Favorite Oscar Moment

February 25, 2008 at 10:25 am 4 comments

Last night was the Oscars. My favorite moments of 2008:

But none of those moments compare to my all-time favorite Oscar moment! Robin Williams’ performance in 2000 of South Park’s Blame Canada.

Back in 2000, I was unaware of all the announcements about the song ahead of time – the deliberations of word changes, who would sing and whether or not “fart” was appropriate for ABC.

So as the Best Song performances unfolded and I noted only four sets and watched four abbreviated song performances, I came to a faulty conclusion.

“Oh my gawd! They are snubbing South Park! They are SNUBBING SOUTH PARK!”

My outrage, it turns out, was ungrounded. They did let “Blame Canada” be performed after all (and with a bigger production than all the other songs combined). So here it is, my favorite Oscar moment:

Entry filed under: Oscars, Robin Williams, South Park.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Clint  |  February 25, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    I always loved that too. Too bad he totally messed up the end though!

  • 2. tgaw  |  February 25, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    Apparently those missed words were for his t-shirt removal at the end:

    “Williams ended the song with a chorus line of female Mounties. In the middle of the coda he skipped a few words to concentrate on the right moment to take off the pull-away shirt and coat (he wasn’t tired, just apprehensive)”


  • 3. tgaw  |  February 25, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    On the opposite of blame– “Threatening to Move to Canada” is #75 on the Stuff White People Like list.


  • 4. geekhiker  |  February 26, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    Heh. From The Onion’s “Our Dumb World”: “Living in the shadow of its southern neighbor, the nation of Canada will never be as great as the U.S. so long as it continues to burden citizens with universal health care, refused to drill for oil in federally protected wildlife reserves, and neglects its duty to blindly support unilateral invasions of Middle Eastern states.”



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