Seth MacFarlane has already made a Hitler joke. The Academy must be wondering what they've gotten themselves into...—
Ravi Hiranand (@RaviCNN) January 10, 2013
“Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane announced the Oscar nominations this morning with actress Emma Stone.
I'll be announcing the Oscar nominees on Jan. 10 at 5 a.m. with Emma Stone. We'll also be revealing the name of Kanye & Kim's baby (Zeus).—
Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) January 07, 2013
Guy in suit on CNN: Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone were "refreshing"—
Dashiell Bennett (@dashb0t) January 10, 2013
Ah, yes! Hitler “jokes” are so refreshing … when the comedian is an Obama cheerleader!
That’s right; MacFarlane dropped a Hitler line this morning, and the lame joke totally fell flat for many.
“The last time Austria and Germany coproduced something was Hitler so this is much better.” -Seth MacFarlane on nomination of Amour—
Melody (@melodymuses) January 10, 2013
"Hi, I'm Oscars host Seth MacFarlane and this reminds me of the time…[cut to montage of Hanna-Barbera jokes and Hitler references]"—
Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) January 10, 2013
Seth MacFarlane drops first hitler joke at 5:43 am, re "Amour" being co-produced by Germans and Austrians.—
Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) January 10, 2013
If there was an Academy Award for "stupidest use of lazy Hitler joke," Seth MacFarlane would be on track to win it.—
Joseph Hunter (@joesoldout) January 10, 2013
Some were tickled pink by the uber-lame Hitler joke. Weird. We wonder if they were outrageously outraged by Drudge’s headline photo yesterday?
And Sacha Baron Cohen—
A S H M A N (@AshlyBC) January 10, 2013
Hitler reference by Seth Macfarlane on Oscar nominations telecast has completely made my morning—
Tony Vescio (@zebratape) January 10, 2013
I reckon Seth MacFarlane is gonna be a brilliant Oscars host going on that nominations show. He even managed to through a Hitler joke in!—
Josh Irwin (@joshirwin) January 10, 2013
Others were not so amused, and panned MacFarlane’s entire performance.
seth macfarlane is just the worst—
maura johnston (@maura) January 10, 2013
Emma Stone & Seth MacFarlane – NOT dynamic duo—
(@PatRCO) January 10, 2013
Seth MacFarlane's Oscar nom jokes, to use his old material, are lamer than FDR's legs.—
Slade Sohmer (@SladeHV) January 10, 2013
When do we as a nation get over our idea that Seth Macfarlane is brilliant?—
Michele Catalano (@inthefade) January 10, 2013
Seth MacFarlane is doing a really good impression of a "Please, take my wife" lounge lizard comedy act. Or, that Bill Murray SNL character.—
Alexander Huls (@alxhuls) January 10, 2013
Seth MacFarlane doesn't make a living trying to be funny, does he?—
Richard Lawson (@rilaws) January 10, 2013
MacFarlane is hosting the Oscars as well.
It seems snark will rein over the Oscars with Seth MacFarlane as host if that nominations presser is any indication. Hitler jokes? Really?—
Janine Schaults (@jschau2) January 10, 2013
Indeed. Stay tuned!