Seth MacFarlane: The Comedic Genius by Mike Dayson

Seth MacFarlane: The Comedic Genius

byMike Dayson

Kobo ebook | May 24, 2013

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 Seth MacFarlane: The Comedic Genius

Seth MacFarlane's success boggles the mind. In a little over a years he has actually heavily affected popular culture, created many television programs, become a home name, and made unimaginably enormous amounts of money. In 2008 alone he signed a 100 million dollar handle FOX to write American Dad and Family Guy through 2012. Below I will talk about 3 of his most preferred and much marketed programs American Dad, Family Guy, and The Cleveland Show.

To say that Family Guy is extremely popular is an understatement. MacFarlane's debut show first aired in 1999, has been canceled two times, and has created a billion dollar franchise. After watching the show for long times I had to stop. Lately the program has actually become dry, dull, and seems to be full of circumstances and jokes that are simply not very funny. It has seen better years and this is an instance of a show that MacFarlane began great, however has because got considerably worse. The musical numbers that used to be occasionally comical have now become forced and much to frequent. The recent episode "Stewie and Me" is an example of how bad Family Guy has really become.
American Dad

American Dad was MacFarlane's second show which has ran since 2005. The show offers some excellent social and political commentary, and is hilarious. The characters are fantastic, particularly Roger, and the writing is top notch. What is finest about American Dad is that in the past year the writing in American Dad has not gotten substantially worse as Family Guy has. This could not be MacFarlane's a lot of financially successful show, that is obviously Family Guy, however in my mind it has the very best writing and is the most consistent program.

Exactly what was Seth MacFarlane thinking? Producing a show around Cleveland Brown was simply a bad concept. The character himself is not very funny, besides when he is falling out of a tub, and it appears outrageous that a spinoff would be created for him. After enjoying the first and second season I was unimpressed. The program seemed forced, predictable, and seemed to strengthen some African-American stereotypes. At the end of the day, to me, the program was a failure and unsuccessful. In my opinion creating the show in the first place was a terrible decision on Seth MacFarlane's part.
Oscar Host Seth MacFarlane: Things to Know

When Seth MacFarlane was revealed as the next host of the Oscars, half the country went, "Who?" while the other half, mainly his young "Family Guy" fan base, supported.

Though MacFarlane is the comic brilliant behind the wildly popular animated TELEVISION shows, "Family Guy," "The Cleveland Show" and "American Dad," as well as this past summertime's raunchy smash hit comedy "Ted," he remains a relative outsider to Hollywood.

That makes him both attractive and unforeseeable.

"If it's too soft I'm going to dissatisfy a lot of my follower base, if is too tough I'm going to lose that room," MacFarlane told ABC News' Barbara Walters in December about the balance he'll attempt to strike this Sunday, when the 85th Academy Awards is provided live on ABC.

Make Your Picks with's My Picks

MacFarlane disclosed on "Good Morning America" Thursday that absolutely nothing-- and no one-- will be off-limits to him as possible targets for jokes.

And, if initial reaction to the fractures he made while announcing the Oscar nominees take month is any indication, audiences can be in for a wild trip.

"In the less than 10 minutes it took to announce the candidates, MacFarlane managed to insult his co-presenter, belittle the achievements of several candidates and make a Hitler joke," Slate wrote.

Title:Seth MacFarlane: The Comedic GeniusFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 24, 2013Publisher:P MaldonadoLanguage:English

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