Now that the Oscar nominations are out, we need to talk about the best moment of the nominations telecast. Someone’s name became quite possibly the worst and best thing ever. The flub happened while the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the Best Cinematography category.
Instead of saying Dick Pope for his nomination for Mr. Turner, she said the unthinkable — D**k Poop. Not only did she say D**k Poop, but she didn’t pass it off as if she meant to say it. Instead, Boone Isaacs paused and corrected herself by going from Poop to Pope.
One might ask, can you simply ignore D**k Poop, and hope people miss the flub? Apparently when you’re live and having a real time deer-in-headlights moment, the fight or flight kicks in. For Cheryl Boone Isaacs, it meant pointing out her flub and becoming the next John Travolta.
— Vulture (@vulture) January 15, 2015
That begs the next question — was Cheryl Boone Isaacs’ flub worse than John Travolta’s? In case you need a refresher course, during the live broadcast of the 2014 Academy Awards, Travolta announced Idina Menzel’s name as Adele Dazeem right before she sang her hit song “Let It Go” from Frozen.
The moment Travolta slurred that name out it became a meme, a Twitter trend, and the best parody going. Following the hilarious and slightly concerning blunder, all parties involved made separate statements, and the name still follows Menzel around. While time will tell before we know if D**k Poop will be as big as the John Travolta flub, it’s currently tracking impressively on Twitter. Here’s a few responses from the undeniably funny Oscar trend.
Everyone’s ticked off about “Dick Poop,” but where, oh where, is the indignation re putting a tilde on the “n” in “Argentina” GOD DAMN IT
— Glenn Kenny (@Glenn__Kenny) January 15, 2015
@kateyrich Me too, but we shouldn’t aplogize for it. We should embrace it. Embrace Dick Poop.
— Matt Goldberg (@MattGoldberg) January 15, 2015
I love that one of my followers changed their Twitter name to “Dick Poop, B.S.C.” Everyone’s entitled to a verbal flub, even Cheryl!
— Scott Feinberg (@ScottFeinberg) January 15, 2015
I want to go back to sleep, but I’m too busy wiping tears of laughter from my eyes over DICK POOP. #OscarNoms
— Russell Hainline (@RussellHFilm) January 15, 2015
Dick Poop is the gift that keeps on giving.
— Amy Kaufman (@AmyKinLA) January 15, 2015