Ryan Lochte Plays 'Sex Idiot' on '30 Rock,' Suspension of Disbelief Unnecessary

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterOctober 19, 2012

Photo Credit: USA Today
Photo Credit: USA Today

Ryan Lochte, swimmer of pools and speaker of words, was on 30 Rock playing a role that extends far beyond his comfort zone. 

Just kidding, he played a sex idiot. 

The Olympic star who made a name for himself in the pool for being the American rival to Michael Phelps—and created a stir out of the pool with his gloriously inept interviews—was back making a pop culture splash.  

The man was given a hard time for seemingly lacking in substance, but he wins in his latest cameo where he plays himself. 

The Huffington Post has a clip that pretty much sums up what a sex idiot. It's a person who, though vapid, does just fine in the bedroom. 

Lochte proved he has a great sense of humor to go along with his athletic ability, and sounded off on Twitter.

Haha that was funny! What do u guys think about the 30 Rock episode tonight?

— Ryan Lochte (@ryanlochte) October 19, 2012

As for the 30 Rock plot that demanded sex idiots, Jack Donaghy was on a date with an idiot of his own, Mindy. 

That's when he ran into his girlfriend Zarina, who was on a date with hers, Lochte. As Zarina and Jack get into an argument, the two idiots find each other and begin making out. 

Laughs ensue when Zarina shouts, "No, Ryan Lochte!"

By the end of the episode, Jack realizes that he is far too old to juggle women, and Lochte has himself another magnificent cameo, adding to his pop culture swag. 

Some will remember that he played himself in an episode of 90210, making us wonder on what show this actor will play himself next. 

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