Check out Chris Rock’s latest promos for The Oscars, which just so happen to be pretty Shonda Rhimes heavy. In the first promo, Rock urges viewers to watch The Oscars, aka “the only show on ABC Shonda Rhimes doesn’t own … yet.”

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In the second, he addresses “Scandal”s gladiators, telling them to get their popcorn and wine ready to watch The Oscars. Unfortunately, he doesn’t quite get the combo right, filling a wine glass with popcorn and a huge glass bowl with red wine. At least he’s got time to practice?

It’s hard to tell if Rock is trying to reference the recent racial turmoil surrounding the 88th annual Academy Awards — Rhimes is well known for her diverse casting and characters — or if he’s just going along with ABC’s plug for its own show.

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The Oscars will air February 28 at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT on ABC.

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Lindsay MacDonald is a Los Angeles based entertainment reporter with an affinity for CW superheroes. She graduated from Pepperdine University with a major in Media Studies and a borderline unhealthy obsession with TV in 2012. She would much rather spend the day binge-watching ‘The Flash’ or sorting ‘Game of Thrones’ characters into Hogwarts houses than venturing outdoors. TV words to live by: “Never ignore coincidence. Unless, of course, you’re busy. In which case, always ignore coincidence.”