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10 Hilarious Reactions to John Travolta's Oscar Gaffe

How a simple mistake became internet gold.

Mar 5, 2014 | 04:38 PM

In case you missed it (though we’re not sure how that could happen), John Travolta’s pronunciation gaffe at Sunday night’s Academy Awards ceremony has gone viral.

While introducing “Frozen’s” Idina Menzel and her performance of the Oscar Award-winning song, “Let It Go,” Travolta struggled with the pronunciation of her name, calling her “Adele Dazeem”:


Travolta's error became internet gold, sparking the creation of an "Adele Dazeem" Twitter page and endless memes:

 

 

 

As if this wasn’t funny enough, the folks at Slate.com created the Adele Dazeem Name Generator—a widget that “Travoltifies” your name. It wasn’t long before the widget spread like wildfire across the internet, and celebs like John Barrowman and Jessica Biel were quick to share their "Travoltified" names:


Unsurprisingly, the mistake didn't shake Menzel, who brought the audience to their feet with her moving performance of the hit "Frozen" song. The next day, ticket sales for Idina's new Broadway musical, "If/Then," shot through the roof, doubling the sales of the Monday prior. While it's not known if the spike in sales is directly related to Travolta's hilarious mistake, we think that Menzel (and the internet) are better off because of it.

Scroll down to see more celebs "Travoltified" names, and share your own in the comments!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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