Every so often I think of a random question from something I saw on a skating broadcast, and debate whether to post, and think, "I should just start a random questions thread," and then I don't do it. So these are just the questions I have today - I can't remember my past ones. Post answers and your own questions here! Sadly, my mind is in the gutter, so today's questions are trashy.
- It was during the Grand Prix in 2006 or 2007 - Peter Carruthers was the post-skate interviewer. I remember a big to-do on FSU because he was talking to the Japanese skaters like they were infants. I think he was asking Mao Asada about what it's like to be in the media glare, and made the motion of a wind-up 35mm movie camera, clicking noises and everything. What competition was that, and can anyone find a YouTube video? I remember at the time searching for it, and I couldn't find any videos with the interview included! I want to see!
- OK, same GP year, same idea, next competition. Carruthers was interviewing Oda, and someone on FSU was saying he was miming a nurse putting a thermometer into the mouth of a sick patient with an ice bag on his head because he was asking if Oda was under the weather. Seriously. Anyone? I want to see!
- Wasn't there a GP competition where Evan Lysacek sliced his pants open with his blade and everyone on FSU shrieked that he wasn't wearing underwear or something?
- Again, a long time ago on FSU, I think there was a thread about weird things you've seen in the background in the audience during a competition. People pointed out the guy who stood up and fell into his seat when Midori Ito hit a 3t-3t; and some European gymnastics competition where the audience background while displaying the scores had this blond lady picking something out of her hair then eating it. Am I hallucinating? And I've always wondered if on the ABC broadcast of the 1988 Olympics, when Katarina Witt takes her opening pose to Carmen, are the people sitting behind her making fun of her?
- OK, random other question. Did Samuelson/Bates ever give an actual reason for splitting up? They'd been together so many years. Did he lose trust in her after the achilles slicing?
- Does anyone have a better video of the Laetitia Hubert heroin addict routine? The only one I can find is really grainy and in black and white.
- Is Olga Markova okay? I'm really concerned about her after that "Let My People Go" routine that's everyone's answer to everything besides "purple". Was she the subject of Hubert's routine?