Johnny Weir Compares Figure Skaters to Penguins, Remains Best Part of NBC’s Coverage
The Score: While typical commentary on Olympic television broadcasts is mired in milquetoast platitudes, hyperbolic myths and false narratives, NBC’s figure skating analyst Johnny Weir has added a dash of color to these Games that’s gone beyond his retro Chanel jacket.
While covering Tuesday’s pair’s short program qualification, Weir said that the event was really a battle royale between Germany and Russia. He went on to explain Europe’s domination in pairs, succinctly and hilariously:
The European pairs stay together for life. They’re like penguins.
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