Although Johnny Carson
ultimately proved a popular Oscar host, there was some initial criticism of his selection since he had only made one movie, the 1964 high-budget failure Looking for Love
(1964). He took the criticism lightly and joked about his motion picture debut (and farewell) on this and several subsequent Oscar broadcasts for which he was host. See more
I would like to say, for the record, that I am in favor of using more American Indians and other minorities in motion pictures, I am against polluting the oceans of the world, I am for every nationality having its own homeland, I am against whacking baby seals on the head, and I am for saving the whales.