Out of habit, after I watched the season premiere of Saturday Night Live this past weekend, I called it awful, because it followed the same old formula of opening strong and slowly trailing off into laziness. But the episode had its moments, and for once I wasn’t shaking my fist at Seth MacFarlane. Well, except for one bit in Weekend Update.
Striking while the iron is still dull, I mean hot, the SNL team had MacFarlane imitate Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte, and it was okay. He played too heavy on the dullard part, but people mostly liked it. So of course the gossip webloids couldn’t wait to get a response from the aspiring actor and guy who wants to make out with a dozen desperate girls for ABC.
“Well I gotta admit that was a pretty harsh one, but it’s cool to have Seth parody me,” the swimming champ told Celebuzz. “I think he pegged me wrong, but when I heard he did a skit I knew I was in for it!”
But Lochte has no harsh feelings for MacFarlane. “It’s all in fun and of course if I’m talked about on SNL I know they are gonna get me ‘Go-od,’” he said, referencing faux Lochte’s mispronunciation of NBC show Go On as “goon.” (Via Celebuzz)
HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA, I see what you did there, you comedian. This guy’s got A-list written all over him. Lochte also told Extra that SNL was making fun of the old Ryan Lochte and that he’s totes better in front of the cameras now. That’s an interesting perspective. Let’s examine Lochte’s theory, shall we?
Obviously, as you can watch, MacFarlane played Lochte as a cartoon character mongoloid, when he’s more of an unaware dolt. Now, here is that Buzzfeed compilation of Lochte’s old interviews that he’s clearly referring to from 6 or 7 years ago:
Here he is in that aforementioned interview with Extra that he gave the other night on the red carpet for the American Latino Media Arts Awards:
Clearly, he’s a completely different man. Here’s my prediction – Comedy Central is going to invite Lochte to be on the dais for its next celebrity roast and he’ll tell three minutes of painfully unfunny jokes about MacFarlane and it will make the Situation’s appearance at the Donald Trump Roast look like a Louis CK special.
As has been documented in the past, Olympian swimmer Ryan Lochte is not the best at carrying himself in a professional manner during interviews. Saturday Night Live brought it’s own satirical view to Ryan Lochte’s interview demeanor at the hands of Seth MacFarlane. Check it out below.
Olympic Gold medalist Ryan Lochte didn’t think Seth MacFarlane‘s “Saturday Night Live” impersonation of him was that nice. The swimmer was paradoied on the “Weekend update” segment Saturday night by the “Family Guy” creator and Lochte felt he was a tad harsh but flattered that they selected him. “Well I gotta admit that was a [...]
Ryan Lochte was swimming in style at the ALMA Awards ceremony today in Pasadena, California. The Olympic gold medalist was looking spiffy for the event, enrobed in a polished 3-piece suit balanced with a contrasting necktie, spread collar shirt, and pocket square combination. I’m not too big on mixing dark and light hues, but Ryan’s ensemble turned out perfect, well done...
“Saturday Night Live’s” Seth MacFarlane was hilarious as he parodied Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte during a “Weekend Update” skit.
MacFarlane gave anchor Seth Meyers his take on the fall TV season.
Check out the video:
Another funny moment:
“If you hold your ear up to my ear, you can hear the ocean," an in-character MacFarlane told Meyers. “It feels so weird to be dry.”
Who would have thought that Ryan Lochte would have a longer shelf life as Olympic Punching Bag rather than Gold Medal Olympic Swimmer? The latest in an increasing long line of people having a lark at Lochte's expense is comedian Seth Macfarlane. The Family Guy mogul channeled his inner meathead (and/or stoner) for this awesome segment with Seth Meyers looking ahead...
Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte's response to the impersonation of him on a "Saturday Night Live" skit as a bubble-headed athlete 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."
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Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte with Bullseye the Target dog and President & CEO of NCLR Janet Murguiaarrives at the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium yesterday in Pasadena, California — Lochte’s window will be closing shortly. Let’s see if he can figure out how to extend his 15.-TO
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Seth McFarlane may look like Peter Brady, but throw on a wig, combined with his voice mastery, and you got Olympic Gold. Check out Seth as Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte as he stops by to preview the fall TV lineup on SNL’s weekend update. Good stuff.-TO
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This very possibly will be my last links post until Sunday or Monday. Fair warning (Off to Chicago for a wedding)
Ryan Lochte is totally cool with Seth McFarlane making jokes about him, brah.
Steve Sabol of NFL Films passed away yesterday. Before the NFL was on everywhere, Sabol was the ticket for getting good NFL insider insight.
Miguel Cabrera is pretty good
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