Apparently it’s incredibly hard to recite pre-written jokes without completely fucking it up, so we’re down to this now: Seth McFarlane will host the Academy Awards on February 24th. Show producers told the LA Times…
“We are thrilled to have Seth MacFarlane host the Oscars. His performing skills blend perfectly with our ideas for making the show entertaining and fresh.”
And it happens to be a guy who loves singing big dramatic musical numbers. So their “fresh” idea seems to mean, “that same crap Billy Crystal always did.” Because God knows Seth McFarlane is totally open to stealing other peoples material and recycling the same idea over and over again (*).
One change they should make is when they present the awards no one cares about like Sound Mixing, instead of someone good like Halle Berry they should have someone like Shelly Long and Alan Thicke come out. That way the winners don’t get any grandiose ideas about their place in Hollywood.
(*) He shamelessly stole ‘Stewie’ from this, and everything he writes has a main character who shouldn’t talk, but does talk; a dog in ‘Family Guy’, an alien in ‘American Dad’, a bear in ‘Cleveland Show’, a teddy bear in ‘Ted’.