SNL: Seth MacFarlane Owns Show As Lochte

    September 17, 2012
    Amanda Crum
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“Saturday Night Live”, most people would probably agree, has gone a bit downhill over the years. With the exception of a handful of funny sketches–mostly dominated by Andy Samberg’s digital shorts–the bits have begun to seem a little stale without the brilliance of Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, and Amy Poehler.

Every now and then, however, a guest star will surprise us with their willingness to be completely open for the camera, no matter how silly it makes them look; The Rock and Justin Timberlake are two that come to mind, and now “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane can be added to that list after his stint on the show.

MacFarlane has always had a goofy sense of humor, so it was no surprise that when it came time to make fun of a celebrity he did it with great vigor; however, his spoof of Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte was somehow both spot-on and over the top to the point that he had the audience hooked from the moment he rolled his chair up to the Weekend Update desk.

Check out MacFarlane and Seth Meyers playing off one another:

  • Riley

    Hearing Seth MacFarlane argue with himself so well made me think he really does have voices in his head. His best skit was during Weekend Update as Ryan Lochte. I enjoyed the show a lot, and I am excited to see the new people perform more. I’ve set my Hopper to record the entire season to my two terabyte hard-drive since I work late at DISH and can’t see them live. At least I’ll be able to keep up with all the shows! I am really excited to see what Joseph Gordon-Levitt brings to the table!