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Listen, even if you don't like Aubrey Plaza and don't care about the Oscars or other awards shows, you have to admit this Harry Potter joke is classic:
It's probably even true. Aubrey Plaza's opening monologue was filled with little jokes like that -- and while many of them (like that one) were probably too raunchy for the Oscars, plenty of them would've fit right in. Here's a sampling:
John Waters got in a great little dig, too, from backstage as the guy Aubrey hired to "direct" the show:
Burn. Check out the whole monologue:
Speaking of Aubrey Plaza and Parks and Rec, she brought her old co-star Jim O'Heir back for this classic parody of Netflix's Fyre festival documentary:
You know the real guy he's spoofing, right? Apparently Andy King begged the Fyre filmmakers to cut that infamous scene.
Anyway, the 2019 Oscars air tonight without an official host. It's not clear yet how they're going to handle it. It may be the best show ever without a host, since monologues can take about 10 minutes of air time. The Oscars is still meant to last more than three hours this year, since they couldn't convince anyone to go for that idea of taping some of the categories during commercial breaks.
But since finding a host seems to be difficult these days, consider keeping Aubrey Plaza on the list. Amy Poehler has shown that Parks and Rec hosts can do a great job, and Aubrey is bizarre enough to lean into anything that goes wrong during a telecast, just adding to the awkward entertainment. The Oscars deserves that.
The 91st Academy Awards airs Sunday, February 24 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.