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What The Heck Are The Peabody Awards Even?

By Gabe Delahaye / April 5, 2012 - 12:30 pm

Wait, what are the Peabody Awards again? I thought I knew what they were, but now I am starting to think I have no idea what they are. Like, yesterday morning, when I woke up, if you had asked me “what are the Peabody Awards,” which admittedly is a weird question to ask someone when they first wake up, but you and me are like that: #NOFILTER. We just tell it like it is. You got a question? Ask your question! You only live once, weirdos. But, so, if you had asked me, I would have said “it’s some kind of prestigious, like, news award or something, and I think Bill O’Reilly lied about having one.” But then I read yesterday afternoon that Game of Thrones and Portlandia won Peabodys? And I just got a press release that Jeopardy! won one?

“Jeopardy!,” America’s #1 quiz show, was honored with a Peabody Award, one of the most selective and prestigious awards in the industry. This marks “Jeopardy!’s” first win for this honor. The awards panel credited “Jeopardy!” for its role in “encouraging, celebrating and rewarding knowledge.”

Haha, sure, no, yeah, totally. Jeopardy! is just a celebration of knowledge and not even remotely a thing that people watch in their underwear while they’re waiting for Real TV to come on. (No offense, divorcees!) I’m razzin’ on Jeopardy!, but seriously, what are the Peabodys? Are they just the Emmys but for good shows? Alt. Universe Emmy Awards 4 The Sopranos or something? What are they? Give one to Delocated, that show’s great. Peabodys!