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The Oscars sink into a Quagmire.

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 | Georgie Morvis

Yesterday it was announced that Seth MacFarlane, he of “Family Guy” and “Ted” (that movie about a foul-mouthed teddy bear with Marky Mark) ¬†is hosting the Oscars. We’ve already listed¬†our favorites. He, needless to say, was not on that list. We live in a world with Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon, Albert Brooks, Amy Poehler, Hugh Jackman, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, Stephen Colbert, William Shatner, Honey Boo Boo, The Muppets, Sophia Grace and Rosie, George Clooney, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, Simon Cowell, NeNe Leakes, Honey Boo Boo’s pageant pig Glitzy, corgis and Panda Ross. And we went with the writer of “Family Guy.” I thought ABC was staying away from talent from competing networks (Jimmy Fallon’s show is on NBC). I want an explanation, not three hours of vocal expressions and tired, obvious and sexist comedy.

I guess we could show a clip of one time he was funny, but really it’s a Bill Hader showcase. On the bright side, maybe Bill Hader will show up with a PTSD-inflicted puppet? A boy can dream.