Back in 1998, Christine Lahti was in the washroom when it was announced that she’d received the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series — Drama.

Four years later, this one episode has resulted in an NBC promotional campaign that calls the Golden Globes “the most unpredictable awards show in town.”

The problem here is that now stars are expected to be goofy and foolish, and so you get a sort of forced humour that bears little resemblance to the humour resulting from the original pee. Too bad.

Trivia: Ms. Lahti is married to Thomas Schlamme, Executive Producer of The West Wing and Sports Night, the latter of which was a very funny and well-produced show.