Eventually, professional people-talkers resort to their tried-and-true questions, like "Who are you wearing?" "Who are you excited to see tonight?" "What are the odds that you're going to win?" -- which seems like a weird fluff question in retrospect. When those questions run out and you're still 30 seconds from Reba or whoever showing up, you've got to ask something else. When talking to Malcolm-Jamal Warner about his Grammy nomination (HOLY POOPCRACKERS YOU GUYS, THEO WAS NOMINATED FOR A GRAMMY ... FOR MUSIC!), the bald guy above went for the Pulitzer.
Cosby. He asked Malcolm-Jamal Warner about Bill Cosby.
"Let me just interrupt your night of unexpected triumph to talk about your TV dad being accused of date rape."
Warner won a Grammy for best traditional R&B performance, by the way. When interviewing Jarle Bernhoft, a Norwegian R&B artist(!), the interviewers played their roles to perfection. Bernhoft, on the other hand, had no idea that his red carpet companions might not be so politically and geographically aware of his origins, which was why the sentence "Norway was an island that was progressively drifting away from the mainland" came out of his mouth and was met with blank stares.
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"Totally not Elijah Wood! Why do you ask?"