What are your favorite and least favorite fluff pieces of all-time?

What are your favorite and least favorite fluff pieces of all-time?

Post by JSST » Thu, 29 Jul 1999 04:00:00


What are some fluff pieces or aspects of fluff pieces you've either loved or
hated? Here are mine:

Least faves: Michelle's 99 Nationals one. That whole thing about painting a
canvas on ice or whatnot what a bit contrived. It would be great in a Michelle
documentary though..

When they try to show how Sarah Hughes is superior to Tara, Michell etc. just
cause she goes to high school! I went to a high school also, but nobody made a
fluff piece about it!!

Any fluff piece in which they try to make us feel sorry for a skater!!!

Faves:
I liked the Tara Olympic one, but I'm biased. I also enjoyed the one about
Annie Mae's first fever... oh wait, they haven't done that one yet.

 
 
 

What are your favorite and least favorite fluff pieces of all-time?

Post by Sandra Loosemor » Thu, 29 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> What are some fluff pieces or aspects of fluff pieces you've either loved or
> hated?

I think my all-time favorite has to be the "death on the ice" piece
CBS did during the Lillehammer Olympics.  It was not only funny, but
educational as well.

-Sandra

 
 
 

What are your favorite and least favorite fluff pieces of all-time?

Post by barb » Thu, 29 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Quote:


> > What are some fluff pieces or aspects of fluff pieces you've either loved or
> > hated?

> I think my all-time favorite has to be the "death on the ice" piece
> CBS did during the Lillehammer Olympics.  It was not only funny, but
> educational as well.

> -Sandra

  The "compulsories" part from the Olympics ('94) with Scott Hamilton and the
music going over and over.

Cheers,
Barb K.

 
 
 

What are your favorite and least favorite fluff pieces of all-time?

Post by llpat » Thu, 29 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Fav. Fluff Piece:
Michelles discovery of artistry in 96

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What are your favorite and least favorite fluff pieces of all-time?

Post by Momdarli » Fri, 30 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Fav. Fluff Piece:
Michelles discovery of artistry in 96>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
This is my favorite also
 
 
 

What are your favorite and least favorite fluff pieces of all-time?

Post by Trish O'Bri » Fri, 30 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
>What are some fluff pieces or aspects of fluff pieces you've either loved or
>hated? Here are mine:

Faves: The "Skating Moms" piece CBS did in Albertville in 92 - OK, call me
sentimental.  Honorable Mention to the piece ABC did introducing us to Midori
Ito in 88.  Her 18 hour training days became synonomous with "boot camp" for
years afterward.

Trish O'Brien

 
 
 

What are your favorite and least favorite fluff pieces of all-time?

Post by WIsi » Fri, 30 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Least Favorite was Pat Lipinski taking us on a tour of Tara's room in 1997
Nationals or maybe Worlds coverage.  We got to see her stuffed animals, their
names, her clothes, her skating dresses and how little and cute they are as
well as how much each outfit cost.......
Her friends going to the mall, painting their nails, talking in their pig latin
language, etc.

This was really just too much.

Wendy

 
 
 

What are your favorite and least favorite fluff pieces of all-time?

Post by Skatf » Fri, 30 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
>>What are some fluff pieces or aspects of fluff pieces you've either loved or
>>hated? Here are mine:

I really liked the 92 Olympics fluff piece that Tracy Wilson did with Kristi
Yamaguchi about how Olympic programs are put together through the year.

I agree with Sandra on the "death on ice" one -- it was funny and informative
at the same time.

Worst:  Pasha's "Marilyn" fluff piece from the 98 Olympics.

Fluff piece I'd really like to see:

how costumes have to be constructed so that a skater can skate and look good at
the same time.  Show why a singles skater costume has all the bangles on it and
the pairs don't, etc.  One could even do clips of all the embarrassing costume
moments:  Tonya, etc.  Hey, even the Todd costume website could come in handy!

JMO.

Renee

 
 
 

What are your favorite and least favorite fluff pieces of all-time?

Post by Jocel » Fri, 30 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
>Worst:  Pasha's "Marilyn" fluff piece from the 98 Olympics.

Oh, man.  If one three-minute television spot has ever made me the most
disgusted, this was it.  Turned me off to Pasha and her "skating" forever.

Jocelyn
--
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What are your favorite and least favorite fluff pieces of all-time?

Post by Tim Ragus » Fri, 30 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Least favorite was the "Up Close and Personal" on "Pasha" where she
mimicked Marilyn Monroe.

Next least was the Tara TV Special where she introduced us to her
friends and her Mother was featured in a sleigh (let's not mention the
"Spice Girls" routine.

My favorite was during the '92 Olympics when they introduced us to the
"ice-meister", who had the job of keeping the speed skating oval's, the
one with the troublesome sand base, ice surface up to world class
standards.  It wasn't figure skating but it was pretty enlightening
about what goes on behind the scenes at world class winter sporting
events.

Quote:

> What are some fluff pieces or aspects of fluff pieces you've either loved or
> hated? Here are mine:

> Least faves: Michelle's 99 Nationals one. That whole thing about painting a
> canvas on ice or whatnot what a bit contrived. It would be great in a Michelle
> documentary though..

> When they try to show how Sarah Hughes is superior to Tara, Michell etc. just
> cause she goes to high school! I went to a high school also, but nobody made a
> fluff piece about it!!

> Any fluff piece in which they try to make us feel sorry for a skater!!!

> Faves:
> I liked the Tara Olympic one, but I'm biased. I also enjoyed the one about
> Annie Mae's first fever... oh wait, they haven't done that one yet.

 
 
 

What are your favorite and least favorite fluff pieces of all-time?

Post by Terri Watso » Fri, 30 Jul 1999 04:00:00

My favorite has to be the piece about the Hungarian boot maker (what was his
name?) who did skates for Brian Orser, among others.  He was in his 90s when they
showed this piece during the 88 Olympics.  Very interesting and touching (I
preserved it on tape.)  I remember him saying "I don't do it for the money anymore
- I do it for the smile..when I get the smile that's my pay!"

Also: the segment in 92 about how Kristi Yamaguchi prepared her long program.

I have to agree about the Pasha "Marilyn" segment.  It made me cringe..

Terri, unlurking finally!

Quote:

> What are some fluff pieces or aspects of fluff pieces you've either loved or
> hated? Here are mine:

> Least faves: Michelle's 99 Nationals one. That whole thing about painting a
> canvas on ice or whatnot what a bit contrived. It would be great in a Michelle
> documentary though..

> When they try to show how Sarah Hughes is superior to Tara, Michell etc. just
> cause she goes to high school! I went to a high school also, but nobody made a
> fluff piece about it!!

> Any fluff piece in which they try to make us feel sorry for a skater!!!

> Faves:
> I liked the Tara Olympic one, but I'm biased. I also enjoyed the one about
> Annie Mae's first fever... oh wait, they haven't done that one yet.

 
 
 

What are your favorite and least favorite fluff pieces of all-time?

Post by Mdiffle » Wed, 04 Aug 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>Date: Thu, 29 July 1999 12:57 AM EDT

>>Worst:  Pasha's "Marilyn" fluff piece from the 98 Olympics.

>Oh, man.  If one three-minute television spot has ever made me the most
>disgusted, this was it.  Turned me off to Pasha and her "skating" forever.

>Jocelyn
>--

Actually, it made me more annoyed with CBS than with Pasha. They just made her
look like a fool.  All the skaters do really dorky things for the intros to
competitions and fluff pieces. As a foreigner, she probably had no idea that
they were making fun of her. She probably thought it was supposed to be fun.  I
really didn't see why CBS had to act like a mean adolescent toward her. It did
nothing positive or informative.

The Michelle Kwan haircut fluff pieces are ludicrous too. I mean if they asked
her about her haircut and found out she had cancer, God forbid, then there
would be a point to it, but really now...

I  liked the Yamaguchi - choreography piece, it was very informative. I was
watching 88 Dance today and I must say I like how short their up closes and
personals were. The Wilson and McCall one was pretty funny.

Maureen