Favorite ABC commentator remark

Favorite ABC commentator remark

Post by Suemary Vanc » Tue, 26 Mar 2002 05:44:49


I loved Terry Gannon's retort to*** Button's lengthy explanation of the
origins of Scheherazade (1920 premiere): " Did you see it ?"

Overall, it was wonderful having the usual crew back for commentators. And
it was pure BLISS having the ABC camera crew. I don't think anyone skated
out of the frame and we saw their feet for most of the skate.

Suemary

 
 
 

Favorite ABC commentator remark

Post by Locutus of Bo » Tue, 26 Mar 2002 09:13:31

Quote:
>Suemary
>I loved Terry Gannon's retort to*** Button's lengthy explanation of the
>origins of Scheherazade (1920 premiere): " Did you see it ?"

Funny, but Peggy had to bring them back to their job.

Quote:
>Overall, it was wonderful having the usual crew back for commentators. And
>it was pure BLISS having the ABC camera crew. I don't think anyone skated
>out of the frame and we saw their feet for most of the skate.

You must have missed when Peter T. leaped out of frame. My GOSH, ABC, that's a
fabulous move. I caught it with my still camera in L.A., even... but ABC missed
it at Worlds.

Oh, well...

Peg
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Favorite ABC commentator remark

Post by Jim Reute » Tue, 26 Mar 2002 13:01:20

Well, it would be really nice if they talked about the performance that was
happening in front of them instead of one that happened 90 years ago.  That
kind of perspective belongs in one of the network's up close and personal
pieces, not in the play-by-play.


Quote:
> I loved Terry Gannon's retort to*** Button's lengthy explanation of the
> origins of Scheherazade (1920 premiere): " Did you see it ?"

> Overall, it was wonderful having the usual crew back for commentators. And
> it was pure BLISS having the ABC camera crew. I don't think anyone skated
> out of the frame and we saw their feet for most of the skate.

> Suemary


 
 
 

Favorite ABC commentator remark

Post by Kaij » Tue, 26 Mar 2002 13:16:02

Quote:

> Well, it would be really nice if they talked about the performance that was
> happening in front of them instead of one that happened 90 years ago.  That
> kind of perspective belongs in one of the network's up close and personal
> pieces, not in the play-by-play.

For heaven's sake, Jim.  That was one of the funnier shots provided in
the entire broadcast.  Considering how few of those moments occur in
figure skating broadcasts, I wonder why you even quibble.  Hell, the NFL
(a REAL sport) even brought in a professional comedian to introduce such
moments.  Constantly.  Yeeesh...

Besides, Gannon asked Button if Button was there for the premier of
Scheherazade in 1810, (not 1920).  Quite obviously, this 5 second
exchange was a freekin' joke, and there was no "performance" going on
when they were being playful.  Dayum.  Why should figure skating
commentators be confined to have sticks up their nether regions?  Is
figure skating a religion or something that obviates any degree of
levity?  

Kaiju <I chuckled cuz it was a cute exchange...>

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Favorite ABC commentator remark

Post by Locutus of Bo » Tue, 26 Mar 2002 13:23:13

Quote:
>Besides, Gannon asked Button if Button was there for the premier of
>Scheherazade in 1810, (not 1920).  Quite obviously, this 5 second
>exchange was a freekin' joke, and there was no "performance" going on
>when they were being playful.  Dayum.

I think there was a girl in a red dress from the USA skating her program at the
time.

Peg
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Favorite ABC commentator remark

Post by Kaij » Tue, 26 Mar 2002 16:30:49

Quote:

> >Besides, Gannon asked Button if Button was there for the premier of
> >Scheherazade in 1810, (not 1920).  Quite obviously, this 5 second
> >exchange was a freekin' joke, and there was no "performance" going on
> >when they were being playful.  Dayum.

> I think there was a girl in a red dress from the USA skating her program at the
> time.

I thought it was before she started skating her program.

Kaiju

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Favorite ABC commentator remark

Post by Trudi Marrapo » Tue, 26 Mar 2002 20:36:09

[snip]

Quote:
> Besides, Gannon asked Button if Button was there for the premier of
> Scheherazade in 1810, (not 1920).

I thought it was *19*10. The premiere of the ballet using the music.

Quote:
> Quite obviously, this 5 second
> exchange was a freekin' joke, and there was no "performance" going on
> when they were being playful.  Dayum.  Why should figure skating
> commentators be confined to have sticks up their nether regions?  Is
> figure skating a religion or something that obviates any degree of
> levity?  

> Kaiju <I chuckled cuz it was a cute exchange...>

I did too...but I must admit, the one that made me laugh most
uncontrollably was when*** couldn't control himself laughing over
Marinin's sleeve problem...I mean, it looked so hilarious, he looked like
a Stretch Armstrong doll...and there's***, unable to stop laughing, and
apologizing all over himself.
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Favorite ABC commentator remark

Post by DG51 » Tue, 26 Mar 2002 22:25:45

Quote:
Trudi writes:
>I must admit, the one that made me laugh most
>uncontrollably was when*** couldn't control himself laughing over
>Marinin's sleeve problem...I mean, it looked so hilarious, he looked like
>a Stretch Armstrong doll...and there's***, unable to stop laughing, and
>apologizing all over himself.

And this is what was shown on the "highlights" of the sports shows that give
summaries.  But it was funny.  My boyfriend referred to Marinin as "that Gumby
guy".

I was glad to see some moments of lightness in the midst of all the sturm und
drang about judging.  Which I agree with, btw, but it was still good to have
some balance in addition to the skating.  And this wasn't the best Worlds,
IMHO.  Too many great skaters performing below their best.  Thank goodness for
Yagudin.

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Favorite ABC commentator remark

Post by Locutus of Bo » Wed, 27 Mar 2002 02:14:19

Quote:

>> >Besides, Gannon asked Button if Button was there for the premier of
>> >Scheherazade in 1810, (not 1920).  Quite obviously, this 5 second
>> >exchange was a freekin' joke, and there was no "performance" going on
>> >when they were being playful.  Dayum.

>> I think there was a girl in a red dress from the USA skating her program at
>the
>> time.

>I thought it was before she started skating her program.

>Kaiju

Nope. The chat about the piece's origins began just after MK landed her 2A and
Peggy brought them back to the program as MK entered the 3flip.

Peg
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