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Exclusive: NBC unveils Emmy submissions!

emmy-storyImage Credit: Byron Cohen/NBC; Chris Haston/NBC; Larry Watson/FoxEvery year prior to Emmy nominations, the suits at the major TV studios stuff voters’ mailboxes with tons of DVDs featuring what they feel are their shows’ best episodes of the season. I just got a hold of Universal Media Studios’ fancy Emmy kit, and here are the episodes they chose to single out from this season’s Office, 30 Rock, Parenthood, etc. Note: These may differ from the formal submissions that are used in determining the winners. Also, keep in mind that Emmy-worthy episodes that aired after the mailer deadline could not be included, which is presumably why SNL didn’t include the Betty White episode.

30 Rock
“Dealbreakers Talk Show #0001”
Aired: Dec. 3, 2009
Everyone tries to be who they’re not, and Liz gets bangs.


“Anna Howard Shaw Day”
Aired: Feb. 11, 2010
Valentine’s Day; Liz gets a root canal.

The Office
Aired: Oct. 8, 2009
Jim and Pam get married.

Parks and Recreation
“Practice Date”
Aired: Oct. 8, 2009
The department competes to see who can unearth the juiciest secrets.


“Hunting Trip”
Aired: Nov. 19, 2009
The staff goes on a (wait for it) hunting trip!

Aired: Sept. 17, 2009
School’s in.


“Introduction to Statistics”
Aired: Oct. 29, 2009
Day of the Dead.

House (produced by NBC)
Aired: September 21, 2009
The season 6 opener, set in a mental hospital.

Aired: March 2, 2010
Welcome back, Lauren Graham!

Friday Night Lights
“The Son”
Aired: Dec. 2, 2009
Matt’s father’s funeral.

“Brave New World”
Aired: Feb. 8, 2010
The season 4 finale.

Aired: March 22, 2010
A flashback reveals that Rabbit watched his father die.

“Can We Get That Drink Now?”
Aired: Sept. 23, 2009
The series premiere.

Law & Order
“Memo From the Dark Side”
Aired: Sept. 25, 2009
The season premiere, which deals with torture.

Law & Order: SVU
Aired: Oct. 21, 2009
Benson and Stabler work to take down a pedophile-rights group.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent
“Broad Channel”
Aired: April 13, 2010
The first episode sans Vincent D’Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe.

Saturday Night Live
Aired: Jan. 30, 2010
Jon Hamm hosts; Michael Bublé croons.

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
Aired: March 4, 2010
Leno’s fourth night back in the Tonight seat, with guests Brett Favre and Matthew McConaughey.

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Aired: Feb. 1, 2010
The debut of Glee parody 6-bee.

Agree/disagree with their choices? Sound off below! (Additional reporting by Sandra Gonzalez)