You take the most anticipated superstar filled event of the year and one of the funniest fellas on the planet and what do you get? The 85th annual Academy Awards.
Seth MacFarlane isn’t exactly the most recognized guy in town, for his face that is. But if you’ve ever sat down and watched an episode of Family Guy or made it to the theater to see Ted, then you know Mr. MacFarlane pretty well. Having said that, if you know Seth then you knew that this Academy Awards show would be something to remember for months to come.
From sock puppets to musical numbers with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth’s opening of show was nothing to miss. A medley of performances including a special guest appearance by Captain Kirk, and a shot at Entertainment Weekly barely made the crowd forget about the hard-hitting joke MacFarlane aimed at Chris Brown and Rihanna regarding Django Unchained:
Django is a movie where a woman is subjected to violence, or as we call it, a Chris Brown and Rihanna date movie.
As expected, Seth’s opening number was full of dancing and singing, but he was not on stage alone. Among MacFarlane and Gordon-Levitt were Charlize Theron, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe, and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles. Yeah, that last one was a real thing.
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This isn’t the first time MacFarlane has made a reference to the Jewish community and Hollywood. Back in 2012 his mailer to voters for the Emmy Awards included the phrase, “Come on, you bloated, overprivileged Brentwood Jews. Let us into your little club.”
But perhaps the most memorable moment was Seth’s Sound of Music gag that had heads turning.
The last time Austria and Germany got together and co-produced something it was Hitler, but this is much better.
It’s no secret that Seth is a fan of big-band style music, but no one expected him to close out the show with himself and Kristin Chenoweth singing an improvised version of Here’s to The Losers, a song on Frank Sinatra’s 1964 studio album Softly, As I Leave You. MacFarlane and Chenoweth attempted to bandage the wounds of the losing nominees but may have salted them with lines like “Bradley Cooper, get your chin off of the floor, here’s your silver lining you’ll do Hangover 4. That line and many other were sung to a tune as the credits rolled and the show went well past its predicted 11:30 p.m. end time.
If you haven’t had enough of Seth, Jamie Foxx, Channing Tatum and Robin Roberts, they’re all on Jimmy Kimmel Live after the Oscars. The opening of the Live show starts with a surprise appearance form Taylor Lautner.
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