A new E! show asks, "What Would Ryan Lochte Do?"
Well, the answer is: Make two veteran TV anchors howl with laughter after an interview.
The Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer appeared on "Good Day Philly" to promote his new reality series, which debuts Sunday night. But in classic Lochte fashion, he stumbled over his words and even paused for five or so seconds (an eternity in live television).
When anchor Mike Jerrick asked what kind of line a woman could use on him, Lochte fell completely silent. Then, anchor Sheinelle Jones prompted him to talk about balancing partying with training, and Lochte dropped one of his sage pieces of advice: "My philosophy is if you're a man at night, you've got to be a man in the morning."
After the awkward interview, Lochte's satellite feed cuts off, and Jerrick and Jones began cracking up. Jones doubled over with laughter and had to wipe away tears. An amused Jerrick, meanwhile, wondered, "Seriously, how are they going to get enough material [for a whole season]?"
"We are so going to get in trouble!" Jones exclaimed.