Re: Yes, Seth, too soon
posted at 4:07 pm on February 25, 2013 by Guy Benson
Duane, I also found the Lincoln assassination joke to be in poor taste, but it didn’t really offend me. Cheap, offensive one-liners are MacFarlane’s calling card. Sometimes they can be irreverently hilarious; just as often, they fall flat. What tends to bother me more than crassness or shock humor is unfunniness from handsomely-compensated comedians. MacFarlane’s snark about the “Christian Right,” for instance, was beyond lame. In introducing presenters Daniel Radcliffe and (a totally charisma-free) Kristen Stewart, the grinning emcee quipped, “He’s a boy wizard and she’s a girl vampire. Together, they are pretty much everything the Christian Right thinks is wrong about Hollywood.” Har! How edgy.
But never fear, Generalissimo — you’re not alone in your high dudgeon. Debbie Wasserman Schultz also pronounced herself offended by last night’s telecast. Wah-wah.