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    "Family Guy" to host Oscars

    Seth MacFarlane to host Oscars

    This will either be very very good or very very bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tesla View Post
    Seth MacFarlane to host Oscars

    This will either be very very good or very very bad.
    I can see that this is obviously a move to get the kidz to watch.....but I suspect a lot of people (especially outside of North America) will be going "Who?" and not bothering to tune in.
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    The Oscars hosts have been spotty over the past couple of years and I'm not surprised to see they're still trying to find the right fit. They're obviously looking to attract a younger audience and IMHO, this is definitely a better move than the Anne Hathaway/James Franco debacle.

    Seth MacFarlane is crazy talented and is pretty funny. I think this could work.

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    I'm far from being a fan of Family Guy. That said, I think his type of random referential humor that takes away from actual plot and plays on pop culture nostalgia will work really well in the award show format.
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    I didn't like him when he hosted Saturday Night Live. Overall, he wasn't all that amusing, and he wore out his welcome with some racially insensitive remarks.

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    This will be interesting. I really like Seth McFarlane.
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    It might be more fun if it's just his voice doing Stewie and Brian:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygGy7xAGc0c

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    TED was a pretty big hit internationally so they will probably attach that to Seth to promote the event.

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    I'm gonna be honest and say that I am ridiculously, over-the-top excited about this. I think Seth's an absolutely fantastic choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michiruwater View Post
    I'm gonna be honest and say that I am ridiculously, over-the-top excited about this. I think Seth's an absolutely fantastic choice.
    I couldn't agree more. Love him!

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    I knew of Seth McFarlane but hadn't watched his shows before seeing him host SNL. He's really talented at voices but I can tell he mostly does voice work because his teleprompter reading was realllllllly obvious, and his pacing for a live show wasn't good. For these reasons, I think this is a poor choice.
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    Oh, I hadn't thought of that. He's super good at improvisation; he's shown that over and over. I hope they don't force him to stick to a lame script when off-script would be so, so much better.

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    [QUOTE=overedge;3699764]I can see that this is obviously a move to get the kidz to watch.....QUOTE]

    Gosh, I hope not. Kids really should not be watching "Family Guy". (Although I know they do.)

    (Unless by "kidz" you mean people in their early 20's.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by michiruwater View Post
    Oh, I hadn't thought of that. He's super good at improvisation; he's shown that over and over. I hope they don't force him to stick to a lame script when off-script would be so, so much better.
    considering that the Oscars have a history of running well over time, I would guess that a script is part of the deal.

    I would not have guessed at his improvisational prowess based on the SNL gig, either


    but hey! at least it's not Ricky Gervais! Or Billy Crystal!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bev Johnston View Post
    Gosh, I hope not. Kids really should not be watching "Family Guy". (Although I know they do.)

    (Unless by "kidz" you mean people in their early 20's.)
    My kids watch Family Guy... But they are very well aware that it isn't real or appropriate.
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    He is actually a gifted writer, he can't do worse than the previous hosts.

    As long as he attends the rehearsals

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    Quote Originally Posted by michiruwater View Post
    I hope they don't force him to stick to a lame script
    It's the Oscars. They will.
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    I think they're trying to draw a younger crowd and I admit, I'm tempted to watch. I'm a huge Seth Macfarlane junkie. I love Family Guy, American Dad, The Cleveland Show, the movie Ted was hilarious and I even have his album, Music is Better Than Words (it's a wonderful album BTW, especially if you're into big band music a la Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, etc.).

    His is a particular kind of humor though I'd imagine they will force him to keep it on the cleaner/less offensive side. He's a multi-talented guy so I'm sure he'll do a decent job but honestly, the Oscars are hella boring to me. Pretty much all awards shows bore me to tears...I can't recall the last one I watched...

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