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Which film will Billy Crystal choose for his Oscar entrance?

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Here's David Poland's thought:

Of course, Billy Crystal could be remembered forever and possibly burned alive on the way home by turning up on stage on a cross and loincloth. That would be funny.

P.S.  I COULD BE WRONG.

 

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It's weird seeing the death of Christ turned into just another pop-culture artifact that can be used to set up regular punchlines. Did anyone see Mel Gibson on Leno last night? In his monologue, Leno actually said "The message of the film is that we all killed Christ..." And then he said, "...except for Robert Blake!" I didn't know whether to be impressed that that one bit of theology ("we all killed Christ") had so permeated the culture that Leno could just take it for granted that we'd catch the reference (compare this to his mistaken belief that his audience would get his reference to Alexander Hamilton in another joke -- boy, did THAT joke fall flat), or chagrined to see it become yet another excuse to humiliate a celebrity caught in a tabloid scandal.


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One user on another board I frequent said that "Mike" from Monster's Inc. should make an appearance in a Finding Nemo clip. Another said the ending shot should be of Crystal in the backseat of a car driving away a la Mystic River.

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