Here’s what I imagined happened in advance of David Letterman’s interview with Ryan Lochte. The notoriously caustic talk show host was told under no certain terms was he to bring up the Olympic medalist’s reputation for being dumb as rocks. He must focus his interview exclusively on Lochte’s accomplishments in the pool and his new TV show, “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?” So that’s what Letterman did. He read through a bunch of the swimming events Lochte won medals in and paused for him to explain what each was. He asked him if he would be participating in the next Olympics — “Where is that again?” “Rio,” Lochte responded with a smile. And later, “When is the next Olympics again?” “2016,” said Lochte. “And it’s 2013 now,” responded Letterman, pushing Lochte to do the math. And bless his heart, Lochte answered every single one of these softball questions correctly. Good job, Ryan!
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I was compelled to hate watch Ryan Lochte’s new reality show, “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?” and I’m here to report back that, JEAH, he is just as purely, ridiculously idiotic as you imagined. I’ve narrowed the episode down to my favorite scene for the sake of brevity. But you should know, there were so many unbelievable moments. Like when the producer asked him if he was a player and Ryan responded, “Describe player.”
But far and away, the most entertaining tidbit is when Ryan is having a movie night with his sisters and reveals that his favorite flick is “What Women Want.” But he calls it “What Woman Wants.” Ryan gets a lot of things wrong. He also takes very long pauses after being asked questions and rarely finishes his sentences. “One of my favorite movies is ‘What Woman Want.’ The Mel Gibson one … If I could read woman’s minds, I would be king of the world,” he says. I don’t know if that’s the case. Keep reading »