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    Seth MacFarlane Oscars - P 2012
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    Seth MacFarlane
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    In addition to hit TV shows, MacFarlane added to his résumé the top-grossing comedy film of 2012, Ted, on which he made his directorial debut. Months later, he was tapped to host the Academy Awards. Despite mixed reviews for his at-times off-color outing, the 39-year-old managed to boost the show's ratings by 20 percent among the 18-to-34 set. MacFarlane weighs in on the past year:

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    The Hollywood Reporter: What do Hollywood execs consistently get wrong about comedy?

    Seth MacFarlane: They thought Ted wouldn't do well.

    THR: What do they consistently get right about comedy?

    MacFarlane: They pretend they thought Ted would do well.

    THR: What was the oddest or most inexplicable review you got this year? 

    MacFarlane: The New Yorker panned the Oscars in an article longer than the Oscars itself.

    THR: What was the best reaction to the boob song?

    MacFarlane: Someone said they didn't see it.

    THR: What's the funniest thing that happened this year?

    MacFarlane: My cat ate a piece of pot brownie. That had its moments.

    THR: What was the most unintentionally funny movie or TV show of the past year? 

    [CBS'] 2 Broke Girls.

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