Letterman's late-night schtick did not play out well at the 1995 Academy Awards. Many of his jokes fell flat, garnering only a few awkward laughs from the audience. In what is now one of the Oscars' most infamous gaffes, he attempted to introduce Oprah Winfrey and Uma Thurman, solely because of their unusual names. "Oprah, Uma. Uma, Oprah," he said as he walked across the stage gesturing to both actresses. "Have you kids met Keanu?"