"Traumatized critics exhale: I'm unable to do the Oscars again," Seth MacFarlane announced on his Twitter feed today.
It seems MacFarlane was a little more open to it that he initially suggested the day after he received generally negative reviews (including from us here at Indiewire) for his first try. He tweeted that he "tried to make it work schedule-wise, but I need sleep."
MacFarlane went on to "highly recommend the job, as Zadan and Meron are two of the most talented producers in the business," and even offered a suggestion to replace him: Joaquin Phoenix.
That surely is not who Zadan and Meron had in mind (though I'd certainly be game for it), though here are five options that be a little more reasonable.