Monday, September 17, 2012

Ryan Lochte calls 'SNL' parody of him 'pretty harsh'

Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte's response to the impersonation of him on a "Saturday Night Live" skit as a bubble-headed athlete was that it was "pretty harsh."  The laid back swimmer added that being impersonated by "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane during Seth Meyers "Weekend Update" was also "pretty cool."


MacFarlane, wearing a red olympic-style sports jersey and gold and silver medals, portrayed Lochte being interviewed by Meyers and mispronouncing the names of new NBC shows on the fall schedule.

He calls one show "Monkey Hospital" instead of "Animal Practice" and says, "It's a show about a monkey in a hospital.  It's so funny!"  he gives the show three swims but holds up two fingers.

Later, he mispronounces Matthew Perry's new comedy series "Go On" as "Goon."  After Meyers corrects MacFarlane's character, he pronounces "good' as "go-od."

Lochte told the Website Celebuzz, "Well, I gotta admit that was a pretty harsh one, but it's cool to have Seth parody me.  I think he pegged me wrong."

The swimmer — who has an upcoming cameo on NBC's "30 Rock" — added," It's all in fun, and of course, if I'm talked about on 'SNL,' I know they are gonna get me 'go-od.'"

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