Even though Sunday, Jan. 6 is deep into that fake ass flu season they try to indoctrinate, that didn’t stop the 2019 Golden Globes from giving out flu shots — or did they? Hosts Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg introduced the “gag” during the show and it’s not currently known if these shots were actually given out at the Beverly Hilton, but stars looked genuinely freaked out by the segment that occurred between award announcements.
It seemed to happen all so fast, just like an actual flu shot. During the Golden Globes broadcast, Oh and Samberg said they wanted to do a down-to-earth segment in which themselves and the celebs in the audience seemed totally normal — just like us. In the past, award shows have done this with food gags, like giving out sandwiches (as Jimmy Kimmel did at the Emmys one year) and ordering pizza (as Ellen DeGeneres famously did at the Oscars). Oh and Samberg decided to go one step further and offer flu shots while chanting, “Shots! Shots! Shots!” to the tune of the LMFAO song of the same name.
Were they making a jab at the jab (as one reader put it) or is it a flu shot promo?
But could have this been possible? Can flu shots just be given anywhere — including a major Hollywood awards show?
Oh and Samberg commented that these flu shots came “straight from the Echo Park Rite Aid,” but as Los Angeles former resident of two decades I can attest : Echo Park is a neighborhood that is located on the other side of the city from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. Echo Park is located on the eastern part of LA, while the Beverly Hills is in the western part — and as most Angelenos like myself know, going crosstown can be made way harder than it needs to be thanks to the infamous LA traffic.
We wonder who REALLY pushed this gag and why…
We loved the look on Willem Dafoe’s face, and am seeking comment from my friend who wrote “Auto Focus” which starred Dafoe.
Somehow, having met him years ago in LA at a health food store, methinks he’s not a fan of the flu vaccine at all.
XO Erin Elizabeth E Coast