So, how did he do?
In the days leading up to the Oscars, we knew that Seth MacFarlane had something special planned, involving Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Radcliffe, and Charlize Theron, but we don't think anyone was expecting this.
What we got was a hybrid of a very 2013, very Seth MacFarlane opening, mixed with a classic, song and dance number that — at least from the way Twitter looks — that split the vote.
Click past the jump to see some Twitter reactions.
... IS IT HULK OR IS SETH MCFARLANE'S META APPROACH KIND OF WORKING?— FILM CRIT HULK (@FilmCritHULK) February 25, 2013
Wake me up when it starts. #Oscars2013— Susan Orlean (@susanorlean) February 25, 2013
BANE...NOW! Please!— Bilge Ebiri (@BilgeEbiri) February 25, 2013
Never thought I'd say this, but I owe Billy Crystal an apology.— Official Wanda Sykes (@iamwandasykes) February 25, 2013
This is a classic "less is more" scenario. #Oscars— Todd Barry (@toddbarry) February 25, 2013