Remember last year when John Travolta introduced Idina Menzel’s Frozen performance at the Oscars and said, “Please welcome the wicked-ly talented, the one and only, Adele Dazeem.”
It never gets old.
And boy, did we have fun with it. For a year, Adele Dazeem was the gift that kept on giving. Later, Travolta apologized and said, "I've been beating myself up all...Then I thought...what would Idina Menzel say? She'd say, Let it go, let it go!”
And we almost did. But then it was time for the Academy Awards again and the inevitable Adele Dazeem jokes that would come with it. Except this time was so much...weirder.
First, host Neil Patrick Harris made a joke about how Benedict Cumberbatch isn’t just the most awesome name in show business, it’s also “the sound you get when you ask John Travolta to pronounce Ben Affleck.”
Giggle giggle. How fun is this?
Then Menzel came onstage and said, “Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to the stage my very dear friend Glom Gazingo.” That was Travolta’s cue and the two came out, hugged, and everyone had a good chuckle.
“I deserve that,” he said. Then he grabbed her face and continued, “But you, you my darling, my beautiful, my wickedly talented Idina Menzel. Is that right?” And we were all like WTF is happening? Let her go? This is super f*cking uncomfortable?
“You got it...” she (kind of? But not really?) giggled. “It’s not like it’s going to follow me around for the rest of my life or anything.”
Travolta chimed in, “Yeah, tell me about it.” And that was all just the worst. We promise we’ll never laugh at anything ever again. We’re sorry!