Seth MacFarlane made a big splash with his edgy 2012 comedy, ‘Ted.’ The movie told the story of a boorish teddy bear who comes to life and becomes the best pal of Mark Wahlberg. Even ten years later, much of the crude humor in the movie wouldn’t fly today.
Director Seth MacFarlane’s raunchy romp reeled in over $200 million at the US box office alone. Reviews for the movie were very strong. As society has become more in tune with sensitive issues, many consider it a relic of a bygone era.
MacFarlane has no regrets about the content of ‘Ted’. He understands that popular culture may have moved on from that kind of humor. Seth spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the film’s legacy, where he expressed no regrets.
“Whether people still have an appetite for Ted remains to be seen. It’s a very specific kind of comedy, but we are allowing it to be what it is.
Every comedy is a product of its time, and I think you have to accept that. Ted was what it was meant to be at the time.”
Peacock is currently working with Seth MacFarlane on a new Ted television series. The content may have to change a little bit, but Seth says he would not change his approach to making the show. Time will tell if the show will be a hit, or if viewers’ tastes have outgrown that kind of humor.
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