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Feb 24, 2015

The video at left is not Neil Patrick Harris's opening number from the 2015 Oscars. It is his opening number from the 2013 Tonys, a spectacle so glorious that for Terri's money, it gives him a "Get Out of Jail Free" card in perpetuity for any hosting gig that is less than stellar. After live-tweeting the 2015 Oscars, Catherine and Terri got together to chat about whether this behemoth benefits from having a host at all, whether we really want to hear winners talk and talk, how cool the graphics were, how frustrating the parenthesis situation is in Birdman's subtitle, whether we really needed Lady Gaga and The Sound of Music so far along in an endless show, why John Travolta should really probably just stay home, and of course, the dresses in all their cleavage-baring, peek-a-booing, impossible-to-sit-in glory. You can read our live-tweet in the post right below this on the Parenting Roundabout blog, and Catherine also recommends this Birdman parody from the Independent Spirit Awards, although the showing of the Oscar winner she describes in the podcast sounds pretty fun too.

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