Lanford Beard
February 22, 2015 12:55 AM

John Travolta redeemed himself – sort of.

One year after launching a million memes with his creative mangling of Frozen star Idina Menzel‘s name at the 2014 Oscars, Travolta, 61, returned to the Academy Awards‘ stage to join Menzel, 43, in presenting the Best Original Song award.

Host Neil Patrick Harris started off the presentation in jest, calling out Benedict Cumberbatch‘s name as “the sound you get when you ask John Travolta to announce Ben Affleck,” then he introduced last year’s Best Original Song performer, Menzel.

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When the Tony winner took the stage, she introduced her “very dear friend Glom Gazingo.”

Oscars head writer Greg Berlanti tells PEOPLE that Menzel had a part in coming up with that moniker for Travolta – and it looks like she may have consulted Slate’s Adele Dazeem Name Generator.

Travolta admitted, “I deserved that” before getting really touchy-feely (for the second time Sunday night) with Menzel, caressing her face.

After the actor correctly pronounced her name, Menzel razzed, “It’s not like that’s going to follow me around for the rest of my life.”

“Tell me about it,” he replied.

But Harris had the last word when he read his “predictions” from the show’s much-hyped onstage suitcase.

“Travolta will be back again next year to apologize to Idina for all the face touching,” he cracked.

Meanwhile, it looks like Travolta may have sparked another Oscar meme.

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With reporting by LYNETTE RICE

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