Jonze himself plays an interviewer, and a small boyish-looking puppet with a backpack plays Spike as pompous artiste.
This year, the show has even resurrected Eliot Ness, seen making a pompous speech to reporters about bringing Capone to justice.
“This is not meant to be pompous, portentous museum entertainment,” Branagh says.
late 14c., "characterized by exaggerated self-importance," from Old French pompos (14c., Modern French pompeux) and directly from Late Latin pomposus "stately, pompous," from Latin pompa "pomp" (see pomp). More literal (but less common) meaning "characterized by pomp" is attested from early 15c. Related: Pompously.