First Reactions: Seth MacFarlane as Oscar Host

February 25, 2013 By:
First Reactions: Seth MacFarlane as Oscar Host

After the sidesplitting performance of lady-laugh duo Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at this year’s Golden Globes, Seth MacFarlane had some seriously large shoes to fill.

But, as previous host Hugh Jackman—nominated for his stellar effort is Les Misérables—said, if anyone can pull off the hellish task of entertaining one of the most demanding television audiences ever, it’s the “Family Guy” helmer.

“I was way too boring as a host,” Hugh said. “He should absolutely go for it … He was genius at the morning nominations.”

After his opening monologue, here are some of the initial reactions flying around the Hollyscoop office on Seth’s performance as master of ceremonies…

“He freakin’ made Tommy Lee Jones laugh!”

“This is so weird.” (on the Captain Kirk—aka William Shatner— arrival)

“I don’t understand why Star Trek is involved.” (no one does)

"He [Seth] is afraid to make fun of anybody there."


"He [Seth] is all over the place."

“That was pretty awesome.” (on sock puppet bit)

“Ooooooo.” (on Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Daniel Radcliffe taking the stage in a collaborative dance number)  

“What the hell?" (on him making out with Sally Field)