After Sunday night’s screw-up by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Academy Awards Committee has fired the prestigious accounting firm and hired H&R Block (in central Tarzana) to take over auditing responsibilities for The 2017 Oscars.
“We thank PricewaterhouseCoopers for their excellent work over the years,” said Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy Awards Committee. “Aside from their huge boner on Sunday, they were aces. But now we’ve decided to go in a different direction, so we’ve hired a local H&R Block office to help us going forward. We wish the PwC people the best and remind them that tax day is April 15. They sometimes tend to mess things up a bit, so this is just a gentle reminder.”
Terry Ranchfield, manager of the Tarzana H&R Block office that won the Oscars account told The Lint Screen he looks forward to his company’s new role. “Our office has adding machine, calculators, everything you need to do good ciphering. Plus, a few of our people are ex-postal delivery folks, so we really know how to handle envelopes. You could say we’re proud to have won the best supporting role!”
Yes, Terry, you could say that.