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Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:02 PM

Official I hate Seth McFarlane thread

Thought I would get in early on the action. I wonder how it will correlate with the I hate Beyonce at the Superbowl people?

Anyway, let the criticisms fly.

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Reply Official I hate Seth McFarlane thread (Original post)
nobodyspecial Feb 2013 OP
Richardo Feb 2013 #1
TheBlackAdder Feb 2013 #2
ellenfl Feb 2013 #96
loyalsister Feb 2013 #3
nobodyspecial Feb 2013 #5
TheBlackAdder Feb 2013 #33
MADem Feb 2013 #6
loyalsister Feb 2013 #8
MADem Feb 2013 #16
loyalsister Feb 2013 #23
MADem Feb 2013 #31
loyalsister Feb 2013 #37
MADem Feb 2013 #39
JPZenger Feb 2013 #81
JPZenger Feb 2013 #82
Manifestor_of_Light Feb 2013 #68
MADem Feb 2013 #69
Summer Hathaway Feb 2013 #62
loyalsister Feb 2013 #63
MADem Feb 2013 #4
Capt.Rocky300 Feb 2013 #9
MADem Feb 2013 #14
Capt.Rocky300 Feb 2013 #25
Dorian Gray Feb 2013 #77
TheBlackAdder Feb 2013 #34
xxqqqzme Feb 2013 #66
11 Bravo Feb 2013 #79
dflprincess Feb 2013 #19
Logical Feb 2013 #7
nobodyspecial Feb 2013 #12
Logical Feb 2013 #17
nobodyspecial Feb 2013 #22
Logical Feb 2013 #29
northoftheborder Feb 2013 #10
Blaukraut Feb 2013 #11
nobodyspecial Feb 2013 #26
kwassa Feb 2013 #13
avebury Feb 2013 #15
nobodyspecial Feb 2013 #24
avebury Feb 2013 #32
truebrit71 Feb 2013 #18
EastKYLiberal Feb 2013 #20
tridim Feb 2013 #21
donheld Feb 2013 #27
nobodyspecial Feb 2013 #36
FarCenter Feb 2013 #28
MADem Feb 2013 #35
siligut Feb 2013 #42
MADem Feb 2013 #43
siligut Feb 2013 #44
MADem Feb 2013 #47
siligut Feb 2013 #52
MADem Feb 2013 #55
Ian David Feb 2013 #30
iiibbb Feb 2013 #61
fishwax Feb 2013 #38
fishwax Feb 2013 #59
proud patriot Feb 2013 #40
siligut Feb 2013 #41
MADem Feb 2013 #45
siligut Feb 2013 #46
MADem Feb 2013 #49
siligut Feb 2013 #54
MADem Feb 2013 #56
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siligut Feb 2013 #50
ButterflyBlood Feb 2013 #65
elleng Feb 2013 #51
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MADem Feb 2013 #57
MADem Feb 2013 #58
ellenfl Feb 2013 #95
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ellenfl Feb 2013 #111
MADem Feb 2013 #113
iiibbb Feb 2013 #60
ButterflyBlood Feb 2013 #64
Adenoid_Hynkel Feb 2013 #108
TheMightyFavog Feb 2013 #112
Common Sense Party Feb 2013 #67
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MadrasT Feb 2013 #103
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The Straight Story Feb 2013 #90
MADem Feb 2013 #100
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MADem Feb 2013 #114
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sfpcjock Feb 2013 #104
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sfpcjock Feb 2013 #106
The Blue Flower Feb 2013 #107

Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:03 PM

1. Hell, I'll get in on the ground floor.

...and I'm not even watching the Oscars.

Word is that he's totally stinking up the joint.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:05 PM

2. Well, I like his humor. He's good on Bill Maher. eom

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:21 PM

96. i loved blackadder! eom

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:05 PM

3. There is nothing funny about Lincoln's

or any other assassination

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Response to loyalsister (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:07 PM

5. Too soon?

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Response to nobodyspecial (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:37 PM

33. Apparently. Perhaps it will be on the next episode of Jeff Ross's 'The Burn'. eom

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Response to loyalsister (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:07 PM

6. What he was doing was a riff on an old Johnny Carson bit.

JC would tell a Lincoln joke, wait for the groans, and then say "Too soon?"

I thought it was funny--it's not like Lincoln will get all "offended."

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Response to MADem (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:10 PM

8. After seeing RW jokes\hopes about

other assassinations, it's never funny.

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Response to loyalsister (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:21 PM

16. Well, I can't help you understand context, I see.

It's never funny--to you. Seth is not a RW politician. He's a comedian.

Try watching some Carson sometime, if you want to "get" the reference.

Or don't.

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Response to MADem (Reply #16)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:28 PM

23. You can't "help" me

because apparently I'm too stupid? The context is not relevant. I didn't think it was funny. I've never appreciated the Family Guy either.

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Response to loyalsister (Reply #23)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:32 PM

31. You apparently don't care about the source of the material.

Don't go putting the "You're stupid" accusation on ME.

You're the one--you, alone--who created that false accusation out of whole cloth.

I was talking about one of the greatest comedians in American television history, a guy named Carson. You dismissed my comments.

You really should just change the channel since nothing is to your liking--you'd probably be happier.

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Response to MADem (Reply #31)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:46 PM

37. For someone who values context

It's odd that you reject the obvious condescending tone of "I can't help you." It's a shame he can't do better than to retread Carson. I tuned him out long ago. I saw a post on FB "where is Lee Harvey when you need him?" Accepting one joke as funny enables the other.

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Response to loyalsister (Reply #37)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:50 PM

39. Look, I am not interested in getting into an internet pissing contest with you.

You make assumptions about my "tone" that are not in evidence.

That's your issue, not mine.

I still thought the joke was funny--sorry if you didn't.

LINCOLN just won for production design....I'd rather focus on that than argue with you, so you have a nice night.

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Response to MADem (Reply #31)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:00 AM

81. The Booth reference was the setup, not the joke

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Response to JPZenger (Reply #81)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:03 AM

82. He did fine (even though I hate Family Guy)

I am not a fan of McFarland or Family Guy, but he did fine last night.

I liked the way he joked about everyone's fears of him. I liked the way he worked his most tasteless joke into a skit that he was going to do, but technically never did (The boobs song that Shatner warned him from the future not to do).

There were just way too many song and dance numbers. I would have preferred more movie clips, personally.

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Response to MADem (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:10 AM

68. Dave Letterman did a Lincoln assassination joke the other night.

He was talking about the nominees for Best Picture, and said "I hear Lincoln has a shot at it."

Hissss...........

Then Dave said "Too soon, too soon."

Flat joke for him too.


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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Reply #68)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:16 AM

69. Carson wanted Letterman to follow him at TONIGHT, not Leno.

For many years, after Carson retired, Letterman would, on occasion, do a Carson-esque joke and follow it with a little golf swing.

No one realized it until after Johnny died, but those "golf swing" jokes that David did were written by Carson.

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Response to loyalsister (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:42 AM

62. My problem with the line was

that in view of recent events, any 'joke' about being shot in the head is going to fail.

And it did.

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Response to Summer Hathaway (Reply #62)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:03 AM

63. Agreed

I felt that too.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:06 PM

4. I think he's doing a GREAT job!

This is one of the most entertaining OSCAR shows I've seen in a long time--I especially love the music they play when people drone on!

The FLYING NUN skit was hilarious!

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Response to MADem (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:11 PM

9. Me too. I didn't know he could sing.

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Response to Capt.Rocky300 (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:18 PM

14. He has an album out--he's got a superb voice.

He's as talented as Orson Welles, but with more self-discipline!

All of those bits on Family Guy where Brian and Stewie sing?

That's him--he sings those songs and he writes them too.

His song for the movie Ted (sung by Nora Jones) is up for an Oscar--he says "Forget it, Adele is gonna win" but it is a good song.

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Response to MADem (Reply #14)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:30 PM

25. Wow, I didn't know any of that. Thanks.

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Response to MADem (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:43 AM

77. Ha

I love Orson Wells. Super talented. No self-discipline. (Have you see his California Champagne commercials?)

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Response to Capt.Rocky300 (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:38 PM

34. He does many of the singing bits and voices on Family Guy.

He does a good Marty McFly.

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Response to Capt.Rocky300 (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:30 AM

66. Count me surprised.

He has a very good voice. I didn't know.

I have always enjoyed his appearances on Bill Maher.

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Response to Capt.Rocky300 (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:54 AM

79. That was the biggest surprise for me, as well. The guy has some serious pipes!

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Response to MADem (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:22 PM

19. The theme from Jaws nice touch for those who go on too long

And the Flying Nun skit was great

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:10 PM

7. Lost your sense of humor at a young age I assume? n-t

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Response to Logical (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:16 PM

12. No, I'm actually enjoying it

I was just hoping to capitalize on the discontent around here and get a bunch of replies.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:21 PM

17. LOL, ok, I get it now. Sorry. n-t

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Response to Logical (Reply #17)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:27 PM

22. No worries



I got jealous of all of the Beyonce action and wanted to make sure I didn't miss it this time.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Reply #22)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:31 PM

29. Great point! N-t

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:14 PM

10. Some of his jokes are truly lame, but I like his ability to keep the pace going in a lonnnng......

....show. And I like his singing.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:14 PM

11. I think he's doing great! Word of advice....

Don't read David Corn, Ari Melber, and to a lesser degree Ezra Klein's comments about the Oscars on twitter. Holy cow, they could suck the joy out of a sunrise!

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Response to Blaukraut (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:30 PM

26. I'm sure they are about as much fun

as some of the people around here. Being politically savvy can definitely send you into the abyss.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:18 PM

13. I think he is doing just fine.

He is moving it right along.

How many animators can sing and dance like this?

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:19 PM

15. I don't think that he is all that great.

But I also don't think that the show needs to be 3+ hours long either.

edit to add - He looks like the guy that played Peter Brady on the Brady Bunch.

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Response to avebury (Reply #15)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:28 PM

24. You do realize that the host

has not control over the length of the show, right? Big viewing night so they stretch it out to sell lots of ads for mega bucks.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Reply #24)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:34 PM

32. Yeah I realize that. I don't watch commercials,

even Superbowl commercials. I watch as much TV On Demand as possible. Their ads are limited to promoting shows and not products/services.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:21 PM

18. He's doing a great job...

Sorry to rain on your parade...

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:22 PM

20. This is what happens when people like MacFarlane have to water down their jokes. nt

 

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:22 PM

21. I think people are jealous of his many talents.

The guy is good.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:30 PM

27. So YOU hate Seth McFarlane

Who fucking cares?

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Response to donheld (Reply #27)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:39 PM

36. No, I really don't

Perhaps you should read the thread before replying.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:31 PM

28. Who is Seth McFarlane and why should I care?

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Response to FarCenter (Reply #28)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:38 PM

35. He's Peter, Stewie and Brian Griffin...!

He created Family Guy, American Dad and the Cleveland Show.

He's a freakin' genius!

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Response to MADem (Reply #35)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:10 PM

42. Yes, he is a genius

That's why it's so weird

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Response to siligut (Reply #42)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:14 PM

43. I think this is the best OSCAR show I've seen in awhile.

Then again, SF's humor is grounded in 60's schtick and his point of reference is New England. It works for me as I can relate to both of those.

It's not dragging at all, and he's moving it along as best he can. No long drawn out speeches either, which is wonderful.

If they want this to go faster, they may just have to put some of the "cinematography" and other tech awards over to the "daytime" show that they don't air on network TV, but it's not his fault.

Here comes Seth's song...!

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Response to MADem (Reply #43)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:17 PM

44. Nora Jones sang it too

My gods is she adorable.

I agree, I am enjoying this.

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Response to siligut (Reply #44)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:24 PM

47. Adele won, as Seth predicted.

She wrote the song, as well--it was good, it suited the film, too.

I would have loved a tie, but I guess one a night is more than we often get!

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Response to MADem (Reply #47)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:36 PM

52. Yes, I can't remember a tie before tonight's

Of course, that doesn't mean there haven't been some.

Oooh, Ang Lee won for Life of Pi. Have I said how much I love that movie/story?

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Response to siligut (Reply #52)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:46 PM

55. Best Actress....Funny Girl and Lion in Winter!!

There has been only one tie in the history of this category. This occurred in 1969 when Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand were both given the award. Hepburn and Streisand each received exactly the same number of votes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academy_Award_for_Best_Actress

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:32 PM

30. I like him, but I'm wondering what went wrong tonight. n/t

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Response to Ian David (Reply #30)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:20 AM

61. The Oscars is mission impossible

 

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:47 PM

38. He's been fair to middlin' (to pretty good) -- but the show overall has not been great

Seth has had some good lines and a few misses. He's had a chance to show that he's got quite a range of talent. But the show as a whole has been a bit saggy,

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Response to fishwax (Reply #38)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:57 PM

59. must admit -- it picked up a bit in the second half, though

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:06 PM

40. I love Seth so BOOOO !

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:08 PM

41. Reminds me of a repug, if I didn't know better

Weird

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Response to siligut (Reply #41)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:22 PM

45. Harvard Humanist of the Year.

You aren't very good at guessing, I am afraid. This is part of the reason why I admire the guy so much:

Political views
MacFarlane is a supporter of the United States Democratic Party. He has donated over $200,000 to various Democratic congressional committees and to the 2008 presidential campaign of then-U.S. Senator Barack Obama. He has stated that he supports the legalization of cannabis.

Gay rights support
MacFarlane came to support gay rights and gay marriage after a family member wondered aloud whether his gay cousin's homosexuality could be "cured". The incident angered MacFarlane, who said in a 2008 interview in The Advocate, that such a statement "was fucking horrifying to hear from somebody that you love". He credits his parents for raising him to be a logical person.

MacFarlane is passionate about his support for gay rights. He said it is "infuriating and idiotic" that two gay partners "have to go through this fucking dog and pony act when they stop at a hotel and the guy behind the counter says, 'You want one room or two?'". He went on to say, "I'm incredibly passionate about my support for the gay community and what they're dealing with at this current point in time". MacFarlane continued, "Why is it that Johnny Spaghetti Stain in fucking Georgia can knock a woman up, legally be married to her, and then beat the shit out of her, but these two intelligent, sophisticated writers who have been together for 20 years can't get married?" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seth_MacFarlane#Political_views

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Response to MADem (Reply #45)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:24 PM

46. No, I know

I know, that's what is so odd. I think it may be because he looks like Donny Osmond.

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Response to siligut (Reply #46)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:28 PM

49. To me, he looks like a late fifties/early sixties TV star.

Not feature for feature, but kind of a Bill Bixby in My Favorite Martian vibe!

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Response to MADem (Reply #49)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:41 PM

54. Hmmm, maybe that's the look he is going for

My feeling is starting to catch up to my brain.

And yes, I can see a resemblance.

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Response to siligut (Reply #54)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:48 PM

56. I think so--he loves that era! nt

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Response to siligut (Reply #41)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:24 PM

48. Solidly liberal.





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Response to name not needed (Reply #48)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:29 PM

50. Yes, I know, I still can't shake it

Oddest thing really. Sorry, until I update Adobe Flash, I can't watch videos.

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Response to siligut (Reply #41)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:19 AM

65. LOL you have obviously never seen Family Guy

Seth is a liberal to the core.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:33 PM

51. Sounds good to me tho I've only seen about 3 minutes of him.

Is it the writers too???

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:38 PM

53. I think he's doing a good job

I'm not a fan of Family Guy, but I like American Dad.

Yeah, he had a few "fffffooooohhh" jokes, but it's ok.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:54 PM

57. OMG--MICHELLE OBAMA!!!!! Intro'ing best pic!!!!

With each branch of service repped behind her!!!!

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Response to MADem (Reply #57)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:56 PM

58. ARGO!!!!! And FLOTUS had the envelope!!!!! nt

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Response to MADem (Reply #57)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:21 PM

95. they did a lousy lighting job on michelle. eom

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Response to ellenfl (Reply #95)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:29 PM

97. She looked great nonetheless....it was a live feed.

Kind of hard to compete with the professional stage lighting at the purpose-built Hollywood venue--any other location would look less impressive I guess.

The service personnel repping all four branches was a very nice touch, too, I thought.

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Response to MADem (Reply #97)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 08:24 PM

111. they could have bounced some light so she didn't have a '5 o'clock shadow'.

otherwise, she looked awesome. great dress! the rw is all up in arms about how much that dress cost the taxpayers.

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Response to ellenfl (Reply #111)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:50 PM

113. You'd think they'd be "up in arms" about what Iran did to the dress!

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:13 AM

60. Did the Oscar people not watch any Family Guy... Seth is restrained if anything

 

sheesh

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:14 AM

64. Seth is an awesome progressive

He skewers right wingers like crazy on Family Guy all the time.

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Response to ButterflyBlood (Reply #64)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:29 PM

108. Like when he had Limbaugh guest on the show?

and kissed Rush's ass?

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #108)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 08:56 PM

112. Seth is convinced that Rush is just playing a character.

He hints at it in the commentaries on a number of episodes.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:51 AM

67. Not my cup of tea.

I thought he was boring and trying too hard.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 07:50 AM

70. He was terrific..

of course some old turds may not think so.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 07:53 AM

71. I thiough his hosting was so-so, but I think he's a flippin' genius.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 07:54 AM

72. He was terrible. At the end all he was doing was the segue to the commercial break. Sad...

And NO, he's not a genius. His songs are almost always terrible. What was his opening number? 'Nuff said.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:02 AM

74. He's incredibly talented.

He had to water down his kind of humor. I think he did a great job. I usually fall asleep during the Oscars. Not last night.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:03 AM

75. I didn't think he was remotely funny

but then I don't like presenters who laugh at their own jokes. The funniest part of the extremely over-long opening segment was the sock puppet recreation of "Flight." I thought the boobs song was ok, glad the actresses played along with it. But overall, he did a very poor job. I wanted to like him, but Jesus....

The "banter" was so awful, it made me wonder if there had been any read-throughs or rehearsals at all. Samuel L. Jackson all but called "bullshit" on it in his segment with the other Avengers stars.


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Response to WolverineDG (Reply #75)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 09:03 PM

115. He was boring.

I was actually kind of embarrassed for him. He just wasn't that funny.

Kind of cringe worthy.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:07 AM

76. I turned him off

he sucked.

Made the whole night suck he sucked so bad.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:48 AM

78. The guy can't tell a fucking joke -- his timing is terrible. He was aweful.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:17 AM

80. All I know is if he said most of that shit on DU

under an alias there would be fifteen threads in Meta calling for his head on a platter. Talk about sexism, holy shit.

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Response to Union Scribe (Reply #80)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:26 AM

85. I like his personal appearances a lot more than Family Guy

 

Never liked that show. Just didn't think it was funny

But it's been quite popular, so he must be doing something right.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:08 AM

83. At His Worst As MC, He Was Still Better Than Whoopi Goldberg..... (nt)

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:14 AM

84. I like all of the "who is Seth McFarlane" posts.

 

Everyone knows who Seth McFarlane is, including infants and my 90 year old grandmother with dementia.

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Response to Apophis (Reply #84)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:21 AM

87. Until a couple

of weeks ago, I had no idea who he was. The very first time I ever saw him, he was doing a morning show from the West Coast announcing the Oscar nominees.

I thought whatever jokes he made were lame beyond belief.

Upon reading this thread, I was sort of mystified as to why people seemed to be defending him so vehemently until someone mentioned his political leanings.

Aha! LIBERAL!!!!

Well, that does it then, right? The same jokes coming from a Conservative would no doubt be stupid, boring, and lame to many here.

So, OK. He's a Liberal. I still don't like him, and I don't base my opinion of people's talents on what political party they belong to.

Anyone who does like him...fine. Whatever floats yer boat.

But really...I don't think it's sporting of the people who do like him to accuse those of us who don't like him of being humor impaired or whatever.

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Response to pipi_k (Reply #87)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:48 PM

91. His jokes can be sexist and racist at times.

 

I don't know any liberals in my social network who make those types of jokes.

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Response to Apophis (Reply #91)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:49 PM

92. At times?

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #92)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:11 PM

94. Touché.

 

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Response to Apophis (Reply #91)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:03 PM

93. Me neither...

which is why some of the attitudes here are sort of puzzling.

Those same "jokes" would be condemned if they came from a Conservative mouth.

So many people call him a genius.

I dunno. Must be me. I've seen "Family Guy" and found it rather obnoxious.

And that ugly little Stewie baby...can't stand him.

OTOH, my idea of comedic genius is someone like Johnny Carson...Lucille Ball on "I Love Lucy"...

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Response to Apophis (Reply #84)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 03:06 PM

103. Never heard of him

I think American Dad is hilarious though I rarely see it as I do not have pay TV

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:03 AM

86. I thought he did as good as you can do hosting the Oscars.

It's a tough gig and most people fail miserably....therefore, I've got to give him credit for not failing miserably.

Loved the Lincoln/John Wilkes Booth joke and the follow up. hahahahahahahahahahaha He is a pretty funny guy.

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Response to cbdo2007 (Reply #86)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:31 PM

98. I liked the Old School musical numbers, as well as the guest singers.

Bassey! Streisand! And they were both great!

I really liked the show--we're still taking about it round my house!

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:31 AM

88. Seth MacFarlane

I have always thought was cool. I think people are just upset with his sense of humor on the Oscars. I love Family Guy and American Dad! Now, I agree that picking Seth wasn't probably the best choice, but the AMPAS knew what kind of jokes he did and should have known that he would do those jokes. I though Seth was a pretty good host though. If you watch Family Guy frequently (I do) then you are familiar with his sense of humor. The old, mostly conservative audience who watches the Oscars and see him would think he isn't funny because he has a liberal show, with a sort of liberal sense of humor. It brought a nice blend of MacFarlane humor to the Oscars. Overall, 8/10

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:46 AM

89. I liked his movie "Ted" and his show "American Dad",

but I think I outgrew Family Guy. I used to like it a lot, but now I just find it to be a little too silly. The chicken fights drag on too long, Peter Griffin acts goofier than ever, everybody in the family hates Meg for no reason, and it seems like half of every episode consists of flashbacks.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #89)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:41 PM

101. Pre-cancellation Family Guy was terrific

Just consistently laugh out loud funny.

After it came back after the original cancellation, it just lost a lot. Too many "Brian as a Real Person" plot lines.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #101)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:43 PM

109. I know that my mother gets annoyed every time there's an episode of him

falling in love. She gets creeped out by the idea of a dog wanting to go out with a human.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:49 AM

90. If he was a poster here.....

There would be a meta thread or more a day about him and he would be banned.

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Response to The Straight Story (Reply #90)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:37 PM

100. And the irony is that he's done more to elect Dems than the entire membership here combined, I'll

bet....at least the "active" members. I am CERTAIN that if you took the loudest crew of Don't say this/don't do that people, his contributions to our cause would steamroller theirs.

He's given hundreds of thousands of dollars to Dem candidates, and he's a passionate gay rights activist. I'm sure all that factored into FLOTUS's decision to take the Best Picture presentation gig.

But you're right--some people don't understand irony or context, and they like to be authoritarians and make DU suck.

I tire of the Lowest Common Denominator approach to discourse. It makes the place suck a bit.

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Response to The Straight Story (Reply #90)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:27 PM

110. His style of humor does not work with internet trolls

Which is a problem. Too many think they are hilarious imitating him, but it only works in the TV or film medium.

Check out this BRUTAL hit on right wing xenophobes:


Oh and this:

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:35 PM

99. There were too many crass moments for me

I think the Academy got Seth up there to insure that the movie industry continues to appeal to the younger crowd. Hated the boobs song and Shatner was totally misused. He can be hysterically funny.

Ang Lee and Daniel provided some badly needed class. But I'm old - what do I know?

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Response to Iwillnevergiveup (Reply #99)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 09:00 PM

114. I watched with a ninety year old woman who loved every "bit"

and thinks McFarlane is the greatest thing since sliced bread. She loved every number, and roared at the first one.

"He can do it all! Best Oscar in YEARS, I tell you...YEARS!!!"

The sixty-ish plus crew in the room and the whippersnappers in their fifties didn't have any trouble with him, either.

I think it's just a "sense of humor" thing. Either you get where he is coming from, or you don't. I don't think anyone can be compelled to dislike him if they like him, and if people don't like him, they probably just never will.

The French say Jerry Lewis is a genius. I think he's less amusing than the Stooges, who are still funny in small doses.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:42 PM

102. Interesting experiment...

I didn't watch, but this time around the controversy seems to be surrounding FL Obama's appearance....

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 03:14 PM

104. No, the guy's a great singer, probably better than Sinatra and...

should be included in each year's show, but comedy? Fugetaboutit... you can't laugh at your own "jokes".

http://www.salon.com/2013/02/25/don%E2%80%99t_blame_seth_macfarlane/

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Response to sfpcjock (Reply #104)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 03:29 PM

105. He wasn't that bad!

I thought he did a decent-enough job. Yeah, maybe a little crude in some spots, but overall? I think he did well and better than many people thought he would.

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Response to Rider3 (Reply #105)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 03:55 PM

106. He needs a few years of mellowing on the shelf, IMO...

That "close to Lincoln" line about a movie that was the best encomium we could have (and clearly best picture) was too dense for me. He's not horrible, but loving women at his age is not the only qualification for presenter.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:05 PM

107. He can go too far, but is a creative genius

My daughter and I loved the Von Trapp Family Singers bit last night with the uniformed nazi bursting in and saying "They're gone!" A pure Family Guy-type moment.

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