Well… it seems that Oscar is in need of a host once again. Yesterday, amid scandal and controversy the producer of next year’s Academy Award extravaganza Brett Ratner backed out of his duties. Shortly after, Eddie Murphy stepped down as host. This morning, I heard two possible contenders being promoted (two being rather subjective). On GMA, there was a huge push for the soon to be returning to the silver screen Muppets to take the gig. What a boon that would be! An instant band for the evening courtesy of Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. Comedy provided by Fozzie Bear. Joan Rivers could be joined on the red carpet by the queen of fashion, Miss Piggy. The Oscar parties could be catered by the Swedish Chef. Gonzo could do…. Whatever. Even heckling would be provided by the masters, Statler and Waldorf. And of course, your Master of Ceremonies…. Kermit The Frog. YAAAAAAAAAAA! I cannot wait for the movie to open in time for the holidays. There is even an on-line push for the Muppets chance at the gig
Later during my morning cup of cocoa (boy it is starting to feel like November), Regis jokingly threw his hat in the ring. Of course, after next Friday, the Reege will have plenty of time to devote following the final episode of his 28 year run on his morning program. I don’t know where they will possibly come up with a worthy successor to his charming, acerbic wit. Maybe even an unknown… Mr. Philbin’s memoir is soon to be on bookshelves everywhere. Of course, he is “JUST MOVING ON!” and NOT actually retiring. If memory serves, Regis did serve as the host of a pre-Oscar show a few years ago and did take over on New Year’s Rockin’ Eve after Dick Clark suffered a stroke. Maybe he should step up to the big show?
Or… dare I say… combine the two.