Moments after New York Times critic A.O. Scott tweeted a comparison between last night's Oscars and "some kid's bar mitzvah," all sorts of things happened to confirm said feeling. Billy Crystal kept talking, muppets showed up, and the acrobats of every 13-year-old Jewish kid's dreams took the stage. Cirque du Soleil, the most famous Canadian entity after Best Supporting Actor Christopher Plummer, swung, spun and flew through the air with the greatest of ease, prompting Crystal to echo the Twitterverse by calling the night “just a pony away from a Bar Mitzvah.” Full circle, people. Just like the shape a Cirque du Soleil employee makes in the air.
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