It's been so long since last we heard from Hollywood superscab Alex Perez that we assumed his absence was due to a suffocating workload saving various productions from indefinite delays by quietly whipping deadline-rushed scripts into shootable form. Selflessly continuing to put the good of the industry ahead of his own professional well-being, Perez has finally returned, pitching his non-union services to desperate Academy producers.

As this pair of new video samples demonstrates, he's ready to step in at a moment's notice and fill the gaping banter-hole that would certainly develop between presenters like Will Smith and Mark Wahlberg should the WGA and AMPTP not reach a deal before the ceremony, saving everyone involved from another Golden Globes-style debacle.