That one moment at the Oscars that really screwed up everything.

I really enjoyed the Academy Awards last night. Seven statues for Everything Everywhere All At Once. A trophy for Brendan Fraser, whose performance in the film The Whale was nothing short of mesmerizing. Jamie Lee Curtis took home an Oscar, something that her Oscar-nominated parents didn’t get to do in their lifetimes. And “Naatu Naatu” from RRR took home Best Song, which was the first Oscar given to a Telugu film project.

Yeah. Fun fun stuff.

And of course, the Oscars had a few commercials in their show – like the clip of the Walt Disney remake of The Little Mermaid which was, well, okay … but then there was this minute-long clip that celebrated 100 years of the iconic studio known as Warner Bros.

An abbreviated version of this clip aired during the Oscars broadcast, here’s the full-length version of the clip. And look at all the Warner Bros. films listed in this retrospective.

And right off the bat … there’s a scene from that fantastic Warner Bros. picture The Wizard of Oz. And later on, there’s that iconic “Open the pod bay doors, HAL,” from 2001: A Space Odyssey, a classic Warner Bros. film. Oh, and the classic racing scene from Ben-Hur. Another …

Yeah, you know where I’m going on this. Those were all MGM films. MGM. Big lion roaring at the start of the film. Warner Bros. owns the MGM libraries. That’s like saying that Disney created Star Wars because they currently own Lucasfilm today.

Well, they can’t poach from other screen projects, can they – oh look, there’s a shot of Freddy Krueger’s knife-loaded glove from A Nightmare on Elm Street – a classic Warner Bros. film …

Nah, I can’t do it. A Nightmare on Elm Street was created by New Line Cinema. Warners owns this too. </facepalm>

And a shot of King Kong fighting Godzilla. That’s right, the classic Toei monster against the iconic RKO monster is now claimed as Warner Bros. property. I can’t. I just can’t.

I know, I know. Through mergers and acquisitions and whatnot, Warner Bros. owns a ton of properties now. And they’ve used those properties in various multiverse crossover events like the second Space Jam movie and a couple of online RPG’s.

But guys … claiming The Wizard of Oz and Ben Hur and King Kong as Warner Bros. property?

That’s a bit of a reach.

And just quick glimpses of other Warner Bros. properties – a few frames of The Jazz Singer, the Warner Bros. film that introduced synchronized sound to movie theaters? A teensy glimpse of Bugs Bunny kissing Michael Jordan to account for all of the Warner Bros. classic 1940’s and 1950’s animation shorts? One flicker of “I had to rewind the video twice to confirm it” Welcome Back, Kotter?

Ugh. This is the kind of video that makes me say, “Someone didn’t do their research.” And it shows.

Well, happy birthday Warner Bros. Congratulations on your history.

Oh, and don’t feel bad that your movies were shut out at the Oscars this year … maybe you can buy A24 studios – who picked up NINE trophies this year – and claim in 150 years that Warner Bros. was the home of Everything Everywhere All At Once and Moonlight and Parasite.

Technically … if you own it, it counts, amirite? </sarcasm>