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(Huffington Post)   The reviews are in, and not only is Seth McFarlane near universally considered to be the worst Oscars host ever, but it also looks like he killed his chances of ever again getting a date   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 371
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2013-02-25 09:24:39 AM  
Ricky Gervais  was a much bigger dick at the Golden Globes and everyone thinks he's a genius.
 
2013-02-25 09:28:07 AM  
media.skateboard.com.au
 
2013-02-25 09:30:24 AM  
Point of order masses:

Anne Hathaway and James Franco, 2011that is all.
 
2013-02-25 09:31:07 AM  
Seth Mcfarlane could beat every girlfriend he has from now until 2017 and in 2018, he would still get a date.
 
2013-02-25 09:35:18 AM  
trolly headline is trolly and has nothing to do with the linked-to article.
 
2013-02-25 09:35:30 AM  
I watched the whole program for the first time in a long time and thought he did a great job.  Sure, his jokes were a bit edgy sometimes, but that's the point.  What do you think you're going to get with Seth MacFarlane?
 
2013-02-25 09:35:34 AM  
He just had to have a Nazi joke.
 
2013-02-25 09:36:39 AM  
he was better than I thought he would be, but mostly due to low expectations.
 
2013-02-25 09:36:59 AM  

BalugaJoe: He just had to have a Nazi joke.


And a jew joke. Not the best room for Nazi and jew jokes.
 
2013-02-25 09:37:37 AM  
At least they took a chance and didn't trot out Billy Crystal again for more tired Catskills-forged humor that cracks your grandmom up.
 
2013-02-25 09:37:58 AM  
"Bring back Billy Crystal!" said nobody under 70 years of age.
 
2013-02-25 09:38:38 AM  
Seth, you're not Sinatra. Can we just give the job to NPH already?
 
2013-02-25 09:38:39 AM  
After learning a bit about him from past interviews, he struck me as a guy to honestly loved the chance to host.  He was really trying to do a good, respectful job, and have some fun with it at the same time, but seemed uncomfortable delivering some of the jokes that were written - so they kind of fell flat.

From what I saw, I don't think he did that bad of a job.
 
2013-02-25 09:40:19 AM  
It's not he'll be blacklisted or anything. He's a heavy-hitter. A money-maker. He's Hollywood elite. So what if the tallent get's their feathers ruffled? Bad press is better than no press at all. McFarlane knows that.
 
2013-02-25 09:41:02 AM  
Article seemed butthurt.

Didn't see it, but reactions seemed mostly good.
 
2013-02-25 09:42:18 AM  
Because everyone loves jokes about Jews, nazis, and gays.
 
2013-02-25 09:42:19 AM  
i thought he was great. a combination of old-hollywood panache and modern edge.
 
2013-02-25 09:43:08 AM  
He was fine, trollmitter.  STFU and DIAF, or at least pull the stick out of your ass.
 
2013-02-25 09:44:58 AM  
uhh he was entertaining and the article had no sense of humor.  He also made fun of himself several times and for his Ted effort.

/I thought Ted was a funny movie
 
2013-02-25 09:45:30 AM  
 
2013-02-25 09:45:41 AM  

Mugato: Ricky Gervais  was a much bigger dick at the Golden Globes and everyone thinks he's a genius.


That's because Ricky Gervais is funny.
 
2013-02-25 09:48:24 AM  
I didn't watch it since I was watching The Walking Dead.  Plus why would I want to see the Hollywood elite pat each other on the back and give each other awards?  That's like watching Congress pass a bill that would give itself a pay raise.
 
2013-02-25 09:49:01 AM  

spqr2001: I watched the whole program for the first time in a long time and thought he did a great job.  Sure, his jokes were a bit edgy sometimes, but that's the point.  What do you think you're going to get with Seth MacFarlane?


The problem is that his "edgy" jokes weren't all that edgy and certainly not edgy enough to make up for the mediocre humor.
 
2013-02-25 09:49:08 AM  
Fox has already green-lighted two more of his animated comedies based on his performance last night.
 
2013-02-25 09:49:20 AM  
I know autistic people with more gravitas.
 
2013-02-25 09:49:57 AM  
At least they aren't proving the "women are oversensitive and take things too personally" stereotype.
 
2013-02-25 09:50:31 AM  
Everybody's being pissed off about the "We Saw Your Boobs" song...

...and I'm just sitting here frantically writing down all the movie titles listed
 
2013-02-25 09:50:51 AM  
Yeah, it wasn't good. There was a serious lack of confidence about the whole thing, and many of his jokes were just being a dick for the sake of being a dick. You don't make a joke about George Clooney banging a 9 year old when she's sitting right there. You make that joke at a George Clooney roast, not when the girl is sitting in the audience.
 
2013-02-25 09:51:24 AM  

untaken_name: At least they aren't proving the "women are oversensitive and take things too personally" stereotype.


+1 Internets for you today
 
2013-02-25 09:53:20 AM  

KidSock2004: Everybody's being pissed off about the "We Saw Your Boobs" song...

...and I'm just sitting here frantically writing down all the movie titles listed


that song was hilarious and benign. all the cutaways were staged and with the full cooperation of those mentioned. it was about as edgy as a jay leno monologue.
 
2013-02-25 09:56:05 AM  

FlashHarry: KidSock2004: Everybody's being pissed off about the "We Saw Your Boobs" song...

...and I'm just sitting here frantically writing down all the movie titles listed

that song was hilarious and benign. all the cutaways were staged and with the full cooperation of those mentioned. it was about as edgy as a jay leno monologue.


Didn't stop the 15 year olds on Tumblr to reblog clips of Shatner and the "unamused" audience unironically.  Of course, they also don't understand any humor that's not a punchline and then 5,000 reblogs of just [SCREAMING] and gibberish
 
2013-02-25 09:56:09 AM  

spqr2001: I watched the whole program for the first time in a long time and thought he did a great job.  Sure, his jokes were a bit edgy sometimes, but that's the point.  What do you think you're going to get with Seth MacFarlane?


Same here. I usually skip them, but watched last night solely because of the chance that Seth might top Gervais for edge. I like Gervais better because, having made a bag of cash in his 40s, he clearly doesn't give a fark about ever working again and has a healthy disrespect for "the industry". I'm sure it's very freeing to be him in public and merely say what most people are thinking.

MacFarlane did not disappoint, but compared to the waxworks of Franco/Hathaway or, years back, the appallling Letterman, he did quite well.

Like the better sort of Fark comment, MacFarlane was smart and funny. While I maintain he's a Farrelly brother trapped in the body of a 1949 lounge singer, he was fast, sharp and professional in that he executed his role well and told off-colour jokes as expected. If you were shocked by his references to boobs and Rihanna getting off on being punched, you may be a typical Academy voter, and/or dead.
 
2013-02-25 09:57:19 AM  
Didn't see the Oscar (I didn't even knew that it when it was until today), but I laughed at the Chris Brown-Rihana joke...
 
2013-02-25 09:58:08 AM  

Mugato: BalugaJoe: He just had to have a Nazi joke.

And a jew joke. Not the best room for Nazi and jew jokes.


Equal opportunity for the "black sock" joke. I giggled, especially as Christopher Plummer was there and is legendary for hating the fact he turned down points for The Sound of Music.
 
2013-02-25 09:58:37 AM  
Seth McFarlane is a very talented man with the tact and decorum of a Tourettes sufferer (with apologies to those afflicted with this disorder).
He really needs to hire someone to zap him with a remote-controlled collar whenever he strays into douche-bag territory - like Cliff Clavin did on that episode of Cheers.
 
2013-02-25 09:58:57 AM  
Disclaimer:  Seth's animated shows are turds.  Not funny and incredibly derivative.

That said, I thought he was pretty damn funny a number of times last night.
 
2013-02-25 09:59:11 AM  
I thought overall he did a fine job. And the we saw your boobs song was pretty damn funny, really.

And to reemphasize a point made up thread, Ricky Gervais was 10 times more offensive than Macfarlane. For those who hated Macfarlane, it's been made very clear this was a one-shot deal, so you'll never have to worry about it again.
 
2013-02-25 09:59:13 AM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: At least they took a chance and didn't trot out Billy Crystal again for more tired Catskills-forged humor that cracks your grandmom up.


Billy Crystal has turned into Miracle Max, but not in a good way.
 
2013-02-25 09:59:58 AM  

Valiente: If you were shocked by his references to boobs and Rihanna getting off on being punched, you may be a typical Academy voter, and/or dead.


Last time I checked those jokes were quite popular if not obligatory on this website, including the wilkes booth joke.  Unless I see more people crashing those threads saying "not funny" or showing offense, i wouldn't expect there to be many in this thread.
 
2013-02-25 10:00:24 AM  

FlashHarry: KidSock2004: Everybody's being pissed off about the "We Saw Your Boobs" song...

...and I'm just sitting here frantically writing down all the movie titles listed

that song was hilarious and benign. all the cutaways were staged and with the full cooperation of those mentioned. it was about as edgy as a jay leno monologue.


And about as funny as a Leno monologue. "Hilarious" is not the word I'd use to describe it. It wasn't as bad as some of his other jokes but it was the kind of funny that's only funny if you think just saying the word "boobs" is hilarious.
 
2013-02-25 10:00:53 AM  
What makes anyone think he is interested in dating women?   MacFarlane is so deep in the closet he managed to find the Zubaz I lost 25 years ago.

/didn't watch the Oscars
 
2013-02-25 10:05:01 AM  

rynthetyn: FlashHarry: KidSock2004: Everybody's being pissed off about the "We Saw Your Boobs" song...

...and I'm just sitting here frantically writing down all the movie titles listed

that song was hilarious and benign. all the cutaways were staged and with the full cooperation of those mentioned. it was about as edgy as a jay leno monologue.

And about as funny as a Leno monologue. "Hilarious" is not the word I'd use to describe it. It wasn't as bad as some of his other jokes but it was the kind of funny that's only funny if you think just saying the word "boobs" is hilarious.


No, but making a show tune of all the actresses present who've put their tits out in the name of Hollywood "art" is pretty amusing. See "Barbershop quartet You've Got Aids song".
 
2013-02-25 10:05:14 AM  
Meh, it was certainly not as bad as Franco and Hathaway and perhaps slightly less awkward than Jon Stewart. The worst parts were the hacked together 007 clip show and especially the musical numbers from years gone by. Seriously, what the ever-loving fark was that about?
 
2013-02-25 10:05:20 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Because everyone loves jokes about Jews, nazis, and gays.


A gay jewish nazi walks into a bar and says "Who do I have to gas to get some cock around here?  Oy vey!!"
 
2013-02-25 10:05:48 AM  

rynthetyn: spqr2001: I watched the whole program for the first time in a long time and thought he did a great job.  Sure, his jokes were a bit edgy sometimes, but that's the point.  What do you think you're going to get with Seth MacFarlane?

The problem is that his "edgy" jokes weren't all that edgy and certainly not edgy enough to make up for the mediocre humor.


The problem is that about 1 out of 100 of his "edgy" jokes are actually brilliant. The rest are lowest common denominator turds.
He's got talent, just not the sort that can be mass produced.
 
2013-02-25 10:06:05 AM  

DamnYankees: Yeah, it wasn't good. There was a serious lack of confidence about the whole thing, and many of his jokes were just being a dick for the sake of being a dick. You don't make a joke about George Clooney banging a 9 year old when she's sitting right there. You make that joke at a George Clooney roast, not when the girl is sitting in the audience.


They did know who they were hiring to host, didn't they?  That is his entire shtick so what did they honestly expect?
 
2013-02-25 10:06:50 AM  

gilgigamesh: What makes anyone think he is interested in dating women?   MacFarlane is so deep in the closet he managed to find the Zubaz I lost 25 years ago.

/didn't watch the Oscars


Actually, that joke was made last night.
 
2013-02-25 10:06:52 AM  

gilgigamesh: What makes anyone think he is interested in dating women?   MacFarlane is so deep in the closet he managed to find the Zubaz I lost 25 years ago.

/didn't watch the Oscars


Shatner also made a similar joke last night and Seth played along at his own expense.  Also pretty funny.
 
2013-02-25 10:07:03 AM  

Valiente: No, but making a show tune of all the actresses present who've put their tits out in the name of Hollywood "art" is pretty amusing. See "Barbershop quartet You've Got Aids song".


i49.tinypic.com

Let's hope this actress never shares her tits on screen.
 
2013-02-25 10:07:12 AM  
The only people I saw complaining about his hosting were hollywood people online.  Everyone else seemed to think it bordered from "meh" to "pretty good."

And subby, Seth McFarlane has more money than the vast majority of the people sitting at the Oscars, including many of the people who won.   The chance he goes without a date ever is virtually non-existent.  The man is quite literally a money printing machine, and, despite the fact he can be quite abrasive, a very damned talented one.

I'll take him over the "har har cheesy joke!" hosts any day of the week.   Then again, I enjoy seeing people with incredibly massive egos squirm in their seats when the things everyone else thinks about them are said out loud. :P
 
2013-02-25 10:07:28 AM  

gilgigamesh: What makes anyone think he is interested in dating women?   MacFarlane is so deep in the closet he managed to find the Zubaz I lost 25 years ago.

/didn't watch the Oscars


He actually had Shatner make a joke about that in the opening bit. The boobs song had the backing of the LA gay men's chorus and Shatner did a joke about how MacFarlane would be a regular member by 2015.
 
2013-02-25 10:07:54 AM  
This reminds me of the time Aflac fired Gilbert Godfreid for making off-color remarks about the tsunami in Japan. Didn't the Academy even look at Family Guy/American Dad/ The Cleveland Show/ Ted?

They bought their tickets....I say, let 'em crash.
 
2013-02-25 10:08:33 AM  

Bruce Campbell: They did know who they were hiring to host, didn't they? That is his entire shtick so what did they honestly expect?


And I seriously doubt that all of his bits didn't get approval before he did them.
 
2013-02-25 10:09:16 AM  

stonicus: HotIgneous Intruder: Because everyone loves jokes about Jews, nazis, and gays.

A gay jewish nazi walks into a bar and says "Who do I have to gas to get some cock around here?  Oy vey!!"


Not as good as "my uncle died in the camps...he fell out of the tower."
 
2013-02-25 10:09:41 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Because everyone loves jokes about Jews, nazis, and gays.


Mel Brooks agrees
 
2013-02-25 10:10:08 AM  

rynthetyn: gilgigamesh: What makes anyone think he is interested in dating women?   MacFarlane is so deep in the closet he managed to find the Zubaz I lost 25 years ago.

/didn't watch the Oscars

He actually had Shatner make a joke about that in the opening bit. The boobs song had the backing of the LA gay men's chorus and Shatner did a joke about how MacFarlane would be a regular member by 2015.


OK, that's pretty funny.
 
2013-02-25 10:10:29 AM  

Mugato: Bruce Campbell: They did know who they were hiring to host, didn't they? That is his entire shtick so what did they honestly expect?

And I seriously doubt that all of his bits didn't get approval before he did them.


Blasphemy.  Those pre-recorded clips were clearly staged live without approval from anyone involved in the Oscars! :)
 
2013-02-25 10:10:59 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Valiente: No, but making a show tune of all the actresses present who've put their tits out in the name of Hollywood "art" is pretty amusing. See "Barbershop quartet You've Got Aids song".

[i49.tinypic.com image 570x809]

Let's hope this actress never shares her tits on screen.


Why would you post that picture??? Why????
I was enjoying this thread; now I have to leave.
 
2013-02-25 10:11:30 AM  
I have tried to like what this guy does, but I don't. However, I find him funny and intelligent whenever I see interviews he does. I thought he was fine last night, except when he did what he usually does during the Ted-Marky Mark bit. That sucked ass.
 
2013-02-25 10:12:09 AM  

Bruce Campbell: They did know who they were hiring to host, didn't they?  That is his entire shtick so what did they honestly expect?


I'm not sure what this has to do anything. We expected him to be tasteless and bad so we can't criticize him for being tasteless and bad?
 
2013-02-25 10:13:38 AM  
Am I the only one who thought it sucked because they did the whole "oh no he's going to be edgy" but wrote the jokes so that they weren't that edgy or that the ones that they spent the whole time talking about how he could be edgy?

The Captain Kirk thing was completely stupid.

Roasting people is the most sincere form of flattery.  If you get your panties in a bunch then you have no sense of humor.  I hate self depricating humor when it's used to say "hey I made fun of myself A LOT harder than I made fun of you!!!!"

All those people made tons of money making the movies they were getting awards for, fark em if they can't take a joke.
 
2013-02-25 10:14:30 AM  

gilgigamesh: rynthetyn: gilgigamesh: What makes anyone think he is interested in dating women?   MacFarlane is so deep in the closet he managed to find the Zubaz I lost 25 years ago.

/didn't watch the Oscars

He actually had Shatner make a joke about that in the opening bit. The boobs song had the backing of the LA gay men's chorus and Shatner did a joke about how MacFarlane would be a regular member by 2015.

OK, that's pretty funny.


It was one of the few actually funny bits. Most of it was just meh.
 
2013-02-25 10:14:36 AM  
Are people really that riled up about the "not gay enough" line?

The Tony Awards show has been reveling in the uber-gayness of the theatrical world for several years now, and people generally seem to think it's hilarious when they do.
 
2013-02-25 10:14:41 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Mugato: Ricky Gervais  was a much bigger dick at the Golden Globes and everyone thinks he's a genius.

That's because Ricky Gervais is funny.


Opinions vary - lets leave it at that.
 
2013-02-25 10:15:19 AM  
and not only is Seth McFarlane near universally considered to be the worst Oscars host ever

I have two words for you. "(Uma....Oprah) * 30".
 
2013-02-25 10:15:46 AM  
Abe Vigoda's Ghost:

Let's hope this actress never shares her tits on screen.

Wait a minute, is that "COLEMAN" logo shopped onto her "dress"? If not, it is really funny.
 
2013-02-25 10:16:31 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Valiente: No, but making a show tune of all the actresses present who've put their tits out in the name of Hollywood "art" is pretty amusing. See "Barbershop quartet You've Got Aids song".

[i49.tinypic.com image 570x809]

Let's hope this actress never shares her tits on screen.


So who was the Shamu?
 
2013-02-25 10:16:44 AM  

DamnYankees: Yeah, it wasn't good. There was a serious lack of confidence about the whole thing, and many of his jokes were just being a dick for the sake of being a dick. You don't make a joke about George Clooney banging a 9 year old when she's sitting right there. You make that joke at a George Clooney roast, not when the girl is sitting in the audience.

 
2013-02-25 10:17:18 AM  
If it's possible to be too smug for show business, he is.
 
2013-02-25 10:17:26 AM  

spqr2001: I watched the whole program for the first time in a long time and thought he did a great job.  Sure, his jokes were a bit edgy sometimes, but that's the point.  What do you think you're going to get with Seth MacFarlane?


An almost middle-aged gay guy who refuses to come out of the closet?

/I thought, even after considering the movie they were both in, the joke about "See if you can tell the difference between Rudd and McCarthy" was pretty farking rude.
 
2013-02-25 10:17:41 AM  
I haven't watched the Oscars since 2003, I think it was, but I watched last night solely to see McFarlane.  So, that part of their plan worked.  I thought he was hilarious, and thoroughly enjoyed it.  So, that part of my plan worked.
 
2013-02-25 10:18:14 AM  

DoBeDoBeDo: Am I the only one who thought it sucked because they did the whole "oh no he's going to be edgy" but wrote the jokes so that they weren't that edgy or that the ones that they spent the whole time talking about how he could be edgy?


I actually think it's funny when they do this. Every body tuned in to see Gervais be raw on everyone in the room for his second stint at hosting that one award show and he toned it down because FARK YOU PLEBES THAT'S WHY
 
2013-02-25 10:18:24 AM  

Johnson: Abe Vigoda's Ghost:

Let's hope this actress never shares her tits on screen.

Wait a minute, is that "COLEMAN" logo shopped onto her "dress"? If not, it is really funny.


Holy crap, I didn't notice that! Too funny!
All is forgiven.
 
2013-02-25 10:19:53 AM  
I kinda want to see Seth McFarlane write one episode of Archer ...  just to see how weird it can get ..
 
2013-02-25 10:20:17 AM  
Please excuse my fail up there. Let's try this again.

DamnYankees: Yeah, it wasn't good. There was a serious lack of confidence about the whole thing, and many of his jokes were just being a dick for the sake of being a dick. You don't make a joke about George Clooney banging a 9 year old when she's sitting right there. You make that joke at a George Clooney roast, not when the girl is sitting in the audience.


He wasn't making a joke about George Clooney banging a 9 year old. I can't believe so many people didn't get that one. He said that in 16 years she would be old enough to date Clooney. It was a swipe at Clooney's consistent habit of dating 25 year old women, no matter how old he gets. It said nothing about, and had nothing to do with, dating underage girls.

I think McFarlane did a good job. I never watch the whole show, but I did this year and I enjoyed it. I guess I don't get to be a feminist any more, since I not only enjoyed it but thought the boobs song was hilarious, and think that several of the other "sexist" examples held up by various reviewers are marginal at best.
 
2013-02-25 10:20:20 AM  

Cybernetic: Are people really that riled up about the "not gay enough" line?

The Tony Awards show has been reveling in the uber-gayness of the theatrical world for several years now, and people generally seem to think it's hilarious when they do.


That's because the Tony Awards do it in a genuinely funny way. The MacFarlane joke just felt dated. If you're going to make a joke about musical theater, you've got to go with something more original than the joke told by every schoolyard bully ever.
 
2013-02-25 10:20:48 AM  
I thought he was great. I actually watched more than 5 minutes of the intro. I thought he did a fantastic job, and so did my >60 year old parents.
 
2013-02-25 10:21:38 AM  
Whoever wrote that worked very, very hard to be offended.
 
2013-02-25 10:22:03 AM  
I thought he did well. It was enjoyable hearing the audience react sometimes - MacFarlane responded well and usually had them laughing seconds later.

The boobs song was cute because it's an elephant in the room that most people at the Oscars don't acknowledge. Yes, actresses show their boobs sometimes!

It was funny seeing Theron hiding her face one moment and then be on stage seconds later in a completely different dress and a different haircut. If people didn't realize that the reactions were from a different event, they're kind of foolish.

I would have no problem with MacFarlane hosting again...but nobody in Hollywood ever calls for my approval.
 
2013-02-25 10:23:40 AM  

FarFarAway: Please excuse my fail up there. Let's try this again.

DamnYankees: Yeah, it wasn't good. There was a serious lack of confidence about the whole thing, and many of his jokes were just being a dick for the sake of being a dick. You don't make a joke about George Clooney banging a 9 year old when she's sitting right there. You make that joke at a George Clooney roast, not when the girl is sitting in the audience.

He wasn't making a joke about George Clooney banging a 9 year old. I can't believe so many people didn't get that one. He said that in 16 years she would be old enough to date Clooney. It was a swipe at Clooney's consistent habit of dating 25 year old women, no matter how old he gets. It said nothing about, and had nothing to do with, dating underage girls.

I think McFarlane did a good job. I never watch the whole show, but I did this year and I enjoyed it. I guess I don't get to be a feminist any more, since I not only enjoyed it but thought the boobs song was hilarious, and think that several of the other "sexist" examples held up by various reviewers are marginal at best.


No, he said that in 16 years she'd be too old to date Clooney. That's quite different, and while it's an okay joke, it's not one to make while she was in the room.
 
2013-02-25 10:25:16 AM  
He was fine.  Get over it already.  I laughed out loud a few times.  My wife thought the boob song was funny herself.
 
2013-02-25 10:25:22 AM  

calbert: trolly headline is trolly and has nothing to do with the linked-to article.


img.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-25 10:26:49 AM  

spqr2001: I watched the whole program for the first time in a long time and thought he did a great job.  Sure, his jokes were a bit edgy sometimes, but that's the point.  What do you think you're going to get with Seth MacFarlane?


I thought the Argo joke was great.

The flying nun bit was odd though.
 
2013-02-25 10:27:17 AM  

WhippingBoy: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Valiente: No, but making a show tune of all the actresses present who've put their tits out in the name of Hollywood "art" is pretty amusing. See "Barbershop quartet You've Got Aids song".

[i49.tinypic.com image 570x809]

Let's hope this actress never shares her tits on screen.

Why would you post that picture??? Why????
I was enjoying this thread; now I have to leave.


Headed to your bunk?

/didn't watch the Oscars
 
2013-02-25 10:27:29 AM  

FarFarAway: He wasn't making a joke about George Clooney banging a 9 year old. I can't believe so many people didn't get that one. He said that in 16 years she would be old enough to date Clooney. It was a swipe at Clooney's consistent habit of dating 25 year old women, no matter how old he gets. It said nothing about, and had nothing to do with, dating underage girls.


I understood the joke. It's not a bad joke. But its not one you make in front of the girl. And I'm not remotely squeamish about that kind of humor, I just didn't find it all that funny.
 
2013-02-25 10:27:32 AM  
The Clooney quote:

"To give you an idea of how young she is, it'll be 16 years until she's too old for Clooney."

If he had specifically made a sex joke, there would be a problem. No sex mentioned. I took it as a joke regarding Clooney's tendency to date younger women.

How some people see the joke says a lot about their own personality, I guess.
 
2013-02-25 10:27:54 AM  

Johnson: Abe Vigoda's Ghost:

Let's hope this actress never shares her tits on screen.

Wait a minute, is that "COLEMAN" logo shopped onto her "dress"? If not, it is really funny.


I might have added that.
 
2013-02-25 10:29:45 AM  

rynthetyn: No, he said that in 16 years she'd be too old to date Clooney. That's quite different, and while it's an okay joke, it's not one to make while she was in the room.


On what farking planet could even that be construed as a joke about "George Clooney banging a nine-year old"???

Do you people have some sort of quota? You get up in the morning and plan on being offended by 10 things today?
 
2013-02-25 10:29:49 AM  

Tor_Eckman: I have tried to like what this guy does, but I don't. However, I find him funny and intelligent whenever I see interviews he does. I thought he was fine last night, except when he did what he usually does during the Ted-Marky Mark bit. That sucked ass.


Seth seems like he's a decent guy from any interview I've seen... but his humor is almost squarely in the douchebag realm. Not even douchebag in the sense of Workaholics or Beavis and Butthead were you're laughing both at and with the douchebaginess, but just generic mean-spirited doucehbagginess.

that said, I don't really think he was that bad as a host. I thought the Kirk thing went on a bit longer than it should have, though.
 
2013-02-25 10:29:59 AM  

FitzShivering: The only people I saw complaining about his hosting were hollywood people online.  Everyone else seemed to think it bordered from "meh" to "pretty good."

And subby, Seth McFarlane has more money than the vast majority of the people sitting at the Oscars, including many of the people who won.   The chance he goes without a date ever is virtually non-existent.  The man is quite literally a money printing machine, and, despite the fact he can be quite abrasive, a very damned talented one.

I'll take him over the "har har cheesy joke!" hosts any day of the week.   Then again, I enjoy seeing people with incredibly massive egos squirm in their seats when the things everyone else thinks about them are said out loud. :P


Even though it was scripted, charlize Theron's reaction was priceless during the boobs song. And he stuck the landing for saying we've seen Kate wins let's in every movie she's been in.

Dear young starlets: Helen mirren and Kate wins let have showed us their breasts for years and they are respected actresses with academy awards. Hint: show them off before we don't want to see them anymore.
 
2013-02-25 10:31:29 AM  
I'm sorry, who is Seth McFarlane?
 
2013-02-25 10:31:42 AM  

Fano: Helen mirren and Kate wins let have showed us their breasts for years and they are respected actresses with academy awards.


Posting from a smart-phone, eh?
 
2013-02-25 10:31:47 AM  
No love for the re-enactment of "Flight" using sock puppets? HEY. I'M YOUR DRUG DEALER. WANT SOME DRUGS? Funniest moment of the night.
 
2013-02-25 10:32:18 AM  

SamWaters: I'm sorry, who is Seth McFarlane?


Oooh! How edgy! I bet you don't even own a TV!
 
2013-02-25 10:32:30 AM  
I wonder how long McFarlane and Travolta ended up making out after the show.
 
2013-02-25 10:32:53 AM  

taxandspend: rynthetyn: Cybernetic: Are people really that riled up about the "not gay enough" line?

The Tony Awards show has been reveling in the uber-gayness of the theatrical world for several years now, and people generally seem to think it's hilarious when they do.

That's because the Tony Awards do it in a genuinely funny way. The MacFarlane joke just felt dated. If you're going to make a joke about musical theater, you've got to go with something more original than the joke told by every schoolyard bully ever.

Because there is nothing funnier than a joke with the punchline "50 Shades of Gay." Excuse me while I hold my sides as they are splitting due to the hilarity. I watched the whole show just because of Seth. Flight puppets, boobs song and the Von Trapp bit were my favorites. I just wish he had more confidence in some of his jokes like the Kardashian one.


And yet you think that a joke about musical theater being gay, the most boringly dated joke in the book, was funny. What are you, 12?
 
2013-02-25 10:32:55 AM  

rynthetyn: FarFarAway: Please excuse my fail up there. Let's try this again.

DamnYankees: Yeah, it wasn't good. There was a serious lack of confidence about the whole thing, and many of his jokes were just being a dick for the sake of being a dick. You don't make a joke about George Clooney banging a 9 year old when she's sitting right there. You make that joke at a George Clooney roast, not when the girl is sitting in the audience.

He wasn't making a joke about George Clooney banging a 9 year old. I can't believe so many people didn't get that one. He said that in 16 years she would be old enough to date Clooney. It was a swipe at Clooney's consistent habit of dating 25 year old women, no matter how old he gets. It said nothing about, and had nothing to do with, dating underage girls.

I think McFarlane did a good job. I never watch the whole show, but I did this year and I enjoyed it. I guess I don't get to be a feminist any more, since I not only enjoyed it but thought the boobs song was hilarious, and think that several of the other "sexist" examples held up by various reviewers are marginal at best.

No, he said that in 16 years she'd be too old to date Clooney. That's quite different, and while it's an okay joke, it's not one to make while she was in the room.


It's still a swipe at Clooney. And there's 7 years in there between legality and that cut off, so I still don't see it as a joke about dating underage girls. Because it was about Clooney, really. He has a disturbing habit of dating women from the same age range, even as he gets older and older. He doesn't, as far as I know, have a habit of dating underage girls. If he does, then yeah, there was no room for comedic license there, and it's bad taste all the way around.

It's also not a joke I would expect an excited 9 year old to get. But I could be wrong about that too.
 
2013-02-25 10:32:55 AM  

DamnYankees: Yeah, it wasn't good. There was a serious lack of confidence about the whole thing, and many of his jokes were just being a dick for the sake of being a dick. You don't make a joke about George Clooney banging a 9 year old when she's sitting right there. You make that joke at a George Clooney roast, not when the girl is sitting in the audience.


At least he didn't do a "that was worse than when Roman Polanski invited Tatum o Neal over" flashback joke.
 
2013-02-25 10:33:13 AM  

DamnYankees: Bruce Campbell: They did know who they were hiring to host, didn't they?  That is his entire shtick so what did they honestly expect?

I'm not sure what this has to do anything. We expected him to be tasteless and bad so we can't criticize him for being tasteless and bad?


You think that Clooney joke was about him having sex with a 9 year old? Really, that's what you got out of it?
 
2013-02-25 10:33:24 AM  
Has anybody pointed out that the submitter doesn't know how to spell MacFarlane's last name?
 
2013-02-25 10:33:25 AM  
This means Cobalt O'Bunion might host again! Amen.
 
2013-02-25 10:35:01 AM  

Moopy Mac: You think that Clooney joke was about him having sex with a 9 year old? Really, that's what you got out of it?


It literally was a joke about that. It was a joke about him having sex with the 9 year old sitting in front of him in 16 years. I'm not saying it was a pedophile joke or anything, but its a tasteless thing to say in front of the girl.
 
2013-02-25 10:35:20 AM  

DoBeDoBeDo: Am I the only one who thought it sucked because they did the whole "oh no he's going to be edgy" but wrote the jokes so that they weren't that edgy or that the ones that they spent the whole time talking about how he could be edgy?

The Captain Kirk thing was completely stupid.

Roasting people is the most sincere form of flattery.  If you get your panties in a bunch then you have no sense of humor.  I hate self depricating humor when it's used to say "hey I made fun of myself A LOT harder than I made fun of you!!!!"

All those people made tons of money making the movies they were getting awards for, fark em if they can't take a joke.


Billy Crystal roasted lots of folks, though his roasts were a smidge tamer than Paul Harvey.
 
2013-02-25 10:35:40 AM  

DamnYankees: I'm not sure what this has to do anything. We expected him to be tasteless and bad so we can't criticize him for being tasteless and bad?


By the same logic, you should also criticize water for being wet.

You can criticize and blame the producers for picking him as host, but he did exactly as you just admitted you expected.
 
2013-02-25 10:35:40 AM  
Only Oscar opening that I actually enjoyed.
 
2013-02-25 10:35:58 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Johnson:
Wait a minute, is that "COLEMAN" logo shopped onto her "dress"? If not, it is really funny.

I might have added that.


oh, too bad.  Still very funny though!  I sent it to my wife and told her it was real.
Lets see how far it will go...
 
2013-02-25 10:36:03 AM  

roughridersfan: Has anybody pointed out that the submitter doesn't know how to spell MacFarlane's last name?


Sam Waters:  I'm sorry, who is Seth McFarlane?

Darnit!
 
2013-02-25 10:36:59 AM  

Bruce Campbell: By the same logic, you should also criticize water for being wet.


Sometimes we do, like when we slip. Do you enjoy falling down and slipping on wet things?
 
2013-02-25 10:37:30 AM  

SamWaters: I'm sorry, who is Seth McFarlane?


www.sectalk.com

/getting a lot of use out of this one today
 
2013-02-25 10:38:23 AM  

kumanoki: This reminds me of the time Aflac fired Gilbert Godfreid for making off-color remarks about the tsunami in Japan.


I read this in Peter Griffin's voice.
 
2013-02-25 10:40:15 AM  

DamnYankees: Moopy Mac: You think that Clooney joke was about him having sex with a 9 year old? Really, that's what you got out of it?

It literally was a joke about that. It was a joke about him having sex with the 9 year old sitting in front of him in 16 years. I'm not saying it was a pedophile joke or anything, but its a tasteless thing to say in front of the girl.


Well, I guess we can tell it is Monday.

You think that joke was about Clooney "having  sex with the 9 year old sitting in front of him in 16 years "?

The joke is the exact opposite of what you just typed.
 
2013-02-25 10:40:25 AM  
there is never going to be universal happiness with the Oscars.  you know who else complained they were too long?  everyone for the past 50 f'n years.

as far as the host - I feel bad for the ones who are stuck doing this now.  the boomers are a very large, grumpy demo - and quite frankly they still think all of TV and the movie industry should cater to them for soem reason.  trying to straddle the gap between the boomers and Gen's X&Y (and eventually the Millennials) is not an easy trick to pull off.  I think McFarland gave it a pretty good try last night though,
 
2013-02-25 10:40:54 AM  

nmemkha: Tyrone Slothrop: Mugato: Ricky Gervais  was a much bigger dick at the Golden Globes and everyone thinks he's a genius.

That's because Ricky Gervais is funny.

Opinions vary - lets leave it at that.


Indeed. The one and only time i've seen any of his stand-up was at the end of what could well be the worst 7-day streak I've experienced thus far during my life (think: burying family members/dog being put down due to discovery of tumor/being made unexpectedly redundant from a job i really dug and needed.) I was primed to laugh. I needed to laugh. I bloody well *craved* being made to laugh. I didn't so much as smile the entire 70-odd-minutes the show (Out of England [the night it debuted on HBO)] was on. Oh, he tried. (Oh. How he tried). He was energetic. He said a lot. He moved around the stage a lot. He raised his voice a lot. He spoke fast. He swore a lot. He tried to shock-talk a lot. But not a genuinely amusing thing was said by him the entire runtime. Sound and fury signifying less than nothing.

Fell asleep on the couch at 6:00 and slept all night (a rare, wonderful thing), so I didn't see the Oscars.
 
2013-02-25 10:41:04 AM  

coeyagi: He was fine, trollmitter.  STFU and DIAF, or at least pull the stick out of your ass.


Wow.

Pretty upset about one person's opinion of a tv show full of rich people giving each other awards aren't you?
 
2013-02-25 10:41:13 AM  

FarFarAway: rynthetyn: FarFarAway: Please excuse my fail up there. Let's try this again.

DamnYankees: Yeah, it wasn't good. There was a serious lack of confidence about the whole thing, and many of his jokes were just being a dick for the sake of being a dick. You don't make a joke about George Clooney banging a 9 year old when she's sitting right there. You make that joke at a George Clooney roast, not when the girl is sitting in the audience.

He wasn't making a joke about George Clooney banging a 9 year old. I can't believe so many people didn't get that one. He said that in 16 years she would be old enough to date Clooney. It was a swipe at Clooney's consistent habit of dating 25 year old women, no matter how old he gets. It said nothing about, and had nothing to do with, dating underage girls.

I think McFarlane did a good job. I never watch the whole show, but I did this year and I enjoyed it. I guess I don't get to be a feminist any more, since I not only enjoyed it but thought the boobs song was hilarious, and think that several of the other "sexist" examples held up by various reviewers are marginal at best.

No, he said that in 16 years she'd be too old to date Clooney. That's quite different, and while it's an okay joke, it's not one to make while she was in the room.

It's still a swipe at Clooney. And there's 7 years in there between legality and that cut off, so I still don't see it as a joke about dating underage girls. Because it was about Clooney, really. He has a disturbing habit of dating women from the same age range, even as he gets older and older. He doesn't, as far as I know, have a habit of dating underage girls. If he does, then yeah, there was no room for comedic license there, and it's bad taste all the way around.

It's also not a joke I would expect an excited 9 year old to get. But I could be wrong about that too.


Yes, we know that the joke is about Clooney dating women who are all the same age and that nobody thinks Clooney wants to bang 9 year olds. It's still a joke that shouldn't be made when the 9 year old in question is in the room because a kid that age is old enough that it's not going to go over her head entirely but she's too young to be hearing jokes about her dating Clooney.
 
2013-02-25 10:41:23 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [i49.tinypic.com image 570x809]


i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-25 10:41:27 AM  
I'm sorry, but the Rihanna joke was funny.  I've noticed that some media outlets are trying to deify her as Princess Di for a new millennium.  No.  Just...no.  She's a very talented dumbass, that's it.  She has the right to go back to the guy who beat the crap out of her, and we have the right to joke about it.

Oh, and apparently, Affleck was pissed about the Gigli reference.  That alone makes it worth it.
 
2013-02-25 10:42:32 AM  

Moopy Mac: You think that joke was about Clooney "having  sex with the 9 year old sitting in front of him in 16 years "?

The joke is the exact opposite of what you just typed.


You're saying it was a joke about a 25 year old become 9 years old and refusing to have sex with George Clooney?
 
2013-02-25 10:42:39 AM  

DamnYankees: Sometimes we do, like when we slip. Do you enjoy falling down and slipping on wet things?


You blame the water?

I say things like, "Who the fark spilled water here and didn't clean it up?"  or to myself, "Smooth move, idiot, you knew that was a wet floor."  I don't blame the water.
 
2013-02-25 10:42:53 AM  

WhippingBoy: rynthetyn: No, he said that in 16 years she'd be too old to date Clooney. That's quite different, and while it's an okay joke, it's not one to make while she was in the room.

On what farking planet could even that be construed as a joke about "George Clooney banging a nine-year old"???

Do you people have some sort of quota? You get up in the morning and plan on being offended by 10 things today?


No. It just pisses them off that Seth gets paid MILLIONS for his dick, fart and poop jokes while they are forced to give theirs away for free. And they are JUST as funny. Their mom's tell them so all the time._
 
2013-02-25 10:43:55 AM  
Well, I laughed hardest at the Rihanna, Chris Brown date movie joke. They both deserve each other, and everything that gets thrown in their face.

Also, overall, I thought Seth did a great job.
 
2013-02-25 10:43:59 AM  

roughridersfan: The Clooney quote:

"To give you an idea of how young she is, it'll be 16 years until she's too old for Clooney."

If he had specifically made a sex joke, there would be a problem. No sex mentioned. I took it as a joke regarding Clooney's tendency to date younger women.

How some people see the joke says a lot about their own personality, I guess.


I thought I had a dirty mind, but some people really must jump to the sexual meaning of something at every chance.
 
2013-02-25 10:44:03 AM  

rynthetyn: Yes, we know that the joke is about Clooney dating women who are all the same age and that nobody thinks Clooney wants to bang 9 year olds. It's still a joke that shouldn't be made when the 9 year old in question is in the room because a kid that age is old enough that it's not going to go over her head entirely but she's too young to be hearing jokes about her dating Clooney.


I'm pretty sure people would be less offended if Clooney had actually banged her.

imoutragedthereforeimright.jpg
 
2013-02-25 10:44:06 AM  

FarFarAway: He has a disturbing habit of dating women from the same age range, even as he gets older and older.


cdn3.sbnation.com
 
2013-02-25 10:44:25 AM  

WhippingBoy: Fano: Helen mirren and Kate wins let have showed us their breasts for years and they are respected actresses with academy awards.

Posting from a smart-phone, eh?


D'oh! That's what I get for not checking preview. Caught red handed.
 
2013-02-25 10:46:04 AM  
Everything I've read has said that McFarlane wasn't great, but wasn't as bad as Franco.  Worst ever?  A bit much.
 
2013-02-25 10:48:16 AM  
The real question is why we aren't discussing the now-infamous Onion tweet. People seem very upset about that.
 
2013-02-25 10:49:00 AM  
George Takai posted last night that the only way to make the show more gay was if HE hosted it... which sounds fun.
 
2013-02-25 10:49:08 AM  

taxandspend: rynthetyn: taxandspend: rynthetyn: Cybernetic: Are people really that riled up about the "not gay enough" line?

The Tony Awards show has been reveling in the uber-gayness of the theatrical world for several years now, and people generally seem to think it's hilarious when they do.

That's because the Tony Awards do it in a genuinely funny way. The MacFarlane joke just felt dated. If you're going to make a joke about musical theater, you've got to go with something more original than the joke told by every schoolyard bully ever.

Because there is nothing funnier than a joke with the punchline "50 Shades of Gay." Excuse me while I hold my sides as they are splitting due to the hilarity. I watched the whole show just because of Seth. Flight puppets, boobs song and the Von Trapp bit were my favorites. I just wish he had more confidence in some of his jokes like the Kardashian one.

And yet you think that a joke about musical theater being gay, the most boringly dated joke in the book, was funny. What are you, 12?

None of those jokes I mentioned being funny were the musical theater being gay joke.


Well that's the joke we were talking about, try and keep up.
 
2013-02-25 10:49:30 AM  

swankywanky: FarFarAway: He has a disturbing habit of dating women from the same age range, even as he gets older and older.

[cdn3.sbnation.com image 220x417]


Thank you. I was too lazy to find a pic.
 
2013-02-25 10:50:46 AM  
i only watched the very end....i saw anne hathaway give her dopey speech and then ben affleck win best movie or whatever.  i don't remember anything about seth mcfarlane.

anne, she's hot as fark but she seems like she'd be a pain in the ass.  i've read some of her interviews and she seems like the crazy actor type.  like, "i really had to go dark places for this role, it was emotionally taxing, and only with my incredible courage was i able to channel my darkest rage to create such a wonderful performance" type quotes.  like, these dopey, self congratulatory, dramatic quotes about acting.
 
2013-02-25 10:52:12 AM  

rynthetyn: FarFarAway: rynthetyn: FarFarAway: Please excuse my fail up there. Let's try this again.

DamnYankees: Yeah, it wasn't good. There was a serious lack of confidence about the whole thing, and many of his jokes were just being a dick for the sake of being a dick. You don't make a joke about George Clooney banging a 9 year old when she's sitting right there. You make that joke at a George Clooney roast, not when the girl is sitting in the audience.

He wasn't making a joke about George Clooney banging a 9 year old. I can't believe so many people didn't get that one. He said that in 16 years she would be old enough to date Clooney. It was a swipe at Clooney's consistent habit of dating 25 year old women, no matter how old he gets. It said nothing about, and had nothing to do with, dating underage girls.

I think McFarlane did a good job. I never watch the whole show, but I did this year and I enjoyed it. I guess I don't get to be a feminist any more, since I not only enjoyed it but thought the boobs song was hilarious, and think that several of the other "sexist" examples held up by various reviewers are marginal at best.

No, he said that in 16 years she'd be too old to date Clooney. That's quite different, and while it's an okay joke, it's not one to make while she was in the room.

It's still a swipe at Clooney. And there's 7 years in there between legality and that cut off, so I still don't see it as a joke about dating underage girls. Because it was about Clooney, really. He has a disturbing habit of dating women from the same age range, even as he gets older and older. He doesn't, as far as I know, have a habit of dating underage girls. If he does, then yeah, there was no room for comedic license there, and it's bad taste all the way around.

It's also not a joke I would expect an excited 9 year old to get. But I could be wrong about that too.

Yes, we know that the joke is about Clooney dating women who are all the same age and that nobody thinks Clooney wants to bang 9 year olds. It's still a joke that shouldn't be made when the 9 year old in question is in the room because a kid that age is old enough that it's not going to go over her head entirely but she's too young to be hearing jokes about her dating Clooney.


I dunno. I could have sworn there were old warner brothers cartoons implying young female characters would swoon over and want to date the likes of Errol Flynn and Frank Sinatra.

Eh, I can see more of a pedantic case for outrage. I vote to glide over it.
 
2013-02-25 10:52:15 AM  

Welfare Peanut Butter: No love for the re-enactment of "Flight" using sock puppets? HEY. I'M YOUR DRUG DEALER. WANT SOME DRUGS? Funniest moment of the night.


That bit was crescent fresh.
 
2013-02-25 10:54:59 AM  
They were trying to bring in a target audience that normally doesn't watch the Oscars.  Apparently it was the 'watches Mr Skin' target audience.

Watching Charlize Theron squirm was pretty entertaining for me.

I think Seth's whole Oscar's bit was him trying to entertain himself 'what is the least tasteful, raunchiest, lowest-brow comedy i can get away with as the host of the Oscars.'
 
2013-02-25 10:55:12 AM  

fruitloop: Welfare Peanut Butter: No love for the re-enactment of "Flight" using sock puppets? HEY. I'M YOUR DRUG DEALER. WANT SOME DRUGS? Funniest moment of the night.

That bit was crescent fresh.


I saw what you did there
/sucker!!!!
 
2013-02-25 10:56:34 AM  

Welfare Peanut Butter: No love for the re-enactment of "Flight" using sock puppets? HEY. I'M YOUR DRUG DEALER. WANT SOME DRUGS? Funniest moment of the night.


That wouldn't happen to have actually been John Goodman doing the voice, would it? Good impression if not.
 
2013-02-25 10:57:04 AM  

SlothB77: They were trying to bring in a target audience that normally doesn't watch the Oscars.  Apparently it was the 'watches Mr Skin' target audience.

Watching Charlize Theron squirm was pretty entertaining for me.

I think Seth's whole Oscar's bit was him trying to entertain himself 'what is the least tasteful, raunchiest, lowest-brow comedy i can get away with as the host of the Oscars.'


You really think the host writes all the jokes and/or has carte blanche to say or do anything they like?
 
2013-02-25 10:57:11 AM  

Welfare Peanut Butter: No love for the re-enactment of "Flight" using sock puppets? HEY. I'M YOUR DRUG DEALER. WANT SOME DRUGS? Funniest moment of the night.


funny as hell. as was the flying nun bit. i realize that as a 44 year old male, i'm the target demo for macfarlane's humor, but he was funny. and it's a farking awards show. it's a bit of self-congratulation. the nominees all got swag bags that contained $45,000 worth of stuff. if they can't handle a little "edgy" humor, they need to pick a different farking career.
 
2013-02-25 10:57:16 AM  
Yeesh, what happened to him?  He looks like Peter Brady after a botox binge.  Ease up on the collagen fillers, pal, you look more preserved than the hollywood harlots you're trying to satirize.
 
2013-02-25 10:57:27 AM  
What a surprise. A Huffington Post writer sounding like a bitter old hag who never gets a good deep-dicking because no guy can stand her.

I don't even really care for Macfarlene but this person really needs to lighten up and stop feigning outrage at "misogynistic" jokes.
 
2013-02-25 10:57:40 AM  

DamnYankees: The real question is why we aren't discussing the now-infamous Onion tweet. People seem very upset about that.


Which one? I love The Onion.
 
2013-02-25 10:58:04 AM  
at least it wasn't written by bruce villanche.
 
2013-02-25 10:58:19 AM  

Mugato: Ricky Gervais  was a much bigger dick at the Golden Globes and everyone thinks he's a genius.



It's amazing what you can get away with when you have an English accent.

/I keed.
//But I'm not kidding when I say that the author of TFA has a stick up her ass.
 
2013-02-25 10:58:24 AM  

SlothB77: I think Seth's whole Oscar's bit was him trying to entertain himself 'what is the least tasteful, raunchiest, lowest-brow comedy i can get away with as the host of the Oscars.'


There's the old line "Sacred cows make the best hamburger" and it seems Seth was going after as many sacred cows as he could.
 
2013-02-25 10:58:59 AM  

douchebag/hater: coeyagi: He was fine, trollmitter.  STFU and DIAF, or at least pull the stick out of your ass.

Wow.

Pretty upset about one person's opinion of a tv show full of rich people giving each other awards aren't you?


Not really.  I type 100 wpm, it took me very little time to form that opinion and share it, if I was really upset I'd invest a lot more words to show submitter and associated tards (most people I usually respond to) how I really feel.
 
2013-02-25 10:59:03 AM  

KaisertheCoyote: DamnYankees: The real question is why we aren't discussing the now-infamous Onion tweet. People seem very upset about that.

Which one? I love The Onion.


www.pajiba.com
 
2013-02-25 11:00:51 AM  

SlashW: I kinda want to see Seth McFarlane write one episode of Archer ...  just to see how weird it can get ..


NO,fark NO. McFarlane can stay right the fark away from Archer.
 
2013-02-25 11:01:07 AM  
BTW, I didn't watch it last night, and a small part of me regrets not doing so.
 
2013-02-25 11:01:45 AM  
MacFarlane looked like he hasn't had a lot of experience working an audience live.  I don't think he has done much stand up.  Doing a stand-up tour and seeing what jokes do and don't work for a live audience may have served him well.
 
2013-02-25 11:02:18 AM  

Moopy Mac: DamnYankees: Bruce Campbell: They did know who they were hiring to host, didn't they?  That is his entire shtick so what did they honestly expect?

I'm not sure what this has to do anything. We expected him to be tasteless and bad so we can't criticize him for being tasteless and bad?

You think that Clooney joke was about him having sex with a 9 year old? Really, that's what you got out of it?


No, the point is that is what the 9 year old girl probably got out of it.  "Congratulations on a great acting job! We aren't giving you an award, but let's make sure you feel like millions of people watching tv are thinking about you naked right now!  Good luck with your future self esteem, sweetie."
 
2013-02-25 11:02:47 AM  
Didn't see it but the guy writes cartoons aimed at 12 year old boys for farks sake. What kind of humor were they expecting?
 
2013-02-25 11:05:10 AM  

FarFarAway: DamnYankees: Yeah, it wasn't good. There was a serious lack of confidence about the whole thing, and many of his jokes were just being a dick for the sake of being a dick. You don't make a joke about George Clooney banging a 9 year old when she's sitting right there. You make that joke at a George Clooney roast, not when the girl is sitting in the audience.


Good thing he didn't actually make a joke about banging a nine year old, then.
 
2013-02-25 11:05:18 AM  
An anal gland in a suit.
 
2013-02-25 11:05:20 AM  
I thought there were too many references to the Golden Globes, though the Tommy Lee Jones joke was enjoyable to me.

I thought the Kirk sequence went a little long, and the closing song was a bit flat. But the singing and dancing prior to that was very nice! Watching actors pull off some old school light entertainment in the middle of an overly hallowed event was fun. I feel like I'm supposed to dislike Channing Tatum, but I can't manage to do it.

I enjoyed the Sound of Music reference. It's about the movie, not the nazis. It's a perfect integration of his referential humor from any of his other projects.

The Mark/Ted presenter part seemed lame.

Catherine Zeta Jones continues to be hot. Was hoping to see John Reilly. My 20 year old wants to see Chicago now that he's learned Mr. Reilly appears. It reminds of when he got a Guitar Hero game and came to our room asking if we've heard of a band called Black Sabbath. He's too young to like what I like for the same reasons, but we have our moments.

The Jaws playout music was a nice touch. The Lincoln joke was great! Perhpas not the right room, but it was the first joke to bring me close to a spit take.

I expected some of his jokes to offend feminists, or at least give writers who ride feminism to a paycheck something to write about. He's practilly giving them a paycheck, so why whine? The Oscars is big enough that bloggers and writers are compelled to draw some social relevancy in a bunch of jokes. McFarland's jokes about wmen are never going to end up on Gloria Steinham's tombstone. But they usually come out of characters no one should be modeling their behavior from. I never minded the gay jokes from Silent Bob and Jay, because it made them look dumb, not homosexuals.

Did you know McFarland is producing a new version of Cosmos for Fox, and he bought and donated all Sagan's papers? It adds a lot to my perception of him.
 
2013-02-25 11:07:05 AM  

rickythepenguin: "i really had to go dark places for this role, it was emotionally taxing, and only with my incredible courage was i able to channel my darkest rage to create such a wonderful performance" type quotes.  like, these dopey, self congratulatory, dramatic quotes about acting.


Yeah.
Guys like S L Jackson show up on time, know their lines, do their thing (most excellently) then go home.

This chick is an AW Drama Queen.
 
2013-02-25 11:07:23 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: An anal gland in a suit.


I have a gland in my anus? News to me. Regarding McFarlane, if it's possible to be too smug for show business, he is.
 
2013-02-25 11:08:35 AM  

taxandspend: but Seth's get the edge because unlike NPH, Seth is a bottom.


Hang out at some of the same bath houses do you?
 
2013-02-25 11:08:39 AM  

Nabb1: Whoever wrote that worked very, very hard to be offended.


No shiat. "Domestic violence is not like dating, Seth".  Um...never has the "That's The Joke" pic been more needed.
 
2013-02-25 11:10:23 AM  
Any man banging Khalessi has nothing to prove.
 
2013-02-25 11:12:33 AM  
My hate for Family Guy burns with the heat of a thousand suns so I'm getting a kick.
 
kab
2013-02-25 11:13:08 AM  

DamnYankees: The real question is why we aren't discussing the now-infamous Onion tweet post. People seem very upset about that.


The Oscars = trophy ceremonies for viewers who need their cinematic opinions validated.
 
2013-02-25 11:14:25 AM  

stonicus: You really think the host writes all the jokes and/or has carte blanche to say or do anything they like?


I think for a show that has everything planned to the second like the Oscars, I'm pretty sure they have to approve the script and anything he says or does. Then again, it's live.
 
2013-02-25 11:15:19 AM  

farkingnotworking: Moopy Mac: DamnYankees: Bruce Campbell: They did know who they were hiring to host, didn't they?  That is his entire shtick so what did they honestly expect?

I'm not sure what this has to do anything. We expected him to be tasteless and bad so we can't criticize him for being tasteless and bad?

You think that Clooney joke was about him having sex with a 9 year old? Really, that's what you got out of it?

No, the point is that is what the 9 year old girl probably got out of it.  "Congratulations on a great acting job! We aren't giving you an award, but let's make sure you feel like millions of people watching tv are thinking about you naked right now!  Good luck with your future self esteem, sweetie."


Whoa. Paging Dr. Freud. I don't you realize how much you revealed about yourself just now. (Psst: no one else but you was thinking about her naked).
 
2013-02-25 11:16:04 AM  

A Terrible Human: NO,fark NO. McFarlane can stay right the fark away from Archer.



in fairness to him, they do a fair amount of flashbacks. the shows really aren't that unlike.  adult humor, sly jokes, gross out humor. 

not saying i want him to guest write archer, i just don't think it would be bad.
 
2013-02-25 11:17:11 AM  

farkingnotworking: Moopy Mac: DamnYankees: Bruce Campbell: They did know who they were hiring to host, didn't they?  That is his entire shtick so what did they honestly expect?

I'm not sure what this has to do anything. We expected him to be tasteless and bad so we can't criticize him for being tasteless and bad?

You think that Clooney joke was about him having sex with a 9 year old? Really, that's what you got out of it?

No, the point is that is what the 9 year old girl probably got out of it.  "Congratulations on a great acting job! We aren't giving you an award, but let's make sure you feel like millions of people watching tv are thinking about you naked right now!  Good luck with your future self esteem, sweetie."


How do you think she got the role in the first place? Two words: casting couch.
 
2013-02-25 11:17:43 AM  

A Terrible Human: SlashW: I kinda want to see Seth McFarlane write one episode of Archer ...  just to see how weird it can get ..

NO,fark NO. McFarlane can stay right the fark away from Archer.


Yeah, Seth's second wave of cartoons have been hit or miss, he can stay the hell away from Archer.

/I like first gen Family Guy and American Dad is pretty good
//the other work though, not so much
 
2013-02-25 11:17:48 AM  

A Terrible Human: SlashW: I kinda want to see Seth McFarlane write one episode of Archer ...  just to see how weird it can get ..

NO,fark NO. McFarlane can stay right the fark away from Archer.


I dunno, last week's Archer seemed to go out of its way to be more offensive than normal. :)

"I will never suck your taint!"
 
2013-02-25 11:18:05 AM  

rickythepenguin: A Terrible Human: NO,fark NO. McFarlane can stay right the fark away from Archer.


in fairness to him, they do a fair amount of flashbacks. the shows really aren't that unlike.  adult humor, sly jokes, gross out humor. 

not saying i want him to guest write archer, i just don't think it would be bad.


the only real difference is that for Archer any flash back or joke done is accepted as show canon and will be maintained for continuity later.
 
2013-02-25 11:19:09 AM  

eddiesocket: farkingnotworking: Moopy Mac: DamnYankees: Bruce Campbell: They did know who they were hiring to host, didn't they?  That is his entire shtick so what did they honestly expect?

I'm not sure what this has to do anything. We expected him to be tasteless and bad so we can't criticize him for being tasteless and bad?

You think that Clooney joke was about him having sex with a 9 year old? Really, that's what you got out of it?

No, the point is that is what the 9 year old girl probably got out of it.  "Congratulations on a great acting job! We aren't giving you an award, but let's make sure you feel like millions of people watching tv are thinking about you naked right now!  Good luck with your future self esteem, sweetie."

Whoa. Paging Dr. Freud. I don't you realize how much you revealed about yourself just now. (Psst: no one else but you was thinking about her naked).


Yeah, I think you have to be kinda warped to either think that immediately, or to think that's what a 9 year old is thinking.
 
2013-02-25 11:19:50 AM  

thecpt: rickythepenguin: A Terrible Human: NO,fark NO. McFarlane can stay right the fark away from Archer.


in fairness to him, they do a fair amount of flashbacks. the shows really aren't that unlike.  adult humor, sly jokes, gross out humor. 

not saying i want him to guest write archer, i just don't think it would be bad.

the only real difference is that for Archer any flash back or joke done is accepted as show canon and will be maintained for continuity later.


And usually lasts a few seconds and doesn't involve someone saying OWWWWWW for a good minute.
 
2013-02-25 11:20:18 AM  

FarFarAway: He has a disturbing habit of dating women from the same age range, even as he gets older and older.


It's only disturbing to people who can't always bang chicks in that age range.  Any straight dude that says he doesn't want to constantly have young, toned, smoking hot tail at his beck and call is lying.

Mind you I'm not talking about the "someone is tired of her shiat no matter how hot" because I guarantee you Clooney has 0 patience for shiat.  Dude could kick her out of bed and be balls deep in another POA before breakfast.

I, for one, applaud that man for having the sense to always bang hotties and never get attached to them in a way that would affect his wallet or his lifestyle.
 
2013-02-25 11:21:18 AM  
I didn't think any of McFarland's jokes were as tone-deaf as having the orchestra play the theme to Gone With the Wind as Tarentino finished up his accepetance speech for Django Unchained.
 
2013-02-25 11:21:19 AM  
for all you Seth MacFarlane haters:

The 2013 show was the highest rated Oscars since 2007′s 27.7/42 when Ellen DeGeneres hosted.
 
2013-02-25 11:21:56 AM  
"'Django' is a movie where a woman is subjected to violence, or as we call it, a  date move.""Domestic violence is not like dating, Seth."That's the point, you overly-sensitive, moronic Huff-Po douchebag.
 
2013-02-25 11:22:29 AM  

kab: The Oscars = trophy ceremonies for viewers who need their cinematic opinions validated.



i usually watch the oscars, despite rarely seeing any of the movies nominated.  this year, i saw more nominated movies (argo, lincoln, django, one or two others i can't remember) but didn't really watch the oscars.

i thought argo was farking awesome but django far more enjoyable.  but i guess as the cliche goes, "oscar loves drama and hates comedy".  and while django won't be on Comedy Central anytime soon, there are some overt "this scene is for laughs" moments.

like the scene where a group of men get together (vague to avoid spoiler, but even if i said what it was, it wouldn't be a spoiler) and they start in with their costumes, i recognized the humor pretty quickly and I was laughing my ass off.  i notice da few people looking at me like, "hey asshole, this is a drama" and then 2-3 minutes later, everyone in the theater is laughing their asses off.
 
2013-02-25 11:22:49 AM  

SlothB77: for all you Seth MacFarlane haters:

The 2013 show was the highest rated Oscars since 2007′s 27.7/42 when Ellen DeGeneres hosted.


And McDonalds sells a lot of hamburgers.
 
2013-02-25 11:23:03 AM  

SlothB77: for all you Seth MacFarlane haters:

The 2013 show was the highest rated Oscars since 2007′s 27.7/42 when Ellen DeGeneres hosted.


Another score for funny chicks who are into other chicks?
 
2013-02-25 11:23:55 AM  

SlothB77: for all you Seth MacFarlane haters:

The 2013 show was the highest rated Oscars since 2007′s 27.7/42 when Ellen DeGeneres hosted.


seven forty-seconds of a tenth?
 
2013-02-25 11:24:38 AM  

SlothB77: for all you Seth MacFarlane haters:

The 2013 show was the highest rated Oscars since 2007′s 27.7/42 when Ellen DeGeneres hosted.


Looks like he'll be back, unless the old farts running the Oscars oppose it.

Seriously, it was hit and miss - like almost every Oscars. MacFarlane wasn't helped by some atrocious writing and bad decisions by the producers. That being said, he didn't really help himself when things weren't going so great (see the interminable opening monologue, which stopped being funny halfway through and cratered during the boobs song).

If he hosts again, I'll give him another shot.
 
2013-02-25 11:26:35 AM  

DamnYankees: FarFarAway: He wasn't making a joke about George Clooney banging a 9 year old. I can't believe so many people didn't get that one. He said that in 16 years she would be old enough to date Clooney. It was a swipe at Clooney's consistent habit of dating 25 year old women, no matter how old he gets. It said nothing about, and had nothing to do with, dating underage girls.

I understood the joke. It's not a bad joke. But its not one you make in front of the girl. And I'm not remotely squeamish about that kind of humor, I just didn't find it all that funny.


So date=sex to you.  Good to know.
 
2013-02-25 11:28:46 AM  

thecpt: he only real difference is that for Archer any flash back or joke done is accepted as show canon and will be maintained for continuity later.



is it not for Family Guy?  i don't really watch that anymore.  i like it, but it is just the kind of show where, if i happen to find it, i'll watch it, but i don't DVR it.  it kinda lost its fastball for me a few years ago.  dunno.

(although I freaking laughed my farking ass off at 'ted')

/csb:  i saw ted with the wife one day, afterwards, she's like, "i thought adam carolla was in it."  i'm like, "no, he's voiced on Family Guy which is by McFarlane, and they're friends, as he's been on Carolla's podcasta  few times, but no, adam carolla was not part of 'Ted'."  and the very next morning i'm at the airport, and I run into carolla (almost literally) at the airport.  Gto to talk to him for maybe 10 minutes, got a few laughs out of him.  later texted my wife, "holy shiat, how odd is that?  saturday i'm talking about adam carolla, sunday morning I'm talking to adam carolla!"

//csb 2:  the next day's podcast, the little show write up was like, "adam recounts an unpleasant moment at the phoenix airport...."  i thought he would rant about some asshole fan that chewed his ear for ten boring minutes but instead, it was about how the airport farked up the terminal, which is what happened to me, which is also why i got to talk to him for 10 minutes.  we both had to walk to the "wrong" terminal, then walk back.  anyways.
 
2013-02-25 11:29:12 AM  

JusticeandIndependence: DamnYankees: FarFarAway: He wasn't making a joke about George Clooney banging a 9 year old. I can't believe so many people didn't get that one. He said that in 16 years she would be old enough to date Clooney. It was a swipe at Clooney's consistent habit of dating 25 year old women, no matter how old he gets. It said nothing about, and had nothing to do with, dating underage girls.

I understood the joke. It's not a bad joke. But its not one you make in front of the girl. And I'm not remotely squeamish about that kind of humor, I just didn't find it all that funny.

So date=sex to you.  Good to know.


Well, only if you take them to White Castle.
 
2013-02-25 11:29:49 AM  

Alphax: Article seemed butthurt.


Not anywhere to the level of Subby, however.
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2013-02-25 11:34:01 AM  
I enjoyed the show and Seth as a host. I'd be glad to see him back.
 
2013-02-25 11:37:45 AM  
The author doesn't like the way Seth eats crackers.
 
2013-02-25 11:38:13 AM  
The reviews are in, and not only is Seth McFarlane near universally considered to be the worst Oscars host ever

No, I won't have that!

There's an Oscar host in Eastborne...
 
2013-02-25 11:38:35 AM  

rickythepenguin: thecpt: he only real difference is that for Archer any flash back or joke done is accepted as show canon and will be maintained for continuity later.


is it not for Family Guy?  i don't really watch that anymore.  i like it, but it is just the kind of show where, if i happen to find it, i'll watch it, but i don't DVR it.  it kinda lost its fastball for me a few years ago.  dunno.

(although I freaking laughed my farking ass off at 'ted')

/csb:  i saw ted with the wife one day, afterwards, she's like, "i thought adam carolla was in it."  i'm like, "no, he's voiced on Family Guy which is by McFarlane, and they're friends, as he's been on Carolla's podcasta  few times, but no, adam carolla was not part of 'Ted'."  and the very next morning i'm at the airport, and I run into carolla (almost literally) at the airport.  Gto to talk to him for maybe 10 minutes, got a few laughs out of him.  later texted my wife, "holy shiat, how odd is that?  saturday i'm talking about adam carolla, sunday morning I'm talking to adam carolla!"

//csb 2:  the next day's podcast, the little show write up was like, "adam recounts an unpleasant moment at the phoenix airport...."  i thought he would rant about some asshole fan that chewed his ear for ten boring minutes but instead, it was about how the airport farked up the terminal, which is what happened to me, which is also why i got to talk to him for 10 minutes.  we both had to walk to the "wrong" terminal, then walk back.  anyways.


Man. No offense, but I was really hoping your story would end with Adam ranting on his podcast about some a-hole talking his ear off at the airport.
 
2013-02-25 11:40:50 AM  
When they tried to appeal to the younger demo a couple years ago with the disaster that was James Franco (Anne Hathaway wasn't too bad), I thought Justin Timberlake would have been a much better choice.  I'm not really a fan and not too familiar with his work, but based on SNL and interviews I've run across, I think he'd do a great job.
 
2013-02-25 11:40:58 AM  

FitzShivering: eddiesocket: farkingnotworking: Moopy Mac: DamnYankees: Bruce Campbell: They did know who they were hiring to host, didn't they?  That is his entire shtick so what did they honestly expect?

I'm not sure what this has to do anything. We expected him to be tasteless and bad so we can't criticize him for being tasteless and bad?

You think that Clooney joke was about him having sex with a 9 year old? Really, that's what you got out of it?

No, the point is that is what the 9 year old girl probably got out of it.  "Congratulations on a great acting job! We aren't giving you an award, but let's make sure you feel like millions of people watching tv are thinking about you naked right now!  Good luck with your future self esteem, sweetie."

Whoa. Paging Dr. Freud. I don't you realize how much you revealed about yourself just now. (Psst: no one else but you was thinking about her naked).

Yeah, I think you have to be kinda warped to either think that immediately, or to think that's what a 9 year old is thinking.


Maybe. Though having once been a nine year old girl, and having endured a similar joke at my expense from one of my dad's friends at that age, i can say with great confidence that such a fear would not be entirely out of character at that age.
 
2013-02-25 11:41:32 AM  

rickythepenguin: is it not for Family Guy?


no.  Once they flash all bets are off.  Otherwise Peter would have died a couple hundred times.  Once they flash everything should be considered as character joking.  As for Archer, if they flash to him getting a tattoo, you will see that on him every time afterwards.
 
2013-02-25 11:42:08 AM  
I thought he had some marvelous bits. The Flying Nun thing was bizarrely funny and the sock-puppet re-creation of Flight was genius. The Chris Brown / Rihanna joke was offensive, but richly deserved. On the other hand, Seth needed an editor. Shatner's bit went on too long, for example, and other material didn't work. If I had been in charge, I would have cut the "boobs" song. I might have let him keep it in if it had been witty, ala Cole Porter, but it wasn't. It was just juvenile. The Mel Gibson joke? Just tired. There was a time when it would have been a funny reference, but that time has passed. The John Wilkes Booth joke? Wrong audience.

But of course he wasn't the worst host ever. Nobody will ever take that title from Franco. That's safer than Cy Young's record of 749 complete games. Oh, sure, you could name some douchebags who would actually be worse hypothetically, like (let's say) Donald Trump, but nobody who could actually be considered for the job could do worse.

I'd go farther than that. Remember Rhinestone, the Dolly Parton movie where she bets that she can turn the next asshole she sees into a country singer, and that asshole happens to be Rocky Rambo Balboa? Well, I'll bet that you could pick some random person off the streets and, with a month of coaching, turn him or her into a better Oscar host than Franco.

Unless you happened to pick Donald Trump.
 
2013-02-25 11:45:50 AM  

Mugato: Ricky Gervais  was a much bigger dick at the Golden Globes and everyone thinks he's a genius.


If McFarlane had gone full-jerk, everyone would have been more comfortable with his jokes. Instead, he was the almost-sweet kinda-jerk, confusing the audience.
 
2013-02-25 11:46:11 AM  

farkingnotworking: FitzShivering: eddiesocket: farkingnotworking: Moopy Mac: DamnYankees: Bruce Campbell: They did know who they were hiring to host, didn't they?  That is his entire shtick so what did they honestly expect?

I'm not sure what this has to do anything. We expected him to be tasteless and bad so we can't criticize him for being tasteless and bad?

You think that Clooney joke was about him having sex with a 9 year old? Really, that's what you got out of it?

No, the point is that is what the 9 year old girl probably got out of it.  "Congratulations on a great acting job! We aren't giving you an award, but let's make sure you feel like millions of people watching tv are thinking about you naked right now!  Good luck with your future self esteem, sweetie."

Whoa. Paging Dr. Freud. I don't you realize how much you revealed about yourself just now. (Psst: no one else but you was thinking about her naked).

Yeah, I think you have to be kinda warped to either think that immediately, or to think that's what a 9 year old is thinking.

Maybe. Though having once been a nine year old girl, and having endured a similar joke at my expense from one of my dad's friends at that age, i can say with great confidence that such a fear would not be entirely out of character at that age.


The joke was not at QW's expense. It wasn't even about her. No one even mentioned sex or farking or anything. It was a joke about Clooney being a hound who dates 18-20 yr olds, not 9 year olds. It's highly unlikely QW even got it. You're coming off as very disturbed.
 
2013-02-25 11:46:55 AM  

eddiesocket: but I was really hoping your story would end with Adam ranting on his podcast about some a-hole talking his ear off at the airport.


i was half scared it would!  i had forgotten he was in town with the thing he does with the smart guy ("dennis kader" or whatever, it just doesn't interest me as that guy is annoying).

so i saw adam, and i did the thing he hates, where I go, "whoa, Aceman, HUGE fan, love the podcast!  What are you doing here?"  He literally winced.  He goes, "big fan, huh?  I did a show last night, but I guess you didn't know about that."

I recovered quickly with an excuse about how i couldn't get a babysitter, and then we just started talking and i made a few jokes that hopefully proved I wasn't kidding about the podcast.  like stuff he regularly references and shiat.  i gave him a "made up movie" title called "Fourth and Inches", but it is a good cop/bad cop movie about a football game.

but yeah.  when i saw that writeup i was like, "fark, he's going to go off on the 'huge fan' that didn't know why ace was in town...."
 
2013-02-25 11:47:30 AM  

KidSock2004: Everybody's being pissed off about the "We Saw Your Boobs" song...

...and I'm just sitting here frantically writing down all the movie titles listed


Someone's done the dirty work and made a YouTube video for you / us.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiKcfwpF46M
 
2013-02-25 11:48:01 AM  

thecpt: As for Archer, if they flash to him getting a tattoo, you will see that on him every time afterwards.


huh.  never noticed that.  on the other hand, IT IS A TV SHOW, RELAX.
 
2013-02-25 11:48:05 AM  

dj_spanmaster: Mugato: Ricky Gervais  was a much bigger dick at the Golden Globes and everyone thinks he's a genius.

If McFarlane had gone full-jerk, everyone would have been more comfortable with his jokes. Instead, he was the almost-sweet kinda-jerk, confusing the audience.


Yeah, he was surprisingly deferential and clearly honored to be there.  People "offended" this morning have really had to work hard.
 
2013-02-25 11:49:40 AM  
I've always thought Justin Timberlake would be a great choice for host.  Based on his SNL stints and what interviews and other award show appearances I've seen, the guy can be quite funny and handles the spotlight with ease.  It think the Franco disaster (Hathaway wasn't horrible but gets lumped in with him), a ploy to try to appeal to the younger demographic, caused them to overreact with Crystal the next year.   McFarlane was myeh and probably a failure as a host.  Timberlake could get the gen x/y/millenials without spooking the boomers too much, I think.  But what do I know.
 
2013-02-25 11:49:59 AM  

theurge14: My hate for Family Guy burns with the heat of a thousand suns so I'm getting a kick.


why do you hate funny?
 
2013-02-25 11:50:34 AM  
My only beef with the "Boobs" song is that it missed the obvious chance to rip on the actresses that won't show them because they "want to be taken seriously".  What better way to do that then a juvenile song about a shiat load of Oscar winners and nominees who have, in fact, shown their boobs?

Would have turned it from "juvenile" into a point that, it's not your boobs that keep you from being taken seriously but your lack of actual talent.
 
2013-02-25 11:51:17 AM  

rickythepenguin: thecpt: As for Archer, if they flash to him getting a tattoo, you will see that on him every time afterwards.

huh.  never noticed that.  on the other hand, IT IS A TV SHOW, RELAX.


ouch man, ouch.  Tv is like my life man.  I'm more offended than when Seth made that ONE joke that was over the line or something.

Anyways, I'm not saying its a deal breaker but its refreshing to see a show do that every once in a while.
 
2013-02-25 11:52:26 AM  
I don't think it was Seth that needed an editor as much as the producers. Catherine Zeta Jones and Kristen Chenowith were gushing on the red carpet about their friends producing the show. And guess what we got? A "tribute" to movie musicals with examples from the past five years with the producers' friends, a song at the end in which they couldn't cut to the audience because everyone left the theater, and Michelle Obama. Listen, I'm a big fan of the Obamas but she didn't belong there.

I wouldn't mind seeing Seth do it again but the producers have got to go. One year was plenty with them in charge.
 
2013-02-25 11:53:44 AM  

thecpt: ouch man, ouch. Tv is like my life man. I'm more offended than when Seth made that ONE joke that was over the line or something.



that reminds me of the time when -- FLASHBACK!

no seriously, i never noticed how Archer "commits" to flashbacks as you pointed out.  i'll have to start keeping an eye on that.
 
2013-02-25 11:54:51 AM  

killershark: Listen, I'm a big fan of the Obamas but she didn't belong there.



i saw that....she looks really good with bangs.  she has those really crazy eyebrows that don't work for her.  she looked really farking hot with bangs.
 
2013-02-25 11:55:56 AM  
Ok over sensitive ladies. You don't speak for me. Even my sister thought some of the bits were funny. And the Boobs song was the obvious joke that for years anyone else was just too polite to say out loud. Rhianna joke was groan inducing but was ended with a little chuckle from me. I think he was pretty funny and even my easily offended parents who had never seen an episode of Family Guy liked him. My mom especially really liked his song and dance numbers (though she had no opinion on Boobs) and loved the Nazi bit.
 
2013-02-25 11:58:49 AM  

FlashHarry: theurge14: My hate for Family Guy burns with the heat of a thousand suns so I'm getting a kick.

why do you hate unfunny?


Why ask why?
 
2013-02-25 11:59:07 AM  

mcnguyen: I've always thought Justin Timberlake would be a great choice for host.  Based on his SNL stints and what interviews and other award show appearances I've seen, the guy can be quite funny and handles the spotlight with ease.  It think the Franco disaster (Hathaway wasn't horrible but gets lumped in with him), a ploy to try to appeal to the younger demographic, caused them to overreact with Crystal the next year.   McFarlane was myeh and probably a failure as a host.  Timberlake could get the gen x/y/millenials without spooking the boomers too much, I think.  But what do I know.


Actually, IIRC, Crystal was a last-minute replacement for Eddie Murphy after he backed out because the producer -- Bruce Radner maybe? -- was kicked to the curb for some offensive comments somewhere. I also think Timberlake would be pretty good as well as maybe Neil Patrick Harris. And I hope they weren't joking about Amy and Tina -- they were awesome at the Globes.
 
2013-02-25 12:00:01 PM  

killershark: I don't think it was Seth that needed an editor as much as the producers. Catherine Zeta Jones and Kristen Chenowith were gushing on the red carpet about their friends producing the show. And guess what we got? A "tribute" to movie musicals with examples from the past five years with the producers' friends


Agreed.  I think I read that the producers of the show were the producers of Chicago?  That explains a lot.  I was expecting them to announce Chicago as best picture again at the end.
 
2013-02-25 12:02:14 PM  

rynthetyn: gilgigamesh: What makes anyone think he is interested in dating women?   MacFarlane is so deep in the closet he managed to find the Zubaz I lost 25 years ago.

/didn't watch the Oscars

He actually had Shatner make a joke about that in the opening bit. The boobs song had the backing of the LA gay men's chorus and Shatner did a joke about how MacFarlane would be a regular member by 2015.


Is there an LA straight men's chorus? We Saw You Boobs could be their farking theme song.
 
2013-02-25 12:02:34 PM  
I'm not his biggest fan, but I think a lot of people really wanted to see him crash and burn.
 
2013-02-25 12:03:17 PM  

killershark: I don't think it was Seth that needed an editor as much as the producers. Catherine Zeta Jones and Kristen Chenowith were gushing on the red carpet about their friends producing the show. And guess what we got? A "tribute" to movie musicals with examples from the past five years with the producers' friends, a song at the end in which they couldn't cut to the audience because everyone left the theater, and Michelle Obama. Listen, I'm a big fan of the Obamas but she didn't belong there.

I wouldn't mind seeing Seth do it again but the producers have got to go. One year was plenty with them in charge.


For what it's worth, I agree with this analysis, but some of Seth's material also needed to be trimmed or eliminated. (On the other hand, perhaps a stronger presence at the helm would have solved that problem.)
 
2013-02-25 12:05:31 PM  

MysticSavage: I'm not his biggest fan, but I think a lot of people really wanted to see him crash and burn.


And he didn't, so they had to gin up fake outrage.
 
2013-02-25 12:07:06 PM  
Michelle Obama presenting the Academy Award for Best Film was utterly gimmicky and unnecessary. Was it really important for her to be the one doing it? It sure as hell doesn't help dispel the idea that the Oscars are absolutely political.
 
2013-02-25 12:07:53 PM  
And I would hold the opinions of people who actually spent their time watching the Academy Awards show in high regard because.......???????
 
2013-02-25 12:08:37 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: Michelle Obama presenting the Academy Award for Best Film was utterly gimmicky and unnecessary. Was it really important for her to be the one doing it? It sure as hell doesn't help dispel the idea that the Oscars are absolutely political.


actually, i agree with this.
 
2013-02-25 12:09:00 PM  

ChrisDe: Seth, you're not Sinatra.


I'm not a fan of Seth, but I'll admit his singing intro to that one Futurama movie had me convinced I was really listening to Ol' Blue Eyes. But I am not a Sinatra buff, and I'm sure there are some who will say they knew it was an impersonation right away.
 
2013-02-25 12:10:17 PM  

Valiente: stonicus: HotIgneous Intruder: Because everyone loves jokes about Jews, nazis, and gays.

A gay jewish nazi walks into a bar and says "Who do I have to gas to get some cock around here?  Oy vey!!"

Not as good as "my uncle died in the camps...he fell out of the tower when he gave a guy a reacharound."


ftfy.
 
2013-02-25 12:13:18 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Valiente: No, but making a show tune of all the actresses present who've put their tits out in the name of Hollywood "art" is pretty amusing. See "Barbershop quartet You've Got Aids song".

[i49.tinypic.com image 570x809]

Let's hope this actress never shares her tits on screen.


Too much woman for you to handle?
 
2013-02-25 12:14:03 PM  
Leaked shortlist for Host of next year's Oscars

Dave Chapelle
Mindy Kaling
Kristen Stewart
That talking Husky from Youtube
Bob Hope's headstone
 
2013-02-25 12:15:22 PM  
Seth MacFarlane was funnier at the Oscars than any episode of Family Guy I have ever seen.

That said, he was only mildly amusing.
 
2013-02-25 12:18:46 PM  

Hyperbolic Hyperbole: Seth MacFarlane was funnier at the Oscars than any episode of Family Guy I have ever seen.

That said, he was only mildly amusing.


Go on...
 
2013-02-25 12:19:12 PM  
We all enjoyed him at our party. Some people just don't have untaste.
 
2013-02-25 12:21:50 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: Michelle Obama presenting the Academy Award for Best Film was utterly gimmicky and unnecessary. Was it really important for her to be the one doing it? It sure as hell doesn't help dispel the idea that the Oscars are absolutely political.


You're badly misusing the word "political". The Oscars are not "political" in the same literal sense that the government is political.
 
2013-02-25 12:24:39 PM  
As someone who once did this drawing in DrawSomething,
i47.tinypic.com
I actually thought the Rihanna joke was pretty goddamn funny. Family Guy sucks ass, but I have to admit that Seth's hosting was pretty good. Griping about the Oscar host is just one of those things that people do, like saying SNL hasn't been funny for (current year) - (year when you were 18) years, or Starbucks coffee tastes "burnt," or...well, saying Family Guys sucks. It seems to be expected.
 
2013-02-25 12:25:12 PM  

Bartleby the Scrivener: Leaked shortlist for Host of next year's Oscars

Dave Chapelle
Mindy Kaling
Kristen Stewart
That talking Husky from Youtube
Bob Hope's headstone


That's some funny Scrivening.

You make a good point obliquely. I have to modify my former claim that nobody could do a worse job than Franco. The late Kristen Stewart would be marginally worse.

I now officially modify my point to read "nobody still alive could do a worse job than Franco "
 
2013-02-25 12:27:51 PM  

tomasso: The late Kristen Stewart would be marginally worse.


Huh? Is that a joke I'm not getting?  Pretty sure the Twilight chick isn't dead.
 
2013-02-25 12:29:33 PM  
I thought Seth McFarlane was hilarious last night.
 
2013-02-25 12:30:45 PM  
Stephen Colbert would make a good Oscars host...
 
2013-02-25 12:31:34 PM  

mcnguyen: killershark: I don't think it was Seth that needed an editor as much as the producers. Catherine Zeta Jones and Kristen Chenowith were gushing on the red carpet about their friends producing the show. And guess what we got? A "tribute" to movie musicals with examples from the past five years with the producers' friends

Agreed.  I think I read that the producers of the show were the producers of Chicago?  That explains a lot.  I was expecting them to announce Chicago as best picture again at the end.


You should have seen the faces over here across the pond.
 
2013-02-25 12:32:07 PM  
A lot of the ire seems to be that MacFarlane said things that everyone knows, but has been too polite to say out loud.

If producers and directors and actors and actresses are so outraged, perhaps they should take a look at the content that they produce.
 
2013-02-25 12:32:19 PM  

DoBeDoBeDo: SlothB77:

The 2013 show was the highest rated Oscars since 2007′s 27.7/42 when Ellen DeGeneres hosted.

seven forty-seconds of a tenth?


You need a tutor.
 
2013-02-25 12:32:54 PM  

hubiestubert: A lot of the ire seems to be that MacFarlane said things that everyone knows, but has been too polite to say out loud.


bingo
 
2013-02-25 12:37:07 PM  
Can we just turn this into another Jennifer Lawrence thread?
 
2013-02-25 12:39:36 PM  

hubiestubert: A lot of the ire seems to be that MacFarlane said things that everyone knows, but has been too polite to say out loud.

If producers and directors and actors and actresses are so outraged, perhaps they should take a look at the content that they produce.


How dare he say facts and truths!!!  Just because I got paid a lot of money to show my boobs in a medium that is intended to be seen by anyone who wants to see it doesn't mean it is anyone else's business!
 
2013-02-25 12:40:26 PM  
making a show tune of all the actresses present who've put their tits out in the name of Hollywood "art" is pretty amusing

cache2.artprintimages.com
 
2013-02-25 12:41:15 PM  
Most of his jokes last night were just... tired.  You knew the punch line.  The 'edgy' ones fell flat.  Oddly enough, he was funnier when he was onstage as Ted.

I expected a train wreck -- hoped for something at least as interesting as Ricky Gervais.  In the end though, it was just very dull.  It wasn't just him either -- the entire show was, for the most part, surprisingly dull.

It was painful.  I made it to Best Director and then gave up.
 
2013-02-25 12:41:24 PM  
Well, HuffPo, let's see YOUR choice to host the Oscars and hit a comedic home run while simultaneously trying to cater to the delicate sensibilities of the Hollywood elite on the year's most glamorous night (insert jagoff gesture here). MacFarlane did fine. And if the show was watered down any more it would hydrate marathon runners.

For future reference, do we NEED 71 musical numbers? And wasn't there supposed to be a segment featuring everyone who played Bond?
 
2013-02-25 12:42:27 PM  
Wow, I haven't read an article that angry and butt-hurt since
 
2013-02-25 12:43:03 PM  
Seth MacFarlane was GREAT as an Oscars host!
I haven't seen something so funny since that time I saw
 
2013-02-25 12:48:10 PM  

DamnYankees: Yeah, it wasn't good. There was a serious lack of confidence about the whole thing, and many of his jokes were just being a dick for the sake of being a dick. You don't make a joke about George Clooney banging a 9 year old when she's sitting right there. You make that joke at a George Clooney roast, not when the girl is sitting in the audience.


The joke was aimed at Clooney, not at her. And he said nothing at all explicet, the girl probably didnt even get it. Know what Ferris says about Cameron and a lump of coal? Im thinking that statement probably applies to you as well. Now good day.
 
2013-02-25 12:48:14 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [melissa_mccarthy.jpg]
Let's hope this actress never shares her tits on screen.

Too much woman for you to handle?


Melissa would be a crazy party in bed. I wouldn't even mind the cake frosting and potato chip crumbs everywhere.
 
2013-02-25 12:49:42 PM  
Subby, I'm sure he's laughing on his way to bang Emilia Clarke.
 
2013-02-25 12:51:23 PM  

Bartleby the Scrivener: Leaked shortlist for Host of next year's Oscars

Dave Chapelle
Mindy Kaling
Kristen Stewart
That talking Husky from Youtube
Bob Hope's headstone

Geico lizard
Ted
 
2013-02-25 12:51:37 PM  

MikeSass: And I would hold the opinions of people who actually spent their time watching the Academy Awards show in high regard because.......???????


Okay I understand how cool you're trying to be, but this makes no sense.  You don't regard the opinions of people who watched the Oscars when they are talking specifically about the Oscars?
 
2013-02-25 12:55:16 PM  

Just_a_Bear: Bartleby the Scrivener: Leaked shortlist for Host of next year's Oscars

Dave Chapelle
Mindy Kaling
Kristen Stewart
That talking Husky from Youtube
Bob Hope's headstone
Geico lizard
Ted

Flo
 
2013-02-25 12:56:30 PM  

Mugato: stonicus: You really think the host writes all the jokes and/or has carte blanche to say or do anything they like?

I think for a show that has everything planned to the second like the Oscars, I'm pretty sure they have to approve the script and anything he says or does. Then again, it's live.



NPR interviewed one of the comedians who writes for the Oscars the other day. It's a combination of scripted stuff and teleprompted jokes a team of comedians backstage writes as the night progresses. I'm guessing Seth probably had some input, but Seth didn't write all the jokes or come up with all the bits.

Basically, the team of comedians writes a bunch of stuff beforehand, then during the show they all gather around a monitor back stage and sneak a couple in live as the night progresses so the host can have some jokes about things which happen during the ceremonies.
 
2013-02-25 12:58:54 PM  

WhiskeySticks: I wonder how long McFarlane and Travolta ended up making out after the show.


McFarlane, the lucky bastard, is hitting Kalisse from Game Of Thrones from what Ive heard. Travolta was prob rushing to make a massage appt.
 
2013-02-25 12:58:59 PM  
I'm not a fan of McFarlane or of Family Guy. That said, I didn't think he was horrible. My main complaint is that the show is too damn long.
 
2013-02-25 12:59:31 PM  

i upped my meds-up yours: B.L.Z. Bub: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [melissa_mccarthy.jpg]
Let's hope this actress never shares her tits on screen.

Too much woman for you to handle?

Melissa would be a crazy party in bed. I wouldn't even mind the cake frosting and potato chip crumbs everywhere.


Mmm...cake frosting and potato chips. I'm assuming that's all that is left after the bear sandwiches?
 
2013-02-25 12:59:58 PM  

i upped my meds-up yours: B.L.Z. Bub: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [melissa_mccarthy.jpg]
Let's hope this actress never shares her tits on screen.

Too much woman for you to handle?

Melissa would be a crazy party in bed. I wouldn't even mind the cake frosting and potato chip crumbs everywhere.


Reminds me of one of my favorite jokes: "I wouldn't kick her out of bed for eating crackers." "What if Crackers was your dog?"
 
2013-02-25 01:03:24 PM  
images.yuku.com.s3.amazonaws.com
 
2013-02-25 01:07:24 PM  

WhippingBoy: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Valiente: No, but making a show tune of all the actresses present who've put their tits out in the name of Hollywood "art" is pretty amusing. See "Barbershop quartet You've Got Aids song".

[i49.tinypic.com image 570x809]

Let's hope this actress never shares her tits on screen.

Why would you post that picture??? Why????
I was enjoying this thread; now I have to leave.


OH MY GOD. YOU SAW A FAT PERSON. YOU POOR BABY. Best gouge your eyes out and then go fark yourself.
 
2013-02-25 01:08:18 PM  
He was fantastic.  People have short memories.  It was the most entertaining Oscars in ages.
 
2013-02-25 01:08:37 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Dave Chapelle
Mindy Kaling
Kristen Stewart
That talking Husky from Youtube
Bob Hope's headstone
Geico lizard
Ted
Flo


Jay Mohr
Dane Cook
Joe Rogan
Jamie Foxx
the 'Breaking Bad' guy
the "Mad Men" guy
 
2013-02-25 01:08:48 PM  
Just a few comments:
1 - He is banging Emilia Clarke...so he has that going for him.  And there are rumors out there of the other women he has tagged so I am not too worried about him getting a date.  Most of his stuff last night was tame considering the jokes on Family Guy and American Dad.  If women in Hollywood were not offended by MacFarlane already, they are not going to be after last night.
2 - The joke was not that Clooney wanted to bang a 9 year old.  It was that Clooney's gf's are so young (and replaceable) that the girl will quickly be too old.  The joke is even funnier because Clarke is 8 years younger than Stacy Keibler.
3 - It was not a Nazi joke.  It was a Sound of Music joke that, if you have watched his shows or Cavalcade of Comedy DVD, I am betting MacFarlane has been saving for years and could never find a spot for it.
4 - As far as the Chris Brown joke...I didn't get why the people in the audience got offended by it.  Chris Brown IS a guy who beats women and the more attention it gets, the better.
5 - With MacFarlane you get what you get.  There was not one thing in that show last night that should have been a surprise to anyone who has spent any amount of time watching his shows.  For the Academy people to get offended is stupid.  Just like with Ricky Gervais and the Golden Globes, 25% of the people who watched that show, watched for the host.  To me, the crap Billy Crystal does is more offensinve because it is not funny and is even more pandering than those shows should be.
 
2013-02-25 01:08:50 PM  
To me, the humor came across as a  'Comedy Central roasts the Oscars' show. For which Seth McFarlane is the perfect host. Once I realized thats what I was watching, it worked a whole lot better.

/Kept wondering when Lisa Lampanelli was going to show up.
 
2013-02-25 01:13:00 PM  

rickythepenguin: Crewmannumber6: Dave Chapelle
Mindy Kaling
Kristen Stewart
That talking Husky from Youtube
Bob Hope's headstone
Geico lizard
Ted
Flo

Jay Mohr
Dane Cook
Joe Rogan
Jamie Foxx
the 'Breaking Bad' guy
the "Mad Men" guy


Carl
 
2013-02-25 01:13:36 PM  
Heaven forbid Hollywood take a joke or two, after they awarded the Best Picture Award to a mediocre movie because it portrays movie makers as  heros on the global political stage.
 
2013-02-25 01:14:23 PM  

bluenote13: Just a few comments:
1 - He is banging Emilia Clarke...so he has that going for him.  And there are rumors out there of the other women he has tagged so I am not too worried about him getting a date.  Most of his stuff last night was tame considering the jokes on Family Guy and American Dad.  If women in Hollywood were not offended by MacFarlane already, they are not going to be after last night.
2 - The joke was not that Clooney wanted to bang a 9 year old.  It was that Clooney's gf's are so young (and replaceable) that the girl will quickly be too old.  The joke is even funnier because Clarke is 8 years younger than Stacy Keibler.
3 - It was not a Nazi joke.  It was a Sound of Music joke that, if you have watched his shows or Cavalcade of Comedy DVD, I am betting MacFarlane has been saving for years and could never find a spot for it.
4 - As far as the Chris Brown joke...I didn't get why the people in the audience got offended by it.  Chris Brown IS a guy who beats women and the more attention it gets, the better.
5 - With MacFarlane you get what you get.  There was not one thing in that show last night that should have been a surprise to anyone who has spent any amount of time watching his shows.  For the Academy people to get offended is stupid.  Just like with Ricky Gervais and the Golden Globes, 25% of the people who watched that show, watched for the host.  To me, the crap Billy Crystal does is more offensinve because it is not funny and is even more pandering than those shows should be.


This. all of this. I just get a kick out of when people just want to hate.
 
2013-02-25 01:21:55 PM  

Mugato: Ricky Gervais  was a much bigger dick at the Golden Globes and everyone thinks he's a genius.


I personally loved that.  His routine was probably not appropriate for an industry awards ceremony, but Hollywood is collectively the biggest, most pretentious bunch of self-congratulatory assholes and I was thoroughly amused to watch one of their own rip them apart, to their faces, during one of their most important back-patting circle jerks.

On the other hand, he is insanely obnoxious about his Atheism.  I get it Ricky, you don't believe in God.  Can you just STFU about it for five farking minutes?
 
2013-02-25 01:24:15 PM  

FlashHarry: KidSock2004: Everybody's being pissed off about the "We Saw Your Boobs" song...

...and I'm just sitting here frantically writing down all the movie titles listed

that song was hilarious and benign. all the cutaways were staged and with the full cooperation of those mentioned. it was about as edgy as a jay leno monologue.


Plus ending it with a rousing chorus from the LA gay men's choir was a touch of hilarity.
 
2013-02-25 01:27:59 PM  
Bith Set Me Up: Michelle Obama presenting the Academy Award for Best Film was utterly gimmicky and unnecessary. Was it really important for her to be the one doing it? It sure as hell doesn't help dispel the idea that the Oscars are absolutely political.

actually, i agree with this.



It also shows that the Obamas are nothing more than a media creation. Kinda like those buildings they have on sets that are nothing more than fronts.
 
2013-02-25 01:28:18 PM  
"We resent the fact that we have to resort to hosts like Ricky Gervais and Seth MacFarlane to get at least a third of our viewers to watch, so we'll publicly snub those bad men even as we pay them through the nose to keep allowing us to publicly snub them. We know controversy sells, and we're going to sell this pig even if we have to manufacture the controversy ourselves."

That's what I read there.
 
2013-02-25 01:30:24 PM  
Easiest way to realize a hack wrote this piece (Other than its huffpo) even the commenters on the site are torching the article.
 
2013-02-25 01:31:22 PM  

Mugato: stonicus: You really think the host writes all the jokes and/or has carte blanche to say or do anything they like?

I think for a show that has everything planned to the second like the Oscars, I'm pretty sure they have to approve the script and anything he says or does. Then again, it's live.


If everything is planned to the second, how come they can't plan on bringing it in on time?  I padded the DVR with 30 minutes and it crapped out during the acceptance speeches for Best Picture.

If there were just a few people running over I could see a few minutes, but more than 30 minutes long?  Catch a clue and don't write material to fill a 3.5 hour program and expect to bring it in on time.  Have places where you can add or subtract things depending on how the timing is going.
 
2013-02-25 01:34:15 PM  
If you are going to be offended by something, be offended by the stupid 'comedy' by the presenters. Be offended by the fact the opening was 30 minutes long and then they played off the winners due to 'time' issues.  And most of all, be offended that the shows producers, who also produced 'Chicago', felt like we needed to celebrate a movie that was 10 years old and overrated to begin with. That somehow 'Chicago' beat out "Gangs of New York' and 'The Pianist' for best picture that year (I excluded 'Lord of the Rings part 2 because it was obvious after the first part they were waiting until Return of the King to give out the award) is a joke and should not be celebrated.

Also...just want to add this...'Wreck-It Ralph' was robbed.
 
2013-02-25 01:36:46 PM  
I can't believe the John Wilkes Booth joke got a groan from the audience.  That was funny.

MacFarlane called them on it -- "150 years is too soon?"
 
2013-02-25 01:40:42 PM  
Seth MacFarlane is producing an updated Cosmos with Neil deGrasse Tyson and its going to air not just on PBS ... anything stupid he does now he gets a pass on.
 
2013-02-25 01:41:42 PM  

Banned on the Run: I can't believe the John Wilkes Booth joke got a groan from the audience.  That was funny.

MacFarlane called them on it -- "150 years is too soon?"


Johnny Carson did it 40 some-odd years ago, and even then, it wasn't that funny.
 
2013-02-25 01:42:10 PM  

Trollin4Colon: Easiest way to realize a hack wrote this piece (Other than its huffpo) even the commenters on the site are torching the article.


a few different places I saw today (NPR and FOX) had the same thing happen -->  the "professional critic" got all high and mighty about the show last night and the comments all either came to defend the show or bash the critic.


/and yes, it was show.  You know, entertainment, meaning not everyone is going to like it?
 
2013-02-25 01:42:23 PM  
I've come to realize that a lot of people can't tell a race-based joke from a racist one.

Same goes for a gender-based joke vs sexist and sexual orientation vs gay-bashing.
 
2013-02-25 01:43:02 PM  

Banned on the Run: I can't believe the John Wilkes Booth joke got a groan from the audience.  That was funny.

MacFarlane called them on it -- "150 years is too soon?"


I think it got a groan because it was corny, not offensive.
 
2013-02-25 01:43:04 PM  
Meh.  It took almost 3 and 1/2 hours to hand out 24 awards.  If you just count the time for the presenters to introduce the nominees, see a clip of each performance and then watch the winner/s come up and give their speeches you still have 1 and 3/4 of an hour to fill.  They could have done this in a little night club over dinner and drinks and all be home before 11:00.  Wait, that's what they did before television.
 
2013-02-25 01:44:57 PM  

kumanoki: Oh, the ladies at Slate smelled blood and are circling the boat, calling it "The Death of Men' Oscars:

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/movies/features/2013/oscars_2013_ aw ards/oscars_recap_forget_seth_macfarlane_s_sexist_jokes_this_was_the_e nd_of_men.html


I found it a little disappointing that the critic seemed to start the article about criticism of sexism/etc, but then she turned around and took shots at women for the rest of her article.  Man, women can be their own worst enemies.
 
2013-02-25 01:45:48 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: I've come to realize that a lot of people can't tell a race-based joke from a racist one.

Same goes for a gender-based joke vs sexist and sexual orientation vs gay-bashing.


When he made the "women never let anything go" joke, I stared at my wife and she laughed.  She knows she still gives me shiat about things I did like three years ago.

Whoever was offended by that has got to be some overly pussifed PC commando.
 
2013-02-25 01:47:30 PM  
Well, ratings were up, so there is that.
 
2013-02-25 01:47:55 PM  
I thought he was funny, and I think this just goes to show how many people just don't have a sense of humor.

The point of "We Saw Your Boobs" was to poke fun at Hollywood itself.  And the point was MacFarlane knowing that's something he'd probably do in one of his regular shows that he shouldn't do on the Oscars.  So he then followed it up with some classic singing and dancing to show that it's perfectly OK to poke fun at Hollywood's trappings when you can also show you have respect for its greatness as well.  I mean, jeeze, did all the folks who thought Charlize was really reacting to the song not see her get up and dance right after that?  I'm sad to say I already know the answer to this, but are people really that dumb?

The Lincoln joke?  He had that follow-up planned.  And it was brilliant.

And he proved he didn't have to always stoop low.  The von Trapp gag?  I thought it was hysterical, a nice homage and clean.

I thought he did excellently and did particularly well with folks in the 20-45 age bracket I'm sure the Oscars felt like it was losing (and probably won back a little with his hosting).  And I think folks who don't get it ... well, just don't "get it."
 
2013-02-25 01:48:07 PM  
You know who they should have host the Oscars?

Matt Berry.

THAT would be funny.
 
2013-02-25 01:48:53 PM  
he didn't have the chops... He didn't even know how to stand... His head was always cocked to the left or right... like he didn't have the honor to face the camera dead-on... Made me not feel comfortable as a viewer.. i didn't trust him.
 
2013-02-25 01:50:40 PM  
I just wish he had done one more:

"And fresh from the steam room - JOHN TRAVOLTA!"
 
2013-02-25 01:51:05 PM  
Seth McFarlane looks like "Peter Brady" (Christopher Knight) would at that age. The first time I saw him, I was confused.

/get confused a lot
 
2013-02-25 01:51:05 PM  

khitsicker: Seth MacFarlane is producing an updated Cosmos with Neil deGrasse Tyson


they're naming a school after him.  that's right.  Neil DeGrasse Tyson Junior High.

/obscure?
 
2013-02-25 01:51:27 PM  

T.rex: he didn't have the chops... He didn't even know how to stand... His head was always cocked to the left or right... like he didn't have the honor to face the camera dead-on... Made me not feel comfortable as a viewer.. i didn't trust him.


Not sure if serious...
 
2013-02-25 01:51:38 PM  

CMYK and PMS: It also shows that the Obamas are nothing more than a media creation. Kinda like those buildings they have on sets that are nothing more than fronts.


oh, we're back to the "empty suit" meme, are we? :rolleyes:
 
2013-02-25 01:51:58 PM  
Best Oscars telecast in years.  The ratings prove it, up 20% from last year.  Seth MacFarland was hilarious, he pushed the envelope and made jokes at the expense of a lot of thin skinned millionaires.  He wasn't just playing to a crowd of Hollywood lefties, but to a billion people watching.  And he was just being himself, which is why I think he was great.  Didn't play it safe, and played to a broader crowd than the auditorium.
 
2013-02-25 01:52:52 PM  

realmolo: You know who they should have host the Oscars?

Matt Berry.

THAT would be funny.


He loves movies.  I really enjoy his articles (I know they're not the greatest, I KNOW) just because he sounds like such a nerd as he compares films and fantasy football.
 
2013-02-25 01:53:37 PM  

Pfighting Polish: The von Trapp gag?  I thought it was hysterical, a nice homage and clean.


The zoom and music were farking perfect.
 
2013-02-25 01:55:11 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Valiente: No, but making a show tune of all the actresses present who've put their tits out in the name of Hollywood "art" is pretty amusing. See "Barbershop quartet You've Got Aids song".

[i49.tinypic.com image 570x809]

Let's hope this actress never shares her tits on screen.


I wondered where my 25 person tent went.
 
2013-02-25 01:56:50 PM  
Bringing Kirk in from the future was brilliant.  A genius way to trump and make fun of the idiotic criticism that was sure to follow the show.
 
2013-02-25 01:57:01 PM  

NakedReporta: I'm not a fan of McFarlane or of Family Guy. That said, I didn't think he was horrible. My main complaint is that the show is too damn long.


THIS.

They cut the mics of the "little people" so they could have more time for 3 goddamn songs in a row and STILL wind up running half an hour longer than scheduled.

That being said...Shirley Bassey singing "Goldfinger" was farking great.
 
2013-02-25 02:00:19 PM  
I enjoyed it.  Given the energy of the show last night, I was actually a little surprised at the hate-on he received.  Not a LOT, mind you, but a little.

Sadly, I don't think he'll be invited back.
 
2013-02-25 02:01:13 PM  
The Sound of Music joke alone is reason enough to bring him back.
 
2013-02-25 02:02:42 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Valiente: No, but making a show tune of all the actresses present who've put their tits out in the name of Hollywood "art" is pretty amusing. See "Barbershop quartet You've Got Aids song".

[i49.tinypic.com image 570x809]

Let's hope this actress never shares her tits on screen.


I just want her to stop being so mean to her dance students.
 
2013-02-25 02:05:39 PM  
The most touching moment IMHO was Barbra Streisand singing "Memories" after Marvin Hamlisch was shown in the "In Memoriam" montage.
 
2013-02-25 02:08:49 PM  

jdjoker: i upped my meds-up yours: B.L.Z. Bub: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [melissa_mccarthy.jpg]
Let's hope this actress never shares her tits on screen.

Too much woman for you to handle?

Melissa would be a crazy party in bed. I wouldn't even mind the cake frosting and potato chip crumbs everywhere.

Mmm...cake frosting and potato chips. I'm assuming that's all that is left after the bear sandwiches?


So you're saying she likes to be done by 2 gay guys at once? I'm not ok with this.
 
2013-02-25 02:19:27 PM  
The show needed more tributes to Chicago.
 
2013-02-25 02:20:42 PM  

thecpt: uhh he was entertaining and the article had no sense of humor.  He also made fun of himself several times and for his Ted effort.

/I thought Ted was a funny movie


McFarlane had no balls and so the whole thing was thunderingly unfunny.  He'd do an "edgy" bit like demeaning every actress in the room who'd ever appeared topless, but then pull it back with a "just kidding" disclaimer, Learn from Gervais-either be a dick and be utterly apologetic about it, or be the normal, bland host and not pretend to be anything else.
 
2013-02-25 02:21:23 PM  

rynthetyn: Cybernetic: Are people really that riled up about the "not gay enough" line?

The Tony Awards show has been reveling in the uber-gayness of the theatrical world for several years now, and people generally seem to think it's hilarious when they do.

That's because the Tony Awards do it in a genuinely funny way. The MacFarlane joke just felt dated. If you're going to make a joke about musical theater, you've got to go with something more original than the joke told by every schoolyard bully ever.


MacFarlane's jokes were written by a 65 year old 300 pound gay man who I'm fairly sure is also the head writer for the Tony Award Show.
cdn.theatermania.com
 
2013-02-25 02:32:31 PM  
McFarlane is a chubby faced offensive showtunes singing knob but Gervais is a formerly fatcheeked pointy toothy scary guy. Gervais is the one I would worry about killing people who pissed him off.
 
2013-02-25 02:33:32 PM  

i upped my meds-up yours: jdjoker: i upped my meds-up yours: B.L.Z. Bub: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [melissa_mccarthy.jpg]
Let's hope this actress never shares her tits on screen.

Too much woman for you to handle?

Melissa would be a crazy party in bed. I wouldn't even mind the cake frosting and potato chip crumbs everywhere.

Mmm...cake frosting and potato chips. I'm assuming that's all that is left after the bear sandwiches?

So you're saying she likes to be done by 2 gay guys at once? I'm not ok with this.


Not that kind of bear or sandwich. It's one of her lines in Bridesmaids when she's coming on to the air marshal. I assume it's an actual sandwich, but I don't know how the bear figures in.
 
2013-02-25 02:33:46 PM  

Magorn: McFarlane had no balls and so the whole thing was thunderingly unfunny.  He'd do an "edgy" bit like demeaning every actress in the room who'd ever appeared topless, but then pull it back with a "just kidding" disclaimer, Learn from Gervais-either be a dick and be utterly apologetic about it, or be the normal, bland host and not pretend to be anything else.


the actresses were in on the joke to begin with...

Why is everyone concerned with the level of balls?  He was saying jokes.  Not trying to burn everyone for the sake of burning them.  Happy mediums are fun.
 
2013-02-25 02:37:00 PM  

jdjoker: i upped my meds-up yours: jdjoker: i upped my meds-up yours: B.L.Z. Bub: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [melissa_mccarthy.jpg]
Let's hope this actress never shares her tits on screen.

Too much woman for you to handle?

Melissa would be a crazy party in bed. I wouldn't even mind the cake frosting and potato chip crumbs everywhere.

Mmm...cake frosting and potato chips. I'm assuming that's all that is left after the bear sandwiches?

So you're saying she likes to be done by 2 gay guys at once? I'm not ok with this.

Not that kind of bear or sandwich. It's one of her lines in Bridesmaids when she's coming on to the air marshal. I assume it's an actual sandwich, but I don't know how the bear figures in.


did you not watch the credits?
 
2013-02-25 02:37:16 PM  
He wasn't bad but better than the last 4 Oscars. Let's see if we can get Louis CK or Tiny/Amy as next years host,
 
2013-02-25 02:37:51 PM  
He was terrible, which means he did fine. When was the last time someone really nailed the Oscars? Mmmmmmmaybe Steve Martin, and that's highly debatable.

Chris Rock: one of the funniest people to walk the planet in the last 100 years, and he came from stand-up, so it's not like he's going to melt on live TV. Terrible.

Franco and Hathaway: beautiful, young, beautiful, reasonably smart, and beautiful. Unwatchable.

Jon Stewart: Versatile, smart, mega-popular with target demographics, and 99% of the audience has been on his show. Result: gets stuck in his "elderly Borscht-belt Jewish Comedian" character 30 seconds in and can't stop.

Hugh Jackman: an actor's actor, should have been easy for him. Awful and completely forgettable.

Whoopi Goldberg: hasn't been especially funny since she stopped doing comedy clubs, made  Theodore Rex, not exactly a dim bulb but "smart for  The View" doesn't mean smart in an absolute sense. You'd figure she'd be awful. She was mediocre. That's the level of talent you have to be at before the Oscars don't ruin you. MacFarlane is basically hovering around that level. So I repeat, he did just fine.

All of the people calling for Neil Patrick Harris, or Fey/Pohler, or Steven Colbert, or all the other reasonable-sounding suggestions: be careful what you wish for.
 
2013-02-25 02:43:57 PM  
Never been a fan of the guy.  He's managed to turn a few episodes of the first season of Family Guy into a long-lasting stardom, so he's got that going for him.  Otherwise, his "talent" for fart jokes, crude body humor, and just irritating speech ruin  almost everything he is in.

\Paul, Hellboy II, yes indeed
 
2013-02-25 02:44:03 PM  

eddievercetti: He wasn't bad but better than the last 4 Oscars. Let's see if we can get Louis CK or Tiny/Amy as next years host,


I love Louis CK, but I think he would make an absolutely awful Oscars host.  Tina and Amy would rock it, though.
 
2013-02-25 02:45:23 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: The most touching moment IMHO was Barbra Streisand singing "Memories" after Marvin Hamlisch was shown in the "In Memoriam" montage.


I must have dozed off and missed that....I only saw her sing, "The Way We Were."

/facepalm.jpg
 
2013-02-25 02:46:34 PM  

eddiesocket: T.rex: he didn't have the chops... He didn't even know how to stand... His head was always cocked to the left or right... like he didn't have the honor to face the camera dead-on... Made me not feel comfortable as a viewer.. i didn't trust him.

Not sure if serious...


As serious as a heart attack.  Sure, it might sound petty, but an on-camera personality should have.. .how should i put it?... an on-camera type of personality.    Dude is a writer and a voice-over guy.  He doesn't have the charisma or the visual grace to lead a hosting event.
 
2013-02-25 02:48:34 PM  

Hawk24: Bith Set Me Up: The most touching moment IMHO was Barbra Streisand singing "Memories" after Marvin Hamlisch was shown in the "In Memoriam" montage.

I must have dozed off and missed that....I only saw her sing, "The Way We Were."

/facepalm.jpg


Oh, hell. I got the title wrong.
 
2013-02-25 02:48:44 PM  
Funny enough, I took the whole Shatner portion as a tongue in cheek satire of what he could have done for the whole show.

Personally I thought it was brilliant.
 
2013-02-25 02:51:04 PM  

semiotix: When was the last time someone really nailed the Oscars?


this is sort of an important point

what is going to make one of you say "man, that guy was really awesome at hosting the Oscars" is going to make the next person say "holy f*ck the Oscars sucked and it was all the hosts fault"

and what is going to keep everyone from saying they hated it is whats going to make a majority of people say "meh"
 
2013-02-25 02:54:32 PM  

semiotix: When was the last time someone really nailed the Oscars?


i2.ytimg.com
 
2013-02-25 03:02:49 PM  

semiotix: He was terrible, which means he did fine. When was the last time someone really nailed the Oscars? Mmmmmmmaybe Steve Martin, and that's highly debatable.

Chris Rock: one of the funniest people to walk the planet in the last 100 years, and he came from stand-up, so it's not like he's going to melt on live TV. Terrible.

Franco and Hathaway: beautiful, young, beautiful, reasonably smart, and beautiful. Unwatchable.

Jon Stewart: Versatile, smart, mega-popular with target demographics, and 99% of the audience has been on his show. Result: gets stuck in his "elderly Borscht-belt Jewish Comedian" character 30 seconds in and can't stop.

Hugh Jackman: an actor's actor, should have been easy for him. Awful and completely forgettable.

Whoopi Goldberg: hasn't been especially funny since she stopped doing comedy clubs, made  Theodore Rex, not exactly a dim bulb but "smart for  The View" doesn't mean smart in an absolute sense. You'd figure she'd be awful. She was mediocre. That's the level of talent you have to be at before the Oscars don't ruin you. MacFarlane is basically hovering around that level. So I repeat, he did just fine.

All of the people calling for Neil Patrick Harris, or Fey/Pohler, or Steven Colbert, or all the other reasonable-sounding suggestions: be careful what you wish for.


I think Joseph Gordon Levitt could pull it off.
 
2013-02-25 03:03:20 PM  
My 72 year old mom LOVED the Oscars last night...she though it was the funniest one in years.  People need to get a friggin' sense of humor.
 
2013-02-25 03:05:56 PM  

thecpt: realmolo: You know who they should have host the Oscars?

Matt Berry.

THAT would be funny.

He loves movies.  I really enjoy his articles (I know they're not the greatest, I KNOW) just because he sounds like such a nerd as he compares films and fantasy football.


Not the douche-bag from ESPN. I'm talking about THIS Matt Berry:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Berry
 
2013-02-25 03:11:23 PM  

realmolo: thecpt: realmolo: You know who they should have host the Oscars?

Matt Berry.

THAT would be funny.

He loves movies.  I really enjoy his articles (I know they're not the greatest, I KNOW) just because he sounds like such a nerd as he compares films and fantasy football.

Not the douche-bag from ESPN. I'm talking about THIS Matt Berry:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Berry


....that would be funnier, only if he stayed in character as the guy from the IT crowd.  (WHat's in THIS shelf? A GUuuuuUN.  Well is it LOaDED? *click*   I wouldn't call the other one a douche.  He's a genuine, intelligent person and has talent. Those 3 traits aren't possessed by anyone else who works for ESPN.
 
2013-02-25 03:28:08 PM  
McFarlane is a comedic savant. Old people disagree.
 
2013-02-25 03:28:58 PM  
My vote would be for Jim Jeffries...just to see if he'd get fired mid-show for calling someone a coont.
 
2013-02-25 03:33:14 PM  
So Farkers, did you like it? I think Seth is kind of a dick but funny usually. I'll admit I like Family Guy except when he sacrifices humor for his liberal agenda.

I don't mind political jokes, and I don't even mind you preaching. Just be funny. Futurama does this too sometimes.
 
2013-02-25 03:41:37 PM  

DamnYankees: Moopy Mac: You think that Clooney joke was about him having sex with a 9 year old? Really, that's what you got out of it?

It literally was a joke about that. It was a joke about him having sex with the 9 year old sitting in front of him in 16 years. I'm not saying it was a pedophile joke or anything, but its a tasteless thing to say in front of the girl.


A New Yorker who lectures someone else about being tasteless. Seventh sign of the Apocalypse...
 
2013-02-25 04:08:16 PM  
Cocaine snorting sock puppet gets my vote as one of the best Oscar bits ever.....Nice job Seth!
 
2013-02-25 04:21:18 PM  

Maestro1701: DamnYankees: Moopy Mac: You think that Clooney joke was about him having sex with a 9 year old? Really, that's what you got out of it?

It literally was a joke about that. It was a joke about him having sex with the 9 year old sitting in front of him in 16 years. I'm not saying it was a pedophile joke or anything, but its a tasteless thing to say in front of the girl.

A New Yorker who lectures someone else about being tasteless. Seventh sign of the Apocalypse...


That joke's real sin wasn;t so much that it was tasteless as that it wasn't especially funny because of all the people he could have made it about, (like say Michael Douglas) he picks Clooney  who isn;t espcially known as a Hollywood efeebophile,  His Mel Gibson voicemail joke? That was funny and daring, but the clooney bit? eh no so much.   The Onion's tweet about the 9-year old being  " a bit of a coont" ? that was shocking, tasteless, AND Funny, so it can be done
 
2013-02-25 04:23:54 PM  

semiotix: He was terrible, which means he did fine. When was the last time someone really nailed the Oscars? Mmmmmmmaybe Steve Martin, and that's highly debatable.

Chris Rock: one of the funniest people to walk the planet in the last 100 years, and he came from stand-up, so it's not like he's going to melt on live TV. Terrible.

Franco and Hathaway: beautiful, young, beautiful, reasonably smart, and beautiful. Unwatchable.

Jon Stewart: Versatile, smart, mega-popular with target demographics, and 99% of the audience has been on his show. Result: gets stuck in his "elderly Borscht-belt Jewish Comedian" character 30 seconds in and can't stop.

Hugh Jackman: an actor's actor, should have been easy for him. Awful and completely forgettable.

Whoopi Goldberg: hasn't been especially funny since she stopped doing comedy clubs, made  Theodore Rex, not exactly a dim bulb but "smart for  The View" doesn't mean smart in an absolute sense. You'd figure she'd be awful. She was mediocre. That's the level of talent you have to be at before the Oscars don't ruin you. MacFarlane is basically hovering around that level. So I repeat, he did just fine.

All of the people calling for Neil Patrick Harris, or Fey/Pohler, or Steven Colbert, or all the other reasonable-sounding suggestions: be careful what you wish for.



Maybe the problem is the whole navel-gazing award show thing is a little anachronistic now, so maybe nobody can do it "right" any more. Maybe our tastes as a people have changed so there is no "right" way any more.

Personally, I was somewhat interested in watching Seth be funny and tell jokes, but I couldn't give two craps about the Oscars themselves.
 
2013-02-25 04:36:03 PM  

mcnguyen: Timberlake could get the gen x/y/millenials without spooking the boomers too much, I think.


Second time in the thread someone has differentiated generation Y and millenials, but I thought that was the same generations, you know 80s and early 90s babies.
 
2013-02-25 04:41:55 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: The most touching moment IMHO was Barbra Streisand singing "Memories" after Marvin Hamlisch was shown in the "In Memoriam" montage.


I guess the vomit that spewed out of my head was because it was touching.
 
2013-02-25 04:44:14 PM  

calm like a bomb: Disclaimer:  Seth's animated shows are turds.  Not funny and incredibly derivative.

That said, I thought he was pretty damn funny a number of times last night.


This.

/not being derivative
 
2013-02-25 04:57:38 PM  

swankywanky: there is never going to be universal happiness with the Oscars.  you know who else complained they were too long?  everyone for the past 50 f'n years.

as far as the host - I feel bad for the ones who are stuck doing this now.  the boomers are a very large, grumpy demo - and quite frankly they still think all of TV and the movie industry should cater to them for soem reason.  trying to straddle the gap between the boomers and Gen's X&Y (and eventually the Millennials) is not an easy trick to pull off.  I think McFarland gave it a pretty good try last night though,


I'm a boomer, well, a little in-between, and I thought it was funny. Not everything is about age and generations or nursing that chip on your shoulder. Lots of people in the "right"generations didn't like it. Sorry.
 
2013-02-25 05:02:47 PM  
There seem to be a lot of people who were offended by Seth MacFarlane's material because they don't know how time travel works. Captain Kirk brought those jokes back from a possible future to warn MacFarlane not do to them. The mission was successful and so those jokes did not occur except in an alternate universe. It's therefore illogical to be offended.
 
2013-02-25 05:02:49 PM  

Crewmannumber6: rickythepenguin: Crewmannumber6: Dave Chapelle
Mindy Kaling
Kristen Stewart
That talking Husky from Youtube
Bob Hope's headstone
Geico lizard
Ted
Flo

Jay Mohr
Dane Cook
Joe Rogan
Jamie Foxx
the 'Breaking Bad' guy
the "Mad Men" guy

Carl


Daryl (and Merle, for good measure)
 
2013-02-25 05:04:19 PM  
Ya know, the Jimmy Kimmel post-Oscar show is always very funny.

Why not just give JK a chance to host the real deal?
 
2013-02-25 05:05:52 PM  
I'm mildly surprised that this wasn't deservedly downvoted more.

I can't stand Family Guy, and I thought Seth did an alright job.
 
2013-02-25 05:06:37 PM  

tomasso: Ya know, the Jimmy Kimmel post-Oscar show is always very funny.


Jamie Foxx's songs at the piano had me laughing like a damn goon.
 
2013-02-25 05:09:41 PM  

Galileo's Daughter: Daryl (and Merle, for good measure)


Merle Will open the envelope with his new letter opener hand.
 
2013-02-25 05:17:32 PM  

T.rex: he didn't have the chops... He didn't even know how to stand... His head was always cocked to the left or right... like he didn't have the honor to face the camera dead-on... Made me not feel comfortable as a viewer.. i didn't trust him.


LOL wut?
 
2013-02-25 05:28:08 PM  

kumanoki: Oh, the ladies at Slate smelled blood and are circling the boat, calling it "The Death of Men' Oscars:

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/movies/features/2013/oscars_2013_ aw ards/oscars_recap_forget_seth_macfarlane_s_sexist_jokes_this_was_the_e nd_of_men.html


Maybe they were just menstrauating?
 
2013-02-25 05:38:56 PM  

tomasso: Ya know, the Jimmy Kimmel post-Oscar show is always very funny.

Why not just give JK a chance to host the real deal?


He hosted the White House Correspondent's dinner last year, and based on that, I'm guessing if these pampered Hollywood pussies cannot take a McFarlane joke, Jimmy Kimmel won't do much better.  He's got a very roast-like comedic style and really knows how to rip on people.

He was hilarious, but these are people that for the most part seem pretty unable to take a joke.
 
2013-02-25 06:05:29 PM  

rickythepenguin: i only watched the very end....i saw anne hathaway give her dopey speech and then ben affleck win best movie or whatever.  i don't remember anything about seth mcfarlane.

anne, she's hot as fark but she seems like she'd be a pain in the ass.  i've read some of her interviews and she seems like the crazy actor type.  like, "i really had to go dark places for this role, it was emotionally taxing, and only with my incredible courage was i able to channel my darkest rage to create such a wonderful performance" type quotes.  like, these dopey, self congratulatory, dramatic quotes about acting.


This just in......artists are artsy

Her character sells her hair and teeth and turns to prostitution to survive, all while suffering from a terminal disease. What's she supposed to channel - farking unicorns?
 
2013-02-25 06:28:02 PM  

eddiesocket: tomasso: The late Kristen Stewart would be marginally worse.

Huh? Is that a joke I'm not getting?  Pretty sure the Twilight chick isn't dead.


You clearly didn't watch the Oscars last night.
 
2013-02-25 06:38:02 PM  

Valiente: spqr2001: I watched the whole program for the first time in a long time and thought he did a great job.  Sure, his jokes were a bit edgy sometimes, but that's the point.  What do you think you're going to get with Seth MacFarlane?

Same here. I usually skip them, but watched last night solely because of the chance that Seth might top Gervais for edge. I like Gervais better because, having made a bag of cash in his 40s, he clearly doesn't give a fark about ever working again and has a healthy disrespect for "the industry". I'm sure it's very freeing to be him in public and merely say what most people are thinking.

MacFarlane did not disappoint, but compared to the waxworks of Franco/Hathaway or, years back, the appallling Letterman, he did quite well.

Like the better sort of Fark comment, MacFarlane was smart and funny. While I maintain he's a Farrelly brother trapped in the body of a 1949 lounge singer, he was fast, sharp and professional in that he executed his role well and told off-colour jokes as expected. If you were shocked by his references to boobs and Rihanna getting off on being punched, you may be a typical Academy voter, and/or dead.


The issue isn't being shocked at his references; it's wishing they were funnier jokes.  If you thought last night was comedy, you should put down the bong and/or finish HS.
 
2013-02-25 06:41:37 PM  
A disturbing lack of Emilia Clarke pics in this thread.


cdn04.cdn.justjared.com

wallpaperpassion.com

d3ny4pswk2x1ig.cloudfront.net
 
2013-02-25 07:02:57 PM  
Well, the ratings were up, and up 11% in the 18-34 advertiser BS bracket. So whaddya do?
 
2013-02-25 07:09:15 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Johnson: Abe Vigoda's Ghost:

Let's hope this actress never shares her tits on screen.

Wait a minute, is that "COLEMAN" logo shopped onto her "dress"? If not, it is really funny.

I might have added that.


"Academy Broadway" would have been better?
 
2013-02-25 07:09:17 PM  

InmanRoshi: A disturbing lack of Emilia Clarke pics in this thread.



Damn, she's better without the weird blonde hair.
 
2013-02-25 07:24:43 PM  

InmanRoshi: A disturbing lack of Emilia Clarke pics in this thread.


[cdn04.cdn.justjared.com image 519x829]

[wallpaperpassion.com image 444x339]

[d3ny4pswk2x1ig.cloudfront.net image 414x232]


We saw her boobs.
 
2013-02-25 07:33:21 PM  
Well, personally, I think this sets the stage for the 2014 Academy Awards co-hosts, Matt Stone and Trey Parker. I bet they would be up for it! They have lots of experience with musical skits.
 
2013-02-25 07:36:25 PM  
I watched Argo yesterday and quite agree with the Academy that Affleck's flick was the best of those up for an Oscar.  As to McFarlane's contributions to the show, you can either appreciate him for what he is Argo go fark yourself.
 
2013-02-25 07:39:16 PM  

realmolo: thecpt: realmolo: You know who they should have host the Oscars?

Matt Berry.

THAT would be funny.

He loves movies.  I really enjoy his articles (I know they're not the greatest, I KNOW) just because he sounds like such a nerd as he compares films and fantasy football.

Not the douche-bag from ESPN. I'm talking about THIS Matt Berry:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Berry


Only if Richard Ayoade joins him

/and then they can start working on a Darkplace revival.
 
2013-02-25 08:09:20 PM  

killershark: mcnguyen: I've always thought Justin Timberlake would be a great choice for host.  Based on his SNL stints and what interviews and other award show appearances I've seen, the guy can be quite funny and handles the spotlight with ease.  It think the Franco disaster (Hathaway wasn't horrible but gets lumped in with him), a ploy to try to appeal to the younger demographic, caused them to overreact with Crystal the next year.   McFarlane was myeh and probably a failure as a host.  Timberlake could get the gen x/y/millenials without spooking the boomers too much, I think.  But what do I know.

Actually, IIRC, Crystal was a last-minute replacement for Eddie Murphy after he backed out because the producer -- Bruce Radner maybe? -- was kicked to the curb for some offensive comments somewhere. I also think Timberlake would be pretty good as well as maybe Neil Patrick Harris. And I hope they weren't joking about Amy and Tina -- they were awesome at the Globes.


Neil Patrick Harris is the ONLY host whose performance I've ever rewatched.  Repeatedly.

I mean, this kicks ass:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6S5caRGpK4

It's freaking brilliant.

I would watch the entire Oscars if he hosted.  And I haven't gotten close since It's Hard Out There For A Pimp was nominated.
 
2013-02-25 08:14:48 PM  

Harry_Seldon: Well, personally, I think this sets the stage for the 2014 Academy Awards co-hosts, Matt Stone and Trey Parker. I bet they would be up for it! They have lots of experience with musical skits.


Nah, They'll be busy trying to complete their EGOT in 2014, when the Book of Mormon movie comes out.
 
2013-02-25 08:16:36 PM  
HELP IM BEING OPPRESSED
 
2013-02-25 08:30:00 PM  

CMYK and PMS: Bith Set Me Up: Michelle Obama presenting the Academy Award for Best Film was utterly gimmicky and unnecessary. Was it really important for her to be the one doing it? It sure as hell doesn't help dispel the idea that the Oscars are absolutely political.

actually, i agree with this.


It also shows that the Obamas are nothing more than a media creation. Kinda like those buildings they have on sets that are nothing more than fronts.


Vladimir Obamaski Potemkin denies any such link


OTOH, Rock Ridge...
 
2013-02-25 08:46:23 PM  

KidSock2004: Everybody's being pissed off about the "We Saw Your Boobs" song...

...and I'm just sitting here frantically writing down all the movie titles listed


I'm a chick and I thought the boob song was great!
 
2013-02-25 08:48:07 PM  

KidSock2004: Everybody's being pissed off about the "We Saw Your Boobs" song...

...and I'm just sitting here frantically writing down all the movie titles listed


Oh and just choose a Kate Winslet movie. Apparently she shows her boobs in all of them. According to the song at least.
 
2013-02-25 09:05:41 PM  

4seasons85!: Oh and just choose a Kate Winslet movie. Apparently she shows her boobs in all of them. According to the song at least.


That song was cringeworthy, but the Kate Winslet bit made me laugh out loud.

Seriously, no one thought it was a bit crass?
 
2013-02-25 09:08:55 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: Pfighting Polish: The von Trapp gag?  I thought it was hysterical, a nice homage and clean.

The zoom and music were farking perfect.


shiat, I just went and googled it, and that was great.  It was almost a live-action Family Guy bit - you know, from the first three seasons, when it was hi-larious - and exactly what I'd expect from a MacFarlane Oscars.  A++ would laugh again.

Sock puppet Flight was awesome too.
 
2013-02-25 10:18:58 PM  

Seth'n'Spectrum: 4seasons85!: Oh and just choose a Kate Winslet movie. Apparently she shows her boobs in all of them. According to the song at least.

That song was cringeworthy, but the Kate Winslet bit made me laugh out loud.

Seriously, no one thought it was a bit crass?


No. First, it's Seth McFarlane and his jokes are usually like this. Second, they showed their tatas on film. Guys like tatas. They have to know that guys are excited to see their boobs when they shoot the film. Was it borderline crass, possibly, but then again see point number 1.
 
2013-02-25 10:25:23 PM  
I didn't even knew that it when it was until today
www.corksandcaftans.com
 
2013-02-25 11:51:33 PM  

Seth'n'Spectrum: 4seasons85!: Oh and just choose a Kate Winslet movie. Apparently she shows her boobs in all of them. According to the song at least.

That song was cringeworthy, but the Kate Winslet bit made me laugh out loud.

Seriously, no one thought it was a bit crass?


It's the Oscars.  The whole spectacle  is crass.
 
2013-02-25 11:57:10 PM  
But Mo-o-om, George Carlin made offensive jokes!
 
2013-02-26 12:25:34 AM  
I guess the lesson with the Lincoln jokes is you can't directly mention the shooting.

Letterman phrased it tonight "The film Lincoln didn't win best picture, but still, it was one of Lincoln's better nights in a theater" and got a good laugh from it.
 
kab
2013-02-26 01:35:43 AM  

rufus-t-firefly: I've come to realize that a lot of people can't tell a race-based joke from a racist one.

Same goes for a gender-based joke vs sexist and sexual orientation vs gay-bashing.


The only thing that folks seem to enjoy more than laughing is getting offended.
 
2013-02-26 02:17:56 AM  

4seasons85!: Seth'n'Spectrum: 4seasons85!: Oh and just choose a Kate Winslet movie. Apparently she shows her boobs in all of them. According to the song at least.

That song was cringeworthy, but the Kate Winslet bit made me laugh out loud.

Seriously, no one thought it was a bit crass?

No. First, it's Seth McFarlane and his jokes are usually like this. Second, they showed their tatas on film. Guys like tatas. They have to know that guys are excited to see their boobs when they shoot the film. Was it borderline crass, possibly, but then again see point number 1.



None of those actresses were offended. Hell, Charlize whipped out her sweater puppies on camera routinely before she started getting $10 million a movie.

Every film Seth mentioned in the song was a critically acclaimed performance most of those actresses either won or got an Oscar nomination for. Just happens to be the common thread all those films had. If any of the actresses were offended, they should be offended that the idea of doing a nude scene somehow earns you extra critical praise for being "brave."

If he hosts next year, he should target the actors with "Gays, Retards, Cripples, and Psychos."
 
2013-02-26 03:21:03 AM  
It is kind of a shame, people are too uptight to notice Seth is a brilliant song and dance man in the Bob Hope tradition.
 
2013-02-26 05:05:04 AM  

EyeballKid: "Bring back Billy Crystal!" said nobody under 70 years of age.



Also said by no one under the age of 70 :"Hey, let's watch the Oscars!"
 
2013-02-26 05:21:58 AM  

Seth'n'Spectrum: 4seasons85!: Oh and just choose a Kate Winslet movie. Apparently she shows her boobs in all of them. According to the song at least.

That song was cringeworthy, but the Kate Winslet bit made me laugh out loud.

Seriously, no one thought it was a bit crass?


Yes it was crass. That was the premise of the bit. Capt Kirk goes back in time to prevent Seth from singing an inappropriate boobs song, which "angered" the actresses in question. (In the prerecorded bit).
 
2013-02-26 07:16:35 AM  

yeegrek: I'm sorry, but the Rihanna joke was funny.  I've noticed that some media outlets are trying to deify her as Princess Di for a new millennium.  No.  Just...no.  She's a very talented dumbass, that's it.  She has the right to go back to the guy who beat the crap out of her, and we have the right to joke about it.

Oh, and apparently, Affleck was pissed about the Gigli reference.  That alone makes it worth it.


I am VERY offended by your assertion that Rihanna is talented.  Have you no SHAME?
 
2013-02-26 01:06:25 PM  
 People getting awards for being the best at make believing, and treating it with the solemness and gravity of curing cancer.   Actors who in one sense will stand on the platform to lecture about the need to cure world hunger   in one sentence and then in the next describe which famous designer made their custom ball room gown (complete with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of jewlery to accent said ball room gown) that could single handed feed an entire African village for a year.      If you can't make fun of this utterly ridiculous and absurd spectacle of pomposity and ego, what is there left to make fun of?    There is no low too low, as it's completely undeserving of any of the completely manufactured  dignity bestowed on it.
 
2013-02-26 01:31:08 PM  

Harry_Seldon: It is kind of a shame, people are too uptight to notice Seth is a brilliant song and dance man in the Bob Hope tradition.


I don't disagree, but that and a no-whip half-calf mocha latte makes him my barista.

Also, "brilliant" might be a bit strong. I'd say "Dance 10 Looks 3" except he's not a great dancer by those standards.
 
2013-02-26 02:24:52 PM  

Seth'n'Spectrum: 4seasons85!: Oh and just choose a Kate Winslet movie. Apparently she shows her boobs in all of them. According to the song at least.

That song was cringeworthy, but the Kate Winslet bit made me laugh out loud.

Seriously, no one thought it was a bit crass?


For an actress that is on the record saying she hates doing nude scenes, she's done a lot of them. What a trooper, getting naked and getting acclaimed.

Loved The Reader.
 
2013-02-26 03:08:33 PM  
They should let Ellen do it again
 
2013-02-26 07:07:17 PM  

Seth'n'Spectrum: 4seasons85!: Oh and just choose a Kate Winslet movie. Apparently she shows her boobs in all of them. According to the song at least.

That song was cringeworthy, but the Kate Winslet bit made me laugh out loud.


Seriously, no one thought it was a bit crass?

Yeah I found it crass, that's why it was funny.  For the vast majority of movies, where the actress shows her boobs, the exact same point can be made with a different camera angle that doesn't show boob.  So why is it they decided to leave exposed boob in the final cut rather than use a different angle?  I'm betting for the vast majority of cases it's to try to get butts in the theaters and sell DVDs.  Don't you find that crass?  I do, so juxtaposed, the irony for me made it funny.  It came across as a "the only reason you showed your boobs was to get my attention to your movie, but haha all I paid attention to was your boobs."
 
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