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David Hyde Pierce: The Next Billy Crystal?

Hosting the Sundance awards, TV star busts a move rapping about the films

They were the best part of the Oscar show for a few years, Billy Crystal’s song-and-dance numbers incorporating many of the nominees.

At the Sundance Film Festival’s awards ceremony Sunday, host David Hyde Pierce staked a legitimate claim as the next Billy Crystal. Or at least the next host of the Independent Spirit Awards.

His rap namechecked everything from "Howl" to Parker Posey.

He had help from a special guest, too — first-time Sundance fest director John Cooper.

Check it, yo — but be prepared: This is not the Niles Crane you’re used to.