Though it wasn't the first to play with words, the "Who's on First?" routine by Abbott and Costello is perhaps the most famous of its kind. Started in the early 20th century, the sketch has been a hit ever since. Most folks have at least heard of it, if not heard the actual thing. It's something of a landmark, and budding comedians everywhere tend to give it a go. Jimmy Fallon, with the help of Billy Crystal and Jerry Seinfeld, has produced a sequel to the routine on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and let's just say we were pleasantly surprised.
It happened very quickly, but despite a wave of internet support for a number of candidates (though we admit to being biased in one particular direction) but the Academy has, predictably, gone with a reliable and experienced back up host, even if it's not a particularly exciting one, in Billy Crystal.
Crystal tweeted last night:
Am doing the Oscars so the young woman in the pharmacy will stop asking my name when I pick up my prescriptions. Looking forward to the show
And now, a bunch of stuff that will feed Muppet-loving conspiracy theorists:
Here's some adorable to start your weekend with. Twenty-four years after the movie's release, Good Morning America brought most of the living cast of The Princess Bride together (pretty much everybody except Mandy Patinkin and Fred Savage), and everyone proceeds to be really, really amazing.
Highlights: Billy Crystal's hat, stories about Andre the Giant, and Robin Wright rocking a badass not-so-princessy haircut.
Also, folks, why are you all asking Wallace Shawn about The Princess Bride? He was in all of the Toy Story movies, Monsters, Inc., and The Incredibles, for heaven's sake! Ask him about those!
Disney Pixar has released some plot details for Monsters University, the sequel to Monsters Inc.. It sounds like they're moving ahead with their original plans for the story, which follows Mike and Sulley back to where they first met in college. This makes it more of a prequel. The details are not spoilery, but if you really, really don't want to know more, don't click through.