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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
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2013-02-25 01:03:24 PM  
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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".

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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.
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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.
 
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