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Billy Crystal did not want to host this show and refused many offers from producer Gil Cates to change his mind. After refusing the third time, Cates sent Crystal a stuffed horse's head made up to look like the horse he rode in City Slickers (1991). Crystal changed his mind, but after the show there were so many bad reviews about his performance (many critics wrote that "The Year of the Woman" should have been hosted by one) that it would be another three years before he would host again.
Billy Crystal - Host:
I promise you that tonight, I will *not* reveal the secret of the movie, "The Crying Game". But I *will* say this. When I watched that movie, I discovered something: White men *can* jump!
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