Johnny Weir

Whether witty or wise, controversial or charming, shocking or silly, sweet or sassy, provocative or profound, inspiring or infuriating--or any combination of those--Johnny Weir, the three-time U.S. Champion, two-time Olympian, and World medalist figure skater, almost always says something worth quoting whenever he commentates a skating competition, makes a TV appearance, gives an interview, holds a press conference, writes, tweets, or is caught on video. His quotes needed to be collected and shared; hence this blog.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

We never really know what we're doing, but we're definitely going to show up and show off our clothes.
--Facebook, NBC Olympics, live video, August 5, 2016
(explaining what he and Tara Lipinski do when NBC sends them to cover non-figure skating events like the Rio Olympics and the Kentucky Derby)

Sunday, August 28, 2016

To Billy Bush:

How could you go to get your ass waxed without me by the way?...I have experience. I could have gotten you through it.
--NBC, Access Hollywood, August 11, 2016
(While fishing with Billy Bush during the Rio Olympics.)

Johnny got his butt waxed during Season 2, Ep. 5 of his TV show Be Good Johnny Weir. If you missed the hilarious quotes from that episode, or would just like to enjoy them again, here are the links:

The reason for his butt waxing 

Johnny's instructions to his waxer 

What Johnny yells while getting his butt waxed 

Johnny describes how his butt feels

Johnny's complaint to his waxer

And then another sensitive body part hurts

Johnny claims he's injured

A post-waxing reflective thought

And then there's this post-waxing quote from his "Johnny's World" column in the Falls Church News-Press.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

From Sochi, it's Olympic tradition to show up on the beach and look ridiculous.
--NBC, Access Hollywood, August 11, 2016
(on the reason he showed up for his fishing date with Billy Bush during the Rio Olympics wearing a hot pink feather jacket, short shorts, and high wedge heeled platform booties. During the Sochi Olympics, Johnny and Billy went fishing with Johnny wearing a fur coat and green Rick Owens platform boots.)

Friday, August 26, 2016

Strong hit! And it is in a bit of a grassland. Looks quite...quite Wyoming out there., "Tara and Johnny announce women's golf in Rio," video, August 18, 2016
(describing a Rio Olympics golf course fairway)

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Norway, a solid golfing that country., "Tara and Johnny announce women's golf in Rio," video, August 18, 2016
(providing background information on Norway's Olympic golfer Marianne Skarpnord)
She's twerking. Preparing. Steely gaze.

She uses the green to her advantage. And it drops in!

She reaches for the ball, not garnering any points for the reach, but she's done her job., "Tara and Johnny announce women's golf in Rio," video, August 18, 2016
(commentating U.S. golfer Stacy Lewis' putt)

Sunday, August 21, 2016

That thing of when you're so exhausted that a pigeon lands behind you and coos and you turn around and say, "Excuse me?"
--Twitter, August 21, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

If I had my way, the men's gymnasts would be in full speedo. However, decorum is important at the Olympics. Paws up for quad twists.
--Twitter, August 15, 2016

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Despite the obvious jokes we can all make re: Olympic condom gifting, I'm proud of the IOC for wrapping it up.
--Twitter, August 5, 2016

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

I cried over an @NBCOlympics video at the @NBCSports intern dinner. It must be THAT TIME of my Olympic cycle.
--Twitter, August 1, 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Something important I'd tell my 18 year old self is that being bitchy isn't that cute if you're an idiot about it.
--Twitter, July 26, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

We are terrified of the sun. We are so white and we work indoors. I go big with my hair which creates a natural shield. I bought all of my weaves yesterday., "Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir's Best Fashion Moments," July 20, 2016
(on working in Rio with Tara Lipinski during this year's summer Olympics)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

[Tara Lipinski: This guy is setting a new norm. He keeps pushing the bar technically. He's opening this program with a quad lutz.]

More like the new ab-norm. 
--NBC, Grand Prix Finals broadcast, December 20, 2015
(on Chinese skater Jin Boyang)

Friday, June 10, 2016

Got asked the most uncommon things I travel with. 1. Magic Erasers 2. Bottle of Windex 3. Mini replica of Тёма
--Twitter, June 3, 2016

Blogger's note: "Magic Eraser" is a Mr. Clean scrubbing sponge. Тёма is Johnny's adorable Japanese Chin dog.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

I would say gymnastics, equestrian and diving are my favorite summer Olympic sports. But my favorite summer Olympic sport as of late is anything to do with Ryan Lochte, so I’m looking forward to that., Transcript: Kentucky Derby & Rio Olympic Conference Call with Johnny Weir & Tara Lipinski, May 3, 2016