Part of the reason may be his utter cluelessness that what he’s doing is bizarre.Take his explanation of the face-touching incident after the ceremony on Jimmy Kimmel’s Oscar post-mortem.

Then he grabbed her chin with his hand and pulled her face close, cooing.

“But you, you, my darling, my beautiful, my wickedly talented “You got it, yayyy,” Menzel trailed off uncomfortably as Travolta’s hand still lingered on the chin.

Naturally, Twitter blew up as viewers were suddenly really weirded out.

And just like that, Travolta became the joke of the Oscars. His touchy-feely picture with an unamused Scarlett Johansson (his former “Love Song for Bobby Long” co-star) on the red carpet. How did you become the “creepy uncle” of the award show circuit?

Wild applause as an appropriately bashful Travolta walked out and wrapped Menzel in a big hug.

Producers tried to strike gold again on Sunday night as they invited Travolta and Menzel to reunite to present best original song. “Please welcome to the stage my very dear friend, Glom Gazingo,” she announced.

We all remember last year when Travolta got up on the Oscars stage in front of the world and proudly introduced Idina Menzel as the “ly talented Adele Dazeem.” You can’t plan for a meme like that.

“I deserve that,” Travolta said, arm still tightly around her waist.

“As I get backstage I run into Goldie Hawn,” Travolta said, explaining his flustered behavior.

“Now Goldie Hawn is charismatic, sexy, beautiful — got the amazing thing — and I was starstruck.

I’m starstruck, hugging and loving her up, and forgetting I have to go and do this bit.” Note: When everyone already thinks you’re too handsy, probably don’t talk about “hugging and loving her up.” But again, Travolta doesn’t seem to get it, which makes him seem even more out of touch. “She’s had one of the best years of her life, and she gives me credit,” he said. unless she really thinks he’s responsible for “Frozen.” That leads to the other problem.