Seth MacFarlane hosts 'Saturday Night Live' - What did you think? - Poll
Funnyman Seth MacFarlane is known for his work behind the camera as writer, director and voice of characters on "Family Guy," "American Dad" and in the feature film "Ted." However, on Saturday, September 15, the creator of some of TV's top animated series was front and center for his hosting stint on "Saturday Night Live."
MacFarlane did do a few of his "Family Guy" voices and sang during his opening monologue. He did the voice of Quagmire from "Family Guy" later on during a sketch on the show about a couple who go on a blind date and do impersonations of themselves and people around them but the girl in the skit (played by cast member Nasim Pedrad) told him, "Ew. No, don't do 'Family Guy.' We're 30."
The show also played off the viral sensation "Gangnam Style" including the song in a skit and a surprise appearance by Korean rapper Psy.
MacFarlane also appeared as a stuttering drill sergeant in one skit, a puppet master in another, and even impersonated Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte.
"I was America in Olympics," MacFarlane tells Seth Meyers as Lochte during the show's "Weekend Update" sketch. He goes on to review some fall television shows like "Animal Practice" which he calls "Monkey Hospital."
"If you hold your ear up to my ear, you can hear the ocean," he later tells Meyers. "It feels so weird to be dry."
The show also debuted Jay Pharoah as the new President Barack Obama during the opening sketch. Pharoah replaced Fred Armisen, who had been playing President Obama since 2008. Jason Sudeikis also appeared in the sketch as Mitt Romney and Taran Killam played Paul Ryan.
The show also marked the "Saturday Night Live" debut of singer Frank Ocean who sang his singles "Pyramids" and "Thinkin Bout You." John Mayer appeared on the stage to accompany Ocean on guitar and had a guitar solo at the end of "Pyramids." Ocean released his critically acclaimed studio debut album "Channel Orange" in July.
What did you think of Seth MacFarlane as host? Check out some of his skits below and vote in our poll!