Getting ready for the big Oscar show. I’m avoiding Hollywood Blvd. and Highland (as I do every other day as well). Filled out my Oscar ballot with a resolution to next year maybe see some of the movies I trash. My laptop is at the ready. Bring on the red carpet shows and let the narcissismfest begin! My Oscar review will follow early Monday morning.
“Back in the day” as we “old schoolers” used to say, when I was working on MASH we designated one episode a year as our “Oscar” show. Usually it was apparent which episode should receive this lofty distinction.
You might remember that for many years the Oscars were held on Monday night. MASH was also on Mondays. So once a year we would go head-to-head with the Academy Awards and of course get slaughtered in the ratings.
That is where we put our “Oscar” show. It was the worst episode of the year and happily we were always able to bury it. In summer reruns it would air on July 4th – the lowest viewing weekend of the year.
So, if for no other reason…I’d like to thank the Academy.
For those of you can't get enough Oscar coverage, here's my review of last year's ceremony.