Louie Anderson knows that Splash is completely outrageous — but that's why you should watch.
"ABC didn't put it on because they thought it was groundbreaking," he tells TVGuide.com. "They put it on because hey, this is what traditionally TV has been about. It's something purely fun. Just sit back, don't think and enjoy it. Don't take it seriously."
"I have no idea what's going on here. Oh, God, I look kind of weird. I guess I'm saying, 'C'mon in! The water's good!' They just shot a bunch of stuff a long time ago and then aired that. I don't know what I'm doing. But it's good, isn't it?"
"This is The Reflection. It was my first dive. They bring me back to the time at the side of the pool and my very first dive in practice, where I just put my hands up above my head and leaned forward and fell in. Honestly, I get a little choked up watching the swan dive because who could've ever thought I would get that far? I really worked hard to get to there, so I'm proud of myself for working hard."
"The Horror. It's just horrible. She's OK, thankfully. Had I not known her, I might laugh a little. It is kind of funny, but knowing her, it just hurt me as much as it hurt her. For Nicole [Eggert], then to get up and do it again a couple hours later was amazing. It was terrible they made her watch it again, but that's what TV is, right? I think all these shows walk a fine line between too much and too little."
"The One That Could've Been. Here's a secret: This was supposed to be my dive with Chuy. But they gave it to [Katherine Webb and Drake Bell] after he withdrew. [Theirs] was great, but it wasn't perfect. I think if Chuy and I had done it, then a 10 would be in order. Or a 0."
"The 10 Team! What else? I love Kareem. He's the sweetest. I would be a lot more egotistical if I had the scoring championship in the NBA. ... I think we bonded being tall and being fat. When you're tall, people always make a comment. When you're fat, people always make a comment. Even if it's with their eyes, like, 'Oh, you're a big guy!' I was out of sync here, so that's a big deduction. But did it deserve a 5? I don't know. But two 5s is a 10."
"Uh, Speechless. That was weird, wasn't it? He just started stripping right in front of us. I love Katherine and Drake's faces here. But can I say one thing about Greg [Louganis]? He's 53 years old. He did that dive with David [Boudia], and they hardly made any splash. It's amazing. He's still got it."
GIFs via The Big Lead, Adam Riff and Grantland."Aww, Yeah! I like this one. We were just happy neither of us would be going home [since Kendra Wilkinson quit] because it was probable that we would be in the dive-off. We hated that idea of diving against each other. You can't turn the 10 Team against each other!"Splash airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on ABC.