Allison Janney Won Over Twitter In Her Red Evening Gown With The Property Brothers On Celebrity IOU

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It's probably safe to say that most people to go to sleep and wake up in the morning saying the phrase "Allison Janney is the shit," but we're likely all thinking it, even if it's just subconsciously. The Mom star and West Wing vet showed up on HGTV this week to join Property Brothers stars Jonathan and Drew Scott for their charitable new show Celebrity IOU, and when I tell you she did it in style, I'm making the understatement of the year.

For Celebrity IOU, Allison Janney's mission was to give her longtime assistant Ilana a completely unique present for the holidays, in that she brought in the Property Brothers stars to help with a complete home makeover for Ilana and her kids. First, let's take a second to appreciate the selflessness that Janney exudes from taking part in a situation like this. And now, let's take around 600 seconds to appreciate the actress donning a red evening gown and construction boots for her appearance, which is basically what Twitter has been doing ever since the episode aired on Monday night.

Save for maybe Joanna Gaines, I'm not sure anyone on HGTV has ever looked so classy and badass within an antithetical construction-based setting as Allison Janney did, presenting as if she was getting set to go to prom with Home Improvement's Tim Taylor. (I suppose this is a universe where fully grown adults have their own non-school proms to go to.) The tweet above definitely wasn't the only one of its kind, as tons of Janney fanatics praised her existence on social media during and after the Celebrity IOU episode aired. Such as the one below, who would prefer the government step into legally make Janney the lone star of the Property Brothers franchise.

In the scheme of things, I doubt HGTV and the Property Brothers producers would ever actually excise Jonathan and Drew Scott from the show in order to recast with Allison Janney, but that would certainly be an interesting turnout. Speaking of interesting turnouts, this fan (facetiously) found themselves feeling all kinds of ways after seeing the actress in home-demo mode.

My new sexual orientation is Allison Janney wielding a sledgehammer.

Not only can Allison Janney apparently cause people's sexual orientations to change willy nilly, but she's also capable of inventing colors, such is her creative prowess.

Amusingly enough, fans followed up on the above tweet by posting pics of her from West Wing and awards specials to continue proving the idea that red is her color.

For those who didn't watch the episode, it might have been jarring to arrive on Twitter this morning to see the potentially disturbing news that Allison Janney's name was trending on Twitter. Thankfully, though, it was all for being amazing, and not for anything horrifying.

While I could realistically sit here and go through every message on Twitter that speaks features Allison Janney's name, it's probably not the best use of my time, since I could technically be rewatching that Celebrity IOU episode, or petitioning to get her invested in more TV shows. So let's end things on a purely declarative and evergreen note about Janney's wonderfulness.

Allison Janney is a goddamn national treasure!... that's it... that's the tweet! #queenshit

Someone should go back and re-edit Nicolas Cage's National Treasure so that Allison Janney can be CGI'd into it, or just have her star in the long-gestating third film. But until that happens, fans can watch Janney as Bonnie in CBS' long-running sitcom Mom, which is currently on hiatus and will return to CBS (still without Anna Faris's Christy) at some point in 2021. While waiting, our Fall TV schedule and our Winter/Spring 2021 guide will show you all the big shows coming soon.

Nick Venable
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Nick is a Cajun Country native and an Assistant Managing Editor with a focus on TV and features. His humble origin story with CinemaBlend began all the way back in the pre-streaming era, circa 2009, as a freelancing DVD reviewer and TV recapper.  Nick leapfrogged over to the small screen to cover more and more television news and interviews, eventually taking over the section for the current era and covering topics like Yellowstone, The Walking Dead and horror. Born in Louisiana and currently living in Texas — Who Dat Nation over America’s Team all day, all night — Nick spent several years in the hospitality industry, and also worked as a 911 operator. If you ever happened to hear his music or read his comics/short stories, you have his sympathy.