Your Favorite Dick Buttonisms

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  1. haribobo

    haribobo Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone done a thread on this before? What are some of your more memorable sayings of his? I like 'pleased as punch' and 'the bee's knees'- not that he made those up but still, they are fun. :D
     
  2. attyfan

    attyfan Well-Known Member

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    From 2003 Worlds ... "it doesn't matter a rusty hoot ..."

    My husband likes "I love it ... I love it".
     
  3. DORISPULASKI

    DORISPULASKI Watching submarine races

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    That was really "spiffy"

    Some day I expect Dick to quote the guy in the Progressive Insurance ad who says that the insurance plan is "OkeymcSmoky Skiddlydoo".
     
  4. Flying Camel

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    I always love "The program just didn't sing".
     
  5. purple skates

    purple skates Shadow dancing

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    I take my hat off...
     
  6. TwizzlerS

    TwizzlerS Well-Known Member

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    That will put him/her in good stead.

    And two shall skate as one.

    I'll give you dollars to donuts.
     
  7. Quintuple

    Quintuple papillon d'amour

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    Oh, there are SEVERAL. Good ones at that.

    Your favorite wonky Dick Button quote?

    Your Favorite Dick Button Moment?

    Cattywampus catch-phrases of Dick Button!

    But if you do a search for "Dick Button" in thread titles in the archive, you also get a ton of competition-specific threads where there are rants against him!

    Here's a crazy one:

    Hey creepy Uncle Dick, get a magazine for god's sake!
     
  8. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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  9. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

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    "Good for you, Lucinda Ruh!"

    "Good boy, good boy!"

    One of my favorite Dick Button moments was when he pinched Irina's rosy cheeks (mid 1990's).
     
  10. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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    Exquisite!
     
  11. pixie cut

    pixie cut Well-Known Member

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    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."
     
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  12. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    if I had a network I'd give him a half hour a wk to just ramble on whatever he wanted

    so i guess it would be like the joy behar show but with an intelligent and pleasant person
     
  13. REO

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    :lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
  14. Southpaw

    Southpaw Saint Smugpawski

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    I liked when he said Stephane's costume looked like the drapes in his dining room.

    And then there was that time when he went off about how delicious Rachael's braces were.
     
  15. Bostonfan

    Bostonfan Well-Known Member

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    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"
     
  16. paskatefan

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

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    "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. :)
     
  18. Jenna

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    "The position on that layback is first rate!"
     
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    "Well, that's an ugly spin." (Yoshie Onda's layback, GPF 2003?)
     
  20. Fallcolor

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    "That's my least favourite position"
     
  21. Enthusiast

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    "There's no shizzzle in that twizizzle"
     
  22. MR-FAN

    MR-FAN Kostner Softie

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    Re Nagasu: Will the souffle souffel?

    And about a billion brilliant lines just from skating with the stars :p
     
  23. Slowdive

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    "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
     
  24. Screenie

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    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"
     
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  26. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    OK, what is he talking about here? :sekret:
     
  27. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    was it nicole bobek that he said he wanted to put over his knee and spank? in retrospect, i wish he had
     
  28. Margot

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    "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.
     
  29. pinky33

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    My all time favorite - The music of The Fire Bird is taking off but she sure isn't!
     
  30. alchemy void

    alchemy void Well-Known Member

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    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. :drama: He was sooo unnecessarily bitchy he even shut up Sandra and Scott...