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Seth MacFarlane's hosting the 2013 Oscars: Watch video of his other hosting gigs

Premiere Of Universal Pictures' "Ted" - Red Carpet

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Seth MacFarlane arrives at the Premiere of Universal Pictures' "Ted" sponsored in part by AXE Hair at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on June 21, 2012 in Hollywood.

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Seth MacFarlane onstage during the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sept. 23, 2012 in Los Angeles.

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Seth MacFarlane attends the FOX Broadcasting Company, Twentieth Century FOX Television and FX 2009 Primetime Emmy Awards after party at Cicada on Sept. 20, 2009 in Los Angeles.

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Seth MacFarlane arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar party hosted by Graydon Carter held at Sunset Tower on Feb. 27, 2011 in West Hollywood.

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Seth MacFarlane on Oct. 9, 2010 in Beverly Hills.

Writer/Actor Seth McFarlane arrives for

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Writer/Actor Seth McFarlane arrives for the 2009 "Men Of The Year" party at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles on Nov. 18, 2009.

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Seth MacFarlane speaks onstage at Comedy Central's Roast of Charlie Sheen held at Sony Studios on Sept. 10, 2011 in Los Angeles.

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Seth MacFarlane arrives at Comedy Central's Roast of Charlie Sheen held at Sony Studios on Sept. 10, 2011 in Los Angeles.


Seth MacFarlane was announced Monday as the host of the 2013 Academy Awards ceremony. He’s best known as the mind and voice(s) behind “Family Guy,” “American Dad” and “The Cleveland Show,” as well as the recent film “Ted” about a foul-mouthed teddy bear. However, he’s no stranger to hosting and presenting. Here's how it's gone before.

He just hosted the season premiere of “Saturday Night Live,” where he delivered a game performance and used his go-to voices while also venturing out into a variety of characters. Of course, the most important part of any Oscar host’s gig is the monologue, so here’s how it went down on SNL:

Seth MacFarlane also hosted the WGA writers guild awards. He did a writer-specific take on “Ya Got Trouble” from “The Music Man,” showing both his sense of humor and his love for musical theater. (Warning: His song contains adult language.)

An awards show host usually needs to be able to take some gentle shots at the celebrities in attendance… or some not-so-gentle shots. He’s been the roast master for Comedy Central roasts of David Hasselhoff, Donald Trump and Charlie Sheen. You can see some clips from those shows below:

Charlie Sheen

David Hasselhoff

 

Donald Trump (Warning: This video contains adult language)

He includes an Oscars joke in that Trump monologue that came on the heels of James Franco and Anne Hathaway hosting in 2011, taking a shot at Franco’s hosting. MacFarlane said, “How do you prepare for a night like this? Personally, I smoked a lot of pot, and clearly don’t give a s— about this show. So, I’m kind of the perfect host for this roast — or for the Oscars.” Will he bring the care that he criticized Franco for lacking to his own hosting?

An Oscars host usually needs to be able to perform in some sketches, so here’s how a few of my favorites from his recent SNL appearance turned out:

First Date

Puppet Class

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MacFarlane had a mishap while attempting to present the Emmy for best reality show host, as he walked onstage and couldn’t find the microphone, so hopefully things go a little smoother at the Oscars. He also later told Jay Leno that he hadn’t attended rehearsal, but I’m betting he’ll be hitting the hosting books hard come Oscar time.

MacFarlane made a video announcement of his upcoming Oscars hosting; will this be the type of comedy he brings to the Academy Awards? Check it out:

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