Oscars 2013: Seth MacFarlane opens show with safe jokes, William Shatner, and song
But, hey, he made Tommy Lee Jones laugh
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He was kind of vanilla; I was surprised. But he was not the worst host by far.
I think he is gorgeous, witty and willing to poke fun at his own flubs. I am sure he was a bit nervous, even seasoned performers get nervous when they are live before a BILLION people... but it wasn't dull and actually seemed to move rather quickly especially since it ran over by almost an hour.
I laughed till I cried at the sock puppet version of "Flight". All said and done, I think it was better than most and a lot better than some.... oh yes, and he has a great singing voice as well.
(And all the actresses were in on the joke about the boobs, so no harm, no foul, I was more offended by the "p" comment opening up the James Bond segment.)
For the first time in a number of years, I turned the broadcast off. Seth's likeable enough and he clearly has talent...but his opening material just didn't work very well.
I came back to watch later in the broadcast and he was doing fine...because he was hosting and not performing.
It's a tough gig, after all.