Hollywood, California - Bared by the Writer's Guild of America (WGA) from showing film clips at any of the upcoming awards shows this season, Hollywood has desperately turned to police sketch artists to help illustrate to audience members and viewers watching at home which movies they awarding.
Talks are in the works with modern interpretative dancers as well, like those used at the Academy Awards, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, last year.
"This maybe the first time viewers turn in to laugh at the awards shows, rather than laugh along with them," said an unemployed, striking writer. "Especially, if they use those shape shifting modern interpretive dancers. You know those guys that can turn into a car or anything."
Producers of the Academy Awards show are counting on just that as they reportedly asked the modern interpretive dancers to imitate writers on strike, hoping they will write something funny, and impersonate a humorous host with a witty topical monologue, peppered with tmely political banter.
"We're not asking for anything high caliber like Billy Crystal," said a producer for the Academy Awards. "We are so desperate right now, we'll take someone just passing like Ellen DeGeneres."