The Oscars without dialogue makes Neil Patrick Harris a better host (VIDEO).

The Oscars Are So Much Better Without Dialogue

The Oscars Are So Much Better Without Dialogue

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March 4 2015 10:55 AM

The Oscars Are So Much Better Without Dialogue

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Host Neil Patrick Harris is seen on stage at the 87th Oscars February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

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If you were one of the many viewers left more than a little disappointed by Neil Patrick Harris’ hosting performance at this year’s Oscars, you will surely enjoy this video highlighting all the broadcast’s moments of silence. YouTube user Bill Smith has created a fun, short montage of the show, sans all of Harris’ lame banter.

The show is made instantly better—and the highlight is certainly viewing his stripped-down Birdman-inspired moment on stage without so much as a word, only the boisterous roar of approval from the glamorous audience.

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Aisha Harris is a Slate culture writer and host of the Slate podcast Represent.