Seth MacFarlane: ‘I Tend to Write With My Ears’ (Video)

Seth MacFarlane on making the leap from "Family Guy" to "Ted" and his control-freak creative process

Last Updated: October 3, 2012 @ 7:23 AM

Seth MacFarlane, the creative mind behind "Family Guy," says that when he writes a joke, he often has very specific idea of "how that joke needs to sing." And that's why he refers to himself as a "control freak."

Speaking at the TheWrap's annual industry conference TheGrill, MacFarlane offered insight into his creative process with his hit TV show, as well as his first movie, "Ted."

Watch the video below.

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