Makes David Letterman's Uma-Oprah-Uma routine look like a classic

Seth MacFarlane's opener proved to be one of the most bewildering Oscar openers in recent memory. With a cameo appearance by William Shatner squeezed into his old "Star Trek" uniform, a tribute to film nudity called "We Saw Your Boobs" with the Los Angeles Gay Men's Chorus and finally a song and dance with Channing Tatum, Charlize Theron, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Daniel Radcliffe, some people were probably numb by the time they got to the sock-puppet re-creation of "Flight" or MacFarlane's monologue jokes that seemed cribbed from Bob Hope circa 1965.
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