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After Eddie Murphy resigned as Oscars host in November, getting Billy Crystal to host the ceremony for a ninth time apparently wasn't as easy as picking up the phone.

In the first promo for The 84th Annual Academy Awards, Josh Duhamel and Megan Fox are forced to travel to the furthest location on Earth (Mongolia, duh!) to find "the one they call the host" in a Funny or Die-produced clip also featuring William Fichtner, Vinnie Jones and Crystal's former co-star, Robin Williams.

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"Some say he doesn't want to be found. Others say he died 10 years ago. If you ask me, that's a lot of cuckoo talk," a bearded Williams tells Duhamel and Fox. "It's obvious — he transformed into a Yeti."

Uh, not exactly. So how did they convince Crystal to host again? Watch the full trailer and see:

The 84th Annual Academy Awards airs Sunday, Feb. 26 on ABC.