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Seth MacFarlane, the mastermind behind Fox’s Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show, is ready to spin comedy gold out of the next Republican presidential ticket. And he knows just who would give him the most material to do it, should they win.
Asked by Morgan if that would be his “dream double ticket, MacFarlane quipped: “It would be wall-to-wall laughs for possibly four to eight years.”
Still, he realizes that fans don’t want to hear him preaching politics at them.
“For me it constantly reminds myself to see the absurd and try to look at it from a comedic standpoint, and that’s really what people want from me,” he said. “They don’t want to hear me giving my personal views on politics.”
But MacFarlane — who has a new album of big-band songs titled Music Is Better Than Words — admits he gets “really, really frustrated” with people who expect change to happen overnight, especially those who expected President Obama to “fix things” in a single term. He argued that people need to give Obama more time to effect change.
“You saw when Obama was elected, it was to fix things within a few years, and I remember thinking that’s going to go south pretty fast,” he said. “You figure eight years of damage has to take 16 years to fix, logically, I would think. It’s much easier to — somebody, Mr. Spock, said it’s far easier to destroy than to create. So you have to allow a lot more time. There seems to be this revisionist history that somehow this all started after Obama got elected.”
MacFarlane claimed he doesn’t dislike conservatives and in fact agrees with some of their arguments from time to time.
“It’s really, really angry fantastic angry sex,” he quipped.
But he does take issue with those who refuse to believe in evolution.
“When you take a position as insane as denying evolution — it’s not a theory,” he said, adding: “We understand more about evolution than we do about gravity, and nobody questions gravity. … Why question something that is so thoroughly backed up by science?”
But he also defended Tea Party members and their ideologies — sort of.
“They’re angry,” he said. “Everybody is angry, and that’s what we do is focus our anger. And they can’t all be crazy. It can’t be a mob of crazy people. All I can think of is, well, they are getting a lot of really bad information.”
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