Dear Neil Patrick Harris: Listen to these Oscar Show suggestions before its too late

Dear Neil,

It’s a little over a week away from your debut as the host of Hollywood’s biggest night so chances are this correspondence will simply arrive a little too late.

The Academy Awards telecast is a monstrosity to put on and takes months to plan. In fact, the show’s overall creative direction has usually been decided long before the Oscar nominations are even announced. And frankly, we’re worried. The announcements from the Academy so far have made us wonder if your producers are intent on turning this into the biggest song and dance Academy Awards ever. So, better late than never to pass along some unsolicited advice, right?

Honestly, we shouldn’t be even pestering you about all this. We’d address this to show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, but we don’t think they’ll listen. The nation’s TV critics have pretty much given them negative reviews for their past two producing efforts and the only lesson they seemed to have learned is that maybe Seth MacFarlane wasn’t a good choice to host.

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