2012 Infiniti M35h

2012 Infiniti M35h

Something's up at Infiniti. We're just not sure what.

Compared to its Asian luxury rivals, Lexus and Acura, Infiniti is usually pretty quiet. But over the past week or so, the brand has popped up in conversation several times -- notably, in rumors about more hybrid models and a new Essence sports car. The brand also sponsored the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, and now comes word that Infiniti is an automotive sponsor of the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards. Clearly, somebody's looking for attention.

The Emmys and Infiniti seem like a good pair. They're both fun (mostly), they're both stylish (again, mostly), and they're both underdogs.

That said, we do have a couple of requests that could make this Sunday night's broadcast a little more enjoyable for viewers, which would probably be good for advertisers like Infiniti:

1. Please watch it with the Glee. Don't get us wrong -- we love the show. But a little rock mashup goes a long way.

2. Please stop host Jimmy Fallon from laughing at his own jokes. Seriously, it's like he's eight years old. And eight-year-olds make us stabby.

3. We like George Clooney, but for the love of Ray J., could you please ask him to be a little less smug when he accepts his special humanitarian award on Sunday night? Because the last thing we need is yet another South Park episode that's all about farting.

Thank you, and goodnight.