Lochte Calls MacFarlane’s ‘SNL’ Impersonation ‘Harsh’

by | September 17, 2012 at 9:07 PM | Saturday Night Live

Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Seth MacFarlane’s performance in the season opener of “Saturday Night Live” drew strong ratings as well as critical acclaim.

But how does a certain Olympic gold medalist feel about one of Seth’s impersonations on the show?

“Well I gotta admit that was a pretty harsh one, but it’s cool to have Seth parody me,” Ryan Lochte told Celebuzz. “I think he pegged me wrong, but when I heard he did a skit I knew I was in for it!”

MacFarlane played Lochte in a segment on Weekend Update, poking fun at the Olympian, his ability to pronounce words and his math skills while wearing a track suit and reviewing the new season of TV shows. For example, instead of the Matthew Perry series “Go On,” he called the show “Goon.”

But Lochte acknowledged that the “tribute” was meant to be funny and he tried to be a good sport about 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,’” he said, referencing one of the jokes in the skit.