History Creator / SethMacFarlane

15th Aug '17 5:17:40 PM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: Seth [=MacFarlane=] is what happens when you mix Michael Buble's crooner-style singing with Creator/JohnKricfalusi's notoriety (or Music/FrankSinatra's crooner style with a cruder, nastier version of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera).

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* XMeetsY: JustForFun/XMeetsY: Seth [=MacFarlane=] is what happens when you mix Michael Buble's crooner-style singing with Creator/JohnKricfalusi's notoriety (or Music/FrankSinatra's crooner style with a cruder, nastier version of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera).
24th May '17 3:40:38 PM Exxolon
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He is the executive producer for ''Series/CosmosASpacetimeOdyssey'', hosted by UsefulNotes/NeilDeGrasseTyson. [[PlayingAgainstType However that makes sense.]]

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He is the executive producer for ''Series/CosmosASpacetimeOdyssey'', hosted by UsefulNotes/NeilDeGrasseTyson. [[PlayingAgainstType However that makes sense.]]
]] His next project is the upcoming live action TV series ''Series/TheOrville''.
28th Apr '17 4:09:39 PM BatmanKalEl
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** He wrote a novelization for the film ''A Million Ways to Die in the West'' in between breaks shooting the film. He was both the director and the star of the film.
*** Can also be interpreted as AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder.

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*** %%*** Can also be interpreted as AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder.
28th Apr '17 4:08:43 PM BatmanKalEl
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* DeadpanSnarker
* ManOfAThousandVoices: All of which [[TalkingToHimself have spoken to each other]] at one point or another.
** Not only does he do many voices on his shows, but he's an uncanny mimic--he can do a perfect Creator/AdamWest, for one thing (though he uses the real thing for Family Guy).

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* %%* DeadpanSnarker
* ManOfAThousandVoices: All of which [[TalkingToHimself have spoken to each other]] at one point or another.
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another. Not only does he do many voices on his shows, but he's an uncanny mimic--he can do a perfect Creator/AdamWest, for one thing (though he uses the real thing for Family Guy).



** Granted he voices the main characters in WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy and WesternAnimation/AmericanDad anyways, the spotlight stealing squad of Stewie and Brian on Family Guy, and Roger on American Dad were incidental. And the only character he voices on WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow is far removed from this trope
26th Feb '17 11:45:24 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* XMeetsY: Seth [=MacFarlane=] is what happens when you mix Michael Buble's crooner-style singing with Creator/JohnKricfalusi's notoriety (or Music/FrankSinatra's crooner style with a cruder, nastier version of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera).
22nd Feb '17 2:43:30 PM CumbersomeTercel
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Announced in 2010 that he is developing a live-action/CG hybrid feature film which was released summer 2012 named ''[[{{Film/Ted}} Ted]]'' where he voiced a talking teddy bear owned by a loser male lead trying to get through life. ''Ted'' got generally favorable reviews and was a huge box office hit. His second film, a comedy {{western}} called ''Film/AMillionWaysToDieInTheWest'' was released on May 30, 2014. A sequel to ''Ted'', titled ''Film/{{Ted 2}}'', was released on June 26, 2015.

Hosted the season 38 premiere episode of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' and [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAwardsCeremonies the 85th Academy Awards]]. [[http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2012/10/seth-macfarlane-to-host-oscars/ No, really.]] [=MacFarlane=] also voiced a henpecked husband named Ben on ''TheSimpsons'' season 24 finale "Dangers on a Train" and will appear as Peter Griffin on the crossover episode "The Simpsons Guy."

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Announced in 2010 that he is developing a live-action/CG hybrid feature film which was released summer 2012 named ''[[{{Film/Ted}} Ted]]'' ''{{Film/Ted}}'' where he voiced a talking teddy bear owned by a loser male lead trying to get through life. ''Ted'' got generally favorable reviews and was a huge box office hit. His second film, a comedy {{western}} called ''Film/AMillionWaysToDieInTheWest'' was released on May 30, 2014. A sequel to ''Ted'', titled ''Film/{{Ted 2}}'', ''Film/Ted2'', was released on June 26, 2015.

Hosted the season 38 premiere episode of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' and [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAwardsCeremonies the 85th Academy Awards]]. [[http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2012/10/seth-macfarlane-to-host-oscars/ No, really.]] [=MacFarlane=] also voiced a henpecked husband named Ben on ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' season 24 finale "Dangers "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS24E22DangersOnATrain Dangers on a Train" Train]]" and will appear appeared as Peter Griffin on etc all in the crossover episode "The "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS13E1TheSimpsonsGuy The Simpsons Guy."
Guy]]".



In an odd twist of fate, [=MacFarlane=] was scheduled to fly on one of the planes that hit the World Trade Center, but missed his flight due to a hangover and his agent screwing up his flight plan. He decided to wait for another flight, until he saw the news footage of the World Trade Center being destroyed and realized that [[FridgeHorror that could have been him]] (in an even odder twist, his ''Ted'' co-star Mark Wahlberg was ''also'' supposed to be on that very same flight). He vowed never to make 9/11 jokes on his shows because of this, but, after a while, the vow was broken and some slipped through (''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' was originally created as a reflection of the post-9/11 world, which was rife with overzealous patriotism, the desperate need to be safe [even if it means encroaching on others' rights], and claims that the media and the government is paralyzing people into fearing for their lives).

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In an odd twist of fate, [=MacFarlane=] was scheduled to fly on one of the planes that hit the World Trade Center, but missed his flight due to a hangover and his agent screwing up his flight plan. He decided to wait for another flight, until he saw the news footage of the World Trade Center being destroyed and realized that [[FridgeHorror that could have been him]] (in an even odder twist, his ''Ted'' co-star Mark Wahlberg Creator/MarkWahlberg was ''also'' supposed to be on that very same flight). He vowed never to make 9/11 jokes on his shows because of this, but, after a while, the vow was broken and some slipped through (''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' was originally created as a reflection of the post-9/11 world, which was rife with overzealous patriotism, the desperate need to be safe [even if it means encroaching on others' rights], and claims that the media and the government is paralyzing people into fearing for their lives).



* AuthorAppeal: A lot of things that Seth likes make it into his shows (music from the Creator/RatPack era, 70's-80's pop culture, musicals/showtunes, ''StarWars'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', sci-fi, etc). This carried over to his 2013 stint hosting the Oscars, as his opening monologue/musical number included a cameo by WilliamShatner as Captain Kirk.

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* AuthorAppeal: A lot of things that Seth likes make it into his shows (music from the Creator/RatPack era, 70's-80's pop culture, musicals/showtunes, ''StarWars'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', sci-fi, etc). This carried over to his 2013 stint hosting the Oscars, as his opening monologue/musical number included a cameo by WilliamShatner Creator/WilliamShatner as Captain Kirk.



* {{Workaholic}}: His regular duties on Family Guy and American Dad notwithstanding, he also wrote a few episodes, helps to animate where he can, and even helps with the music when he can.
** He wrote a novelization for the film "A Million Ways to Die in the West" in between breaks shooting the film. He was both the director and the star of the film.

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* {{Workaholic}}: His regular duties on Family Guy ''Family Guy'' and American Dad ''American Dad'' notwithstanding, he also wrote a few episodes, helps to animate where he can, and even helps with the music when he can.
** He wrote a novelization for the film "A ''A Million Ways to Die in the West" West'' in between breaks shooting the film. He was both the director and the star of the film.
11th Feb '17 4:54:06 AM ElectroKraken
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* TheCastShowoff: ''Family Guy'' and ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' have often been used as platforms to show off Seth's amazing singing ability with musical numbers (some memorable musical moments from both shows include: ''Shipoopi'' from "Patriot Games", ''A Bag of Weed'' from "Episode 420", ''The Fellas at the Freakin' FCC'' from "PTV", the ''SchoolhouseRock'' bit on Oliver North and the Iran-Contra Scandal on the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "Stanny Slickers II: The Legend of Ollie's Gold", ''The N.A.A.F.P Anthem'' from a DeletedScene in "The Fat Guy Strangler", ''You've Got a Lot to See'' from "Brian Wallows and Peter Swallows", and any song from the Brian and Stewie "Road To..." episodes)
3rd Feb '17 3:19:50 PM Psyclone
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* SerendipitousSurvival: He was supposed to be on one of the September 11 planes but a hangover combined with an incorrect departure time given by his travel agent caused him to miss his flight by 10 minutes.
27th Nov '16 5:04:32 PM NWolfman
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-->"Oh hi there. You scared the crap out of me."
6th Nov '16 9:39:26 AM MikaHaeli8
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* OlderThanTheyLook: He was courting 40 when he filmed ''A Million Ways to Die in the West''. He barely looked like he was courting ''thirty'' in it.
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