Time: April 9,1962, the 34th annual Academy Awards
Fiasco: Host Bob Hope and presenter Shelley Winters are about to present the award for best cinematography, when, out of nowhere, a man rushes the podium and commandeers the mike. He's Stan Berman, and he says, "Ladies and gentlemen, I'm the world's greatest gatecrasher, and I just came here to present Bob Hope with his 1938 trophy." Mr. Berman then proceeds to hand a small, homemade statuette to Shelley Winters and runs. "We'll give it to him," Winters deadpans. Hope later says, "Who needs Price Waterhouse? All we need is a doorman," proving that even Shelley Winters was funnier than Bob Hope. Fiasco? Anything with Bob Hope is already a fiasco, so this a fiasco of giant magnitude!