Here’s what the heck that reference means:

J-Tron had been watching the Joan and Melissa Rivers pre-Oscar red carpet fashion thing, and he reported seeing Joan Rivers ask Queen Latifah if her parents were still alive — presumably, so that they could see that their daughter had achieved such success.

Still, he thought it was a rather awkward question to toss at random celebrities. (“No, Joan, both my parents died last month in a tragic accident involving a toaster and a JuiceTiger, so (sob) THANKS for bringing that up and RUINING MY NIGHT!” SLAP! )

J-Tron was just thankful Rivers didn’t put the dead-parents question to Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin — the 10-year-old star of “ Little Miss Sunshine.”