The most unintentionally hilarious moment of last year's Oscars ceremony came when John Travolta took the stage to introduce Idina Menzel's performance of "Let It Go." But instead, Travolta gave the world the gift of "Adele Dazeem," mangling the Broadway star's name and launching 1,000 memes in the process.
This year, Travolta will have an opportunity to redeem himself -- or to give Dazeem some company -- when he returns as a presenter at the 87th Academy Awards presentation. He's among the latest round of names revealed by show producers Craig Zadan and Nail Meron. Other presenters on the new list include Jennifer Aniston, Sienna Miller, Chris Pratt, David Oyelowo, Kerry Washington and
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Previously announced presenters include Matthew McConaughey, Scarlett Johansson, Oprah Winfrey and
It's unknown whom Travolta will be introducing or giving a statue to, but if Slate's Adele Dazeem Name Generator is to be trusted, it could be someone like Coben and Jan Leeee (Common and John Legend), Jasmine Meems (Julianne Moore), Ailsa Keezy (Anna Kendrick) or Ellie Reynzo (Eddie Redmayne).
Bringing back Travolta, a two-time Oscar nominee, would seem to be a canny move by Zadan and Meron, as his mere presence could turn an ordinary moment into one ripe for comic treatment.
The actor can at least take comfort in not being the only person in recent memory to flub an Oscar name. When this year's nominees were named earlier this month, academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs mistakenly referred to British cinematographer Dick Pope as "Dick Poop."