Stick with the songs, dances and funny outfits, NPH. In a long, drawn-out gag, Harris has his Oscar predictions locked in a clear box on stage and instructs Oscar winner Octavia Spencer to keep an eye on it. Just before the Best Picture winner is announced, he unlocks the box with much fanfare and then reads from his predictions, which ends up being a rehash of the quirkiest highlights of the evening (such as when a Birdman screenwriter thanks his dog Larry). Despite the timely sleight-of-hand involved to carry off the bit, the joke falls terribly flat.
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