S. S. Minnow units sail on what was imagined to be a three-hour tour. Aboard that boat was the Skipper (Alan Hale Jr.), his first mate Gilligan (Bob Denver), and a various bunch of passengers. Sadly, the boat is hit by a storm and washes up on a distant island. The present follows the castaways as they alter to life on the island, and encounter a stunning array of tourists.

Gilligans Island is now revered as a comedy masterpiece however on the time, it was hated by critics and solely lasted three seasons earlier than being canceled. The shows comedic performing was top-notch, and its writing was ingenious. The fabulously designed outfits of Ginger (Tina Louise) additionally ought to have warranted an Emmy nod however the Emmy for costuming wasnt launched till a couple of years after the present ended.


The Partridge Family (1970)

This present follows a fictional bubblegum pop group consisting of 5 siblings and their single mom Shirley Partridge (Shirley Jones). After they werent touring the nation, they have been making an attempt to dwell regular lives and having many laughs alongside the way in which. Though the Partridges flight lasted solely 4 seasons, its wholesomeness and good humor helped it earn legions of followers and 5 Golden Globe nominations.

However no Emmy nominations. Why? Within the Seventies, it was clear that the Emmys have been leaning extra in the direction of comedies that didnt simply have jokes however some actual zest and substance. Therefore, shows like All within the Family, The Mary Tyler Moore Present, Sanford and Son, and M*A*S*H received large whereas The Partridge Family was left behind. Whats astounding is that the present didnt even land a nomination in a music class, they supplied up a number of albums value of lovable tunes!

The Addams Family and The Munsters

Developed at across the identical time, The Addams Family and The Munsters have been two shows that put a ghoulish spin on the household sitcom. Each of them depict loving households that simply so occurred to be spooky and supernaturally inclined. The shows have another unlucky similarities: they each suffered from lower than spectacular scores, each have been canceled after solely two seasons, and by no means acquired any Emmy nods.

It will be a protected wager that each shows have been just too creepy and macabre for mainstream audiences and Emmy voters to embrace. The Nineteen Sixties have been a time when protected and cozy shows like Bewitched and The Dick Van Dyke Present dominated. Though, it’s some comfort that each shows have grown into cultural powerhouses. The Addams Family has spawned hit movies, an animated sequence, and a musical and The Munsters has a promising movie adaptation on the way in which, directed by the good Rob Zombie.

Diffrent Strokes (1978)


Diffrent Strokes - Phillip Drummond, Arnold and Willis Jackson