If you've ever caught an episode of FOX's Family Guy and wondered if the characters, who occasionally break out into song and dance, might be better suited for a Broadway play, then it will come as no surprise that the show's creator, Seth MacFarlane, spent his adolescence watching Broadway shows and taking voice lessons.
He stopped by NPR West to chat on the weekend edition of All Things Considered about how his upbringing inspired him to create his first non-comedic, studio album, Music Is Better Than Words – a compilation of songs from the Great American Songbook, sung in classic big band style.
But that's not all, Seth paid a visit to the folks at Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!, too, where he was the show's 'Not My Job' guest.
(Listen to 'It's Anybody's Spring' from the album — soothing with a capital "S").
A bit of a step from Family Guy, sure; but certainly proof that MacFarlane's chops expand well beyond Americana satire and fart jokes.
Thanks for the tunes, Seth — I knew those "good old-fashioned values" were out there somewhere.