Ellen DeGeneres was the host of the Oscars in 2014. Not every joke is going to go over well, but her jabs at the famous actress Minnelli were kind of rude. Ellen made fun of her in her opening monologue by calling her a “Liza Minnelli look-alike.” Minnelli seemed to take it all in stride. But “sir” was even worse.
Minnelli thought Ellen’s joke about her being “one of the best Liza Minnelli look-alikes I’ve ever seen” went too far. Which was fine, but then Ellen told him, “Good job, sir.”