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

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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).
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  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

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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. :)
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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?)
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    "That's my least favourite position"
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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
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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
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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.
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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

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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...
  31. paskatefan

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    Was that at 1998 US Nationals?
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    I think it's hard to top (quote approximate): there's not enough death in that death spiral.

    I also like "It don't mean a thing, if it aint' got that triple" (from 88 olympics about Joanne Conway who skated to Ellington and .... fell on her combo).
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    Dick: May I pinch your cheeks?
    Irina: All the old men like to do that.
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  35. snoopysnake

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    One time Peggy Fleming made a comment on someone's beautiful layback or some other thing Dick liked, and his response was, "Peggy, will you marry me?" Peggy replied that she was married already!

    I always loved Dick's praising of skaters that they have left the sport different and better just because they were in it.
  36. Sparks

    Sparks Well-Known Member

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    Banned?
    Uncle Dick suffered a terrible head injury in 2000. I'll always give him a pass...

    Favorite: (about Tim Goebel) He's built like six o'clock.:D
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  37. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    banned? skating changed networks in the US
  38. pixie cut

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    All the ABC commentators except for Dick Button moved to ESPN when ESPN took over the ISU contract in 2005. He remained on ABC for the USFS stuff. Until all the skating moved to NBC/Universal sports.
  39. JamieElena

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    Dick was on the ESPN broadcasts sporadically after the contract change, right off the top of my head, 2006 US Nats and 2008 Worldscome to mind immediately.
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  40. pixie cut

    pixie cut Well-Known Member

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    I believe he was eventually added after a couple of years.

    Nationals were part of USFS's contract. He never stopped doing the USFS stuff -- Nationals, Skate America, cheesefests.

    He didn't do Worlds or any other Grand Prix events that were on the ISU contract for the first couple of years of the ISU contract with ESPN. I think he returned for 2007 and 2008 Worlds.