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(Huffington Post UK)   After realizing that getting the funniest man on television to host the 2013 Oscars was a ratings success, producers decide to invite Seth MacFarlane back in hopes he will do the same for the 2014 show   (huffingtonpost.co.uk) divider line 80
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2013-04-19 11:58:08 AM  
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2013-04-19 12:07:05 PM  

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Who is that, H Jon Benjamin?
 
2013-04-19 12:08:07 PM  
I never watch the oscars, did he do well last year?
 
2013-04-19 12:11:44 PM  

Klippoklondike: NuttierThanEver: Not even close subby
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Who is that, H Jon Benjamin?


YUP!
 
2013-04-19 12:12:27 PM  
That's a sad commentary on the state of comedy in television these days.
 
2013-04-19 12:21:50 PM  
So they want to see his boobs
 
2013-04-19 12:41:30 PM  

Ambivalence: I never watch the oscars, did he do well last year?


Caught part of his presentation, I would say "no, not as far as I'm concerned".  And the backlash was significant, though apparently, according to subby's headline, short-lived.
 
2013-04-19 12:42:32 PM  

IdBeCrazyIf


So they want to see his boobs


I'll be damned if that wasn't a catchy song.
 
2013-04-19 12:50:19 PM  
Oscar host: Hollywood's worst, most thankless job. And this includes those who have to clean up Charlie Sheen's hotel rooms.
 
2013-04-19 12:52:21 PM  
Yes, I would kill to see him host again. He was so funny. I love Chirs Brown/Rianna jokes! They never get old. I really hope he does host again. I can't wait for Ted 2!
 
2013-04-19 12:52:34 PM  
Honestly, they could have a cardboard cut-out placed on stage as the host and I would give a fark.  People watch to see who the winners are and what they are wearing.  Who the host is doesn't matter one bit.
 
2013-04-19 12:53:15 PM  
Two words: Stephen Colbert.
 
2013-04-19 12:53:39 PM  
I thought he did a good job with the show. Plus, the outrage over telling an Abe Lincoln joke seemed manufactured anyway.
 
2013-04-19 12:55:29 PM  
Couldn't get Tosh?
 
2013-04-19 12:55:54 PM  
I thought Seth MacFarlane did a pretty good job.  Not fantastic, but pretty good.  Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the Golden Globes was better.

And speaking of a pretty good job, I recall that Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin cohosted the Oscars once in the last few years, and did a great job. How come they never come up re: hosting again?
 
2013-04-19 12:58:38 PM  

NuttierThanEver: Not even close subby
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Would like a word.

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2013-04-19 01:07:32 PM  

debug: Honestly, they could have a cardboard cut-out placed on stage as the host and I would give a fark.  People watch to see who the winners are and what they are wearing .  Who the host is doesn't matter one bit.


Most people just go online and check who won afterwards. If you want them to actually watch the damn thing the host matters a lot.
 
2013-04-19 01:07:44 PM  
Great.
 
2013-04-19 01:08:30 PM  

tnpir: I thought Seth MacFarlane did a pretty good job.  Not fantastic, but pretty good.  Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the Golden Globes was better.

And speaking of a pretty good job, I recall that Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin cohosted the Oscars once in the last few years, and did a great job. How come they never come up re: hosting again?


Because no one in the coveted 18-35 bracket gives two shiats about either of those two.
 
2013-04-19 01:09:33 PM  
I thought he said he was never doing it again.
 
2013-04-19 01:10:34 PM  
Yeahhh...I like Seth but that's a stretch.
 
2013-04-19 01:18:36 PM  
Yeah, let's go back to the "safe" ones like Billy Crystal...again. Borscht Belt comedy never gets old.
 
2013-04-19 01:20:01 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: I thought he said he was never doing it again.


TFA just says they asked him, but it doesn't say he accepted.
 
2013-04-19 01:21:41 PM  

xalres: Yeah, let's go back to the "safe" ones like Billy Crystal...again. Borscht Belt comedy never gets old.


I know, right? I'm not that young, but even I think of Billy Crystal hosting the Oscars as something my grandpa would be watching. Heck, I could really say the same thing about the Oscars in general.
 
2013-04-19 01:22:35 PM  
Colbert
Stewart
CK

Should be asked in that order IMO.  CK is probably too extreme for the Oscars, but that would be huge win if they got the ballz to do it.
 
2013-04-19 01:24:52 PM  
This year, it seemed like his opening went on wayyyy too long.  I know they were trying to draw viewers, and the show is notoriously long anyway, but still.
 
2013-04-19 01:39:16 PM  
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2013-04-19 01:46:59 PM  
The only people that really hated him being there were the people in Hollywood and those that worship them.  They really do need to be taken down a  few pegs and he did a great job doing it.
 
2013-04-19 01:56:49 PM  

rugman11: NuttierThanEver: Not even close subby
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Would like a word.

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Too pomp and circumstance for CK
 
2013-04-19 02:27:46 PM  
I wouldn't say that he's the funniest man on television.  I'd put Tosh, Joel McHale, hell, anyone with an actual stand up special, including Whitney Cummings, above Seth McFarlane when it comes to funniest person on television.
 
2013-04-19 02:32:22 PM  

Great Janitor: I wouldn't say that he's the funniest man on television.  I'd put Tosh, Joel McHale, hell, anyone with an actual stand up special, including Whitney Cummings, above Seth McFarlane when it comes to funniest person on television.


Okay, let's not get carried away.
 
2013-04-19 02:34:22 PM  
As I said the night of the show:

Jokes about Jews, Nazis and gays -- it's the Mel Brooks playbook circa 1970.
 
2013-04-19 02:39:56 PM  

FreetardoRivera: debug: Honestly, they could have a cardboard cut-out placed on stage as the host and I would give a fark.  People watch to see who the winners are and what they are wearing .  Who the host is doesn't matter one bit.

Most people just go online and check who won afterwards. If you want them to actually watch the damn thing the host matters a lot.


It's never mattered to me.  They could have no host at all and just the presenters and winners and that would be just fine.
 
2013-04-19 02:42:20 PM  
Actually, now that I think about it, they could really get rid of the presenters too.  Half of them can't read a cue card to save their lives anyway.  Just have a voiceover while showing the clips of each persons work, then a camera on each person as the winner is announced.
 
2013-04-19 02:52:46 PM  

js34603: Two words: Stephen Colbert.


This
 
2013-04-19 03:00:23 PM  
Subby be trollin'.

Seth McFarlane is a hack and every one of his shows sucks.
 
2013-04-19 03:11:31 PM  

js34603: Two words: Stephen Colbert.


Ricky Gervais
 
2013-04-19 03:21:47 PM  
I enjoyed him.
 
2013-04-19 03:23:09 PM  

debug: Honestly, they could have a cardboard cut-out placed on stage as the host and I would give a fark.  People watch to see who the winners are and what they are wearing.  Who the host is doesn't matter one bit.


If I want winner I just check online

I also love fark, a few years ago people were thrilled family guy was coming back, now that hes popular they hate him.

Hipster Fark, trendiest hipster in the whole bunch that just goes with the crowds rumblings.
 
2013-04-19 03:36:07 PM  

Lexx: tnpir: I thought Seth MacFarlane did a pretty good job.  Not fantastic, but pretty good.  Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the Golden Globes was better.

And speaking of a pretty good job, I recall that Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin cohosted the Oscars once in the last few years, and did a great job. How come they never come up re: hosting again?

Because no one in the coveted 18-35 bracket gives two shiats about either of those two.


Bullshiat. I'm 26 and would rather see either Baldwin or Martin host over MacFarlane.
 
2013-04-19 03:39:45 PM  
He was terrible. I felt uncomfortable watching him, like that time Nixon debated JFK on TV.
 
2013-04-19 03:57:10 PM  
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He would be a fun host
 
2013-04-19 04:00:59 PM  

vudukungfu: Couldn't get Tosh?


Is that the host of "Ouch, My Balls!"?
 
2013-04-19 04:03:32 PM  
All a distraction from the fact that the show is weighed down with clip shows of the same films year after year, random musical numbers that have nothing to do with the nominated movies, and giving the winners a ridiculously short amount of time to speak.

One idea to improve the show: replace clip shows and musical numbers with 4 minute documentaries that explain the technical awards that everyone craps on because they have no idea what is really involved in them.
 
2013-04-19 04:04:05 PM  
I thought he was lame, and way to self concious. The whole "Oh, we're not doing this joke are we.  We are?  Oh, OK.  <insert lame joke here>" is never funny.  Really not funny the 2nd time.  And by the 3rd time, it just makes me want to slap them.  The fact that he wrote the lame jokes made it even worse.
 
2013-04-19 04:06:50 PM  

jj325: js34603: Two words:

Stephen Colbert.

Ricky Gervais


Robin Williams.  Seriously, this needs to happen.
 
2013-04-19 04:07:02 PM  
He isn't even the funniest man on Fox, Sundays from 7 PM to 10 PM
 
2013-04-19 04:10:42 PM  

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The guy who reads (in the same voice for multiple characters) material written by other people is the world's funniest man?

Shiat, every comedian out there should just stop doing what they're doing and quit.

/love Archer and enjoy Bob's Burgers but jeeze...
 
2013-04-19 04:17:00 PM  

steamingpile: debug: Honestly, they could have a cardboard cut-out placed on stage as the host and I would give a fark.  People watch to see who the winners are and what they are wearing.  Who the host is doesn't matter one bit.

If I want winner I just check online

I also love fark, a few years ago people were thrilled family guy was coming back, now that hes popular they hate him.

Hipster Fark, trendiest hipster in the whole bunch that just goes with the crowds rumblings.


Family guy came back nearly EIGHT YEARS AGO.  It has more seasons than Seinfeld.  It has already spawned two spin offs.

Being bored of Seth MacFarlane's humor and endless self promotion isn't being a "hipster."  Ironically the thing that is the most played out thing about his humor is how self aware it is.
 
2013-04-19 04:22:41 PM  

Esc7: steamingpile: debug: Honestly, they could have a cardboard cut-out placed on stage as the host and I would give a fark.  People watch to see who the winners are and what they are wearing.  Who the host is doesn't matter one bit.

If I want winner I just check online

I also love fark, a few years ago people were thrilled family guy was coming back, now that hes popular they hate him.

Hipster Fark, trendiest hipster in the whole bunch that just goes with the crowds rumblings.

Family guy came back nearly EIGHT YEARS AGO.  It has more seasons than Seinfeld.  It has already spawned two spin offs.

Being bored of Seth MacFarlane's humor and endless self promotion isn't being a "hipster."  Ironically the thing that is the most played out thing about his humor is how self aware it is.


Exactly, it's hipsterly ironic to be into Family Guy now.
 
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