Oh my god, who would have thought that late night host Jimmy Fallon would be the highlight of the MTV Video Music Awards?! He delivered an on-point Ryan Lochte impression that had even Michael Phelps losing it! See the hilarious skit and reaction, right here.
“Is it too late now to say sorry?,” said Jimmy Fallon, as he jogged up to the stage rocking a Team USA track suit and icy blue hair. The late night show host was a spitting image of disgraced Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, and his dialogue only got funnier from there. “I wrote it, I wrote all five songs up for video of the year.”
Jimmy began rattling off a satirical list of things that Ryan might claim to have done (considering his passion for lying), and each was better than the last. “I taught Drake the hotline bling dance, I had a thirty-way with Kanye West, what a year! I made lemonade with Queen Bey, I’m Becky with the good hair!”
— Mashable (@mashable) August 29, 2016
However, the most intense part of the skit was when Jimmy mocked Ryan’s false “robbed at gunpoint” story while introducing Video of the Year. “So many good videos I couldn’t choose,” he said. “I couldn’t tell you even if there was a gun to my head.” Yikes!
Clearly Ryan’s longtime friend and teammate Michael Phelps was a fan of the gag. As soon as Jimmy came running out with his blue hair, Michael mouthed “Oh my god!” while quickly whipping out his smartphone to record what was about to happen. We like to imagine that he Snapchatted the whole thing to Ryan, who is currently laying low, dodging the Brazilian police.
— On Air/Ryan Seacrest (@OnAirWithRyan) August 29, 2016
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Jimmy’s impersonation of Ryan? What about Michael’s priceless reaction? Share your thoughts with us!