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Will Ferrell and Jack Black had a memorable 2004 Oscars moment

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Jack Black and Will Ferrell: Mark J. Terrill/AP

Best Reminder to Keep the Speeches Brief
Will Ferrell and Jack Black
A little-known fact, according to Best Song presenters Will Ferrell and Jack Black: The orchestral music used to play long-winded winners off the stage actually has lyrics! Sample couplet: ”You’re boring/Look at Catherine Zeta-Jones, she’s snoring.” None of the actual Oscar-nominated songs — not even ”A Mighty Wind”’s ”A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow,” performed by Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara in character as Mitch and Mickey — was this entertaining.

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