Favre for Oscarcast host

Posted by · 2:36 pm · October 6th, 2009

Brett FavreOkay, here’s my idea.

He seems to be some sort of immortal modern deity, albeit a tractor-steering, dip-chewing sports monolith, but what else to people really worship?  Anyway, he commands a pretty big audience at this time in his career.  He can single-handedly turn something into the most watched cable program in history, apparently.  And maybe the Farrelly brothers can have fun with the opening short film.

What, no good?  Not “movie-star” enough?  How about a well-publicized presentation gig?  Of Best Picture, no less.  Since seeing Brett Favre hand an Oscar to Oprah Winfrey or Tyler Perry would — oh my, can you just hear the cash register of ratings “cha-chings” now?  And hey, Favre/Eastwood wouldn’t be too shabby either.  Whichever way the needle goes, you’re covered.

Still no good?  Alright, let’s stick with the 10.  Of course.  What was I thinking?

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  • 1 10-06-2009 at 2:44 pm

    Matthew Starr said...

    Can they bring back Billy Crystal, who is essentially the Brett Favre of Oscar hosts?

  • 2 10-06-2009 at 2:44 pm

    Adam M. said...

    I love it! Sounds like a plot line on ‘Glee.’

  • 3 10-06-2009 at 2:45 pm

    Loyal said...

    I would love for the AMPAS to reach across the pond and hire either Ricky Gervais or Eddie Izzard. I’ve seen Izzard several times in concert, brill work.

    Both are extraordinarily witty and poised though they certainly don’t have the star rating of a Hugh Jackman.

  • 4 10-06-2009 at 2:58 pm

    Mike_M said...

    Can’t stand Farve… go Giants!

    I think Gervais should do it.

  • 5 10-06-2009 at 3:56 pm

    Tab said...

    Would Oprah or Tyler actually get an oscar (for best picture)? I thought they were exec producers who came in after Sundance. Not really sure how that works.

  • 6 10-06-2009 at 4:10 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    I hate to say this, but I have no idea who Brett Favre is. (That said, the only American football player I can name offhand is Tom Brady.) I realize I’m not the prime target audience, but…

  • 7 10-06-2009 at 4:23 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Tab: I’m sure they’d find a way to get them up there, a la Gore.

  • 8 10-06-2009 at 4:55 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Guy: Seriously? I mean, you didn’t even see “There’s Something About Mary?” Seriously?

  • 9 10-06-2009 at 5:01 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    Seriously. (And I saw and loved “Mary,” but no bells are ringing.)

    I’m so embarrassed right now.

  • 10 10-06-2009 at 5:06 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Hahahahaha. Too much. Too much. Love it.

    Go re-watch and report back.

  • 11 10-06-2009 at 5:13 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    It’s slowly dawning on me. The guy Stiller’s character concludes Mary should be with? I’m having a realization similar to the one I described regarding British viewers and “Julie & Julia” yesterday: “That was a real person?!”

    I’m such a moron.

  • 12 10-06-2009 at 5:41 pm

    Loyal said...

    Alright, you’ve inspired me Mr. Tapley. No football players but here are my 5 picks for Oscar Host


  • 13 10-06-2009 at 7:16 pm

    Joel said...

    I’ll say it…….

    “Weird Al” Yankovic. Thoughts? Anyone?

  • 14 10-06-2009 at 7:46 pm

    JAB said...

    it’ll probably wind up being Neil Patrick Harris.

  • 15 10-06-2009 at 8:20 pm

    Erik said...

    This is wild. As a Vikings fan and Oscar fan for twenty years, this would be the best of both worlds. Rather like getting a Bea Arthur as Ackmena Star Wars action figure.

  • 16 10-06-2009 at 11:36 pm

    John K said...

    “The guy Stiller’s character concludes Mary should be with?”

    That would be it. “What about Brett Fahv-ruh?” still makes me laugh.

    Of course, this was before the sight of that jackass made me want to punch things. I know this post was tongue-in-cheek, but if Favre was host, I would skip the Oscars for the first time in my entire life. Is there nowhere than I can be safe from “NUMBAH FOUR! GUNSLINGAH!”?