Tuesday, November 19, 2013

"A Little Sparkle Never Hurts!"

Johnny in his very sparkly spot
for Dora the Explorer’s “Ice Skating Spectacular,” 
which airs this coming Monday, November 25, 
at 7 pm EST / 6 pm EST on Nickelodeon. 
He looks amazing, even beyond the gorgeous costume!

UPDATE! Gif tweeted by Johnny: 
“Had such fun with @bethenny today! 
See our interview Thursday! Check your local listings! 
Bonus pic below!

So this is another one-hit wonder blog because Nickelodeon posted their video late last night promoting Johnny’s upcoming guest-star appearance on Dora and it was immediately obvious that we would need a ridiculous amount of screencaps squeezed from the barely 60 seconds of video provided to get us through until this thing actually airs and OMG it’s so cute that no one could even deal with it last night. Also it pleases me no end to see people tweeting about it with the hashtag #familyfriendly. We have long memories here in the Land of the Ice King.

And so while we roll around in this all day, Johnny will be spending part of his day taping his appearance on Bethenny.


Anyway, the Bethenny thing is scheduled to be broadcast this Thursday, November 21, and likely will be on Fox 5 in the NYC area at 11 am (in Chicagoland, on Fox 32 at 4 pm). Please check your local listings to be sure.

And I’ll be watching. Which goes against everything that is good and decent in humanity and nature and the universe. But, as always, my motto—“since because Johnny”—trumps everything. Sigh. I am, of course, riveted to see what he’ll wear, let alone to hear what he has to say....

Fortunately we don’t have to spend anymore time today dwelling in the Dark Place of Tightly Wound Talk Show Hosts Afflicted with Frozen Permagrin [update: well, OK, Johnny’s recommending that we move forward—see gif above—so I’ll try....], and can instead turn our attention to this video that is literally so sparkly it will leave you helplessly smiling against all reason the rest of the week—or at least until Thursday. Consider it an inoculation against the coming trials, especially since it’s incredibly amusing that not only is Dora a better skater than Bethenny ever was, she also cares more about learning how to be a better skater. And thus she and Johnny make a wonderful team as he helps her hone her skating skills so she can win in the skate-off against the Ice Witch!

Wait, Bethenny’s in this episode too...?

Screencaps first; video below!

Voiceover: “It’s Dora versus the Ice Witch 
in a spectacular skate-off! 
And Dora’s practicing hard.”
“The Ice Witch is a really great skater. 
Good thing I have a FABULOUS coach 
to help me get ready!”


“Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir!”

“OK, Dora!”

“Let’s try this again.”

“Leap —”

“— hug tight — turn —”

“ — land.”

“Like this!”

“That was AMAZING!”

“Thanks, Dora. 
Now YOU give it a shot!”

“OK, I’ll try!”

“Wow! That was UN-real!”

“Thanks, Johnny! I hope I’m ready.”


“Believe in yourself...”

“...have fun...”

“...and one last....”


“A little...”


“...never hurts!”

The video!! So cute!

New on Johnny’s website!

ICYMI: Instagram video by Johnny: 
“Memory lane with the incomparable Rudy Galindo. 
Sochi? #2006 #ManPair”

Very special thanks 
to Jenn Kittler 
for her invaluable help with screencaps!

Reminder: Johnny is commentating 
on all the Grand Prix events!! 
Tune in to NBC’s coverage of Grand Prix Russia
this Sunday, November 24
at 2 pm EST / 1 pm CST.

On Johnny’s website, 
linked to his retirement statement
Thank YOU, Johnny!

All four segments of Shigesato Itoi’s 
wonderful interview with Johnny are up:
Part One – Marriage 
Part Two – Balance
Part Three – Olympics
Part Four – Life
Plus a special message from Johnny 

about his retirement from competitive skating
is included at the end of Part Four.
Please go read it all now!

Also on the blog:
“Random Funday Roundup”
Links to Johnny’s TEB commentary 
for the mens’ and ladies’ events! 
Plus: A whole lot of Johnny heading our way, 
and exclusive new pics from the vault!
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

“...That Boy With Wings on His Heart.”
Johnny, Fallen Angel, Vancouver 2010.
“The most beautiful performance I have ever seen. 
Inspired a young theater group in Brazil...” 
A poignantly uplifting story, now updated 
with a special postscript.

All of Him Is My Treasure.”
Fans react to Johnny’s graceful exit 
from competitive skating.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

“Practice Is Perfect”
25+ exclusive photos of Johnny’s 
Sun Valley rehearsal.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

“Dear Johnny...”
Selected black-and-white photos of Johnny’s 
hauntingly beautiful Schindler’s List debut.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

“Something Beautiful Today.”
Johnny at rehearsal in Sun Valley — Part 1 
(much more to come!)
Exclusive pics plus practice video featuring 
his gorgeous triple axel.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

“Sun Valley Sneak Peek: 
‘A Rare Human So Breathtaking....’ ”
Johnny debuts his Schindler’s List program 
in this stunning simple white costume. 
Exclusive pics and HD video.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

Photo essay of 40+ starkly beautiful 
black-and-white pics featuring Johnny at rehearsal 
as young skaters watch, spellbound.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

Quiet photo essay of exclusive black-and-white pics 
paired with Johnny’s quotes from his 
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

Johnny’s latest column for the 
Falls Church News-Press.
His columns are published every Thursday 
in the “National Commentary“ 
section—don’t miss a single one! 

I discovered recently that there are 
brief rehearsal clips of Johnny on my cell phone 
that I had totally forgotten I had. 
The footage is blurry and jumpy, but as I re-watched 
this one for the first time in months, I suddenly realized 
that that doesn’t really matter at all....
Video link.
International fans video link.

A number of Johnny’s auction items 
have been relistedwhich means if you missed out 
the first time around, you’re in luck: 
It’s not too late to own a piece of Weir Gear! 
Go check it out and see what treasures 
you could take home!

Please alert absolutely everyone you’ve ever met 
to “like” and follow the new 
on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr
Because he should be on all the things. 
With or without ice. 
But definitely with Viacheslav.

Please click to vote for Johnny 
once a day as “Best Sportsman”
Because he retweeted Luisa Lotka  to tell us he wants us to! 

Need to see Seasons 1 and 2 all over again? 
Watch episodes online anytime on Logo!
Please be sure to check in with GetGlue a
nytime you’re watching the show... 
or thinking about watching the show.... 
or wishing you were watching the show....

At last: Pop Star On Ice is now available on DVD!
Order yours today from the Pop Star On Ice website!

Johnny tweeted:
“Buy my single,’Dirty Love’ via iTunes.
Tell all your friends to as well. The more copies sold
takes me one step closer to making a video! №1!”
You know what to do.
Please buy the song from Johnny’s website,
or just click the “Buy” button on the player at the top of the blog!

Hey, Welcome to My World also is available
as an eBook! More info on Johnny’s website!

copyright 2013 / Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved

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