I am super, super excited to see Ellen Degeneres host the 2014 Academy Awards, but this first promo for the show makes me feel—a few things. Immediately upon first watch I had flashbacks of that musical number from How I Met Your Mother season 5, and so that’s why I’m sort of not loving the promo. A bunch of people in suits, dancing to a very-much choreographed number in a fake New York City set. I mean, Ellen and Neil Patrick Harris even have the same “hanging onto the lamppost” pose down pat! See? PS, please excuse the blurry screen shots:
Watch Ellen’s new promo above, which features a song from Fitz & The Tantrums and was directed by The Heat director Paul Feig, first:
And now watch the HIMYM scene, and tell me I’m not the only one who sees this resemblance? Please?
Regardless of how you feel about the promo though, be sure to tune in to see Ellen host the Oscars on Sunday, March 2! What do you think of the promo? Think Ellen will be a good host? Tweet us @OKMagazine.