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Welcome to the Family Guy world. It's all tasteless and unfunny. I went through a phase of liking the show and thinking he was funny. Maybe having kids changed me and I finally grew up, but it just stopped being funny. Although, I still think Stewie is pretty awesome. Just not awesome enough to put up with the rest of the you must be stupid if you don't think this is funny unfunny stuff.

eta I didn't watch this year cause I figured he would make it suck. I'll get my clothes porn from the tubez or fashion police. Joan Rivers=funny to me.

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The looks on the faces when they cut to the audience during the boob song were horrified.

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Welcome to the Family Guy world. It's all tasteless and unfunny. I went through a phase of liking the show and thinking he was funny. Maybe having kids changed me and I finally grew up, but it just stopped being funny. Although, I still think Stewie is pretty awesome. Just not awesome enough to put up with the rest of the you must be stupid if you don't think this is funny unfunny stuff.

I still like early Family Guy episodes because the jokes about women came across as organically as jokes about any other group the writers took aim at. However, now pretty much any jokes about women are misogynistic and just a dead horse he and his writers whip any time they need a cheap laugh from the lowest common denominator.

His favorite seems to be having his female characters make misogynistic remarks about other female characters or women in general, as if we will forget that those female characters are just mouth pieces for the male writers.

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I thought the Ted bit was cringe-worthy.

I'm not going to feed into the "OMG I can't believe he said that mindset". Instead, I'll give him the ultimate insult: It wasn't particularly funny, I didn't laugh once and I fell asleep somewhere around visual effects.

Looking forward to someone getting Tina and Amy to do it next year!

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The looks on the faces when they cut to the audience during the boob song were horrified.

Not to defend Seth McFarlane or anything....but all the reaction shots for that song were pre-recorded (if you don't believe me, look at the dress colors).

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The looks on the faces when they cut to the audience during the boob song were horrified.

Did you watch the whole thing? This part was staged and recorded in advance. Captain Kirk showed seth this vision from the future and why his show sucked and what not to do...

Actually I don't like family guy, but I liked the Oscars yesterday! Although many complained, I really like his singing voice!

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I have a love hate type view of Family Guy. I loved the earlier seasons, now I don't care much for the show. I do love the episodes that focus on religion and make fun of fundie types and Stewie is my favorite. I remember some interview where Seth said that he will not let Family Guy have a long run like The Simpsons. I hope that does happen.

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I can't stand Family Guy. Peter Griffin is too much like my children's father. Only with my ex being more abusive.

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Humor is a personal thing, and I'll admit don't find MacFarlane's brand very funny. (Stewie and Brian aside. I like them.) Even beyond this though, he came across as completely self-absorbed. "Ha, ha...Look at me making jokes at the Oscars that people uncomfortable!" It seemed like he was being politically incorrect just for the sake of being political incorrect and actual humor never entered into the equation. Aside from all the misogyny, how was the stuff about Jews in Hollywood even remotely funny? And yes, Lincoln's been dead for 150 years, but that fact doesn't make the joke about John Wilkes Booth shooting him in the head any funnier. It was just junior high level stupid.

Awkward. That's how I'd sum up Seth's performance.

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Even beyond this though, he came across as completely self-absorbed. "Ha, ha...Look at me making jokes at the Oscars that people uncomfortable!" It seemed like he was being politically incorrect just for the sake of being political incorrect and actual humor never entered into the equation.

I didn't watch the Oscars and don't watch "Family Guy" either, although I have a coworker who is a big fan and sometimes repeats the jokes. Oddly enough, I did like the interview with Seth McFarlane on "Fresh Air" - when he's just being himself (and singing, even) he seems like a nice enough guy. The offensive jokes are a performance - one I happen not to care for.

I will say though that the entire genre of "watch me make offensive jokes and laugh at how it makes you uncomfortable" annoys me no end. I'll just switch that crap off. I don't like Sascha Baron-Cohen either, same reason.

This same sort of humor is all over various forums on the internet too, just among the regular posters. It's all "haha make me a sammich" "you sound fat" "tits or gtfo" and if someone complains, well, what, you just can't take a joke, see all the COOL girls are laughing!

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ExFI loved Family Guy. He would even do the voices & Peter's laugh. The best 2 things about not being with him anymore? I don't have to watch Family Guy or NASCAR.

(I watched the Call the Midwife holiday special on PBS instead of the Oscars.)

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I can be made to watch Family Guy and have the occasional laugh, but more and more over time it just isn't funny at all. And quite frankly all the Meg hate just really makes me mad and uncomfortable. I know its a cartoon but I'm one of those people who still thinks poor Meg. Did anyone see the episode where she stands up for herself but by the end of the episode sees the error of her ways and goes back to being everyones punching bag? Augh. Do not want.

Seth needs to possibly think about why so many people think unfunny.

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I have to agree with everyone who said viewing Seth McFarlane's performance was just cringe worthy. I was actually suprised they chose him since he seemed a very unlikely candidate to host. As far as the Family Guy I will chime in and say the only 2 I can stand are Brian and Stewie, the other characters are just so damn annoying. The dad is a moron with no redeeming qualities and makes men in general look borish and idiotic.

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I have to agree with everyone who said viewing Seth McFarlane's performance was just cringe worthy. I was actually suprised they chose him since he seemed a very unlikely candidate to host. As far as the Family Guy I will chime in and say the only 2 I can stand are Brian and Stewie, the other characters are just so damn annoying. The dad is a moron with no redeeming qualities and makes men in general look borish and idiotic.

I was also surprised that he was chosen. The Academy tends to get hosts that are cool with most A-listers.

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Earlier Family Guy episodes were definitely funny, in my opinion. As the show, however, became more and more famous, Seth seemed to push the envelope a bit more in each episode. It got to the point where his jokes were just unfunny and pretty offensive. I didn't watch the Oscars, nor did I care for it. I was too busing creating cocktails with leftover Thai Basil (win!). Seth MacFarlane has just become really self absorbed; he's just trying too hard to be funny, which is making him look like a douche.

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I can be made to watch Family Guy and have the occasional laugh, but more and more over time it just isn't funny at all. And quite frankly all the Meg hate just really makes me mad and uncomfortable. I know its a cartoon but I'm one of those people who still thinks poor Meg. Did anyone see the episode where she stands up for herself but by the end of the episode sees the error of her ways and goes back to being everyones punching bag? Augh. Do not want.

Seth needs to possibly think about why so many people think unfunny.

Yeah, I like Meg so I hate that she's everyone's punching bag- especially because it didn't used to be that way (back when the show was actually good) In seasons 2 and 3, both Peter and Lois (respectively) went to bat for Meg. Peter was willing to seduce another man (and it's implied that this would have included having sex with him) for her and Lois planned an elaborate revenge scheme against classmates who'd bullied her.

Fast forward a few seasons and now Lois is unwilling to even say "I love you" to her daughter and gives her the go-ahead to commit suicide and Peter's abuse of her is even worse than Lois'. IIRC, Seth said the change was because they had to do something with her character and she was otherwise a dud. But Seth and his writers have a huge weak point when it comes to writing female characters, especially young ones (which shows up in American Dad and The Cleveland Show too), so it just comes across as him blaming the character herself for the writers' failing.

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The looks on the faces when they cut to the audience during the boob song were horrified.

Um, that was part of the schtick. The women they named, like Charlize Theron were all in on it.

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So I recorded the Oscars and will probably watch later this week. Should I? I don't like Seth and Family Guy is banned at my house because it's always too gross or too offensive or both. I like watching awards shows though. Was the rest of it worth it? Should I just delete it? I figured he wouldnt be as disgusting as he usually is but it sounds like my assumptions are wrong.

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I didn't watch the Oscars and don't watch "Family Guy" either, although I have a coworker who is a big fan and sometimes repeats the jokes. Oddly enough, I did like the interview with Seth McFarlane on "Fresh Air" - when he's just being himself (and singing, even) he seems like a nice enough guy. The offensive jokes are a performance - one I happen not to care for.

I will say though that the entire genre of "watch me make offensive jokes and laugh at how it makes you uncomfortable" annoys me no end. I'll just switch that crap off. I don't like Sascha Baron-Cohen either, same reason.

This same sort of humor is all over various forums on the internet too, just among the regular posters. It's all "haha make me a sammich" "you sound fat" "tits or gtfo" and if someone complains, well, what, you just can't take a joke, see all the COOL girls are laughing!

I find Sascha Baron Cohen can sometimes be really good, and sometimes really bad.

When he's good, the humour lies in a really stark way of exposing others.

and the dinner party scene in the Borat movie were ultimately about the reactions of those around him. It takes his outrageous stunts to notice that people will start singing "throw the Jew down the well" as a bar, or will treat bringing a black hooker to dinner as more of a social faux pas than bringing your own shit to the table.

When he's bad....well, let's just say that I have no desire to ever watch the wrestling scene in Borat again. Ever.

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I was too busing creating cocktails with leftover Thai Basil (win!).

We're gonna need details! :D

I'm reading the transcript on NYMag and it strikes me that even aside from the jokes all being at specifically women's expense (at least the ones they selected to show the misogyny, no doubt there were other jokes) it strikes me as something more appropriate for a celebrity ROAST rather than the Oscars. Granted I don't watch the Oscars ever, but have they always been this harsh about the performers? I would have thought this night of all nights they'd want to be congratulatory.

"Borat" would have been better if the guy had the courtesy to make up a fake country rather than use the name of a real one. I first found out about the movie when I saw the full page ad in the NYTimes taken out by the ACTUAL country of Kazakhstan pointing out that the movie actually has nothing to do with them at all.

The wrestling... argh. I heard him interviewed on the radio about that and didn't even like the interview!

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We're gonna need details! :D

I'm reading the transcript on NYMag and it strikes me that even aside from the jokes all being at specifically women's expense (at least the ones they selected to show the misogyny, no doubt there were other jokes) it strikes me as something more appropriate for a celebrity ROAST rather than the Oscars. Granted I don't watch the Oscars ever, but have they always been this harsh about the performers? I would have thought this night of all nights they'd want to be congratulatory.

"Borat" would have been better if the guy had the courtesy to make up a fake country rather than use the name of a real one. I first found out about the movie when I saw the full page ad in the NYTimes taken out by the ACTUAL country of Kazakhstan pointing out that the movie actually has nothing to do with them at all.

The wrestling... argh. I heard him interviewed on the radio about that and didn't even like the interview!

In past years, the hosts would take small digs at the performers. Seth upped it more and it wasn't really funny.

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What's worse is everyone trying to defend him. I can't even count the many times I saw "GOD, it's just a joke!" all over facebook and twitter. On tumblr, one of my followers was getting ripped apart for saying "Seth MacFarlane is proof men are not funny" (which is an extreme and untrue comment to make, but still) and people were leaving her hate messages, accusing her of misandry.

Most of the "IT'S JUST A JOKE!" comments are from guys, who don't understand why everyone's complaining the show was sexist. Which is because they never have to deal with hearing jokes about their boobs and weight.

I didn't watch the Oscars, but seeing the transcript of all his comments, I'm disgusted. The "I saw your boobs" song was gross and making a sexual joke about a little 9-year-old girl was repulsive. And don't get me started on him mocking eating disorders. I saw some of that on twitter too and it made me really mad.

And can we stop with the "lol Adele is fat" jokes too? I unfollowed someone on twitter for making a joke about her trying to eat her Oscar, thinking there was chocolate inside. Fat jokes are not funny, calling a skinny person anorexic or bulimic is not funny, and making jokes about women's boobs because apparently that's all they're good for isn't funny.

As for Family Guy, I was a fan during the first few seasons (and some of the early episodes are great), but then I gave up because the jokes got way too stupid/deliberately offensive. I like warped humor, but if you're being "edgy" and offensive for the sake of being "edgy" and offensive, it is just not funny.

I don't get it. Ricky Gervais hosts and he's panned and criticized for being "too mean" to the celebrities with his jokes. Jon Stewart hosts and he's panned and criticized for being "too intellectual" and telling too much political jokes. Seth MacFarlane does a show filled with dudebro humor that sounds like a 14-year-old boy wrote everything and people are rushing to defend his material.

Ugh, sorry for the rant. I didn't even watch the damn show and watching everything unfold on twitter infuriated me.

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