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(International Business Times)   Seth MacFarlane won't return to host the 2014 Oscars. RIP, We Saw Your Boobs   (ibtimes.com) divider line 102
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2013-05-21 12:57:18 PM  

Killer Cars: I have no problem with MacFarlane, but I also think the idea of "hey, let's have a crass and pulls-no-punches jokester really slam celebrities in their faces!" is a bit immature.

Sure, go ahead and make fun of them and I'll laugh, but the fact people actually masturbate to the idea of stuffy A-listers "needing" their comeuppance or something is just weird and overly angsty to me.


Agreed. It's the same people who complain that it's just an industry circle-jerk. Well duh, of course it is. All awards ceremonies are. But because it's the movie industry, and not Northeastern Pennsylvania Salesman of the Year, it's inherently cooler. If you dedicated your life to acting (or directing/writing/sound editing/costume design/etc) and you were acknowledged by your peers for excellence in your field, how great would that feel?

There's a big difference between light-hearted ribbing, and meanness for the sake of being mean.
 
2013-05-21 12:57:41 PM  
The should bring back Letterman.

If not that, then get Conan.
 
2013-05-21 12:59:31 PM  
If anything, "We Saw Your Boobs" showed you which actresses have a sense of humor.
 
2013-05-21 01:00:13 PM  

devilEther: The bridge is being shipped to me next week. He was pretty convincing about the weed thing though. He came across as an overachiever-type.


Everyone should listen to his interview on WTF, he is extraordinarily the consummate actor. He knows his film history, film studies, etc...

FrancoFile: I'm still rooting for Statler and Waldorf from the Muppets. No on-stage host, just those two ragging on every speech and musical number.


They could make the Oscars a pay per view event and I would watch that shiat

brap: I can't remember the last time I actually watched the Oscars.  It's a nice excuse to throw a cocktail party but mind-numbingly boring.  Needs more song and dance, like the Tony's.


That's what I loved about this last one. It just had that Dean Martin style flair with great song and dance numbers (seriously the Les Mis spot was awesome given they were actually farking singing) with enough we're gonna lift the bucket and find out what's underneath (Lincoln inside head joke) that it felt just...snazzy. It felt Hollywood, everyone there dressed to the nines but honestly really realizing how much of a circle jerk it is.

You know, like those 300+ comment threads in TFD
 
2013-05-21 01:01:39 PM  

CarnySaur: If anything, "We Saw Your Boobs" showed you which actresses have a sense of humor.


Jennifer Lawrence, Helen Mirren and...well, pretty much anybody who showed up in that pre-taped segment.
 
2013-05-21 01:15:22 PM  

CarnySaur: If anything, "We Saw Your Boobs" showed you which actresses have a sense of humor.


Jennifer Lawrence can do no wrong.

I have a feeling she'll be quite British: take the shiatty roles as well as the good ones.
 
2013-05-21 01:16:38 PM  
That is a shame. He was so good as the host last Feb. I love it when Hollywood gets made fun of. How could you not watch Family Guy and die laughing? No, Seth, host again!
 
2013-05-21 01:18:27 PM  

PizzaJedi81: CarnySaur: If anything, "We Saw Your Boobs" showed you which actresses have a sense of humor.

Jennifer Lawrence, Helen Mirren and...well, pretty much anybody who showed up in that pre-taped segment.


That was pre-taped? I feel betrayed!

/Pretty impressive that something so obviously pre-taped could convince so many people that it wasn't. Maybe just sad.
 
2013-05-21 01:18:36 PM  
I loved Seth MacFarlane at the Oscars.
 
2013-05-21 01:18:41 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: take the shiatty roles as well as the good ones.


I got a role she could take, if ya know what I mean, and I think you do.
 
2013-05-21 01:21:35 PM  
That's enough, Seth MacFarlane.
 
2013-05-21 01:23:27 PM  
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He wasn't that bad. I agree that they should go for less comedian, more stage/musical type host. They just need to kill any producer who tries to ram down their own shiatty movie musical montage to boost DVD sales so they can buy some more coke. They have the Globes, People's, MTV, etc awards to try and sell product, use the Academy Awards to actually reward great movie making. And make sure Animated Feature voters actually watch all the nominees, at gunpoint, before they crassly vote for the one w/ the Pixar label. Brave was shiat, Wreck-it-Ralph was brilliant, you're all stupid.
 
2013-05-21 01:24:00 PM  

PizzaJedi81: IdBeCrazyIf: I thought he was a great host.

Our generations Dean Martin, sans bourbon on stage

You know he was getting blitzed in the back.


Though he was no teetotaller, Ol' Dino never put anything other than iced tea in his bottles on stage and
never worked drunk.  It was all an act.
 
2013-05-21 01:28:50 PM  
Oscar host: Hollywood's worst job. And I'm including the guy with the mop who has to follow Lindsay Lohan around.
 
2013-05-21 01:28:52 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: PizzaJedi81: IdBeCrazyIf: I thought he was a great host.

Our generations Dean Martin, sans bourbon on stage

You know he was getting blitzed in the back.

Though he was no teetotaller, Ol' Dino never put anything other than iced tea in his bottles on stage and
never worked drunk.  It was all an act.


i261.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-21 01:31:28 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: Though he was no teetotaller, Ol' Dino never put anything other than iced tea in his bottles on stage and
never worked drunk. It was all an act.


That part always amazes me, that he could go on a weekend bender and just get blitzed off his ass and then settle back down to shoot whatever come Monday.

Of course even he admitted to slowing down tremendously when he had kids

Trocadero: Brave was shiat, Wreck-it-Ralph was brilliant, you're all stupid.


That was a tough call really, both were amazing movies and are equally watchable over time. Both had amazing messages to them, and some very deep thought provoking moments. In the end though I think the simpler message in Brave is what pulled the voters really while the very esoteric message in Wreck it Ralph got lost in the colors.

I said to a friend that this was the first year that honestly had some serious competition for Pixar. For years they might as well just have renamed the Award to "This years Pixar movie award"
 
2013-05-21 01:34:01 PM  
laughingsquid.com
 
2013-05-21 01:46:20 PM  

Trocadero: [cdn02.cdn.justjared.com image 816x1222]



Jason O'Mara?

/ducks
 
2013-05-21 01:50:01 PM  

Evil Mackerel: Trocadero: [cdn02.cdn.justjared.com image 816x1222]


Jason O'Mara?

/ducks


How about Jason Momoa? In full Dothraki makeup, no less.
 
2013-05-21 01:53:26 PM  

Son of Thunder: RoyHobbs22: PizzaJedi81: RoyHobbs22: Daniel Day Lewis was the second actor to be nominated for portraying Abraham Lincoln . . . and the joke that followed was solid gold.

Ohhhh...I remember laughing my ass off, but I dont' remember the actual joke.

Raymond Massey was nominated in 1940.  But the first actor to really get inside of Lincoln's head was John Wilkes Booth.

Feh. Obvious and weak shot at some low-hanging fruit.


So, are you saying it was.....shallow and pedantic?

I loved Seth hosting the Oscars.  It was the first time in years I tuned in, and he was the reason.  Well, him and Jennifer Lawrence.
 
2013-05-21 01:54:09 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: PizzaJedi81: IdBeCrazyIf: I thought he was a great host.

Our generations Dean Martin, sans bourbon on stage

You know he was getting blitzed in the back.

Though he was no teetotaller, Ol' Dino never put anything other than iced tea in his bottles on stage and
never worked drunk.  It was all an act.


WHAT??? I considered him my role model!!!

Do you mean that I've been getting drunk at 9AM every morning FOR NOTHING???
 
2013-05-21 01:56:50 PM  
Three words: Neil Patrick Harris
 
2013-05-21 01:58:27 PM  

IdBeCrazyIf: DjangoStonereaver: Though he was no teetotaller, Ol' Dino never put anything other than iced tea in his bottles on stage and
never worked drunk. It was all an act.

That part always amazes me, that he could go on a weekend bender and just get blitzed off his ass and then settle back down to shoot whatever come Monday.

Of course even he admitted to slowing down tremendously when he had kids


The man was a pro the likes of which we'll not likely see again any time soon, though I do have one small
beef against him that he decided to stop making MATT HELM movies because he preferred doing
westerns.

WhippingBoy: DjangoStonereaver:Though he was no teetotaller, Ol' Dino never put anything other than iced tea in his bottles on stage and never worked drunk.  It was all an act.

WHAT??? I considered him my role model!!!

Do you mean that I've been getting drunk at 9AM every morning FOR NOTHING???


If you enjoyed yourself, then its not booze wasted my friend.
 
2013-05-21 02:05:11 PM  
I'm wondering why they even feel the need to have a host at all. There are presenters for each award and musical act...the host's only purpose seems to be to open and close the show, introduce the presenters (which is really redundant), and make some poor attempts at jokes from time to time. Skip the host, use a voice-over announcer to keep things moving along when needed, and bring the show in at 2 hours.
 
2013-05-21 02:08:55 PM  
Not that it would make any sense, but this is the guy they should get:

thevelvetropemagazine.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-05-21 02:25:44 PM  
Not really a fan of Family Guy, but thought he was better than any other host they have had recently and that includes Gervais and Stewart.
 
2013-05-21 02:26:58 PM  

Hawk24: I'm wondering why they even feel the need to have a host at all. There are presenters for each award and musical act...the host's only purpose seems to be to open and close the show, introduce the presenters (which is really redundant), and make some poor attempts at jokes from time to time. Skip the host, use a voice-over announcer to keep things moving along when needed, and bring the show in at 2 hours.


And then nobody would watch it.  GENIUS.
 
2013-05-21 02:40:31 PM  

ElusiveWookiee: Well, him and Jennifer Lawrence.


So, three reasons?
 
2013-05-21 02:43:19 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Hawk24: I'm wondering why they even feel the need to have a host at all. There are presenters for each award and musical act...the host's only purpose seems to be to open and close the show, introduce the presenters (which is really redundant), and make some poor attempts at jokes from time to time. Skip the host, use a voice-over announcer to keep things moving along when needed, and bring the show in at 2 hours.

And then nobody would watch it.  GENIUS.


For most people, I would guess that the host is pretty far down the list of reasons to tune in or not (apparently not for you, though). And for the record, I'd keep the presenters (who already perform many of the typical "host" duties)....just skip the host,
 
2013-05-21 02:44:37 PM  

LegacyDL: Three words: Neil Patrick Harris


Those three words make almost everything better.
 
2013-05-21 02:46:30 PM  

IdBeCrazyIf: DjangoStonereaver: Though he was no teetotaller, Ol' Dino never put anything other than iced tea in his bottles on stage and
never worked drunk. It was all an act.

That part always amazes me, that he could go on a weekend bender and just get blitzed off his ass and then settle back down to shoot whatever come Monday.

Of course even he admitted to slowing down tremendously when he had kids

Trocadero: Brave was shiat, Wreck-it-Ralph was brilliant, you're all stupid.

That was a tough call really, both were amazing movies and are equally watchable over time. Both had amazing messages to them, and some very deep thought provoking moments. In the end though I think the simpler message in Brave is what pulled the voters really while the very esoteric message in Wreck it Ralph got lost in the colors.

I said to a friend that this was the first year that honestly had some serious competition for Pixar. For years they might as well just have renamed the Award to "This years Pixar movie award"


want to know why Wreck-It Ralph sucks?

Candy Land.

I am so serious.  All of space and time at their disposal and they created ANOTHER DAMNED CANDY LAND.

Brave sucked too, but it sucked because I didn't want to see Pixar make a pat-hand Disney Princess movie and because every single scene was completely predictable.
 
2013-05-21 02:53:58 PM  
Do we really care who gets to be the emcee at the Hollywood Prom?

Jeez. If the event were any more narcissistic, it would implode.
 
2013-05-21 02:57:26 PM  
I don't care enough to google it....but who's boobs DID we see?

/haven't watched the Oscars in many, MANY years
 
2013-05-21 03:02:05 PM  

Hawk24: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Hawk24: I'm wondering why they even feel the need to have a host at all. There are presenters for each award and musical act...the host's only purpose seems to be to open and close the show, introduce the presenters (which is really redundant), and make some poor attempts at jokes from time to time. Skip the host, use a voice-over announcer to keep things moving along when needed, and bring the show in at 2 hours.

And then nobody would watch it.  GENIUS.

For most people, I would guess that the host is pretty far down the list of reasons to tune in or not (apparently not for you, though). And for the record, I'd keep the presenters (who already perform many of the typical "host" duties)....just skip the host,


You have no idea what most people want.  I guarantee you that a show devoid of humor and the clever montages (which I don't personally enjoy, genius) would lose half its viewership
 
2013-05-21 03:11:27 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Hawk24: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Hawk24: I'm wondering why they even feel the need to have a host at all. There are presenters for each award and musical act...the host's only purpose seems to be to open and close the show, introduce the presenters (which is really redundant), and make some poor attempts at jokes from time to time. Skip the host, use a voice-over announcer to keep things moving along when needed, and bring the show in at 2 hours.

And then nobody would watch it.  GENIUS.

For most people, I would guess that the host is pretty far down the list of reasons to tune in or not (apparently not for you, though). And for the record, I'd keep the presenters (who already perform many of the typical "host" duties)....just skip the host,

You have no idea what most people want.  I guarantee you that a show devoid of humor and the clever montages (which I don't personally enjoy, genius) would lose half its viewership


Where did I say the show would be devoid of humor and clever montages? Those responsibilities could easily be sprinkled among the presenters who are already on stage anyway. Think of it as a 'host by committee' approach.
 
2013-05-21 03:19:35 PM  
the theory I posed is there are three groups watching the Oscars - gay folks, old folks and wives / girlfriends who will also get their S.O.'s to watch.

Gays I thought would have actually been on board with his singing, dancing act, but the next day they seemed to be sort of "meh" (and they really want NPH back, which is ok by me)
Old people did not get it and want a choice of Billy Crystal to be forever the host or to somehow reanimate Bob Hope.
And the rest did not exactly light up the web the next day with praise.
 
2013-05-21 03:30:13 PM  

IdBeCrazyIf: I thought he was a great host.

Our generations Dean Martin, sans bourbon

talent

You need to slap yourself for even making such a comparison.
 
2013-05-21 04:11:31 PM  
cinedork.com

pixel.nymag.com

For your consideration.

/at least the musical intro would be fun
//and who needs rehearsals or scripts anyways?
///puppets!
////pantomime horses!
//cheap sets!
 
2013-05-21 04:23:10 PM  
How about Ricky Gervais?
 
2013-05-21 04:26:06 PM  
Also, if the Oscars had a sense of humor, they'd have SMF back to do a follow-up song "We Saw Your Balls" which mentions all the guys who went full monty on screen. Of course, part of the joke would be that it only lasts 30 seconds (not many examples of male full-frontal out there), but it has potential.
 
2013-05-21 05:31:02 PM  

Hawk24: I'm wondering why they even feel the need to have a host at all. There are presenters for each award and musical act...the host's only purpose seems to be to open and close the show, introduce the presenters (which is really redundant), and make some poor attempts at jokes from time to time. Skip the host, use a voice-over announcer to keep things moving along when needed, and bring the show in at 2 hours.


Yeah, they should just print out the results on a sheet of paper and stick it on a bulletin board in the lobby.
 
2013-05-21 05:49:54 PM  
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. I actually stayed awake through the Golden Globes.

Amy: "Kathryn Bigelow's nominated tonight. I haven't really been following the controversy over Zero Dark Thirty, but when it comes to torture, I trust the lady who spent three years married to James Cameron."

Tina: "Anne Hathaway, you gave a stunning performance in Les Miserables. I have not seen someone so totally alone and abandoned like that since you were on stage with James Franco at the Oscars."
 
2013-05-21 05:53:24 PM  

Tax Boy: [cinedork.com image 640x480]

[pixel.nymag.com image 560x375]

For your consideration.

/at least the musical intro would be fun
//and who needs rehearsals or scripts anyways?
///puppets!
////pantomime horses!
//cheap sets!


If he would co-host with Kristen Bell, I'd pay money to see it.

/Their Late Late Show appearances together are awesome.
 
2013-05-21 08:57:36 PM  

darkedgefan: That is a shame. He was so good as the host last Feb. I love it when Hollywood gets made fun of. How could you not watch Family Guy and die laughing? No, Seth, host again!


It is easy if you are referring to new episodes. If you are talking pre-cancellation Family Guy, then I would agree. New ones just try too hard to be edgy and it's stupid
 
2013-05-21 09:29:40 PM  

un4gvn666: RKade: I hate Seth McFarlane with a burning passion. It's not all about politics, you idiotic farkup!

Actually, most of America's major problems are caused by politics. Mainly conservative politics.


I have zero shiats to give about which side of the aisle he's on (I'm a minarchist so my leanings will never make it here.) I'm just tired of hearing about it every single farktastic time he opens his cum receptacle. He ruined Family Guy. He ruined every roast he's been on. I hate him personally and I'm sick of him.

For context, he's worse than Rush Limbaugh because at least Rush Limbaugh keeps to his stupid show..
 
2013-05-21 09:55:27 PM  
Every Oscar host gets ripped.  Oscar needs to make the obvious play and hire Dermont Mulroney and Dylan McDermott to co-host - then no one will be able to remember who to biatch about for what.
 
2013-05-22 12:08:33 AM  
The premise of the "We Saw Your Boobs" bit was that it didn't actually happen, rather it was a possible future which Captain Kirk came back in time to prevent. The arguments of critics who ignore that point are invalid. It's like complaining that George Bailey killed himself.
 
2013-05-22 03:32:10 AM  
If they don't at least ask Tina and Amy then I'll know for sure the Academy is full of shiat.

www.thegloss.com  Highest ratings ever if they get this pair.
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-05-22 05:14:57 AM  

Bith Set Me Up: I did find his introduction of Christopher Plummer which spoofed "The Sound of Music" to be pretty funny.

The problem with the Oscars isn't that it's not funny, it's that it's no longer a good judge about movie quality. Too many flash-in-the-pan films that sweep many categories but are immediately forgotten. Seriously, when was the last time you watched "The Cider House Rules"?


Honestly, has the Oscars even been a good judge about movie quality ? They gave awards to lots of flash-in-the-pan actors and movies in their early days. Honestly, who remembers "The broadway melody" ? Who can understand how "How green was my valley" got the upper-hand on Citizen Kane ? Who honestly think that "The greatest show on Earth" was a better movie than "High Noon" or "The quiet man" ?
 
2013-05-22 09:33:48 AM  
I thought he was a terrible host.  I expected him to be "train wreck" bad, but he was instead just bad.

That's not to say I didn't get a couple chuckles out of it.  He just felt out of place and uncomfortable.  He was far more entertaining when he was on stage as Ted.
 
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