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Seth McFarlane Impression Of Him Was ‘Pretty Harsh,’ Ryan Lochte Says

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Seth McFarlane isn’t known for a habit of pulling punches when it comes to celebrity roasting, and his season-opening appearance on Saturday Night Live took a very sharp series of jabs at Olympian Ryan Lochte, portraying him as a sort-of goobery dork and as pretty dopey.

In Seth McFarlane’s lines as Lochte, the Family Guy creator describes a new ABC show called Animal Practice, getting the title wrong before calling the show Go On “goon.” When corrected by Seth Meyers, McFarlane as Lochte decrees the show “goo-od,” before he is corrected to “good,” and he gives the shows “three swims” in an assessment:

The first one’s called Monkey Hospital … It’s a show about a monkey in a hospital. It’s so funny!

Lochte saw Seth McFarlane’s unflattering impression of him (which actually seems maybe a little like a rip-off of Jo Koy’s bit about Michael Phelps during his stand-up a few years ago), and while the Olympian has a good sense of humor about it and didn’t seem to get mad, he also said it was a bit mean, essentially.

Of Seth McFarlane’s SNL turn as him, Lochte explains:

“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, but when I heard he did a skit I knew I was in for it! … It’s all in fun, and of course, if I’m talked about on SNL, I know they are gonna get me ‘go-od.’”

Do you find Seth McFarlane’s celebrity ribbing to be funny, or is it too mean?

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2 Responses to “Seth McFarlane Impression Of Him Was ‘Pretty Harsh,’ Ryan Lochte Says”

  1. Anonymous

    I’ve heard that he was both upset and not upset about the skit. Honestly it was one of the funniest ones in the show with Seth MacFarlane. Whether or not a famous person gets hurt by a skit, I still love the show. I’ve set up my Hopper to record the entire season automatically to the two terabyte DVR, since I work late at DISH and can’t see them live. It’ll be nice to see the show when I want without worrying about space. I’m definitely excited about seeing Joseph Gordon-Levitt this weekend!