“We are thrilled to have Seth MacFarlane host the Oscars. His performing skills blend perfectly with our ideas for making the show entertaining and fresh. He will be the consummate host, and we are so happy to be working with him.”

That’s the producers of this coming year’s Oscars announcing that Seth MacFarlane will be hosting, post-Ted mega success. Already twitter is exploding with jokes about Peter Griffin voices and big band numbers (both are sure things).

All I can say is that the Family Guy/American Dad creator is kind of a Kevin Smith figure in that I find him WAY less infuriating as a guy talking than as a creative force. He’s a talented, charismatic dude that can sing a serious tune, so we could do a lot worse, and have like whoa in recent years. Considering I hadn’t even been considering that a host still needed to be chosen, I’m happy for this to be the sum total of my thinking about the topic.

Your thoughts, preferred alternatives in the comments…

Source | THR