‘‘The show’s a disaster,’’ declared Shatner.
As evidence, he pointed to an ‘‘incredibly offensive song that upsets a lot of actresses in the audience.’’
With that, a pre-taped production number featured MacFarlane singing ‘‘We Saw Your Boobs,’’ saluting a roster of actresses who have bared themselves in their films.
But then, in an effort to atone, MacFarlane sang a classy rendition of ‘‘The Way You Look Tonight’’ accompanied by Charlize Theron and Channing Tatum in dance.
Not good enough, said Shatner, who then revealed a video clip where MacFarlane, costumed in a Flying Nun habit, hit on Oscar nominee Sally Field in the green room.
Back and forth went the routine: Bad Seth and Good Seth. Both were very funny, stewarding a broadcast that never went askew.
Frazier Moore is a national television columnist for The Associated Press. He can be reached at fmoore(at)ap.org and at http://www.twitter.com/tvfrazier