Ryan Lochte Reacts To Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ Impression: ‘He Pegged Me Wrong’

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By Justine Ashley Costanza | September 19, 2012 4:21 AM EST

Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte was parodied in a hilarious "Saturday Night Live" segment this weekend-courtesy of Seth Macfarlane. The "Family Guy" creator hosted the sketch comedy show this week and did a frighteningly realistic impression of Lochte. 

MacFarlane's Lochte said things like "I was America in Olympics" and "It feels so weird to be dry." He then proceeded to rate the lineup of upcoming fall shows-including "Go On," which he referred to as "Goon," and "Animal Hospital," which he called "Monkey Hospital."

On Tuesday, Lochte responded to the sketch, which was featured during the show's "Weekend Update" segment.

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

Macfarlane wasn't the only one to make a joke at Lochte's expense.  According to E!, during Sunday night's ALMA awards, George Lopez also poked fun of the half-Cuban athlete.

"Your mom is Cuban?" Lopez asked. "Now the swimming makes sense."

The three-time gold medalist isn't quite as absent minded as he was portrayed to be on "SNL" but he is known for his unanimated demeanor and hollow statements.

The New Republic has referred to him as a "himbo" while BuzzFeed put together a video of his worst interview moments. This includes his statement, "The reason why I love swimming is because racing." 

D-Listed remarked that, "Watching Ryan Lochte try to produce a coherent thought is like watching the people on 'Survivor' try to start a fire in the rain by rubbing two rocks together..."

Salon referred to Lochte as "So sexy, so dumb" and New York magazine compiled Lochte's dumbest Tweets.

Some highlights:

"Too travel is sometimes better to arrive!"

"Sometimes u just gotta stay ahead of ur shadow"

"The game isn't always fair but thats the thang though!!"

The Huffington Post wrote that Lochte "does not possess rhetorical skills -- or acting skills or spelling skills -- on par with his prodigious talents in the pool."

In late August, Jezebel released a clip of his sister, Megan Lochte, making racist comments after her trip to China. She referred to the country as being "chinked out." 

D-Listed  explained the Lochte family gaffes thusly:  "At this point, it goes without saying that the Lochte family grew up next to a radiation test site, got their water from a well on a mercury mine and slept in tilted beds that made them roll off and hit their heads on the floor every night."

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