In a new interview, 2013 Academy Awards host Seth MacFarlane assures Rolling Stone that the show he has planned isn’t going to be “Family Guy Meets the Oscars.” Rather:
“It’s about finding that balance between doing what I do but acknowledging that this is the Academy Awards, not the roast of Donald Trump. It’s walking that line between old-fashioned showmanship and allowing it to be contemporary with a little bit of bite. Johnny Carson and Billy Crystal are two hosts who walked that line. There’s a moment on Family Guy that’s just Gene Kelly dancing with Stewie – that’s what we have to achieve, a dance between the traditional and the new.”
Read the full Q&A here.