Perhaps because Sunday, Jan. 6 is deep into that fake ass flu season they try to indoctrinate us into, at the 2019 Golden Globes hosts Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg gave out flu shots — or did they? While we still don’t know if the shots during the show were real and actually given out at the Beverly Hilton, stars looked genuinely freaked out by the segment that occurred between award announcements.
It all seemed to happen 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?
And was this even 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 a Los Angeles former resident of two decades I can attest that Echo Park is a neighborhood located on the other side of the city from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. Echo Park is located in the eastern part of LA, while Beverly Hills is in the western part — and as most Angelenos like myself know, going crosstown can be more difficult than it needs to be thanks to LA’s infamous 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