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Amph Seth MacFarlane is hosting the Oscars

Discussion in 'Community' started by Chancellor_Ewok, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    Link

    Yes, you read that right. This should be interesting....
     
  2. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    I love the choice of Seth for this... can't ******* wait.
     
  3. HL&S

    HL&S Magistrate Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    awesome
     
  4. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV - vacation mode star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Nice choice. Should be a very entertaining show. Knowing Seth, he'll probably follow Hugh Jackman's example and do a musical number or two.

    Here's the announcement from the man himself.
     
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  5. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    Welp, there's one awards show I won't be watching.
     
  6. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Will he be able to find the mic?
     
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  7. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 9

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    Drunken Oscars? I'm in.
     
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  8. DarthLowBudget

    DarthLowBudget Jedi Master star 5

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    MacFarlane is inoffensive and likeable, although I wonder how much the ceremony relies on him doing voices and singing like Sinatra.
     
  9. Armenian_Jedi

    Armenian_Jedi Jedi Master star 7

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    MacFarlane is likable?
     
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  10. timmoishere

    timmoishere Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    He did awesome hosting SNL a few weeks ago. Can't wait to see what he can do at the Oscars!
     
  11. DarthLowBudget

    DarthLowBudget Jedi Master star 5

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    In that he's inoffensive.

    He was all right on SNL. I feel like the best stuff on that episode kind of happened around him.
     
  12. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Awesome news- Seth's got a great showbiz personality for hosting. He did a good job on both SNL and the Roasts as host.
     
  13. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    Why?
     
  14. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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    Because MacFarlane's entire personality is about as irritating as wiping a diarrhea ass with twelve grit sandpaper.
     
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  15. timmoishere

    timmoishere Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Obviously you are wrong.
     
  16. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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    Coming from you, that's quite a compliment. ;)
     
  17. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    Not to mention, his humor runs on the side of offensive and he's sexist as heck.
     
  18. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 9

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    Every single time I have seen him in person, he's been drinking or seemed like he had already drunk something.

    But then, a hangover saved him from being on one of the flights that flew into the Twin Towers, so I guess he feels it's justified.

    It'll definitely be interesting anyway.
     
  19. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    You make it seem like drinking is so terrible to do. :p
     
  20. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Alcoholism saves lives.
     
  21. Adam of Nuchtern

    Adam of Nuchtern Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    So in other words we can expect more blackface. Joy.[face_plain]
     
  22. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I see they're building on the Hugh Jackman choice by once again not having a comedian.
     
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  23. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    Hugh Jackman would have been far better then Seth McFarlane.
     
  24. DarthLowBudget

    DarthLowBudget Jedi Master star 5

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    I think the issue right now is that the Oscar's are grasping for popular relevance in a time where tastes are currently so fragmented and niched that a significant number of people no longer see the worth of the ceremony. There's a lot else their fighting against, like entrenched classism and elitism, and a the almost disgusting spectacle of the ceremony, but those are issues for other posts. The main thing is, they don't know what works any more. The Oscars had this golden era as a popular ceremony when they became an almost theatrical spectacle, but that time seems to have past (even if people don't realize it) and the Academy can't seem to figure it out, so they keep throwing different people at the hosting position as if that, and not the length, and not the totally unselfconscious excess, and not the self-importance, were the thing putting people off from year to year.
     
  25. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    Good choice. I think the best hosts have been the combination of Baldwin and Martin. McFarlane is good people.