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And your 2013 Oscars host is ...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by mpcincal, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    ... Seth Macfarlane!


    Gotta admit I'm a bit surprised by this, but I'll keep an open mind.

    Which reminds me, they have to give Timberlake a shot at this in the next few years, I think.
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    My god, they're just grasping at straws to stay relevant with the kids today, aren't they?
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I figure the odds are good that something offensive will show up in The Family Guy and he'll back out.
    Anyone know what the deal is with his appearance? I figure his teeth are capped, he waxes his brows and might have/had hairline issues.
    The biggest misgiving I have is that he has no rapport with those in the audience (save Mark Wahlberg). They won't be rooting for him and figure he's annoyed/outraged/insulted most of them.
    Throw that in with a lack of background in standup or improv and being able to do things off-the-cuff and it could kind of suck to Franco Hathaway levels.
  4. casty33

    casty33 Active Member

    Call me a fossi but somebody should be kind enough to tell me who he is and what he does for a living.

    Thank you very much.

    And bring back Billy Crystal.
  5. turski7

    turski7 Member

    No rapport? Check out the hundreds of actors who have guest starred on the show. Not to mention Mila Kunis who stars on the show. Sure plenty won't/don't like him, but many do. I think he'll be great.
    And nothing was worse than Franco-Hathaway, so I think the Oscars will be OK.
  6. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    They are taking a big swing here. It will be a home run, a double to the wall or a three-pitch strikeout. He isn't the kind of guy who will be "OK."
  7. bumpy mcgee

    bumpy mcgee Well-Known Member

    He definitely won't be a afraid of a song and dance routine which works in his favor.
  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    For what it's worth - I thought he did a great job on SNL, and if he could turn the Oscars into a free-fire zone taking down 90 percent of the room, I'd be all for it for the spectacle alone. I figure he'll be hemmed in and who wants to see Seth MacFarlane not making cheap shots?
    If at least one winner or presenter doesn't scold him for something he says (and get wild applause for doing it), it will be a disappointment and MacFarlane would be doing it wrong.
  9. Meatie Pie

    Meatie Pie Member

    He's a classically trained pianist and singer.

    I don't expect this move to be popular. His humor isn't everyone's cup of tea.
  10. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Dan, that kind of environment did not go well for Chris Rock.

    But I agree. It's like hiring Colbert to do the White House Correspondents Dinner. You get upset, it's your own fault.
  11. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I heard a radio talk host explain why we watch awards shows: To see attractive, wealthy, and talented people make total asses out of themselves.
    I'll say this, I'll be tuning in. Which I think is the whole point. The Oscars should get a ratings bounce just from an increase in male viewers watching.
  12. Wenders

    Wenders Well-Known Member

    He's the writer/creator of Family Guy and the voice of Stewie on the show. This past year, he was the writer of the movie Ted.

    I'm not a fan. I'm wondering what it's going to take to get Neil Patrick Harris and Hugh Jackman to co-host the Oscars. Personally, NPH has done a great job the last few years with the Tonys. They've got to give him the Oscar hosting gig one of these years...right?
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