When The Oscars teams up with novelty site Funny or Die to create a promo, it should be just that, funny. Unfortunately, the trailer falls flat.The preview reunites “Transformers” co-stars Megan Fox (Wait. She wasn’t even in the last one.) and Josh Duhamel, who was sporting a fake, silly mustache. Even Robin Williams as a Mongolian boat rower—do a double take, it’s him—looks cuckoo.
The preview enlists the two teaming up on a humdrum journey to Mongolia to find Oscar host, Billy Crystal, who looks like he’s been hanging with the Geico Cavemen.
We waited for it to go somewhere, anywhere; however, the ad came to a screeching halt at its climax when Crystal simply asked the duo why they didn’t just text him, advice ABC should have heeded.
Maybe this is why Eddie Murphy withdrew from hosting the 84th Academy Awards?
At least we’re comforted by the thought The Oscars can’t get any worse than last year.
Watch the cheese-tastic video below:
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