The wisecrack in question by the Academy Awards host regarded Amour's nod in the Best Foreign Film category and went like this: "The last time Austria and Germany coproduced something, it was Hitler."
Alas, after catching heat online despite what was a pretty hilarious routine, MacFarlane took to Twitter where he sorta hit back at his critics.
He tweeted last night: "Lotta flap over that Adolf joke. Look, Amour was a great film, so how about this: Austria, we'll give you the Oscar if you take back Arnold."
As in Arnold Schwarzenegger, natch.
No word what the Academy had to say about his quip or whether it'll serve as a preview for what viewers can expect at the Feb. 24 ceremony.
By the way, the 39-year-old MacFarlane is not only emceeing Hollywood's Biggest Night, but he's also a contender after being a surprise nominee in the Best Original Song category for "Everybody Needs a Friend" from his summer hit, Ted.