You'd think people who get paid to recite lines, hit their cues and say the right thing would do some, if not all, of the above during a gala ceremony honoring their peers.
Anyone who so much as channel surfed onto the 69th annual Golden Globes telecast last night spotted one bumble or another. Maybe more.
Meryl Streep dropped an "F" bomb during her acceptance speech for her work in "The Iron Lady." Natalie Portman walked to the wrong podium. The teleprompter had a hiccup, leaving Rob Lowe to stare at the screen as if he had never ad libbed a second in his life. Johnny Depp looked like it was his first time speaking before a live audience.
"Modern Family" star Sofia Vergara had trouble with multiple names, but we'll cut her some slack since one of them was "The Artist" director Michel Hazanavicius.
It's a good thing Robert De Niro or Warren Beatty, two of the worst public speakers in Tinsel Town, weren't in the building.
Some of these very same celebrities are pretty quick to mock the IQ levels of GOP presidential hopefuls like Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann, but when it comes to one of the biggest nights of their profession they can barely maintain a professional veneer, let alone hit their marks.