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Best: Christopher Guest's "Focus Group" sketch
Many of Christopher Guest's players were there -- those like Catherine O'Hara, Bob Balaban, Fred Willard and Guest himself -- and they were doing what a Christopher Guest-penned piece does best: whittles down a small populous into a further concentrated group of weirdos and idiots. It's easy for Oscar take aim at the straw men in focus groups who would, in fact, rip apart cinematic classics like "The Wizard of Oz" and "Gone With the Wind." But Guest's sarcasm and absurdism was a refreshing dash of humor in an otherwise sludgy show.
Could this also mean there's new Christopher Guest action on the way? Eugene Levy could probably use something new after that "American Pie" reunion.
~ Katie Hasty