(Because comedy comes in eights, we'll leave you with one last small Oscar fiasco before the giant one on Sunday night.)
Time: March 26, 1958, 30th annual Academy Awards
Fiasco: Because the show is running six minutes late, most national NBC affiliates go ahead with their local programming, thus failing to show a six-minute honorary Oscar presentation emceed by Bette Davis. An earlier "History of Hollywood" segment, narrated by Donald Duck, contributed to the overlong show. Of the incident, Miss Davis said, "My segment was six minutes in length. Unfortunately that was also the length of Mr. Duck's bit of film, and they chose Donald Duck."