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Seth MacFarlane's stint as Oscars host will be remembered for two things: His envelope-pushing jokes about race, sex and religion, and the show's big ratings. The 2013 Oscars were watched by 40 million people, an increase of one million over last year, with a 20 percent rise in the coveted 18-34 demographic from the 2012 ceremony. In short, the MacFarlane experiment worked, at least from a viewership standpoint.

"We accomplished what we wanted to accomplish, so we're happy," Craig Zadan, who produced the show with Neil Meron, told The Los Angeles Times.

Unfortunately for MacFarlane and his producers, many were not so happy. Reviews of the 85th annual Academy Awards from Jezebel, Vulture and The New Yorker, among others, were largely negative, with special attention paid to the way MacFarlane treated women during the show. The nadir was the song "We Saw Your Boobs," a meta moment that occurred during the monologue when »


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