Seth MacFarlane Opens Oscars in Song: 'We Saw Your Boobs'

Oscar host tries to class things up a bit

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 24, 2013 7:50 PM CST

(Newser) – Host Seth MacFarlane wasted no time getting to the edgy jokes at tonight's Oscars: Shortly after MacFarlane started his opening monologue, William Shatner appeared as Captain Kirk to warn MacFarlane that he's destined to be panned as the "worst Oscar host ever." Why? Well, thanks in part to an ill-advised song MacFarlane performed called "We Saw Your Boobs," which Shatner was kind enough to screen for the audience. Also, a re-enactment of Flight using sock puppets. To class things up a bit, MacFarlane brought various stars onstage to perform classic songs and got himself all the way up to "mediocre host."

MacFarlane also starred in a skit with Sally Field in which they both acknowledged that the Best Supporting Actress award is going to Anne Hathaway, not Field. He also joked with Field's Lincoln co-star, Daniel Day-Lewis, who famously went method while filming the role. So, MacFarlane wondered, "If you bumped into Don Cheadle on the studio lot, did you try and free him?" And of course, there was the requisite joke about the Ben Affleck Best Director snub: Discussing Argo, MacFarlane noted that the story the film is based on is "so top-secret that the film's director is unknown to the Academy." As for the requisite Mel Gibson joke, MacFarlane said of Django's N-word controversy, "The screenplay is loosely based on Mel Gibson's voicemails." (Click for the night's winners.)

Host Seth MacFarlane speaks onstage during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
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