A Bit of Fry & Laurie- season 4 intro
I knew he was crazy talented. I play a little bit of piano, but it’s not my instrument. But I write on it, so I kinda bang around, ya know. I was playing a song and I really couldn’t get through it and Seth said "Well… I guess I can get through it." I said, "Oh I didn’t know you can play piano." He said, "Oh, I don’t. I just taught myself." And he sits down and plays like this concerto with all these runs and just incredible technique. I said "What do you mean you don’t play piano?" - Joel McNeely
Alice in Wonderland Press Conference
kinda can’t get over how good he looks in this photo/life in general
Looks like rehearsals during the filming of ‘Ted’.
Seth with Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg
#TBT (Tumblr reblog edition)
A young Seth MacFarlane, 1999. By Dan Winters for Details Magazine.
Winters’s Periodical Photographs is an interesting collection of commissioned celebrity portraiture as well as still life, like Mr. Rogers’s sweater.
#TBT (Tumblr reblog edition)
This is perfect.
This (and his version of Sadder But Wiser Girl) is why I really, really, really want Seth to play Harold Hill in the live version of the Music Man that NBC is putting together. He’s perfect for the role, but I don’t think he’ll have the time to do it. Or Fox won’t let him. But the guys who picked Seth for the Oscars/produced the Oscars are producing this musical for NBC so maybe Seth is on their radar after all.
That would be awesome if he would do it. But time would be definitely the issue. I don’t think that Seth has that kind of deal at FOX, you know, like actors, he’s after all behind-the-scenes guy, so FOX wouldn’t have say in that matter, but I guess the time spend on its production instead on Family Guy maybe be the problem, I don’t know. On the other hand he’s “in the middle” of negotiation of his new deal with FOX and as far as I know (and I don’t know much) he’s just under temporary one year contract now so… who knows. (And the last contract already was besides money quite interesting regarding his rights - at least the artistic ones - as I understand it, so he has very good team.)
I like how Seth apologizes for not tweeting when it hasn’t even been a week since his last tweet. He’s very polite, that one. :)
Nah, he just wanted to mention Ted again :-)
A California production company is claiming that Seth MacFarlane and his company stole the idea for the R-rated talking teddy bear in the hit movie Ted.
According to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, Bengal Mangle Productions created a screenplay called Acting School Academy in 2008 that featured a foul-mouthed, womanizing teddy bear.
The suit says the Charlie character, like Ted, lives in a “human, adult world with all human friends. Charlie has a penchant for drinking, smoking, prostitutes, and is a generally vulgar yet humorous character,” states the lawsuit, which also names Ted producer Media Rights Capital and distributor Universal Studios.
Acting School Academy became a web series that was shown on YouTube, Facebook, iTunes, FunnyOrDie.com, Vimeo.com and elsewhere. It got at least 1.2 million views between July 2009 and June 2012, according to the complaint.
On June 29, 2012, the movie Ted — directed, co-written and produced by MacFarlane, who also starred — was released through Universal and grossed $550 million worldwide, the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of the year. A sequel is in the works. The character, says the suit, “is strikingly similar to plaintiffs’ Charlie character.”
The suit alleges that Charlie and Ted have similar physical attributes and similar vulgar traits, and that both live in a similar environment, have human friends and maintain an active social media.
In addition to MacFarlane, the suit names as defendants MacFarlane’s company Fuzzy Door Productions.
There was no immediate response to a request for comment from MacFarlane or Universal.
The suit, which seeks unspecified damages, alleges copyright infringement. It was filed by Los Angeles attorneys Neville Johnson, Douglas Johnson and Nicholas Kurtz with Thomas Girardi and his firm.
Yeah good luck with that. Seth has been pretty clear about the fact he first came up with the idea of Ted years ago as an animated series.
I can’t believe it! A teddy bear looks like another teddy bear! That’s never happen before!!!! And all that stuff listed in the complaint are so original and unique in the first place!!! (I do hope SM has proof of that idea for the animated series.)
ETA: Seth should probably sue himself because of Rupert.