Funniest moments in skating

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  1. snoopyskater

    snoopyskater New Member

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    I could really use a laugh today. Can anyone think of funny things that have happened in figure skating and perhaps post a Youtube link, if available?
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    Kurt Browning's clown number was funny.
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    Midori Ito jumping out of the ice and on to the camera...
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    Julia Lautowa's fall in her free skate @ 2003 Worlds. She took it in stride, and laughed it off. Ditto for Sean Rabbitt @ 2011 US Nationals (during the short program, I think).

    Plushy's "Sex Bomb" exhibition from 2001 Worlds
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    Nah, it's just that he falls a lot doing footwork. :p
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    At 2008 Nationals, two junior ice dancers from the Broadmoor club (Tim McKernan and maybe Zach Donahue) dressed in Blades of Glory costumes sat in the stands and eventually joined the sweepers to skate a lap in between skaters in the junior pairs event. They were hilarious!
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    Bechke totally checks out Petrov's butt (twice) before skating at the 1994 US Pros. I can't post links (newb) but look up "Bechke & Petrov (RUS) - 1994 U.S. Open Professionals, Pairs' Artistic Program" on 3Axel1996's youtube channel.
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    Also the Canadian SOI version of Spaghetti Western (also on youtube). I can watch it over and over again all day.
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    I think anytime a skater gets given a doll/toy that is bigger than them thrown out in the ice and they play with it in the K&C
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    It was Tim McKernan and Dean Copley-it was great, and a shining moment at that Nationals!! :rofl:
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    Fusar Poli stares Margaglio down!!!!
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    I spoke to Tim and Dean after they got back from Nationals, and they couldn't believe they got close to the ice let alone on it. After the stunt they ran into the pres of US Figure Skating and they said he just chuckled. They thought for sure they were in trouble. But the judges were laughing hard over it. NBC wanted them to recreate it but there wasn't time and they never got close to the ice other then when they were skating after that.
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    :lol:

    Also, #tobelwuzrobbed - that mark from the USA judge was a disgrace. Plus he should have got bonus points for Austin Powers and audience laughter. And not being too put off by the fire alarm that no-one even blinked at!
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    Ashley Wagner's hair coming undone at the 2013 WTT, and she just laughs and makes a joke of it. :)
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    On the Canadian SOI version of the "Fun and Games" Olympic parody group number, Brian Orser ("Swifty") is introducing the judges by saying they're "unbiased, knowledgeable and unfailingly fair" - at which point Lloyd Eisler mouths to the audience, "bull$hit." It's not on youtube but you can download it on Kurtfiles.
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    Wow.. just wow. It makes you realize how difficult pairs skating actually is.
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    Wow - even the Chinese in 1984 were not that bad!
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    This thread almost makes me want to start a poll to see how many people find humour in the misfortune of others. (Strange...!)

    Brilliant! I've never seen this before. :lol:
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    Didn't they wreak havoc in the warmup group too because they didn't know where they were going? I seem to remember something about that.

    However, the fish-dive lift was quite nice.
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    This is a bit off the topic, but I'd highly recommend the 1938 Popeye cartoon called "A Date to Skate." This features Popeye and Olive Oyl at a roller skating rink, with Popeye trying to teach Olive how to skate -- and things go downhill from there. It's available on DVD Popeye cartoon compilations, and is also posted on YouTube.

    I also remember a very funny 1974 movie, titled "Roll, Freddie, Roll," starring Tim Conway. His character in the movie was trying to set the world's record for longest duration wearing roller skates. I don't know if this is available for viewing today, but it had some great laughs.
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    I think at the time they were considered a safety hazard because their slowness meant they were a danger to the other teams.
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    I had a rough day, reliving a lot of these has helped :)

    My contribution -- Mysliveckova & Novak's 2010-2011 completely random-ass WTF music selections for their FD... had me (and half of FSU) in such fits of laughter that tears were streaming down my face while watching Ice Network :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuyVjhi1Poc
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    Oh my god I think I just broke a rib laughing.

    This needs to be brought back and updated. I would LOVE to see Doug's impressions of some of the modern skaters... ;)
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    I loved it, too! :) All his interpretations were spot-on, but my fave men were his Dick Button and Paul Wylie (truly inspired); my fave woman was his Tonya! :lol:

    And not only was it clever, funny and entertaining, but he also got some great marks! :judge: