05/06/2009 04:11 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The Olympic Opening Ceremonies In A Minute (VIDEO)

NBC's coverage of the Olympic Opening Ceremony clocked in at over four hours. While Zhang Yimou's display was certainly memorable--regardless of the CGI fireworks--even the Chinese couldn't figure out a way to computer generate a procession of obscure African/Eastern European countries that lasted less than three hours.

So, in case you missed it, here's the whole thing in sixty convenient seconds.