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Billy Crystal’s Favorite Moment Hosting The Oscars


>>STEPHEN: WE’RE BACK WITH
BILLY CRYSTAL. YOU AND I HAVE ONE THING IN
COMMON IS WE BOTH LOST OUR FATHERS WHEN WE WERE QUITE YOUNG
>>OH, THIS IS GOING TO BE A FUN SEGMENT.>>Stephen: I’M NOT
NECESSARILY TALKING ABOUT THE LOSS. I WAS TEN.>>I WAS 15.>>Stephen: AT ANY AGE IT’S
TERRIBLE, YOU’RE STILL DEVELOPING AS A PERSON, HOW YOU
COMMUNICATE WITH THE WORLD. COMEDY DEFINITELY BECAME A WAY
TO KEEP MY MOM HAPPY.>>ABSOLUTELY. BUT IT STARTED OUT BEFORE THAT. YOU START OUT TRYING TO MAKE
YOUR PARENTS LAUGH. I THINK WE ALL TRY TO DO THAT. SO IF I COULD DO THAT WITH HER
IN THE DARKEST OF THOSE DAYS, SORTO OF CHIP AWAY AT IT, IT WAS
GREAT FOR BOTH OF US. FOR ME IT WAS A LITTLE BIT OF
RELIEF FOR MYSELF.>>Stephen: HAS A PURPOSE, TOO
YOU FEEL KIND OF LOST, WHAT DOES ANYTHING MEAN.>>YEAH, AND SHE WAS AN AMAZING
WOMAN. SHE WAS A WONDERFUL DANCER, THE
VOICE OF MINNIE MOUSE IN THE MACY’S DAY PARADE FOR YEARS. ♪ I’M FOREVER BLOWING BUBBLES ♪
SO SHE HAD THAT KIND OF SPIRIT.>>Stephen: DID SHE GIVE YOU
NOTES?>>YEAH. EARLIER, BECAUSE MY DAD WORKED
TWO JOBS SO HE WASN’T AT HOME A LOT AT NIGHT, SO WHEN THE OSCARS
WOULD BE ON, AND FOR SOME REASON , EVEN WHEN WE WERE KIDS,
THAT SHOW WAS SO DAMN LONG, AND I WOULD HAVE TO GO TO SLEEP
BECAUSE I HAD SCHOOL THE NEXT DAY, SO I’D GO TO SLEEP AROUND
10:00, AROUND DOCUMENTARIES — ( LAUGHTER )
— BUT WHEN I GOT UP TO GO TO SCHOOL, IN MY CEREAL BOWL WAS A
NOTE SAYING, GREGORY PECK BEST ACTOR, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD,
WHOEVER WON, AND THAT WOULD BE FROM HER. I DID FOUR STRAIGHT AND I TOOK
THREE YEARS OFF AND I CAME BACK AND IT WAS THE FIRST TIME I DID
THE OPENING FILMS AT THE WE DID. IT TOOK EVERYBODY BY SURPRISE. AND THE LAST LITTLE PIECE OF
THAT FILM WAS FROM THE ENGLISH PATIENT, AND LET MINERAL WAS IN
THE PLANE COMING TO KILL ME IN THE DESERT. IT WAS AMAZING. HE WAS A GREAT SPORT. HE CRASHES HIS PLANE INTO ME AND
THEN I RAN TOWARDS THE CAMERA. FOR THE AUDIENCE THEY’RE SEEING
IT ON THE SCREEN, I RAN RIGHT THROUGH THE SCREEN. IT WAS A SCREEN THAT WERE REALLY
SLATS AND THEY WERE SHOCKED. THEY STOOD UP, AND ALL I WAS
LOOKING FOR WAS MY MOM. WE LOOKED AT EACH OTHER AND I
JUST WENT LIKE THAT, SHE WENT LIKE THAT, AND I KEPT THINKING
OF THE CEREAL BOWL AND WHERE STUFF STARTS, YOU KNOW. AND THAT WAS, I THINK, THE HIGH
LIGHT OF MY OSCAR EXPERIENCE WAS JUST THAT ONE LITTLE LOOK WE
HAD WITH EACH OTHER IN THE SAME ROOM, YOU KNOW, IT WAS AWESOME. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: WELL, YOU ARE RECEIVING THE FRIARS CLUB
ENTERTAINMENT ICON AWARD ON MONDAY NIGHT. CONGRATULATIONS.>>THANK YOU. IT’S GOING TO BE FUN. I HOPE YOU CAN MAKE IT OVER.>>Stephen: I’LL TRY. IT’S FROM 6:00 TO 11:00 —
( LAUGHTER )>>Stephen: WELL, I JUST WANT
TO LET YOU KNOW THAT, WHILE THAT’S A BIG DEAL, AND OBVIOUSLY
YOU’VE GOT A LOT OF OTHER AWARDS , THE BIGGEST AWARD ANYONE
CAN GET HERE AT THE SHOW IS MY FORMER ASSISTANT NOW PRODUCER,
SHE ACTUALLY PUTS TOGETHER A HUNK OF THE DAY, AND YOU WERE
THE VERY FIRST HUNK OF THE DAY EVER HERE AT “THE LATE SHOW.” HARRY MET SALLY. TODAY’S HUNK IS YOUNG BILLY
CRYSTAL. BUT SHE COULDN’T LET IT GO. SHE WAS SO HUNKFIED ON YOU,
THREE DAYS IN A ROW, SHE SAID I WILL HAVE WHAT SHE’S HAVING IF
IT’S A HEAPING HELPING OF BILLY CRYSTAL. SHE PUT UP YUM-YUM, I WANT BILLY
CRYSTAL A LA MODE BUT NOT ICE CREAM ON TOP, STRAWBERRY, NOT
VANILLA, ICE CREAM — IF NO ICE CREAM, THEN WHIPPED CREAM. IF NOTHING THEN BILLY. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>OH, I LOVE IT!>>STEPHEN: BILLY WILL RECEIVE
THE ENTERTAINMENT ICON AWARD FROM THE FRIARS CLUB THIS MONDAY
NIGHT. BILLY CRYSTAL, EVERYBODY! WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH SENATOR
KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND.

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