Seth MacFarlane could have learned a thing or two about a post-Oscar shit storm from James Franco, who hosted the ceremony alongside Anne Hathaway in 2011—the same year he was nominated as Best Lead Actor for 127 Hours.

It. Did. Not. Go. Well.

Franco was criticized for his low energy. Which he blamed on hosting alongside the ever-ebullient Hathaway. The man has got a point. He fared a lot better with his hosting gigs on Saturday Night Live in 2008 and 2009.

But maybe he was intentionally low energy. Had you thought of that?