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12-24-2010, 04:24 PM
I forget who he made this reference to, but the quote was, "This program could use a little more swan and a little less lake"

Was that when Fumie skated her free skate at 2003 Worlds? If it was, I was still so glad she medalled there.

12-24-2010, 06:04 PM
"Her back is so straight, you could iron a shirt on it." Hands down my favorite Button masterpiece.

Second one is Oxalis Bauil. That's what my husband has been calling all oxalis that pops up in our garden. :)

12-24-2010, 06:16 PM
"The position on that layback is first rate!"

12-24-2010, 07:01 PM
"Well, that's an ugly spin." (Yoshie Onda's layback, GPF 2003?)

12-24-2010, 09:10 PM
"That's my least favourite position"

12-24-2010, 09:26 PM
"There's no shizzzle in that twizizzle"

12-24-2010, 09:28 PM
Re Nagasu: Will the souffle souffel?

And about a billion brilliant lines just from skating with the stars :P

12-25-2010, 03:55 AM
"Her spins are just as difficult...just as important...MORE difficult, in fact, than jumps are...."
-referring to Lucinda Ruh's short program at 1999 Worlds & the fact that spins weren't given the same amount of credit as jumps

12-25-2010, 04:10 AM
on being cut from commentating at worlds, he said something like: "it's not the first dinner party i wasn't invited to, and it won't be the last"

12-25-2010, 04:17 AM
"Good for you, Lucinda Ruh!"

"There is an ease and a backbone and a great deal of forceful exposure to making this a good event."

One of the best Uncle Dick interviews ever. I would LOVE to spend a day with him.



12-25-2010, 04:34 AM
He says one high-ranking woman used to skate with her arms so close to her sides it was like she was making "armpit farts."

OK, what is he talking about here? :sekret:

my little pony
12-25-2010, 04:44 AM
was it nicole bobek that he said he wanted to put over his knee and spank? in retrospect, i wish he had

12-25-2010, 04:58 AM
"It's raining teddy bears!" after a Michelle Kwan performance.

Also, "Everyone in the arena is standing, including me!" after Rudy Galindo's Nationals win.

12-25-2010, 05:54 AM
My all time favorite - The music of The Fire Bird is taking off but she sure isn't!

alchemy void
12-25-2010, 05:58 AM
My favorite Dick Button is the one I hope to hear while he still has some dignity left. "I shouldn't be doing TV anymore."

True that. There's a reason why he was banned from commentating in the late 2000s. Button was definitely my favorite (American) commentator up until the early-mid 2000s, but he started to lose it quickly thereafter. I will never forgive him for lambasting my precious freakin Liashenko in the 2006 Olympics (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9Jyl6dXaiM). :drama: He was sooo unnecessarily bitchy he even shut up Sandra and Scott...