Please, gather ’round and let us reminisce about the nonsense telecast that was the 2011 Oscars.
When James Franco refused to take ANY of it seriously.
When Anne was operating at an 11 and James was giving us like, a 2.
And again, when Anne was giving us everything, while James remained…stoned.
When James Franco casually gave a shout-out to his alma mater.
Imagine if someone at the Oscars was like, “Florida State, WHAT UP!”
When they just gave up on writing punchlines.
When Anne Hathaway sang a song from Les Misérables, but she rewrote the lyrics so they were about Hugh Jackman…
Which didn’t make sense to anyone but the two of them.
When James was super stoned.
Yup, high as a kite.
When James Franco appeared in drag.
BECAUSE DUDES DRESSING AS LADIES IS ALWAYS FUNNY.
And then he did it again.
This time as a ballerina.
When James wore a bear on his head.
When James was texting…onstage!
When Anne Hathaway was THE MOST MANIC person that has ever graced a TV screen.
When James was just the worst partner.
In dance, in life, in hosting…
When they parodied The Social Network.
When Anne was trying to host a serious awards show.
But James was like, “MY GRANDMA’S HERE!”
But the overarching theme that we’re seeing here is James simply refusing to take anything seriously.
And Anne was about two seconds away from a full-blown meltdown.