Seth MacFarlane has joked he asked studio bosses to "turn around" so he could include risqu scenes in his latest movie while they weren't looking.
The director is currently promoting Ted, a live action comedy about a foul-mouthed teddy bear's relationship with his owner.
When asked how he got such a concept approved by a film studio, Seth revealed he used one of the oldest tricks in the book.
"We said, 'What's that over there?' And when they turned to look we made this movie," he teased on the Kyle and Jackie O Show. "When they turned around it was too late."
The film stars Mark Wahlberg as Ted's owner and Mila Kunis as the love interest. The character of Ted was created at a studio in Melbourne, and Seth admitted he didn't want his creation to be compared to the work of other CGI studios.
"It was a very fresh approach; we didn't want it to feel like Pixar or Disney," he confessed. "So only by leaving the States and going Down Under were we able to do that."
The film has already broken box-office records during its first weekend of release in America, but it faces stiff competition from the newly released Katy Perry documentary.
Seth insisted a joke in Ted at the expense of Katy's singing ability had nothing to do with the forthcoming box office battle.
"There are any number of artists with whom that joke would work," he laughed.
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