Hey, you know what’s a great way for celebrities to win the respect of flyover country? Talking down to them. Just ask Seth MacFarlane, who prefaced comedian and “roastmaster general” Jeffrey Ross’ defense of Michelle Wolf’s WHCD performance with this:

We’re not sure how Seth expects us to listen to anything over the sound of his finger wagging.

That’s a polite way of putting it.

Not by a longshot. Call us crazy, but insulting and dismissing your audience isn’t a great way to build and maintain a successful career.

But if Seth MacFarlane really wants to go down this road, we’ll bite:

Oh, snap.