Well to be fair, MacFarlane is also the creator of Family Guy, American Dad!, The Cleveland Show and a co-writer of the current movie “ted.” I suspect these had more to do with him getting the Oscar host nod rather than his Kent connection.
Some older folk seem worried about MacFarlane’s sensibilities meshing with the Oscar’s. MacFarlane tells Los Angeles Times reporter, Nicole Sperling:
“It’s a very specific ceremony with a very specific tone,” said MacFarlane. “The challenge will be to keep it funny, keep it lively and stay true to what it is I do. But at the same time adapt to the tone of this event. It’s a challenge but I’m looking forward to it.”(LAT)
Some light MacFarlane-Kent School trivia.
He was a day student and faculty brat. He drew a comic strip locally for the Kent Good Times Dispatch — one of which angered the priest who officiated my wedding — and, he graduated from Kent in 1991.