Billy Crystal kicked off the Oscars with one of his signature musical medleys about the nine Best Picture nominees, and we are … on the fence. On one hand, it wouldn’t be a Billy Crystal show without some egregious puns. It just wouldn’t! On the other hand … perhaps Crystal is a little rusty. But maybe we’re being a little harsh on Billy. What did you think of how he kicked off the show? A few things to consider:
1) All the Jonah Hill weight jokes! “Jonah Hill used to have more to his middle”? “They’re serving cupcakes after the show”? Even if Jonah wasn’t looking a little heavier, this would be cringe-worthy. As it is … yikes.
2) Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close jokes! “Tom Hanks is a memory”? We know it’s hard to make a musical joke about a 9/11 drama, so…maybe not make one?
3) The quietness! We literally couldn’t hear about half of the lyrics.
4) The tight shot! There’s no need to fill our TV screens with so much Billy. Just no need.
On a related note, were there any jokes in particular that tickled your funny bone and/or made you bury your face in your onion dip?
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