Isn't it funny how less is more, how absence makes the heart grow fonder, and how when celebrities and politicians step away from the spotlight for a few seconds, we lap them up that much more.
Cases in point from last night's Oscars telecast, Jerry Seinfeld and Al Gore.
Seinfeld stole the show (which, admittedly, wasn't a huge heist) with his bit about movie theaters and how it's an unwritten rule that moviegoers will drop popcorn and jujubees on the floor in return for paying outrageous prices. I'll be searching for it on YouTube. A quick flash of Larry David a few minutes later made me pine for the days of Seinfeld. Come back, Jerry. TV needs you.
And how 'bout Al Gore and Inconvenient Truth. I thought the actors were going to chisel the former VP's image into the Oscar statue, their devotion was so deep to a guy who was once to stiff and prickly to share the stage with George Bush, much less Leonardo DiCaprio. Enjoy the outsider status while it lasts, Al.