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The second link here is mere blogspam copy-and-paste from Vice.
posted by Hot Pastrami! at 9:26 AM on February 21, 2015 [1 favorite]


If you wait through it, when they interview John Voight, you can see a teenaged Angelina Jolie looking a little bit peeved to be there.
posted by xingcat at 9:35 AM on February 21, 2015 [4 favorites]


"You've got a gun."... heh

Between that and the "You won't have to earn much." comeback from Carson.... That's about the funniest thing I've seen in a while... Unscripted humor is often the best....
posted by HuronBob at 9:43 AM on February 21, 2015 [1 favorite]


You can see Howard Stern broadcasting at 6:16.
posted by msbrauer at 10:19 AM on February 21, 2015


[Swapped in Vice link.]
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 11:03 AM on February 21, 2015


Highly entertaining, and I have to say I do like a good Fred Stoller impression.
posted by rhizome at 11:23 AM on February 21, 2015 [1 favorite]


Nice. Thanks.
posted by jeff-o-matic at 11:32 AM on February 21, 2015


In 2015, police shot two college students who were sneaking into the Oscars.
posted by popcassady at 11:48 AM on February 21, 2015 [11 favorites]


Sweet. Great example of "be cool, and just act like you're supposed to be there."

If I was a betting man, I'd say Nicholas Cage was coked to the gills.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 12:33 PM on February 21, 2015 [2 favorites]


"Innocent times" was exactly the phrase that popped into my mind seeing this. (Or rewatching it-I had a vague feeling I might have viewed the original broadcast.)

Not to overthink a plate of fluffy entertainment beans, but as a creative I'm frequenty struck by the vast difference in pre/post-Internet world. This was a novel stunt then. You did something like it before the late 90s and A) either only a small group of people saw it or B) you pursued limited options to get attention from a big outlet. Now, everybody and his little brother are trying to go viral on countless social media platforms. The ways of creation and promotion have just so radically changed.

And yeah, as someone who's occasionally "snuck in" to things much less grand than the Oscars, it's all about acting like you belong.
posted by NorthernLite at 1:28 PM on February 21, 2015 [4 favorites]



Oscar Gate-Crasher Is Foiled by Academy This Year
March 31, 1989 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
David Teitelbaum, the former CalArts film student who launched his Hollywood career by posing as a TV newsman and crashing last year's Academy Awards, thought he was going legitimate this year. That is, Teitelbaum said, until someone in the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences figured out who he was and revoked the press pass he'd been given to cover Wednesday's ceremonies for The Movie Channel.

posted by Obscure Reference at 1:42 PM on February 21, 2015 [1 favorite]


Not to overthink a plate of fluffy entertainment beans, but as a creative I'm frequenty struck by the vast difference in pre/post-Internet world.

It seems to me that for the same stunt to work today, there'd be pressure to get to some sort of high-impact punchline in a real hurry. Like, they would have said something to John Voight that would have made him lose his shit and attack them or something.

Instead, they just wandered in and acted like legit reporters working the red carpet.

I was also struck by the length of the Carson video - almost 10 minutes of air time.

Now, everybody and his little brother are trying to go viral on countless social media platforms.

The other thing that occurred to me is that this stunt predated even America's Funniest Home Videos (which first aired in 1989 IIRC). So even if this was, say, in the mid-1990s before there was streaming video in most households, stuff like AFV would have conditioned people expect someone to get hit in the crotch by the end at the bare minimum.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 1:55 PM on February 21, 2015 [1 favorite]


"I was also struck by the length of the Carson video - almost 10 minutes of air time."

Yeah, that seemed really weird to me, and I grew up watching Johnny Carson. If you'd asked me, I would have said that the pacing hasn't really changed much, but this sure implies otherwise. But maybe they had a guest cancellation?
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 2:07 PM on February 21, 2015


It was probably a long segment because of the ongoing writer's strike at that time.
posted by ericost at 2:18 PM on February 21, 2015 [3 favorites]


But maybe they had a guest cancellation?

Was it Joan Fontaine?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 2:20 PM on February 21, 2015 [3 favorites]


Sort of reminiscent of the scene in Man on Wire where they sneak into the World Trade Center with a van by posing as plumbers or something - a more innocent time.
posted by Mid at 3:27 PM on February 21, 2015


Did you catch the quick glimpse of Angelina Jolie with her dad?
posted by MoxieProxy at 3:34 PM on February 21, 2015


Egads, that was weird to watch, but from the perspective of being someone who lived in that area for five years while attending USC. Things did not change much for a decade, apparently.

(And yes, living next door to the Academy Awards proves the truth of "familiarity breeds contempt".)
posted by NoxAeternum at 4:55 PM on February 21, 2015


Did you catch the quick glimpse of Angelina Jolie with her dad?
Not to pick on anyone specifically (I'm sure I've done this), but it feels like it's time to name the thing where people post comments without reading the comments.
posted by ArmandoAkimbo at 5:51 PM on February 21, 2015 [1 favorite]


Isn't that Nancy Marchand with Joan Fontaine?
posted by TWinbrook8 at 6:07 PM on February 21, 2015


Made me realize how much I miss Carson. He had great timing and a wonderful sense of humor. Had to take the cheap shot when it opened, but was still gracious enough to apologize for it afterwards.

I miss him.
posted by el io at 10:28 PM on February 21, 2015 [3 favorites]


Did you catch the quick glimpse of Angelina Jolie with her dad?

Not to pick on anyone specifically (I'm sure I've done this), but it feels like it's time to name the thing where people post comments without reading the comments.


I am so sorry. I am a thoughtless, self-indulgent monster for missing that and posting it again. Really, I'll strive to be better.
posted by MoxieProxy at 12:32 PM on February 22, 2015 [3 favorites]


Dude did a similar thing this year. Pretended to win an Oscar and then see what he could get away with.
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