Presenting the show’s first award last month (20Sep09) Fey took a jab at MacFarlane in front of the star-studded audience and millions of TV viewers.
She said: “Let’s linger on this magical time at the beginning of the evening when everyone is still a winner. And Seth McFarlane is only pretty drunk.”
But MacFarlane has defended his drinking – and admits he wishes Fey had targeted another celebrity during her speech.
He says, “You know, I was (drinking) but that’s a seven hour long show… I was just kind of shocked like, ‘Really? You can’t find someone who is more recognisable?’ I think most people were wondering, ‘Who is that guy? And I wonder if he has a serious problem.'”