At first, my initial thought upon reading that Seth MacFarlane was hosting the Oscars was “Great. Here we go with <insert nostalgic joke> during Seth’s opening monologue and he’ll milk that for 3 hours.” We all know Seth excels at riding a dead horse joke into the ground.
Anyhoo, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences confirmed today that Family Guy creator MacFarlane will be emceeing the 2013 Academy Awards, which is set to air February 24,
“Seth is unbelievably talented. We couldn’t be happier with the creative team we’ve assembled,” said the president of the Academy, Hawk Koch.
Side note: Hawk Koch? HAWK KOCH!? Who names their kid this? It sounds like an adult video star who still has pork chop sideburns, a pornstache and hairy love handles…
Seth released his own statement on his hosting gig. “It’s truly an overwhelming privilege to be asked to host the Oscars. My thoughts upon hearing the news were, one, I will do my utmost to live up to the high standards set forth by my predecessors; and two, I hope they don’t find out I hosted the Charlie Sheen Roast.”
This is so hit or miss for me. Seth will either be epic or terrible. Family Guy has been stale for some time, but I fucking love American Dad. Also, James Franco and Anne Hathaway are still haunting my nightmares, so we know without a doubt the Academy could have chosen a lot worse.