“I Don’t Know If It’s That Big”: Michael Phelps Showcased His Talents Outside Swimming Pool by Appearing in Famous TV Show

Published 07/23/2022, 12:26 PM EDT

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Michael Phelps is the most decorated swimmer in Olympics, with 28 Olympic medals; Phelps is known as the star of the Olympics. But if you think Michael is only good at swimming and winning medals, you should think again.

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Once Michael Phelps was invited as a celebrity guest on the TV show of professional skateboarder Tony Hawk. The show “Dissent” was an interview series for celebrities. 

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The show Dissent aired in 2012 when Michael Phelps retired from the Olympics. On the show, Tony Hawk questioned Michael Phelps about what he was doing after his retirement. Phelps replied that since then, he has been traveling here and there.

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When Tony asked him where he was last week, Phelp replied that he did not even know what day today was and did not remember anymore. Phelps reveals that he has been organizing his house and traveling here and there. 

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Then Tony asked him if he hung out with his friends, he replied, “Some of them will come out, I’ll try with my man to watch some other stuff that I do.” However, the Dissent host had a better idea for phelps, and suggested, “You can have a reality show entourage. I don’t know if that’s big. You know this movie.” At this, both started laughing, and Phelps replied, “I don’t know if it’s that big.”

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And yes, Michael Phelps was the part of the show Entourage. Even though it was just a cameo in the show, it made his fans happier.

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Seeing your favorite athlete in the show is a big thing and Phelps took his chance. His cameo was in the five seasons, episode 12 of Entourage; playing the cameo with his name. 

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In the scene, Eric, one of the characters in Entourage, was walking on the sidewalk, looking at his phone. Suddenly he bumped into a man and said, ‘Yo, watch out, man, what’s up?’. And when he turns around, Michael is standing with a thoughtful expression. 

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The show started airing on HBO in 2004 and ended in 2011. The show also featured the cameos of people like Scarlett Johansson, Matt Damon, Eminem, LeBron James, and many others. Following the show Entourage, a movie named Entourage was also released in 2015.

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Ishani Yadav

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Ishani Yadav is a US Sports author for EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Delhi. Ishani spent her childhood playing baseball and badminton, which led to her passion for sports.
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