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Frau Muller
01-10-2012, 05:24 PM
One more. Nobunari Oda's 2005 SP to "Super Mario Brothers"...back when he seemed to truly love skating, radiating joy & fun:


Aw, shucks. Just one mo'. Daniel Weiss of West Germany skating one of the most fun and joyful LPs of all time, at 1989 SkCanada: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1N88Rc0GRns

01-10-2012, 05:25 PM
No specific performances stood out to me, but both Sarah Meier and Yukari Nakano seemed to really exude joy of skating in many of their performances.

01-10-2012, 05:38 PM
Debi Thomas's gala at '86 Worlds (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mm3Fud7Jmo). She is H-I-Larious!

She also did this program at 1986 St. Ivel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he4yEgRFrZg) (where she explains the origin of the program), 1987 US Nationals, 1987 Tour of Champions (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxaBuhtxha8) and 1987 Worlds (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lo1I7G-PPI&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL91630D01A7AE50A4) (watch the bit at the end where she has trouble with the flowers). It's a bit different every time, so you have to watch all of them to fully appreciate her humor.

01-10-2012, 09:35 PM
Many of Scott & Kurt's programs - I lLove Me (Scott), Kurt's That's Entertainment in particular

01-10-2012, 09:54 PM
Aside from the ones already mentioned above, for me:

Stephane Lambiel: http://youtu.be/0EPwnxrY_Nc
His Let the Good Times Roll is so insanely fun and full of life. There's such a freedom in his skating now that he's retired from competition (and not having to train triple axels).But he does train triple axel (and also quads), as he likes to challenge himself, to prove to himself that he can still do it. His problem with it was even more psychological, than anything else. First he had some problems with it (too much explaining), then he started to be wary of it because of those problems, but there was too much pressure for him to do it, which lead to even stronger aversion. In the end, that and his stubborness (he apparently dislikes pressure from those around him, and to be told what to do more than anything else) lead to his decision not to do it in competition at all, so that he could stop thinking about it and just concentrate on other elements.

Anyway, this is a program in similar style to 'LTGTR' from Lambiel - imho, even more entertaining (despite the fall in this particular performance, and not so fun text of the song - but this is a rare case when his program doesn't reflect that): Tainted Love (Festa on Ice 2009) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3E2ZgrcZaY)

I'd say that this is also entertaining (from Stephane again): Rigoletto (Music on Ice, January 8) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzMm_DdYiBg) (Stephane's performance starts at 0:23).

01-10-2012, 10:41 PM
Berezhnaya-Sikharulidze: Citylights LP (2001), The Kid/Chaplin exhibition. Both are very well known.

I will look for YT links for the following:

Shishkova-Naumov: 1993 Skate America exhibition (

Katarina Witt- Lemon Tree (SOI/pro comps)

Laurent Tobel at COI in a pink outfit- did he skate to Carmen? (will look for a YT link)

Plushenko- Sex Bomb (2001 Ex)

Rudy Galindo- YMCA (COI)

Kristi Yamaguchi- Doop doop (SOI)

Petrenko- Doll number (COI)

01-10-2012, 10:58 PM
Liz Manley - Calgary Olympics. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hV179v0zjkM) Such joy out there........and she was having a good time!

01-10-2012, 11:04 PM
Scott Hamilton as lounge singer/egotist type. Loved the electric pants!

01-11-2012, 09:05 PM
I always loved this duet between Oksana Baiul and Viktor Petrenko (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Bpt3gnBQ48c#t=37s). It was so cute!

01-11-2012, 11:23 PM
True greatness; and fun, combined:

Torvill & Dean's Barnum World Championships 1983 HQ

01-11-2012, 11:27 PM
One of my faves! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdzG9SDXZDQ)

Brasseur/Eisler: Patricia The Stripper EX

01-12-2012, 05:25 AM
Dan Hollander skated many humorous programs. Here is Mrs. Doubtfire (first part is Southpark)


01-12-2012, 05:41 AM
Well, if we're talking exhibitions too:

Evgeni Plushenko - Assissay (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzZCc5nQ8-E)

If you don't have even a little chuckle watching this, there's something wrong with you.

01-12-2012, 07:18 AM
Well, if we're talking exhibitions too:

Evgeni Plushenko - Assissay (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzZCc5nQ8-E)

If you don't have even a little chuckle watching this, there's something wrong with you.

I had forgotten this one. Thanks for posting.

01-12-2012, 09:05 AM
Jeremy Abbot SP this season.
Samuel Contesti "western" SP 2008-2009
Laurent Tobel
Alban Preaubert "bee"