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Seth MacFarlane won’t be hosting the Oscars again!

Seth MacFarlane won’t be hosting the Oscars again!
May 21, 2013 JEREMY FEIST

Seth MacFarlane

I think we can mostly agree that the 2013 Oscars weren’t exactly the best they’ve ever been. They were a decent try and there were some good bits, but it just never came together. Well, for those of you hoping the rumors that Seth MacFarlane would come back to host again in next year were true, turns out that’s not going to happen …

I get that not everyone really felt him as the host, but I have to get Seth credit: He did the best he could. Hosting the Academy Awards are kind of a sisyphean task, where you can either play to the audience at home and lose the one in the theatre or vice-versa. Not many people can successfully play to both audiences at the same time. Nor did it help that he relied on shock value and Manatee jokes most of the time. Honestly, those are starting to get stale on Family Guy — the one show where they actually work — so pulling them out for The Oscars just isn’t going to end well.

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.