Ryan Lochte confuses endorsements in spoof video


'AT&T, it's the Gatorade of fuel': Ryan Lochte confuses his endorsements in hilarious new spoof video

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17:09 GMT, 10 August 2012

Olympic pin-up Ryan Lochte is the focus of a new spoof video which aims to present the swimmer as a compete moron.

Created by The Second City Network, a Chicago-based comedy company, the humorous video is titled Ryan Lochte Is Terrible At Commercials.

It shows Brian J Hunt, a Los Angeles-based comedian, posing as the 28-year-old sporting star as he attempts to film a fictional commercial for a sports drink. The actor struggles to understand directions offered by the crew and somehow manages to slip his infamous grill into the shot, despite the director's protests.

It comes after the multiple gold medalist began posting less-than-profound statements on Twitter, offering the world some insight into the athlete's mind.

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Poking fun: A new spoof video aims to poke fun at Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte (left) who has posted several less-than-profound tweets on Twitter in recent times. An unknown actor (right) presents him as a total moron

Poking fun: A new spoof video aims to poke fun at Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte (left) who has posted several less-than-profound tweets on Twitter in recent times. An unknown actor (right) presents him as a total moron

Poking fun: A new spoof video aims to poke fun at Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte (left) who has posted several less-than-profound tweets on Twitter in recent times. An unknown actor (right) presents him as a total moron

Recent musings posted by the swimmer include 'Too [sic] travel is sometimes better to arrive' and 'What defines me Ryan Lochte'.

The video shows the actor attempting to record a Gatorade commercial but before the team get stuck into trying to get the swimmer to read his lines, they ask him a simple question.

'What can't you compete without' the director shouts at his star from behind the camera.

The actor shrugs before offering: 'A pool'

Silly: The actor, who is part of the Chicago-based comedy company The Second City, covers his face with the product he is supposed to be endorsing in the ridiculous three-minute video, as seen above

Silly: The actor, who is part of the Chicago-based comedy company The Second City, covers his face with the product he is supposed to be endorsing in the ridiculous three-minute video, as seen above

Dumb and dumber: The actor fails to comprehend the director's instructions, unable to stand holding the sports drink as requested. Although it's silly at the beginning, the ridiculous presentation eventually sparks giggles

Dumb and dumber: The actor fails to comprehend the director's instructions, unable to stand holding the sports drink as requested. Although it's silly at the beginning, the ridiculous presentation eventually sparks giggles

Dumb and dumber: The actor fails to comprehend the director's instructions, unable to stand holding the sports drink as requested. Although it's silly at the beginning, the ridiculous presentation eventually sparks giggles

Dumb and dumber: The actor fails to comprehend the director's instructions, unable to stand holding the sports drink as requested. Although it's silly at the beginning, the ridiculous presentation eventually sparks giggles

The director then asks what he is endorsing, in order to say the words out loud in front of the camera.

The actor replies: 'Oh, oh, Gillette razor'.

Growing frustrated, the director then asks him to look in his hand, to which the actor look into his empty hand before slowing realising he means the hand holding the drink bottle.

In what is arguably the video's most comical scene, the actor is asked to repeat the words 'Gatorade helps me win from within'.

He fails, miserably, to fulfill the request.

'Gatorade helps me win, win it thin,' he offers, mumbling at the end as he is unable to understand the three words given to him.

'Wins in the rin… wins from the thin… there's wins within' he says, confused yet trying to remain macho in front of the camera.

World champion: The actual swimmer (above) said that he likes to urinate in the pool during his warm-up sessions

World champion: The actual swimmer (above) said that he likes to urinate in the pool during his warm-ups

Mocking: The actor (above) holds the product he is endorsing up beside his goofy face during the spoof video

Mocking: The actor (above) holds the product he is endorsing up beside his goofy face during the spoof video

He is then asked to simply hold the bottle up for the camera to which is unable to process correctly also.

'A little lower, good job though, a little lower,' the director yells out to him after he raises the bottle high into the air.

The actor then draws the bottle over his face and all around his body before in extremely unnatural poses before dropping it on the ground in silence.

'Turn it so it's facing up,' the director tells him once he picks the bottle up front the ground.

'It's got a face' the actor asks before cradling the bottle at the side of his own face.

An anonymous chewing gum is then endorsed by the 'swimmer' who is told to peel the wrapper off before putting the gum in his mouth and telling the camera: 'This is what fuels me'.

Naturally, he struggles again.

'Is this fuel to me' he says before he shoves the gum in his mouth.

Moving on: The actor then attempts to plug a chewing gum, but of course, fails to do that also

Moving on: The actor then attempts to plug a chewing gum, but of course, fails to do that also

Moving on: The actor then attempts to plug a chewing gum, but of course, fails to do that also

Goofy: He appears cocky in front of the camera (above) despite screwing up everything he needs to record

Goofy: He appears cocky in front of the camera (above) despite screwing up everything he needs to record

He continues: 'It's like car fuel… It's human gasoline… I'm in a car.'

The actor is then seen spitting an enormous ball of chewing gum into one of the crew's hands as his attempts at repeating his lines continue to fail.

Returning to the sports drink, he takes a sip and confidently exclaims 'Gillette', to which the director yells, 'No, Ryan!'

'Repeat after me, Gatorade helps me feel hydrated,' the director instructs.

'Gatorade helps me with fire hydrants,' the actors says. 'Gatorade helps me with hydrates'.

'AT&T, it's the Gatorade of fuel,' he concludes as the video comes to a close but not before a further scene reveals the swimming star's trademark accessory.

As the actor smiles at the camera, his sparkling grill set upon his front teeth, the director yells out 'God damn it, who gave him the grill'

Grillz: The swimming star infamous trademark accessory, his grill, is mocked at the end of the video

Grillz: The swimming star infamous trademark accessory, his grill, is mocked at the end of the video

Grillz: The swimming star infamous trademark accessory, his grill, is mocked at the end of the video

The Second City Network has more than 116,000 subscribers to its YouTube page while almost 54,000 people have liked its Facebook page.

The company has also released a video poking fun of the recent Chick-fil-A controversy.

This particular video was written by Megan Grano and Molly Erdman, two female comedy writers.

It was directed by Josh Funk and produced by Jeph Porter.

Mr Hunt and the comedy company are yet to respond to MailOnline's interview requests.