The Hollywood Reporter Unveils Comedy Class of 2013
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:
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.