Fred Astaire would so dig Ted's number. There's one thing we can say about actor, singer, writer and producer Seth MacFarlane: He loves Broadway showtunes and classic MGM musicals. You can tell that when you watch his animated TV series, The Family Guy. There's a visual nod to the Broadway classic, A Chorus Line, in the credits. In one episode, Baby Stewie recreates the Jerry the Mouse and Gene Kelly song and dance from MGM's 1945 musical, Anchors Aweigh.
2015 saw the release of TED 2, MacFarlane's sequel to his fantasy comedy movie, TED, in which we follows the misadventures of a potty-mouthed by adorable talking teddy bear.
For as lewd, crude and juvenile as the Seth MacFarlane comedy can get, he can give us something as swingin' and sophisticated as that opening number to an Irving Berlin tune. MacFarlane directed Ted 2.
MacFarlane, by the way, has a rich singing voice and he cut a CD of vocals. On Music Is Better Than Words, it is no surprise that he sings a couple of tunes from MGM musicals.