Oscar host James Franco fulfills a dream

Posted by · 10:02 am · December 3rd, 2010

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  • 1 12-03-2010 at 10:15 am

    M.Harris said...

    Saw James Franco on Jimmy Kimmel last night; sort of dry sense of humor he has (which I like) and he doesn’t take himself to seriously.

  • 2 12-03-2010 at 10:18 am

    Maxim said...

    Thought #1. I’d be funny if his gig was cancelled.
    Thought #2. I hope this doesn’t become a running gag at this part of LA.
    Thought #3. If this is his “King of the World” moment he picked too early.
    Thought #4. Nope, this guy doesn’t think he’ll win either.
    Thought #5. Dude, you’re just a co-host.
    Thought #6. I can see the dynamic already: James/Anne – Bad Cop/Good Cop.
    Thought #7. He should have Howled instead. Get it?
    Thought #8. Yeah, you do.
    Thought #9. Yes it’s just a skit but I dunno, not a fan overall.

  • 3 12-03-2010 at 10:20 am

    Maxim said...

    Peaked, not picked*. Wow.

  • 4 12-03-2010 at 10:41 am

    James C said...

    lol. Good stuff.

  • 5 12-03-2010 at 11:16 am

    ann said...


  • 6 12-03-2010 at 12:33 pm

    Keil Shults said...

    I’ve been asked to help co-write the script for the Oscars this year, so if there’s anything you’d like to see or hear, let me know.

    Right now I’m fine-tuning a skit that should go over like gangbusters. Following some cute banter between the hosts, Hathaway asks Franco if his Oscar-nominated performance in 127 Hours has helped get him more work. Then he says…

    Franco: “Funny you should mention it, Anne. I’ve just wrapped this great, little horror film, which is something I’ve always wanted to do.”

    Then he holds his finger to his ear and acts like he’s receiving instructions from the control booth.

    Franco: “Oh really? Right now? I dunno if they’d really…well, I guess I could ask. (Looks out at crowd) Would you folks be up for seeing an exclusive premiere trailer to my new horror film?”

    Crowd responds positively and the screen goes black. Fade in to reveal Franco, in his tux, trapped within a narrow rocky passage. He appears to be in pain, and it’s apparent that his arm is pinned beneath the boulder. He struggles to look at his watch before muttering…

    “I never should have agreed to attend that pre-party in the Hills. (pause, then yells) Is there anybody out there?! I’m suppose to be hosting the Oscars in 30 minutes!”

    Suddenly we see a rope thrown down, jerking slightly back and forth.

    Franco: “Hello?! My arm is trapped! Please help!”

    We see a silhouetted figure lowering itself down the rope.

    Franco: “How did you know I was here?! Thank you so much, I’m supposed to…”

    Suddenly a loud whirring sound begins, crescendoing as the silhouette emerges from the shadow to reveal Jigsaw, the character from the Saw films.

    Franco: “Oh god, no…”

    The roaring blade descends as we hear Franco’s bloodcurdling scream and the screen goes black. A title card reading “SAW 127” appears as the Academy crowd goes wild.

  • 7 12-03-2010 at 12:38 pm

    Tye-Grr said...

    Hahaha! He’s adorable! But, oh, so f*ck worthy.. F*ckdorable?

  • 8 12-03-2010 at 12:41 pm

    Keil Shults said...

    It’s high time they do a Freaks & Geeks reunion film.

  • 9 12-04-2010 at 10:56 am

    sosgemini said...

    This sure the hell beats Alan Stankman tweeting about Miley Cirus and which one of the So You Think You Can Dance troops should appear on tthe Oscars.