Few comedians can do improv like Kristen Wiig and Steve Carrell, and that talent was sorely needed at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 8.
God love Jimmy Fallon, but his hosting duties were nothing more than a few appearances in between commercial breaks and acceptance speeches. It was obvious that executives told him to do the opposite of whatever past host Ricky Gervais would do.
The night's only highlight was Wiig and Carrell's skit, which the two performed with aplomb presenting the Globe for Best Animated Film.
"Do you remember the first time you saw an animated movie?" Wiig asked Carrell.
"I do!" Carrell recalled, his face lighting up.
"It was kind of a big deal. I was six years old, and my dad took me to see 'Fantasia,'” he said. “It was kind of a life-changing experience. And as we were leaving the theater, there standing in the lobby was my mom. And that was the moment she told my dad she wanted a divorce. I never saw my father again after that day. 'Fantasia day.'”
He and Wiig stood there in silence as the audience roared with laughter, at which point a visibly upset Carrell asked Wiig what her first animated movie was.
"'Bambi,'" she answered, recalling the exact date as if it were yesterday. "Mar. 14, 1981, the same day we had to put our dogs down.
“My grandpa thought it would be fun to go to the movie and take our minds off of it. But you know, Bambi’s mom—and also that was the last day I saw my grandpa. He disappeared, and I didn’t speak for two years."
After that, viewers took to social media to ask the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to invite Wiig and Carrell to co-host next year's show.
Watch the skit below.