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Seth MacFarlane’s Voice to Hijack an Upcoming Episode of The Simpsons

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 11:  Director Seth MacFarlane attends "A Conversation with Seth MacFarlane" Panel during the 2012 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Austin Convention Center on March 11, 2012 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW) Exit Seth, Enter Ben the Crooner.

Seth MacFarlane recently put in some time at the studio of fellow Fox series and animated rival The Simpsons, where he voice-acted the part of Ben, a married man trawling a hook-up site that Marge mistakes for a place for weird cupcake information. The two hit it off, bonding over Upton Rectory — the Downton Abbey of Springfield — while Seth Ben serenades Marge with a rendition of "The Way You Look Tonight." "For Seth, it completes the Saturday Night Live/Oscar host/Simpsons triple crown that exists only in my head," Simpsons executive producer Al Jean told Entertainment Weekly. Speaking of the Oscars: certain film school students will be very excited to hear that MacFarlane is offering them to chance to gracefully carry an Academy Award to a waiting star on Oscar night. (He's hosting, lest you forget.) All contestants have to do is submit a video to the AMPAS's Facebook page explaining (humbly, of course) how they plan to change the course of cinematic history.

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