I have a friend who told me a story once about getting invited to a celebrity's house for a party and somehow managing to nab a peak at the guest list. "The only person whose name I didn't immediately recognize was my own," he says.
That's a little like how I felt today when crashing a closed door production meeting for the MTV Movie Awards, which DIDN'T have super producer Mark Burnett, but DID include just about every important person who helps make the show tick. And me (off to the side, on the sofa).
Fine, we get it. The logistics on a live project like this are insane. It takes a lot of people (and then some) to pull it off. Blah, blah, blah.
This isn't an ode to them. This is an ode to what they're doing.
Producers Garrett English and Audrey Morrisey, who essentially ran the meeting, went through the Movie Awards broadcast beat by beat, spilling secrets on what would happen, who would be there, and how it's going to be awesome.
And I can't really talk about any of it in detail - although I will say that if all goes to form, it'll almost certainly be one of the funniest shows around.
And that there will be one celebrity presenter who appears on stage nude, with flowers over his or her private parts.
And that Coldplay will be performing a very special kind of duet (with someone they've never worked with before).
And that Generation Award winner Adam Sandler will sing a special song - to himself (with surprise celebrity accompaniment).
And that the Pussycat Dolls will literally set the stage on fire.
And that Robert Downey Jr. is going to upstage everyone. (Again).
And that if you thought Britney Spears at the VMAs was a boffo opening, you should check out who appears with host Mike Myers.
But that's it. I promised. Tune in on Sunday at 8 PM ET to see what for yourself what all the excitement's about (and remember that the fun starts with the key-word "Miley Cyrus." Seriously)