It's about finding that balance between doing what I do but acknowledging that this is the Academy Awards, not the roast of Donald Trump. It's walking that line between old-fashioned showmanship and allowing it to be contemporary with a little bit of bite. Johnny Carson and Billy Crystal are two hosts who walked that line. There's a moment on "Family Guy" that's just Gene Kelly dancing with Stewie - that's what we have to achieve, a dance between the traditional and the new.

-- Seth MacFarlane talking to Rolling Stone about hosting the Oscars and how he is going to make the show better than it has been in the past. The Academy Awards air on Feb. 24.