Cohen then began an interview with a suspicious Ryan Seacrest.
Ryan: “Who are you wearing?
Cohen: “JonGulliano but the socks are from K-Mart.
Ryan after looking at the socks: “Wow, which section of the K-Mart store were those in?”
Cohen: “As Saddam Hussein once told me, “Socks are socks. Don’t waste money.”
Seacrest: “Is coming to the Oscars one of the perks for whatever your job is?”
Cohen: “Yes, I love it here. It gave me a great opportunity to bring a dear friend and doubles tennis partner, Kim Jong il. It was his dream to come to the Oscar’s and to be sprinkled over the red carpet and over Halle Barry’s chest again.”
Cohen begins to move the urn in Ryan’s direction. “The interesting thing is”, Cohen turns the urn over and the ashes engulf Ryan and his tuxedo. Surprisingly, Seacrest maintained his composure.
“it was made in South Korea” Cohen on the origination of the empty urn.
As Cohen is being escorted away from Seacrest, he said “Now, if someone asks you what you are wearing, you can say Kim Jong-il!
Cohen was escorted to his dressing room for a meeting the Academy Award President Tom Sherwak and Oscar show producer Brian Grazer.
Cohen now out of character and serious said to Sherwak and Grazer, “I’ve done this, and now I’m going to the Oscars.”
Grazer and Sherwak felt comfortable going forward with the show with Cohen being in the audience.
“We said ‘thank you,’ we left, and that’s the way it was. We just had to hear it from him.”