Seth MacFarlane's hosting of the Oscars has been hotly contested, but for ABC the decision to hire him was a win.
Sorry, Seth MacFarlane, but not everybody loved you
The Oscars was watched by an average of 40.3 million on Sunday, with a higher percentage of those tuning in being in the coveted 18 to 49 demographic.
According to the network, it saw an 11 percent increase in that demo, and a 3 percent increase in viewership overall. All told, the 2013 Oscars was the second most-watched edition since 2005.
It's not a surprise that MacFarlane, creator of comedies like "Family Guy" and "The Cleveland Show," also brought in a higher volume of guys under 35 - the network saw a 34 percent increase in that demo. In adults under 35 overall, there was a 20 percent increase.
Yet while the ratings are positive, the reviews for MacFarlane's performance were decidedly mixed. For those dreading another year of him as host, it looks like you don't have to worry: MacFarlane's tweeted that he's not interested in hosting again.
"No way," he said on Twitter. "Lotta fun to have done it, though."
i want too see him everyday...k?
i want too see his movie everyday...i just care for him so!
I found Seth's song very funny and very true if the ladies of Hollywood can't find humor in the business then maybe they should find another business to go in. He was just stating the obvious. And if the woman that had exposed themselves hadn't their bank accounts would more then likely be let say "not as full". I'm just saying
will ferrell would be great
Seth is stuck with boring....
Talk about a boring fish...
Too bad I thought he was creative, funny and VERY TALENTED!! Now we are stuck with boring... :(
does seth have a girlfriend?
too bad he's turning it down for now.
has a way about him that drives me mad! grrrrrr
your not ok...your the man....
its hard to find someone who appeals to everyones sense of humor. I think Ellen or Steve Harvey would make a great host to the 2014 Oscar show :)
Show was better than has been in years! Very lively and satirical. But it could have been a little shorter.
He wont be asked again-the reviews are in-all state he was only ok to bad
Seth is wonderful and someone who should think about doing the oscars.
Seth did an excellent job as host! Especially for such a thankless job!
They need to have Kevin Smith host it next time. Simple answer.
The Academy Awards show should not be a roast! Of anybody! It should be a tribute to art and film. Turning it into a mean fest is a huge turnoff.
BWA-HA-HA-HA! Not a roast? Listen friend, the Oscars have a LONG and GLORIOUS history of making fun of themselves. Jack Benny, Bob Hope, and about a billion other people cracked wise for DECADES before Seth ever took the stage. Get off your high horse and see it for what it's supposed to be–entertaining!
i get it.
Listen ...the Oscars are long and boooring ,not matter who is the host everyone is not going to be pleased! I watch some segments t not the whole thing is too long ,and he was trying to do too much is usual ,I don't care who s the host anyway ,but why this people expect a grandioso show? who is Hollywood ? a bunch of drug addicts,wannabe's ,thugs ,gangsters ...we saw all then now in shows.... making millions ghetto,women beaters,sleeping around ,alcoholics ! that is what Hollywood is what else do you expect? to me it not matter who is there ,this guy is rich and very intelligent and cute too...but not matter wat the show is not going to get better not matter who is there it will be someone dissapointed!
Seth injected life into a typically boring show. I watched because of him and was not dissapointed. Seth should definitely return!
Ratings rose because there were a ton of diverse, very good movies this year. A sock puppet could've hosted the show and the ratings would've gone up. In fact, there were sock puppets...
Oh, and there was also a blizzard keeping many people in the Mountain time zone in their homes.
What is a sock puppet?
Seth is unique, talented, brilliant. Millions watched because of him. You are unfair.
seth is so cute...
I'm an 63 year old women from the midwest and I thought he was simply great. I loved his humor and I loved the sock airplane tape. Absolutely create genius. America takes themselves and Hollywood way to seriously. Those girls do show their boobs in film too.
So much hatred and jealousy....isn't that? Set MacFarlane not need your knowledge ...he is rich and he is handsome and h is great!
So much hatred and jealousy....isn't that? Set MacFarlane not need your knowledge ...he is rich and he is handsome and he is great!
Seth is sweet
Seth doesnt need that stupid award travesty to keep his career alive anyway
I don't understand why he did the show in the first place.
FYI a 3% increase in viewers is actually a lot of people. More than 40 million viewers watched in the US alone. 3% of that is 1.2 million. World wide its much more.
Tha6t is unfortuate. I really enjoyed his hosting of the Oscars. I enjoyed the CPT Kirk interaction and I enjoyed the James Bond tribute with Mrs. Bassey and Ms. Adeleperforming. I thought it was far and away the best Oscars I have seen.
Does he really think that he would be asked to do it again? He needs to get over himself.
If youm ACTUALLY read the article you would know he was was responding to someone asking on Twitter
He was awkward and un-funny. And we all know that the hosts work from a teleprompter, but talented comedians don't LOOK like they're reading. He has talent – just not as a program host.
A lot of people made a point. It's Seth, he makes Family Guy, did you expect him not to be himself?
I don't remember when I laughed so hard. Oh, wait a minute. I was channel checking during commercials.
GOOD, I found your sick jokes, and remarks out of place and not funny what soever, find someone with taste
Ah, the old "I've got taste, but you don't" delusion. Don't see that more than a million times a day on the boards.
Seth was fine. He did a great job. Previous years Oscars were a bore.Excellent job.
Not to worry Seth....the network won't be asking you again. Mostly, it was the writer's fault in giving you the lines you had to deliver; however, I believe you did some adlibbing yourself and got into trouble. There were some jokes that were fine.....others were either off color or plain down rude and insulting and did not need to be said at this awards ceremony. Let's see how many movie offers you get after Sunday night's fiasco.
What do you expect? He's an edgy comic, so he's going to bring that to the stage. He was hired for that, but then everyone expected him to completely change it?
"We hired you because you were blue and edgy, but how dare you be blue and edgy on stage?!" Seriously? He was Seth on that stage just as he's Seth on Family Guy and every where else.
Oh no! He made an edgy joke, how horrible. Maybe Ellen should be the host. We could watch her dance and make completely innocuous jokes about kittens and that would be just swell. Humor is supposed to be edgy. If nobody is ever offended by a host's jokes than they are not very funny.
he was great..one of the best oscars I have seen in a long time...
the best thing for seth too have done was move on from the oscars. i love seth his energy is so positive.
he's not vicious and sad he won't be hosting any longer.
and you cannot take a joke....work on your anger because it is there....the spenderrifle blogs are saved...
you see you can't take a joke either.
you will have too learn too take it...SpencerRifle seems so angry and mad
your have too be able too take a joke.
If Seth won't host it next year than I hope it's Daniel Tosh, Jeffrey Ross or Anthony Jeselnik.
Django Unchained": "This is the story of a man fighting to get back his woman, who's been subjected to unthinkable violence. Or as Chris Brown and Rihanna call it, a date movie." What a great joke.
not-better shots would help–that was one blog skit–i was tired. hahahahaha
put away with rest.
i hope Sacha Baron Cohen will host it next year
Thank God he won't do it again – HE SUCKED !!!!!!
If he came out wearing a turd suit and sang songs praising fecal matter the entire night and pooed all over the stage, maybe it would have been better.
The should get galliger he would be great. He would come up with some good stuff.
Too much of DeeZ Nutz
I really like him...i did see the show till end and that never happened before! he got the THING! love the voice. :)
i'm sorry your so unhappy. i hope you figure yourself out, dig in and search for you...k?
Keeping the world safe from posters who can't spell and don't understand contractions versus possessives - it's GRAMMAR MAN to the rescue...rescue...rescue.... Come on, CNN, let's teach the world to sing...er...spell properly!
"...you're so unhappy..."
YES, the interet is saved from bad spelling once again!! Thank you, GRAMMAR MAN!!!!
ot to worry, MOOCHELLA will do it!
however when the attention is off of her that's when the problem starts...she does not own cnn, nor does she own blogging and is not under any contract with CNN therefore others can have fun also....
i have a feeling she's is sticking negative reviews about you from me.....i love the stage, i love the cast and commented how wonderful the actors are and how caring they are...i keep copies of everything.
He looks like Peter Brady!
she took out my review about how wonderful seth is and how nice his cast is and so caring too the audience.
its so wonderful too be there and i am so happy...
did you see that review....
looks like it was taken out.
Bill Mayer NEXT YEAR.... please!!! Seth... you had your chance.... and you lost. Sorry. Good bye.
You mean Bill Maher? He would not host that crud, he has more taste than that. I love family guy, but seth would sell his mom for a laugh
What a horrible "special" ending... my God! Who thought of that song? Please, next time, choose either Robin Williams or Jon Steward. Please, please. This year.... the show was horrible, long, and boring. The Master of Ceremonies "makes" the show.
SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH SETH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
do we think its the same person talking about its personal life...4,567,987 ways on this blog or am i imagining?
I'll try to be in control....i will glue my lips shut for the evening...lmao
he sucked....thats why he shouldnt do it, again.
that requires her too have fun.....no way...she will tell the whole world i kissed a boy.
it will be a mess...
There is no other choice, the Daily Show's Jon Stewart!
I love Jon and Seth, both. But Jon's forte is political satire. That's where he shines. He already hosted once and I found him a bit out of his element. Seth is more of a show man and pulled this off effortlessly. As much as I love Jon, Seth was the better host. !
Yea, it's hard trying to fill Billy Crystal's shoes when it comes to hosting the Oscars. He set the bar pretty high, eh?
No comparison. Seth was a breath of fresh air. Bring him back next year!!!!
start rolling or deeze lips cant hold on much longer!!!! lmao
I agree with you.
I wasn't sure who this Seth guy was, so looked up his vitae, Family Guy creator. All I needed to know as far as explaining the absolute lameness of his Oscar performance.
oh wow what a dork. Go crawl back into the dark cave you came out of lamer.
I'd say whomever likes this Seth guy, or the Family Guy, has a mind that is a dark cave. So no thanks, I will bask in the light.
You are lucky you don't know how silly you sound for saying that out loud. Seth is a comedy king! We ALL LOVE HIM!!
i can't hear you...oh wait it could be hearing me...lmao
If you live in the light, I'd prefer the dark. No humor clown
eat some cerael and head too bed
Not much to laugh aboot in Michigan, eh?
"I'd say whomever likes this Seth guy, or the Family Guy, has a mind that is a dark cave. So no thanks, I will bask in the light."
I'd say obviously the show is over your head. So I can see how a simple person like yourself just wouldn't enjoy it. We can't all be intelligent.
Seth is a genius. He is an actor, a singer, a writer, does voices, directs, produces, is a gay rights activist, is a science promoter – gee did I miss anything? He is the highest paid TV producer EVER. He wrote the script for the Oscar show like it or not. But the best thing that he is doing is producing the new Cosmos series with Neil deGrasse Tyson. Can't get any better than that. And as a female I loved the Boob song. It was a great show and the only reason I watched it was to see Seth.
it was funny wasn't it!
its the wires that count not the words....dummie....lmao again
Probably a smart move on his part.
That's a tough crowd.
All your comments are sequestered! HA!
THANK YOU ...LMAO
Let Bill Maher host next year!
That would be as exciting as your mom hosting
Love Bill , he's the reason I have HBO, but I doubt he should do that. His forte is political satire. He's one of the top 3 along with Colbert and Jon Stewart. But you saw what happened when they hosted. Not their forte.
take lots of pics...
Lol...he's saying this now to save face because he won't be asked to come back. I thought he wasn't that funny and his delivery of the jokes was just bland. It wasn't the jokes – it was his delivery. Overall the show was a bore.
You have an outdated sense of humor. Jokes are all about roasting now. Watch a Comedy Central Roast and maybe you will get it.
@Jim – I never said the jokes weren't good but it was MacFarlane's delivery of the jokes. I think another comedian would've make me laugh.
i see your point.
Just because "roasting" humor is the in thing doesn't make it funny, rather it's just another reflection of the lameness and weak intelligence of a lot of our pop culture and those who buy into it. He sucked, plain and simple.
Actually, Seth said he wouldn't host again before the Oscars, due to the time commitment. He's got a lot of things going at once, and all are making him a lot more money. That dude is living the high life!
Next year it should be Daniel Tosh or Jeffrey Ross!!!
I vote for the TOSH. It's just that some people are not ready for his style of jokes. They are all sensative and easily offended.
Django Unchained": "This is the story of a man fighting to get back his woman, who's been subjected to unthinkable violence. Or as Chris Brown and Rihanna call it, a date movie." What a great joke!!
do you want too come with us...9pm k?
" MacFarlane's tweeted that he's not interested in hosting again." Thank you.
What a relief it will be!!!
Seth's hosting was nearly flawless – if only some of the bits had been sharper (looking at you, McCarthy/Rudd lines).
He was/is on point ... we can only hope for a return. Hollywood needs Seth.
Now you've accused her of being a ho because she's having a drink with 2 best friends...I feel bad your so alone.
he is funny and popular...i hope he always remains.
we want him all the time.
Wow, that was the first Oscars I've watched in probably 10 years and it was great! That guy was hilarious, pay him whatever he wants and get him back! Just look at the ratings man! Some people need to lighten up... Political correctness is so yesterday...
Didn't have a problem with him. Thought he did a fine job.
Glad he won't be hosting again
Maybe some of the people should aim their comment at the writers. The one who wrote the jokes etc for Macfarlane. By the way. I never heard of him until the Oscars.
Get out from under the rock u've been living since1939!
Humor is an elusive device. That said, I don't know if it will ever be OK to joke about one of our beloved president assassinations. Lincoln should never end up at the butt end of John Wilkes Booth joke.. Sorry, but very bad choice for humor, IMHO.
i always say.
Sorry, things can be funny even if you don't agree with it.
Do you complain when Lincoln's likeness is used in commercial material? I have seen him singling, dancing, going crazy of fantastic 'deals' at stores on presidents day. I find that more offensive of a beloved president.
Ok, let him sing. Don't ever let him talk again.
Seth is only funny to pre-adolescent males and those with the mentalities of the same. He was an embarassment to an otherwise classy event.
i never thought that.
did you even bother to watch the show? Or are you just going by what you've read? The jokes that people call tasteless would've been been called hilarious if Jimmy Kimmel or Billy Crystal would've said them.
Sorry, Sharon. But, I'm a 45 year-old male, with a good paying job and a member of Mensa. Love McFarlane's humor . . . quick and edgy. If you don't think he's funny, either you don't get it, or you just need a gut check on your sense of humor.
we were at slides dancing our azzes off.....i only saw "tapes" the next morning.
You are correct. I DID watch the show, all of it, and McFarlane was boring and unfunny. His timing was off, and he tries much too hard. He relies on shock value and "edginess" (give me a break) to compensate for his total lack of wit. Almost anyone would have been a better choice.
did a great job and he seems like a generally nice man. i hope everything goes his way in his life. he deserves it.
Oh really? Seth huh? hmmmmmm.
are right in madonna's hands....please stop hurting yourself and please go see somebody.
I only saw bits and pieces of the Oscars–but from what I saw, I thought Seth did a good job.
I wonder whether the Oscars is becoming outdated, like the Miss America pageant.
You have made the world a brighter happier place Seth. On behalf of perhaps half the planet, Thanks for the laughter!
stop the addiction...
I think he did a great job! And to all the haters, I would love to see you get up there in front of a few billion people and do it.
It's a thankless job and you are not going to please everyone. Given that, I think he stayed true to himself and the spirit of the show. If you don't like it, don't watch it!
... no, you're wrong.. I COULD GET UP in front of 30 billion people and do just as well. By calling me a "hater", it simply shows you have no other reply other than to say some cliche like that. ZOMBIE. But he will look wonderful in the Gay Mens Chorus, no matter what city he represents.
Yep, just as I thought, all the naysayers and haters were wrong as usual.
its way too funny now....it truly is.....God Bless Seth...hahahaha
For all of you that think this man and his immorality is "hilarious" you aren't going to be laughing when Armageddon hits and your sorry butts are wiped off the face of the earth. REPENT NOW. WAKE UP PEOPLE! This is Sodom and Gomorrah all over again.
troll is obvious
This is so true! But just like in Sodom and Noah's day most people will not listen to the message to repent and they are sadly going to lose their lives very soon. Armageddon is just around the corner. ALL the signs are here.
OH. MY. GOD! if this isn't the stupidest thing I've ever heard. What do the Oscars have to do with religion?
I thought Sean and the show was great. Cannot believe how many "prudes" are out there critizing the show and him. He put a different spin on normally a boring show. And they are after the First Lady. It was different and showed new thinking from the directors and writers. People need to lighten up. there are enough serious things our there to complain about!!
You are a crazy person for taking an Oscar show and then bringing up Armageddon.
thank you for this, which you obviously posted because you obviously care so much for humanity. because of this post, i have seen the error of my sinful ways and will repent, not because i'm filled with love for god and man, but because i'm terrified of burning in hell! the fear of punishment isn't a selfish, self-centered reason for me to turn to god, surely!
Westboro Baptists want you.
Good, the only thing stupider and more irritating than Seth MacFarlane are his legally-retarded fans.
I'm a college graduate who was on the dean's list and now own my own business. All these years I had no idea I am legally retarded...good to know.
@Benla76: Actually, taking a complete stranger's general insult as a personal insult worthy of pulling out your credentials doesn't speak well of you.
what is wrong .
i had to beg on that one, enjoyed it and will return.."The God" was not present...age is 35 and 51–older but bruce springsteen style..
Was thoroughly disgusted with the bear skit. It was both awful as well as anti-Semitic. Again, not all Jews have tons of money and planes at their disposal. I can probably name more gentiles who have huge amounts of money and planes at their disposal. It is a stereotype that I don't appreciate nor do my friends. We can stereotype all sorts of people but that does not mean it is true. We have enough haters in this world. We certainly do not need to perpetuate this myth.
.Esther, the very point you are making WAS the point of the the bear skit. I don't think you have seen the movie "TED", if you had, you would understand that the main character holds many ignorant ideas about the world and people in general. The bear was there to make the point that people who believe the kind of nonsense that he was spewing are unfortunately more real than a stuffed animal and much more obnoxious in real life.
I'll bet Esther thinks Randy Newman was trying to insult Short People too!
The Oscars was ( <-–WERE) watched by an average of 40.3 million on Sunday, with a higher percentage of those tuning in being in the coveted 18 to 49 demographic.
All are laughing at this.
The article is correct. 'The Oscars' is the name. There was only one show. It was one event. That makes it singular. 'The Oscars' is a collective singular noun, which makes the usage of the third person singular conjugation indeed correct. For example, you would say/write "The United States are the richest country in the world," for that would be incorrect.
I was impressed by Seth. I'm not sure what exactly I was expecting, but the song and dance routines, along with the self-depricating bits with Shatner were well done.
I have to admit though, I only watched the opening and then swtiched over to The Walking Dead.
I love Seth MacFarlane. He is the reason I watched the Oscars.
Seth should co-host with Emma Stone (or Mila Kunis) and Ted next year!
99% of his critics are from the older generation anyways. ABC is just looking to their future audiences.
I enjoyed Seth's hosting. I knew he loved music but was really surprised at his strong voice. The song and dance numbers were cute. The jokes were edgy but it's Hollywood where much worse things go on than edgy jokes. This year was, to me, much more classy than previous years. The one thing was Michelle Obama's announcing the Best Picture award. I voted for Obama twice but felt that the First Lady's involvement at that level was inappropriate.
I agree... that was just weird. And WHY? :/
I don't give a crap about watching overpaid no-talent actors/actresses regardless of who the host is.
First time I've actually watched... and liked this superficial crap!
i love the morning show!!
Some of the jokes were edgy but overall I enjoyed it. I like the fact they picked someone that isn't afraid to poke fun at the stars. If they can't poke fun at themselves they are terrible examples of artists. We saw your boobs song, hey you put them out there the public has the right to say what they want. I think he fairly picked on everyone. If you really one host to hate on, hire SouthPark creators.
I don't really have a preference on who hosts. It is fun when the host of the year does or says things that are construed as "controversial". I watch for the fashion, and for the major categories – best pic, best actor, actress, etc., especially when I am rooting for someone/something in particular. I just find it fun (but way too long when it runs over for those of us on the east coast)!
Django Unchained": "This is the story of a man fighting to get back his woman, who's been subjected to unthinkable violence. Or as Chris Brown and Rihanna call it, a date movie." What a great joke!
LMAO!! I <3 it!
he better come back.
"Saw your boobs", the Lincoln joke, the Rihanna/Chris Brown joke....all classic.
and i saw you pretending to read the paper behind the counter....i'll give you some credit for today...much better for you!
come back...its nice to see you...
All tacky you mean.
underneath your a little shy....please come back...i enjoy your company even if you are not saying anything.
i am happy there.
Good. Glad he's not coming back.
This was the worst Oscar telecast yet. Please bring back Billy Crystal!
I think Billy Crystal was everybody's favorite. But I think after his long absence, his come back wasn't all that great. It wasn't at the caliber he was in the past. But he's still my favorite Oscars host. No one has been able to match him, IMO. I don't know who would be good, but I sure wouldn't want the job! It's VERY difficult to do! (Said so by Billy during an interview).
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah. We're SUPER disappointed that this overgrown twelve-year-old d-bag won't be coming back. DEVASTATED.
what should i wear.
obvi you dont have a taste for the finer thing in life and he has the right to be a d-bag
i don't want him too be a d-bag with Midge.
I like the Oscars, but I could not watch it. I finally gave up and went to bed. It was terrible, tasteless and not funny. Why do they have to do a skit and try to be funny. Get a host to come on stage, talk about the movies, how it entertains us, etc. and get on with it. Lastly, could some of the actors/actresses try to not get drunk before the show.
This was the first time that I actually hated the Oscar's telecast. The host was an offensive juvinile creep. I've never watched any of his other works and certainly will not ever do so.
Get the stick out.
really.. and when you do what Dunlar suggested, get the second one out too..
yea and put the film down and scoot over already.
Mike, Mike, Mike...come out of that bubble.
I found it very funny. Since when the Oscars became a forum for seriousness? We have a large group of overpaid celebrities (20% of whom can actually act) parading overpriced designer clothes and jewelry and who somehow feel they are so important and need to be recognized every year, so why not have some fun?
What a little gas. Your tellin everyone all your crap about you think about someone who has made more money from the Oscars than you ever will in a lifetime. You just a g@y idiot who doesn't appreciate things. He doesn't vare about other I will say, yet he doesn't give a damn what people like you have to say about him. Keep your cruddy comments to yourself and watch something different if you don't enjoy his cr@p. What. A. GAS! You've never seen Family Guy, then get a life you dumb piece of ****.
I think Seth McFarlane did a very good job at hosting the Oscars. People who didn't like him have no sense of humor.
Come on... Stop being so serious all the time, you will get old very fast. People need to lighten up and live a little, have fun, make jokes... The reason our world is so messed up is because too many people don't understand what a joke is and start fights because of something someone said.
its just a joke.
on that stick. you might want to remove that as well.
move along on that subject.
it was funny wasn't it.
You are right to correct the "you're"..I am so sick of people writng comments full of incorrect English..Makes you look so bad!..and who can take you seriously??..Get the 'Your" and You're" right people1!...And while you're at it, review the correct use of their, there, and they're..
O, I am way past the target age group for the Oscars, but I thought Seth did a great job..Still like Billy Crystal though...
Shame. He was hilarious, and it was the least boring Oscar telecast in years. I was in tears from laughing.
He said he will never do the Oscars again. I think, from the fan reaction....we are one step ahead of him. That Lincoln joke was extremely inappropriate.
I guess 150 years is too soon for you. Comedy is subjective, and I laughed my ass off.
Yeah, especially since John Wilkes Booth was framed.
Oh please! It was off color but hardly inappropriate. If you can't poke fun a 150 year old tragedy now and again... you have no sense of humor. You probably get offended by jokes about religion as well. Grow up and get that sometimes, it's alright to laugh.
Interesting that people seem to expect an elegant downton abbey'esque show from the creator of Family Guy and Ted.. I mean, has anyone who actually seen either of the shows really surprised by his jokes on the stage? and were they not expecting them?
Like you were expecting you'd be asked?
No great loss. This loo-zurr isn't even remotely funny to anyone intelligent anyway. So why bother asking him for a repeat? Waste of space.
Actually he is considered brilliant and really talented , people love him. That's why he is a millionaire and you sure as hell aren't.
He's very intelligent and immensely talented. I would say people that don't understand him have zero sense of humor and should just stick to their Sunday rituals.
we put a lit match under a client's ass...and then we move on....see how easy it is....
@ Connie – yes, he may have money and created some shows, but it only shows how low the IQ of the American viewer has dropped.
i hear ya...those ratings have really dropped.
@Sidb1980 – Can you prove that you're more intelligent than people who watch Family Guy?
A growing number of us are convinced that Sarah Palin is the only one who can heal and re-unify our country. But first she must return to her motorhome and resume her cross country tour. She will have to visit cities both large and small, being careful to speak only to real Americans, dispensing her sage advice and folksy, homespun common sense solutions. We can be a great nation again if we all follow the "Palin Path".
Gee, how far away from reality can you teagaggers get anyway?
The teaparty is the American Taliban. Palin is the biggest pile of dumb America has to offer.
I love that you're only a "real American" if you support the likes of Sarah Palin. If thats what it takes to be a real American, then I'll continue being a fake American any (and every) day.
Did you know that the real Americans, the founding fathers(no one can get more real than them), were considered the liberals of their day? So, it means being what you are, it is you who is not the real american here.. have you thought about that?
ok that was a joke right? anyway leave poor Sarah alone, she's busy trying to send smoke signals from her front yard to Russia.
its those mean lezbians that pick on me.
She was great in Nailin' Palin.
she's NOT that great and I trip her every single day...
Yes, he can be funny. And yes, the movie crowd takes itself way too seriously. However, there is something incongruous about f*rt jokes done in black tie. Yes, they were funny but a little inappropriate for that type of event.
And someone needs to tell MacFarlane that he needs to try writing a show that doesn't involve 1) stupid male figures
2)anthropomorphic characters 3) wisecracking children 4)long suffering female characters 5)ridiculing religion. Nothing wrong with one show that involves these characters/themes but three?
Credit the guys at South Park. At least their other attempts at shows/films were all different from their main gig. Baseketball is not like That's My Bush which is not like Team America which is not like South Park.
You're a talented guy Seth but stretch a little!
Is English your first language?
This article isn't exactly accurate. To say he was an increase in the ratings is misleading. While he was, he was hardly that high when compared to other Oscar broadcast. Two Oscar broadcast in which there was no host scored significantly higher. It makes it hard to brag when on the two occasions when nobody was there, they did better than you.
how would you that?
I was okay with the boob song. The sock puppet skit was hilarious! I can understand how you either loved or hated the opening stuff, but outside of that, I thought he did a good job introducing the presenters. I loved his 'some people need no introduction' and then he walks away, for Meryl Streep – that was funny. A few jokes were questionable but I thought he did pretty good.
I agree! I don't usually watch the Oscars but if he decides to host again, he will have my viewership.
The only reason to watch was McFarlane. I haven't watched the Oscars in at least ten years because it's useless to bother. It's like watching American Idol... you know the one that deserves to win, won't. And movies like The Avengers won't even get a consideration even though it was the best movie of the year.
We waited to watch the Oscars until they were done. That way we could watch online or on the premium channels and fast forward through all the garbage.
McFarlane was great. Funny, edgy, and fearless. It was awesome. Everything else was terrible with the exception of the performance of Catherine Zeta Jones and the cast of Les Mis.
I never watch any star-studded show other than this Oscar and didn't regret it because I enjoyed Seth's joke. The only appropriately dressed is Jennifer Chastain. Why do they allow themselves to be dressed in poor fashion?
What are you talking about ??? People really dressed beautifully and classy. What is it you're wearing???
On one poll, 46% of people thought he was good, which is not a bad number. I for one, would be glad to see Seth again. I would also like to see Craig Ferguson host.
I don't think that poll quote of yours is accurate, but Craig Ferguson???? Maybe, that would either be really good or would really suck. I think it would work out though!
your were told that invasion of privacy too an innocent person is called Harrassment…were not told that yesterday?
are you that addicted?
Whining about it on a public forum is practically an invite for further harassment. Learn to internet.
Didn't this guy play Peter Brady on the "Brady Bunch?" If not, I have no idea who he is.
Mack,....if you are that clueless why are you watching the awards??? I mean if you don't know who Seth MacFarlane is, you have got to be really out of the loop with contemporary entertainment. Seriously, whether you like him or not you could not have understood anything that was happening.
Nope. Still not enough to get me to watch the Oscars. I'll let you know when I become that boring.
okay, so who should host next year? my vote is craig ferguson. best add libber around.
I thoroughly enjoyed the show and Seth hosting it! Definitely something different compared to what we are used to, but he was funny, charming, and talented! So you losers get over it!! It was an awesome Oscars and they have Seth to thank...and the numbers prove that, seeing as how viewership was up!!
I can't believe people blame Seth for some of the jokes he told (Lincoln, Quvenzhané Wallis, Rhiana/Chris Brown, etc.). Those jokes were *written for him* by Bruce Vilanch and a team of writers. Bruce has been writing jokes for the Oscars for 23 years now, and is the head writer for the past 13.
I'm a Senior Citizen! I have loved movies all my life + hardly EVER miss the Academy Awards! Billy Crystal has been my favorite, but I liked Seth McFarlane very much! The 'Boobs' number was a bit tedious, but the rest quite hilarious! Especially the Chris/Rhianna reference! Lol!! – @Marita.
face the facts, the awards show is a Fing show. the whole thing is part of the never ending sales job for the entertainment industry. did you hear me industry. so if Seth brings more sales, he did his job. if he was funny – he did his job. if he made fun of the whole industry, he did his job.
and anyone who takes the show/awards seriously, like it's art or something more than a farce part of the industry, needs their head examined.
I think the HIGHLIGHT of the show was seeing and HEARING SHIRLEY BASSEY SING 'GOLDFINGER'!!
SHE'S STILL 'GOT IT'!!!
I was underwhelmed. She's lost a lot of her voice over the years. I think it would have been much better if they had been able to get all the Bonds on stage.
It is beyond me how so many people find Macfarlane's humor funny, except maybe for the very young. The jokes and schticks he did at the Oscars were totally juvenile. I mean, 'boob' song? Give me a break. That's the kind of thing we would laugh at in grade nine. Then there's the annoying stuffed teddy bear, Ted, which only demonstrates the twisted thinking of a guy who would take the symbol of innocent childhood and turn it into something crude and offensive.
How about lightening up and obtaining a sense of humor. People are far too sensitive. get over it.
I really like Seth MacFarlane and Family Guy, but I thought he did a mediocre job. The bit with Sally Field was cute, but the "I saw your boobs" song would have been better suited for Family Guy and not the Oscars. Glad he will not be hosting again next year.
The whole country is relieved you will not be back.
By rest of the country, you mean just you, and the other minority of people who don't have a sense of humor.
Does having a 'sense of humor,' as you say, mean that we have to laugh at EVERYTHING?
Don't you understand that some humor is juvenile? — the kind of thing that only kids and silly people would find funny. Most of MacFarlane's Oscar schtick was hardly what could be called mature humor.
To each his own, but I hope he won't be back.
I'm not a fan of Family Guy, but I thought he was funny and did a good job. As I was watching, I was thinking that he is this generation's Billy Crystal, just as musical, and much edgier. It's the first time I watched the Oscars all the way through in a very long time.
This comment works for me as well. I thought Seth was very tame. There's always parts of these shows that make people roll their eyes, but overall I thought the guy did quite well at his first Oscars. He'll be back. Money talks. That is the first Oscars I've seen in over ten years. I usually flip the channel after a couple of minutes, but this year, I just left it on which means it was entertaining enough.
Then you obviously have no idea who Billy Crystal is or have ever seen him perform. Your comment was pretty insulting to Mr. Crystal.
Billy Crystal really?? Then you have NO idea how talented Billy Crystal is and was during his hey day. Seth read a script. Mr. Crystal ad-libbed as the show went on. Kristen Stewart hopping on stage, Jennifer Lawrence falling as she went up to accept her award – Billy would have worked all that into the show. He is amazing and funny. He's hosted what 10 times!! The man is tired. Time for some new genius to take over – but they can't find one!!
The problem is you have to know when certain jokes are appropriate and when they are not. Family Guy is a hilarious 30 minute show of 10 second jokes that cater to a certain crowd. I love it, so do a lot of other people because when I tune in, I know what I'm getting.
But for the Oscars, I'm looking for some something different - we're talking about film. It's a different beast than televesion. It's just calssier. The Les Mis ensemble piece was brilliant. I even though Streisand's ode to Memories was good, if not a bit odd to serenade just one of last years' lost, and not them all. There were many miscues like that during the night...
By far, the greatest miscue was McFarland's joke about Quvenzhané Wallis and hooking up with George Clooney. Even the Boobs song was just... out of place. It's not the event, nor the correct duration (think of it as a 10 second blurb in Family Guy – great!). And most of the programming choices felt like they were pulled out of a hat. Oscars is a different beast, and yes, I hope for someone who brings class and the right kind of humor with the show... next time.
Nothing he did should have surprised anyone. He was no more inappropriate than he always is. ABC decided on him, knowing full well what he was going to do, and as others have commented, tame by comparison to his usual material & vehicles.
In general, it's always comedians called upon to host, not Scott Pelley or Ted Koppel, so whoever it is, you will be getting their brand of humor. Just someone to glue together the perennially recurring segments of Hollywood self glorification.
he SUCKED!!!! plain and simple even the boob thang was stupid and not even laughable bringback Whoopie,Billy Crystal, ANYBODY!!!
The dude is funny... why ridicule him? .. Hosting the oscars is not an easy job, especially when you have to adhere to the content that was given to him to improv with. Com'on people.. haven't you ever watchd "Ted"? .. It was funny as hell, cut him a break.
You are exactly right. He sucked big. How anyone can come out and publicly humiliated women which his cheap shots at actresses boobs while THEY ARE SITTING THERE and have to take it is beyond me. If I was one of them, I'd surely donated some dinero to have him worked over. He'd be easy and truly deserves it.
The women celebrities knew about the song and their mention in it. If you look at the scene again you will notice the actresses are wearing different dresses than the ones they wore throughout the show in their "shocked" embarrassment close-ups. Those were pre-taped for the comedy song. They were PART of the skit. They AGREED to it.
No way anybody would want to see you host it again.
EXACTLY! Why would he want to something again that he sucked at the first time.
Seth MacFarlane? I thought the Oscars had been hosted by Peter Brady!
I think he represents MOST straight men in America (misogynystic a**holes) and the humor of MOST Americans (anti-intellectual) . It's low brow and kind of pathetic. It has no intellectual vigor. He's the guy in school who was ugly and didn't/couldn't get women and now he's rich and famous and is getting revenge on all the women who wronged him by being a flaming misogynist. I mean, does he bathe himself in Windex. What man is that pathetic and transparent? He needs to take some tips from Ricky Gervais when it comes to being funny and controversial at the same time.
But then again, American humor is an oxymoron if there ever was one. So there's that...
And PS to all the women who LOVE him, you're second class citizens for a reason. Trying to score points with men by kissing our a** isn't going to get you anywhere. But carry on ladies. Carry on. LOL!
Sounds like your an angry brit queen, whose a queen b/c you couldn't get a girl.
He sure doesn't represent me you little whining b**ch. I hope I never here from either one of you again. I thought his hosting was the lamest thing I had ever experienced until I read your post.
Dude, Seth McFarlane is GAY, he does not want to get back at woman because he does not want what they are selling, this is not meant to be offensive but literally, its pretty well known fact that he is gay
This guy is a muti-millionare, he could care less about these remarks. Whether you liked the show, him or not-he is still prosepring.
I didn't find the host offensive at all. Just very dull. It was like having a tedious teenage boy telling what he thought were very clever jokes.Simply saying 'boobs' or referencing a TV show or telling jokes as old as Lincoln are only funny to other teenage boys.
Thank you Seth – You will NOT be missed.
great career ahead.
My girlfriend has nice perky ones. If you squeeze on them they honk.
your girlfriend must be a freak
seth's indication meter doesn't look that way
I like the Oscars and seeing the great actors we have have in our movies. Seth MacFarlane has amazing talent by his creation of The Family guy and his other works. But it was his singing that floored me. I had no idea he could sing as well as he did. I wasn't impressed with the boobs song, but he has an ok sense of humor and a very wonderful speaking voice. He should do something with his singing. Even if he is super rich.
Seth is too pretty for his own good. If you don't believe me, just ask Seth.
Okay, I didn't like him at all. I gave him about 20 minutes in 5 minute doses, then left to do something more interesting. Some of this is probably age related: I didn't know who he was. But I did think he was boring. No laughing hilariously from me - not even a few snickers.
Its not an age thing – its a brain thing. He's an idiot and only idiots can relate. Plus he crude and rude. A true buffoon. glad he wont be back.
plotting is always been her job...don't make fun of age because we know hers.
You probably think that Jon Stewart isn't very bright either...don't you? MacFarlane is incredibly intelligent. Maybe you should at least have a clue before you speak about someone in that manner. I know that you have access to a computer and a search engine. Take 5 minutes....
The dude was lame. Making fun of Adele, and boobies. Bring back Billy Crystal and Silence of the Lambs, THAT was funny
The review articles ALONE are arrogant and snobbish enough to make me gag. I couldn't imagine what it must have been like for a guy like MacFarlane to be in front of such a crowd. I watched a clip of Charlize Theron appearing visibly disgusted at one point during the show...not a good look for her. She had this elitist body language...as if saying that the guy didn't merit rubbing elbows with her class. I used to like her....
That shot of Charlize Theron wasn't from the Oscar telecast. If you remember the shot during the boob dance number, she was wearing a black dress with shoulder straps – not what she wore on the red carpet, nor what she wore for her own dance number. Edit monkeys just earning their keep.
Hey you dingbat...that was a satirical skit and if you paid any attention at all you would see that in the clip she had a black dress on but was wearing a white dress at the Oscar's. They pulled it from another award show.
Hey Denver, don't you have a movie to go watch on Lifetime or the Oxygen network or something? Here's a clue, like Janet said, it is how they are depicting an apparent campaign against MacFarlane in the media. I didn't watch the show. I can't tell you who was wearing "Wang" or "Versace" like it seems that you are ready to do.
I enjoyed the Oscars show. It is the first time in years I watched the entire show all the way through. I had no idea who Seth was before, and am a fan now. He is so talented and versatile, and I think his "jibes" hit their marks.
another buffoon speaks. you must be a meanie yourself
i'm in a great mood! how is everyone today!!!
your were told that invasion of privacy too an innocent person is called Harrassment...were not told that yesterday?
are you that addicted?
Seth Macfarlane, I hope you change your mind and host the OSCARS again next year! You're like a touch of Jalapeno on a very bland show! I hope they will also ask you to host the next Miss Universe contest! That will be a hoot!
what did we say too you about hacking–
Seth- You were GREAT.
PLEASE host again. I laughed my tail off.
what did we say too about hacking.
HE WAS GREAT!
I've given this great thought. I am writing the academy to host next years Oscars
All of you who think this misogynistic perverted pig is funny enjoy it while you can. All of you sinners are soon to be smitten by God if you do not change. So laugh at immorality and enjoy it while you can because your days on this earth are numbered!!! They laughed and scoffed at Noah too – until the first drop of rain came, but then it was too late.
I'd rather laugh with the sinners than die with the saints cause sinners have much more fun.
Flamingo Kid.....nice to see you quoting the bible.......or as I like to call it, "The Biethplace of Fiction".
Wow! Cast the first stone why don't you. And for that, it looks like you may be joining us since you speak for God.
I mean seriously, if you are going to condemn us as sinners when even Jesus did not judge the adulterer, where do you really stand in the grand scheme of things. Are you not a sinner as well? Oh, right, there is only one without sin, and there is a good chance it isn't you.
I'm a Christian, please go re-read the verses where jesus hangs out with non-christians....
Your either not a christian trying to make us look bad, or you are a christian that really stinks at getting the message across. Way to be a positive role model. (NOT!!)
Rule #1,folks: Anyone who claims to speak for God is lying, or psychotic.
WTH do you think people would care about what nickname you have for certain things anyway?
Who says there is a God. YOU. Wheres the proof. If there is a God he is going to smite you for touching yourself all those times when your looking at little kids pictures. Shame on you.
I thought the whole night was great. Seth MacFarlane was hilarious and I hope he decides to host the Oscars next year.
It was a great evening of television entertainment. I loved seeing Anne Hathaway's boooobs and perky parts. She looked like a friendly girl. My mom told me to close my eyes but I sure didn't ! They were perky and awesome !
It wasn't the boobs that were perky it was how the dress was made.
Jeff – get a life! Those were not Anne Hathaway's boooobs and perky parts! She was wearing a not very attractive dress that had darts (it's a dress term) on the outside of each breast that made the fabric oddly stick out.
Good riddance. Take your disgusting and perverted TV cartoons with you too.
Here is an idea: exercise some self-censoring and turn the channel. That way you won't be offended. GTF up.
Couldn't agree more. This guy is a hack. His so called cartoons are a blight on real animation. Family Guy is nothing more than a crappy Simpsons rip-off with NONE of the humor or wit. His junk fits well with the pervailing frat-boy humor in movies today; crude & unfunny.
Get lost McFarlane, and take your crap with you.
I don't find anything particularly offensive about Seth MacFarlane's shows. I do have a problem with The Andy Griffith Show. That's television that is offensive on nearly every level.
I love every bit of his comedy... because it is comedy. You sir have no sense of humor at all. Please throw yourself in front of a truck
Who doesn't know how to spell?
smitten past participle of smite (Verb)
Strike with a firm blow.
Defeat or conquer (a people or land).
AH! Another reason to be thankful today. I think this was the most horrible hosting job since Anne Hathaway/James Franco, and it had to be really bad to top that.
I saw Anne Hathaway's boooooooobs !
kids, nothing in hollywood is real except the money. everyone in the oscar audience are very well off because we pay for tickets to see boobs, even cgi ones. if all this offends anyone, stay home, read a book, and send ten bucks to cancer research. movies aren't real, except maybe spider-man.
I get tired of all the Hollywood types playing the gay card. Then they don't let our girl Quenshanze win. Typical white bias.
Don't 'let' someone win?? How do you think the winners are determined? They will 'let' you win if you get enough votes.
No one has commented about how AWFUL Wm Shatner was with the stupid Star Trek (no offcense to Trekkies out there) was. Seth did a great job, and what a singer and dancer - who knew?? I wish he would host again, as I did laugh out loud many times - as for the boobs song - still humming around in my head. All this hate from the entertainment media - meh, who needs 'em!!
anti Trekkie. Racist.
Why such a H8er, Rachel ? Did your parents not let you stay up late to watch Star Trek? Are you afraid of space travel? What? Klingon got your tounge?
Without sitting back and overanalyzing after the fact, I want to judge Seth MacFarlane by how we reacted.... My wife and I were almost in tears at times from laughing so hard. If laughing, having a great time, and feeling completely entertained is any way to judge Seth as an oscar host, then in our opinion they have got to bring him back again next year. I don't recall a funnier, more playfull host. Sometimes I think some people are just sitting there watching the telecast emotionlessly, waiting to take notes on things that they can consider offending, rather than just relaxing and having a good time and laughing. As for that hilarious Monty Python-like song, how could the actresses not be ok with it... The DVD sales of their movies might suddenly spike up for a few weeks.
All the actresses in the "We Saw Your Boobs" segment were 'in' on the gag. The whole thing was staged & pre-recorded. Just look at Jennifer Lawrence's dress in the segment (same with other actresses') and you'll notice it's totally different from the one she wore that evening. I also saw a clip of the rehearsals & part of that segment (with Lawrence sitting among a fake audience wearing that same dress) was shown. They all fooled you guys!!
Doc – they fooled us? Seth MacFarlane said it was pre-recorded. That was the whole idea, it was set up as one of the skits that he pre-recorded, but that didn't make it in the actual live show. Were you watching Beverly Hills Housewives during that part?
I’m a Seth Macfarlane fan and defender, but was not impressed with his performance. He should stick to writing and animating. In fact, I hadn’t watched the Oscars in years, but did so this year because he was there. Still not impressed though.
Seth is funnier than Homer!
Are you kidding? Have you read the Iliad? That's comedy gold!
I NEVER watch shows about Narcissism and for Narcissistic people (actors). So Seth I agree on not doing it again.
Hilarious! You're about as narcissistic as they come, Dead guy. An angry narcissist: the worst kind.
Seth was fine as a host and should be given a 2nd chance to host for next year. He was very funny and entertaining.
Liked the bit w/ Sally Field in the beginning.
Chance? What you mean? This isn't a court of law, it's entertaining...
Absolutely loved Seth MacFarlane. Thought he was the best host they ever had. He has it all, intelligence, humor, he can certainly sing and dance. I was very impressed with his voice. I thought his line deliveries and responses to the jokes were top notch. He made me smile the entire show and he didn't skip a beat. The producers of the show made an excellent choice by having him host. It's a tough job for anyone to undertake and feel he was truly amazing at it!
1. MacFarlane isn't funny. Never has been. He has some voice and singing talent, but when he resorts to making fun of people with disabilities (physical or mental) it's just not funny.
2. He looks plasticky. I don't know how to explain it, but he looks like he's made of plastic or maybe wax.
The problem is he thinks he's much funnier, more talented, and better looking than he actually is. That's a bad trait.
Do hipsters find anything funny? I thought they were too cool for it all with those skinny jeans choking the sanity out of your crotch.
@hipster...you aren't allowed to like anything, you have to say everything's lame so that no one can judge you.
Plasticky or plasticy? Either way that's not a word and you look "Stupidy".
Seth MacFarlane Rocks!
As a lesbean I found it fascinating.
That couldn't of been a typo, the i and e are no where near each other. .
If you really were, you would know how to spell it.
I like BOOOOOOOOOBS !
I saw the oscars and couldnt help but notice how big George Clooney's stiffy was when he was sitting next to Dakota Fanning. Talk about a hard night to get noticed.
I had watched Family Guy once and I never liked cartoons so that was enough, however I think Seth did a great job.
I enjoyed his jokes, his singing and his dancing. Maybe he will get his own variety show.
This was the turd time I watched the Academy Awards. It was ok. Alot of my gay friends were talking about it so I decided to check it out. I can see where the appeal would be to the non straight viewers. All of the singing and dancing is reminiscent of a musical.
Do you really think a person (male or female) has to be gay to watch musicals? Get real. I believe that Seth did a great job and hope he changes his mind and hosts again next year. My mouth dropped open at some of his comments, because I wasn't expecting the host to be so forthcoming. But it got my attention and smiles, and one or two laugh out louds. You negative people need not to take everything so personal, this could be your last day on earth - don't you want to go out with a smile on your face?
Never heard of the guy but he was ok. It's a tough job. Would love to see Tina & Amy do it. They would probably kick it out of the park. Let's hope for them next year!
I never heard of him either and I thought he was so funny. He brought some life to the show for once I watched the whole thing. I did fast forward through the musicals except for Barbara. Orchastra down the street now come on!
You ignored all of the musicials except Barbara. Wow. How very jewish of you to point this out.
I liked him but the concept of the show and reliving Chicago? Really? It wasn't that great of a movie. Seemed highly inappropriate.
It won best picture Oscar...so yeah the academy did think it was a pretty good film.
Agreed. Cabaret was overrated junk when it won. Much like Argo is today.
Yes, Hollywood liked Chicago the movie but it stank to high heaven!
I think Seth did a fine job, he's funny and easy on the eyes . It's the writers and producers who should be F***ING FIRED for creating such a badly conceived show. Like what idiot decided to have the orchestra down the street from the actual event? I'm sure Shirley Bassey's initial struggle with her number was because she couldn't hear the musicians. And, the mix on Adele's "Skyfall" was dreadful.
When I closed my eyes, I swear it was Brian from Family Guy Hosting. I could picture him up on stage holding a martini. And Ted sounds just like Peter Griffin. I sure everyone else thought the same thing, but I just thought it was funny.
It was definitely weird hearing Brian coming out of his mouth. I guess that's the easiest character for him to do voice acting for. :)
There is actually a line in Ted (the movie) where he says "I do not sound that much like Peter Griffin".....
Seth MacFarlane was a refreshing change as Oscars host. I hope he hosts again soon. I'm still singing "We Saw Your Boobs" under my breath. The "Flight" sock puppets were hilarious!
i have to admit I had no idea who Seth was – and normally, I only watch the opening act but I thought he was fabulous. The boob song was hysterical and so appropriate considering the Grammy dress code. Why is everyone so uptight and needing to be politically correct. He was FUNNY- ok so one or two of the jokes didn't work- but Ok that's only one or two. He was working for 4 hours. He kept the show moving and interesting and that is the job of the host. The fact that he could actually SING- (was he Broadway trained? ) and dance was a plus. It was sophisticated too. Seth, i had no idea who you were- but thanks for the fun night!
He kept the show moving? What Oscars were you watching.
It was like 15 hours long!
I think Seth did a good job.....the bads are the writers of the show.
the ENTIRE FIRST 30 MINUTES were boring...and unnecessary. Seth worked from a script.
He can't be blamed for the overall tone...
My 85-year old Mother, who'd never heard of Seth before, thought he was great. (So did I.) When I asked her what she thought of his hosting, she said "He was irreverent, but he told the truth and did it with a lot of humor. Most of those people get their butts kissed every day and deserve a little ribbing. I thought the "boobs" song was great. If actresses don't want people singing about their breasts, they shouldn't show them off in the first place!" Thank you, Mom!
mine too, but then she is always drooling on her bib
Does anyone else see a resemblance to Donny Osmond?
I'v been watching these shows since they began. I thought he did a great job and the whole production was better than any before. His humor was outstanding. Why are so many of you younger folks such sour pusses ?
Isn't it funny that there are no complaints about acressses showing their boobs, but singing about it is a no no????
The Oscar Awards Show is entertainment. The award categories are for entertainment, not art. Do not take the awards or the attendees too seriously. I'm over 60 and have never even heard of, let alone seen, Seth before the show. However I watched most of the show and found him funny, quick-witted, and talented.
For those that tuned in knowing who Seth Mcfarlane is and what he produces is anybody surprised at the frat humor portryaed. You probably couldn't stand it and watched three hours, kind of like me with a State of the union address.
This article is a direct product of the "me" generation. If you base Seth's performance based on how offensive he was, then the "me" generation will be all over the place. Everyone thinking their opinion matters and what one person liked another will be offended at because they think being offended offers them greater "me" status.
If you base how well of a job Seth did on what a host is supposed to do (for those who don't know, they are supposed to keep the show moving to the time constraints, introduce presenters, provide entertainment during set changes, etc.) then he did a pretty good job. To understand that he became the host of a nationally watched awards show for celebrities by creating cartoons is the amazing part. In an industry that is ruled by stereotypes of "Comic book Guy" types who make cartoons and comics, having people with talent in that profession AND are able to have personalities that can mix with others is great to see.
Not going to miss Mr Macfarlene, tasteless, tacky and obnoxious.
You might want to remove that stick that's up your ass... just saying
McFarlane was best host in last 2 decades!!! The show is BORING enough. Him, Shirley Bassey, and Adele were the only things worth watching period! Please host again Seth!! If not, I wont be watching again!!
I second this comment.
I agree. The Oscars are boring enough, I usually just read who won what on the internet at some point. But this year I tuned in. While the show was still boring for the most part at least he was bringing in some entertainment to that snore fest.
Only embiciles watched the oscars.
Someone who can't spell calling people "imbeciles".
It is a hallmark of our times that people who cannot manage to spell or capitalize correctly nevertheless see fit to accuse others of being less intelligent than themselves. This warrants s a new catchphrase: We has seen the imbeciles, and the imbamacile is we.
Be nice to this person, she had all her stuffing put back in the wrongs places
The Oscars were stupid. You should have been watching The Walking Dead on A&E.
Walking Dead is on AMC not A&E.
While I fully agree that The Walking Dead beats the Academy Awards it is played on AMC (same network that does Mad Men and Breaking Bad) not A&E. For anyone who really cares, I'm not a Seth MacFarlane fan but overall I think he did a really decent job and I found myself laughing outloud many times.
Isn't Walking Dead that one show about zombies...? Or am I thinking of another show?
Django Unchained": "This is the story of a man fighting to get back his woman, who's been subjected to unthinkable violence. Or as Chris Brown and Rihanna call it, a date movie." What a great joke!!!!
I am not a fan of Seth MacFarlane. I am also older than the 18-49 demo. I was pleasantly surprised by his performance. Aside from the fact that people just love to b&%!h, I think they are far too thin-skinned. Afterall, humor is 90% truth, and it sometimes makes us squirm. As for the suggestion of Will Ferrell, yes, he would be a good choice. So would Kevin James. Daniel Tosh? He strikes me as being too great of a risk for the Academy Awards as long as people are so damn sensitive.
I live and work in Hollywood. The Oscars telecast is not supposed to be a) a comedy roast, b) a place for mean-spirited pettiness and 'jabs', or c) a platform for putting down women or engage in lame frat boy humor. (Really? "We saw your boobs!" GTFU.)
It'll be Tina and Amy hosting next year. Stay tuned.
Agreed. It wasn't 'classy'. While I tend to think that most of the crowd in that place deserves a good jab every once in a while, his comments were out of place and juvenile.
So because you live and "work" in Hollywood, that's makes your opinion more important than everyone else's? What exactly DO you do in Hollywood?
what mean spirited jabs?–the worst joke he made was about Chris Brown and Rhianna...he pretty much kept it tame towards the celebrities that were there. And the boobs song was SUPPOSED to be him being an offensive joke–that was the point of the joke
No one cares where you work. In fact, you saying you live and work in holllywood made me automatically assume you are less intelligent than the majority of the population.
The Oscars might be America's only chance to see "royalty" but I don't even know what traditions you think were broken. It's a stupid awards show that he ballooned like so many things, into some unnatural monster that moves under its own power.
Ok, smoke break's over, you can go back to pouring lattes now. "works in hollywood" haha get over yourself.
I wouldn't brag about being from LA pal. I lived in San Diego for some time and moved back to the east coast as quick as I was able to. A collection of dead brain cells you all are. But the women can f u ck though.
Being a gay escort in West Hollywood does'nt mean you work in Hollywood. It does mean Hollywood works you; now go climb back into your refridgerator shipping box, pull your ankles to jesus and think of purses.
I thought he did a great job. I love watching the Hollywood snobs get busted on. I am a woman and the thought the boob song was hilaroius. Being the host of this type of show is not easy. There are always going to be people who are offended. I don't watch these types of shows too often because I think Hollywood folks are so full of themselves but actually enjoyed this.
I agree, and those women did show their boobs in those movies. Now they want to be mad about it.
I thought Seth did a great job. My husband actually sat there and watched it with me. He was actually laughing out loud to the Boob song. I loved his jabs to the "because they don't think we're gay enough" stuff and the guy actually sings very well. He was nothing like Ricky Gervais. I thought it was one of the best shows yet and I'm in my 50's. I love a great sense of humor and someone who makes light of the whole "hollywood glamour". Can't please everyone, but he please my husband and I and that is all that counts.
"The Oscars was watched [...]" – wow editing has shrunk to an all time low. How about "were"?
Because it's not. "The Oscars" is a singular event.
No, you're wrong. "The Oscars" is the colloquial name for the program and is singular. Would you say "The Incredibles were watched?" I'm all for being a grammar nazi, but you have to be accurate or you sound like an ass.
I believe "Oscars" is a 3rd person singular and should conjugate with 3rd person past tense "was" rather than the 3rd person plural "were". Not positive – It has been a long time since I studied grammar.
I think it is loosely referred to as a show called "The Oscars", so that useage would be correct. It grinds on my ears, too!
Sorry, Tom, I'm an editor too. "The Oscars" is a singular show and "was" is the correct verb.
"the Oscars" is the subject. "Was" is correct. Fail.
The Oscars was a show or performance - singular. Therefore "was". You don't say "The show were watched." Time to head back to school for a refresher course in English 101.
And, oh, by the way: YOU IS FIRED!
Why don't we get rid of it all together, or move it on down to the channels that hold the Miss America pagent.
The statement was correct. People weren't tuning in to watch a table full of trophies, they were watching a singular event.
ergo: Grammar Nazi Fail
Should we say "The Simpsons were watched"? How about "60 Minutes were watched"?
How about you all stop complaining and just go with "An average of 40.3 million people watched the Oscars on Sunday." EVERYONE RELAX AND STOP BEING SO CRITICAL OF EVERYTHING IN THIS WORLD.
This comment were lame
Well, I could be wrong, but I believe The Oscars WAS an old, old wooden ship that was used during the Civil War era
@ Tobo. Lol on the Anchorman reference.
Here's the deal. The Oscars is a show that targets anyone and everyone – all ages, genders, races, etc. Does anyone out there realistically believe that there is a host that can possibly please everyone?? Never gonna happen. Period. They got good ratings this time out. Thus, the network & Oscars people are happy, I'm sure.
I thought he was classless, inappropriate and not funny, I had enough after the boobs garbage. I changed the channel. His shows are terrible anyways unless you are 13. I am ecstatic he is not coming back.
Perhaps people like you shouldn't be watching anything more nerve-wrecking than Golden Girls, Touched By An Angel or Hanna Montana. Make sure you cover your boobs well if you're a woman or, if you're a man, go and check up on the latest issue of Hot Firemen Monthly. You know, for research...
you sound like the most boring person ever
Wow...are you really offended by a "we saw your boobs" song? You must live in constant offensive as the world is a very cruel place, far worse than anything you saw on that show.
so you judged an entire 3 hr show based on the first 5 minutes that you watched? He spent the rest of the program doing classic show tunes and dance numbers.
I am ecstatic that I don't know you.
I'm 69 and really enjoyed the show. Seth is very talented. Some of his jokes were a little risqué but OK to me. As for the "Boobs" routine, was that Seth's idea or a producer's idea? Don't rail on Seth for that one. He didn't make all the decisions as to what was in the show, including his jokes. I bet they were all vetted by the producers. So, perhaps you want a news talking head to be the host of the Oscars? Dull, dull, dull. At least Seth injected lots of personality and talent into the presentation. Really a good show for TV.
zzzz..huh?..wha? Sorry, your post put me to sleep. What were we talking about?
What was wrong with him? I only watched because he was the host. I've never watched in previous years. He was hilarious. It seems like it was the older generation that didn't really like him. I grew up watching Chappelle's show, Family Guy, and South Park. I guess I'm just used to this style of comedy. Awesome job. Wish he would change his mind and host again.
People get grip it was not that bad
I think that the creative directors are more to blame than MacFarlane. In what world does the host run the whole show and make all the decisions? I found the Boobs song to be hilarious (I'm female and a mother), but some of the racial jokes revolting. But I generally find most of MacFarlane's things either hilarious or gross. I still watch his shows because I laugh more often then cringe. I wouldn't let my daughter watch him and I think that is a small part of where the Oscar producers and directors went wrong. I think there were times where the show seemed awkward and not well put together. The transitions were either too slow or not there, no inbetween. The bond lookback at the beginning was a waste of time and distasteful to a family oriented audience. I think instead of roasting the hosts, we need to start complaining about whoever puts these together. Someone (other than the host) is in control of content and materials and they should be blamed for the issues that we saw.
Really, Kelli? And just what committee of women do you think decided that "breasts" somehow wasn't descriptive enough, the same women who came up with j**s, r**k, m****s (I used asterisks in case the discussion moderator thought these terms crude, but, I guess just give it time). And do you think the Academy or ABC would have allowed a song that used the most common words for men's "parts"?
Django Unchained": "This is the story of a man fighting to get back his woman, who's been subjected to unthinkable violence. Or as Chris Brown and Rihanna call it, a date movie." What a great joke!!!
"Never again"? Excellent! Hope he sticks to it.
Watch out for next year. Daniel Tosh is the answer to bring in a younger demographic and hopefully make the overall show an interesting spectacle.
Tosh would be Awesome. OR Jeffrey Ross.
If Tosh is the answer, it was a stupid question.
Thank you, McFarlane. I just hope you keep your word.
americans are sheep and are programmed to be obsessed with hollywood.
It not jsut America that is obsessed with celebrities. Its most of the world.
Truer words were never spoken.
Says the guy commenting on a hollywood/celebrity blog...
Shut up emo goth kid. Go paint your fingernails black and be totally misunderstood by your parents.
Translation: More bad than good.
Your a "guy" and you don't like Seth MacFarlane. I think you should turn in your right to pee standing up.
I agree with Kev. Seth was the best Oscar host since I've been watching them. Way better than those old comedians (like Billy Crystal) that they wheel out there from time to time.
@Kev – that was great "turn in the right to pee standing up", thanks I will be using that one.... and I agree with your statement
1) I'm handicapped and in a wheelchair. I never pee standing up. But thanks for playing, dinkus.
2) In that post, I did not express an opinion about his hosting. I was simply parsing what "decidedly mixed" means. If the reviews were even, it would be "mixed reviews". If the reviews were mostly positive, it would be "mostly positive". The only reason you would say "decidedly mixed" is to imply the reviews tended toward the negative. Again, that's not me reflecting on his performance.
Seth was Awesome. His Chris Brown joke was hilarious, and thanks to his Boob song, I added a bunch of new movies to my Netflix list.
Why is everyone heaping all of their displeasure on Seth? Do you really think there wasn't an army of producers and writers and network execs that didn't approve the vast majority of what went on? Do you honestly think he just went up there and winged it?
I assume that he had to have everything he said approved beforehand. That doesn't necessarily mean he didn't wing som of it, though. (It's live TV, after all.) But that's not the issue. I wasn't offended by most of it (although I thought the Rhianna joke was really not in good taste, considering the seriousness of the situation). I just thought it wasn't funny.
I doubt ABC cares much if it was entertaining, though. They offered him the host position because they knew people would tune in to see what he would do. They seem to have calculated correctly on that.
I do wonder if their strategy is sound, in the long-term, though. They got more people this year, but won't they get fewer next year, if people were turned off?
The Oscar ratings did NOT rise because of Seth McFarlane, that's for sure. He was a terrible host, because of some of his 'gay' comments, and the VERY un-called for BOOBS song, and about Lincoln, etc. He was awful... Why would ABC allow this kind of nonsense???
Bring back Billy Crystal or Whoopie Goldberg, and oh I sure wish Bob Hope were still alive, he had CLASS. .
Wow, you must be over 70 years old. You have an outdated sense of humor. Try watching Comedy Central's Roasts or Jeffrey Ross' The Burn. It may help you.
You are right the Oscar ratings didnt rise cause of him it rose cause there was nothing better to watch and everyone watches the Oscars with or without him either way.
People like you are the reason we had to suffer through halftime acts like Billy Joel and The Rolling Stones for the Super Bowl. If you're offended by JOKES then don't tune into a show where you know the host is going to tell offensive stuff. He was funny to anybody with a sense of humor.
I don't care what you think Joni
Bob Hope, Billy Crystal and Whoopi are too old. I cant even recall anything Bob Hope has done in 20 years that should merit him hosting. We need younger comedic presenters to make the show entertaining. No one over 30.
Joni, you really need to have a more openmind towards life.
I'm 70, and I liked it. Had watched one in years, but did enjoy it. Times change, so does the style of evethything in this world. Never care much for most previous hosts, but enjoy this one.
I bet you folded your arms and whined out loud at the TV.... I'd say you should get a sense of humor but since you're probably already in your 80s there's no point.
@ Kev – *You're = you are; Your = belongs to you
@ Mariano – Bob Hope passed away decades ago, that's why he hasn't done anything recent that you'd remember.....
Are you still wearing the shoes you wore when you got off the Mayflower?
Joni, Your analysis is right on. Seth was totally offensive,and the Oscars should be ashamed for asking him to host.
The ratings were good not because of his nasty, racist humor, but because people just turn on the Oscars because it is a tradition in America. The host should be funny and gracious and not downright nasty and offensive.
care to offer a suggestion other than Seth Mcfarlane as to why the ratings were up? People didn't know what he was going to do, but had a pretty good idea of his type of humor. It made me watch, first oscars in forever for me
It was all pre-approved and some of it pre-recorded...so don't act like it hadn't been run through a filter already. I agree that some of it was in pretty poor taste, but it was overall pretty funny.
Bro, you really are like 600 years old. An ABRAHAM LINCOLN joke OFFENDED you? Dude, I am 22 years old, it is 2013, and even the occasional, dare I say it, 9/11 joke is funny. That was the day I lost my childhood innocence for god's sake. You need to stop taking things people say seriously.
Jokes are meant to be funny, for a laugh. When me made that Lincoln joke, I smacked myself. Why? BECAUSE I DIDN'T THINK OF IT FIRST. Just because you thought what he was saying was 'OUT OF LINE' and '100% OFFENSIVE WOULD NOT WATCH EVER PLEASE BAN'. His shows are not that funny anymore, but that material that be brought out at the Oscar's was 100% GOLD. Racism exists because people can't take a joke. Go on, make a stereotypical white-male joke. Hell, call me a serial killer because I play video games. Or make fun of Asians, Blacks, Mexicans, Europeans, THE DUTCH. Do it. It's FUNNY. Penn State touching boys jokes. FUNNY.
Soften up and learn to laugh. Or continue to be ignorant and boring. Your call I guess.
Not interested in hosting again? Good.
I agree with you: Jay in NC.
That's GOOD that he doesn't want to host again. He was terrible.
Seth does not have to worry about hosting the Oscars again. He is an idiot and inappropriate and made a mess of the show. He is a bigot and a racist and downright nasty. The Academy should be ashamed to have invited him to host the Oscars. He is an ego maniac and should NEVER be asked to host any decent show again. The worst Oscar shoe ever.
Oh, I totally agree with you elizabeth knollman!!!!
Did you even see the show? I'm thinking not.
If it hadnt been for the dancing and singing actors on stage the show would have been a mess, they made him look good.
Is it a safe bet that you are looking backwards at age 70?
I, for one, thought his shoes were fine.
I did think some of his comments were offensive, but I don't think MacFarlane himself is a racist or bigot. My sense of things is he just tries to say the most outrageous thing he can get away with, whether he actually believes it or not. (e.g., I doubt he actually has any problem with Jewish people, despite his "Jews in Hollywood" joke.)
randoid1234 – You just made my day with that comment! Good one!
Here is another who had her stuffing put back in the spots
Good to know Seth, you were quite boring, Will Ferrell would have been a better choice.
A chattering monkey would have been a better choice.
A great idea, WIll Farrell or how about considering Kevin James. Neither fo them would be as nasty as Seth.
He is a good performer, and the OSCARS would probably be "right up his alley" with a "little practice"...he was just "green".
Ask Billy Crystal if it was "easy" when he first did it?!?!?!
Kevin, please stop abusing the apostrophes. While reading your comment I had a vision of what it would be like talking to you face to face as you said that... you looked ridiculous Kevin, just ridiculous.
How can he look more ridiculous than you? You don't even know what an apostrophe is, and yet there you are criticizing others.
hahahaha. He must use air quotes a lot.
good call on the apostrophe mistake
Who would waste 4 hours watching this junk?
Apparently over 40 million of your fellow Americans. So I guess there's that.
If you don't like that sort of thing, don't watch. I don't watch sports, car racing, hunting, reality show, etc. So leave the rest of us alone who enjoy some glamour.
The childish insults in this comment make me question whether or not you are serious. But if you are serious, you need to realize that he will make more money in one year than you will in your entire lifetime. Yet, here you are calling HIM a chump? Perhaps you should look up the definition of chump.
"gay lesbeans" I laughed when I first read this but then I felt very sorry for you.
What the sam hell is a lesbean?
Is that a new kind of legume?
Now,now watch your spelling young man.
your teacher and those in his or her field can be blamed for the IQ's in this country... not how they spend their free time. I suppose your teacher has never or never plans on watching a film, thereby proving the hypocrisy of their comment
Pardon me but might I request the knowledge of the reason you were here? You are obviouly a little child who is trying to annoy people. Please stop filling this comment up with your nonsense. Thank you.
My teacher said only the dim-witted comment on-line – oh, wait.............
She is adorable, cute and darling, but why should she win? Not because she is black, that's silly and she was good but she's only 9 and deserves encouragement not an automatic win.
What color are you?
What's up with the reverse racism?
You see racism in everything?
Your name is Trawanda and you are black? .... how could we ever have guessed that ?
You are such a little man.
The Westboro Baptist Church needs you back at HQ you looney toon!
"Smitten?" God has a crush on me? Seriously – why is it the allegedly most pious are the worst spellers? Apparently, God didn't care about your education.
Hey! Don't bring me into this, I thought he was hilarious.
Save the sinners going to hell talk for the people who are killing, raping and abusing. God gave us boobs and farts to laugh at, so lighten up.
You're just envious; otherwise, you (and the rest of the sad sacks on here) wouldn't be so angry about a guy you've never even met.
Yeah...and your a dueschbag!
At least you know what he does. No one knows or cares what you do. He'll be remembered. Not you.
Hey Flamingo Kid, Save all your sinner talk for the people who kill, rape and abuse. Lighten up, God gave us boobs and farts to laugh at because they are funny.
There is no god and you're living in a fantasy.
Hey, since you presume to know the will of God for all humanity (we can only assume you have his cell #), can you please tell Him that His fan club is really, really, really, annoying? All of us with common sense would appreciate it. Oh and ask Him if global warming is real too. Thanks!
Wow! Cast the first stone why don't you. And for that, it looks like you may be joining us.
I'm confused. When you refer to misogynistic perverted pigs are you referring to Evangelicals or Mormans who insist that a woman act as subservient or submissive to men? When you accuse me of laughing at immorality and enjoying it are you referring to the chuckles I get out of the hypocrisy that is perpetrated every day by the Catholic Churh hierarchy who has orchestrated enormous coverups of pedophila> Or the Baptist TV Celebrity Ministers who have had numerous adulterous affairs? I think that when it comes to smiting, God has a lot of people in line ahead of me just because I think those crimes go waaaaaaay ahead of laughing at a little potty humor.
Seth MacFarlane, and Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and shows like Family Guy and South Park are simply mirrors for society to look into and see what we are. Sasha Baron Cohen's characters serve much the same purpose. Characters on these shows/movies intentionally take a belief system or a common myth or misconception and expose it. They expose it by using one or more characters to embody the issue and attempt to take one opinion WAY too far, so to illustrate the absurdity or the flaw inherent in whatever misconception is being discussed. In a way, this kind of parallels the American media's new paradigm of putting only polarizing figures and issues on their broadcasts. Because ignorance holds such sway in America right now, and all of these extreme points of view are posited in the media to keep us all arguing, people like Seth MacFarlane feel compelled to match the absurdity of the media, and respond with his own satire. Take the Britney Spears episode of South Park for example, to most people it just looks like the show is trashing Britney, but in fact to those savvy enough to understand Trey and Matt, it is actually a condemnation of the MEDIA who transformed her, intentionally, into a freak show. Family Guy does the same thing. Ali G does the same thing. They also are not afraid to address stereotypes, and to express their opinions. I've found a few of Seth, Trey, and Matt's jokes a little distasteful, or having bad timing, or a poor choice of words. But for as much as they've offended, they've done something far more important. They've reminded us that nobody is or should be impervious to criticism, and that artists need to continue to make art that is true and honest, whatever that may mean. They've all recognized and revealed a recent trend in America to discourage free speech and encourage some sort of watered-down discourse that's more "palatable" for families. The Oscars are a celebration for the actors, not us. If they want adult humor, they should have it, it's their big office party for the year! You know what's palatable in other countries media where they don't have truth-squashing... I mean censorship.... THE TRUTH. Imagine a TV show of a sitcom family that actually spoke like normal Americans.
Just a little tip from your big brother: When you do get to second base, don't start laughing at her boobs.
So, how are things at westboro baptist?
Easy there buddy. Don't take life so seriously
So very Christ like of you. To wish death and misery on so many people. I guess if you get to you pearly gates and yourGod asks you why you are filled with so much hate, you can advise him that your parents and priests know more what to do than God does. The message is of love. I wish you peace in your heart, and hope you find the love you wish to deny others.
I can see you are a forgiving soul. I'm sure you pray often for those who offend you. Now I just need to pick myself up 'cause I've been laughing so hard.
Wow, and you have the right to judge the immoral, and decide who is filth? See it's because of people like you that I have a hard time believing in organized religion.
..and this is why so many "godless" people can't stomach the ranting of your own type: hypocrisy. What happened to your loving, accepting god? Hmmm?
As a Christian, what are you doing watching this filfth in the first place? Yee who are without sin, cast the first stone.
I don't know...I talked to God the other day, and he is a pretty big Stewie fan...I told him that it's tacky, but he said he can't help it, he likes it.
Hey ease up there; I wouldn't say he's a hack.
photographer wanna be
Copy & paste, copy & paste. You are so sad that you can't come up with anything new? That's cause you teabaggers can only have one thought in your brain at a time. Please walk down that Palin path...keep walking....farther...keep going...don't stop now, ya hear!
What the heck are you talking about? All right, follow her to the path of quitting!
Patriot? You make me laugh. Patriots are those that make large and costly sacrifices for the common good. What makes you a patriot, except your delusions? But anyway, yes, please continue to idolize and flock to Palin –it helps normal people keep track of the lunatics and non-contributors since all you Tea Party nincompoops are all in the same small and flimsy tent.
like that's really him–
HAHAHAHA! You are very funny. I think we just found our next host...
Yes, Let's have Sarah Palin host the next Academy Awards. If you like her, you think she'll do great. If you can't stand her, it'll be a riot to watch her revert to her "fancy pageant walkin'"
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