There was a nationwide chorus of "Seriously?" when The Academy announced that its host for next year's Oscars telecast will be Seth MacFarlane, the irreverent talent behind the hit animated TV series Family Guy and American Dad! Last month, I blogged about him going from "Family Guy" to "Oscar Guy." Reportedly, the Academy is out to woo younger male viewers. Well...that's not really the Oscars audience. That's the crowd that watches the MTV Awards. Those young dudes aren't paying to sit through mature Meryl Streep movies, Brokeback Mountain, The King's Speech, There Will Be Blood, The Queen, The Artist and The Help. They want to see Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Knocked Up, The Hangover and The Avengers. The Oscars are about film art and excellence. The MTV Awards are about commerce and marketing. The MTV Awards are a high school popularity contest. The Academy roster is full of the kind of folks attending a staff meeting in the teachers' lounge. But every year there's that big question of "How Do We Improve the Oscars® Telecast?" I've got some ideas.