Once again, the hit Dumont drama Harsh Words swept the Silver Potatoes, with awards for Best Temporary-Amnesia Plot (Single-Episode), Best Plot Device to Postpone the Inevitable Marriage of the Romantic Leads for Another Season, Best Guest Appearance of a Superannuated Television Star as a Major Character’s Father, and Best Tribute to a Minor Character Played by an Actor Who Died of a Drug Overdose. However, though the show was the odds-on favorite for Best Musical Episode (Crime Drama), it did not bring home the trophy, which in a controversial decision went instead to the operetta episode of Optimized.