Jerry Seinfeld Reveals An ‘Unfrosted’ Chris Rock Oscars Parody That Never Happened

Unfrosted’s Bowl and Spoon Awards almost had art imitate life, Jerry Seinfeld has revealed.

Seinfeld originally asked Chris Rock to host his movie’s faux awards show. The idea was to give Rock a moment of redemption from the infamous Will Smith Oscars attack on him.

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“The other thing I wanted to do, that I almost did, was Chris Rock was gonna be the emcee of the Bowl and Spoon Awards,” Seinfeld said on Dana Carvey and David Spade’s Fly on the Wall podcast. “We shot that right after the Will Smith slap, and I was gonna have somebody come up on the stage and have Chris punch them out.”

Unfrosted wound up casting Cedric the Entertainer as the awards show host. “Chris wasn’t … he wasn’t up to perform. He was still a little shook from the event,” Seinfeld said. “But that was what the scene was going to be. But Cedric saved the day.”

Seinfeld asked the comedians their reactions to the potential Rock joke. “Without the Will Smith thing, I think it’s funny,” Carvey said. “It’s just sort of, there’s still kind of a residual darkness around that moment.”

Seinfeld wasn’t certain.

“Yeah, isn’t that what we’re attracted to more than anything? Residual darkness?” he said. “I don’t know if it would have worked.”

“If Chris is there and wants to do it, you get it,” Carvey added. “You can always trim it. Always get the shot.”

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