UPDATES! Scroll down for additional photos marked “NEW,” including huge pics from the Glitter Twins’ ice sculpture reveal. Also newly added in the Day 4 section below: VIDEO from the primetime broadcast, with more to come!
I think we can all agree that That. Was. Amazing. And we don’t just mean Johnny’s hair on Friday. Saturday’s ’do was also stellar. Oh, and the skating was FANTASTIC. As was the commentary, of course.
So we previously covered Johnny At Worlds 2016: Days 1 & 2 With Bonus Tara here, and updated it multiple times, so please do go check again to make sure you didn’t miss anything. (It’s OK. I’ll wait.)
But then the fabulous Joveta Leo sent me additional exclusive photos from Wednesday and Thursday, so we must, of course, begin today’s megapost by revisiting those days first below. Then we move on to Day 3 (Johnny in glasses! And ZERO air time for him or those glasses during the live broadcast of the men’s free skate #WTAFNBCSN), and Day 4 (Johnny in three different ensembles! And STILL not enough air time during the live broadcast of the ladies’ free skate #SERIOUSLYWTAFNBC).
In addition to exclusive photos, we have a delightful roundup of pics from social media, random bits of video, and selected commentary on his commentary, all of which should kickstart your week with a huge smile and also take you forever to get through. (Although maybe not as long as it’s taking to get the idea across to NBC Sports that we’d like our skating coverage a little more coverage-y and lot more live…)
Full video of Johnny’s broadcasts is expected soon, but in the meantime, please visit this YouTube channel for the skaters’ individual programs with his commentary. Congratulations to all the skaters for a tremendous competition, to the medalists for their brilliant achievements, and to Johnny and Tara for keeping us informed, entertained, and captivated throughout. Their love for their sport truly shines through their insightful critiques and their excitement in watching it all unfold. And, as you’ll see below, whenever they’re on the air (or posting on Instagram), we’re reminded all over again why we first fell in love with them in Sochi.
DAY 1 Flashback. More Day 1 here.
All photos are huuuuuge. With special thanks to dear Joveta.
I love this pic. You know he’s saying something hilarious and enjoying the hell out of himself.
Filming the adorable video he and Tara posted on Instagram, in which Tara explores her feelings about his facial hair.
NEW! From Joveta’s Weibo.
DAY 2 Flashback. More Day 2 here.
NEW! One more from Joveta.
NEW! Two more huuuuuge pics from the Glitter Twins’ ice scuplture reveal.
Via this wonderful interview from the Boston University student newspaper.
And via this article from NBC Sports.
Johnny does a little shoulder shimmying to Poker Face during a break in the action. Video courtesy of Joveta Leo.
DAY 3. Men’s Free Skate Live Broadcast.
So early. So desperate for coffee. So much glasses.
Look who we met at lunch! Johnny Weir! On his way to commentate for tonight’s Men’s Free Skate! by @shelleysedlacek
Another day, another handbag for @JohnnyGWeir. I still have massive bag envy. #Worlds2016 by @toepicktrips
On break between pairs and men’s.
Jump! by @johnnygweir
My favorite #figureskater @johnnygweir at #worlds2016 I’m o(^▽^)o #figureskating #johnnyweir by @hanamulyati
Live Men’s Free Skate w/Johnny & Tara from the World Figure Skating Champs NEXT at 9 pm ET on @NBCSN #Worlds2016 by @nbcsportspr
Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski by @cheerknithanson
2 of my favorite skaters ever @johnnygweir and @taralipinski . thank you for the pic. 2016 ISU World Figure Skating Championship #worlds2016 #figureskating #iceskating #skating #boston #worlds by @chrissykaay
Johnny, Worlds 2016, Day 3. Alas, we did not get to see our weird but much-loved aunt on the air during the broadcast. Did I mention that…?
That thing of when your weird aunt comes to watch your recital…🤓 Photo: Getty by @johnnygweir
KUDOS for Johnny & Tara on the men’s free skate live broadcast. A small sample:
Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir on NBC Sports for World Skating Championships. So fun as commentators. Just started.
— Linda (@JuneBelle) April 2, 2016
— Amanda Monte (@mandamonte17) April 2, 2016
— Vicki Hurst (@brookgarden) April 2, 2016
Johnny Weir quote of the night so far: "If you're gonna flap your arms, you've got to be a swan about it" ⛸⛸⛸ #Worlds2016
— Shannon Barker (@Shano114) April 2, 2016
— Ren (@blackren101) April 2, 2016
— mimi zalko (@mimizalko) April 2, 2016
— JoAnne Wallis (@sudoku_lover) April 2, 2016
"Super diva moment." I really love .@JohnnyGWeir!
— Angela Bonnie S. (@Bongela_Ice) April 2, 2016
— Jennifer Eisenbart (@JJEisenbart) April 2, 2016
LOL I do love Tara and Johnny being smart asses. The best thing ever NBC ever did was make the two of them the commentary
— miz is the only name needed (@mizubyte) April 2, 2016
— Joy Dubost (@joyofnutrition) April 2, 2016
I love listening to Tara and Johnny #Worlds2016
— Rebecca James 🇸🇪 (@p1vs_v1tra) April 2, 2016
@JohnnyGWeir you and Tara are the best.
— Fobesq (@fobesq) April 2, 2016
— r chris k (@lilrenegade) April 2, 2016
Been watching the figure skating worlds waiting for @TaraandJohnny commentary. Finally got it with the men's free (watching DVR now)
— Kathryn Nishibayashi (@katnish16) April 2, 2016
DAY 4. Ladies’ Free Skate Live Broadcast.
Johnny Weir & Tara Lipinski talking World Figure Skating Champs NOW on @TODAYshow by @nbcsportspr
It’s the finale day from #worlds2016! Tune in to @todayshow around 8:05 am ET to see what @taraandjohnny have to say about tonight’s competition from @tdgarden! by @usfigureskating
Johnny and Tara on Today! With thanks as always to video ninja Jenn Kittler.
Me and @JohnnyGWeir! ⛸ #Worlds2016 by @beliefbeat
Johnny Weir & Tara Lipinski just sat down in front of us at World Skating Championships (my geek moment) #Worlds2016 by @juliegould4
At the World Figure Skating Championships scoping out Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski. by @vladdiefan
Sitting just behind Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski #Worlds2016 by @douggould1
@JohnnyGWeir, looking smashing today! #Worlds2016 @Worlds2016 by @b_ridgeb
GUYS GUESS WHOSE SPARKLY RHINESTONE HEADSET I FOUND @JohnnyGWeir by @lizz_icekander
@JohnnyGWeir by @mfgus
Getting a lift from Boston’s finest! Thank you for keeping us safe! #bombsquad by @johnnygweir
With the legendary Tatiana Tarasova . . .
My girls. @taralipinski and Tatiana Anatolievna. by @johnnygweir
. . . who also posted another version on her Instagram.
Теплая встреча с JOHNNY WEIR и Tara Lipinski. Boston 2016 Чемпионат Мира by @tarasova.official
NEW! With Ari Zakarian.
My two lovely friends, always positive and kind, was great to see you by @arizakarian
Piper Elizabeth with Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski at Worlds 2016 Boston. #taniabass #taniabasscouture #johnnyweir #taralipinski #Worlds2016 @taniabass by @taniabasscouture
This sport has made more than one dream come true and I don’t want it to be over ❤️❤️ @johnnygweir @taralipinski by @yvessaintlance
Going down at 9pm on #NBC The #worldfigureskatingchampionships #worlds2016 #makeupartist #makeup #taraandjohnny #bling #bedazzled by @emilycolt
A special pre-broadcast message from his home rink, the Skating Club of Wilmington:
Good luck tonight @JohnnyGWeir at Worlds… We love you! by @IceSkateWilm
PRIMETIME on NBC!
NEXT – World Figure Skating Champs hosted by Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir & Tom Hammond LIVE on @NBC #Worlds2016 by @nbcsportspr
I spy @TaraandJohnny all spruced up for the live broadcast by @glitterzone
The two diva’s of figure skating! #worlds2016 #taralipinski #johnnyweir #boston #tdgarden #divaslife #ignaciovalero #valerodesign by @valerodesign
Ready for the end of the ladies free skate with my faves @taraandjohnny #worlds2016 by @theresa_rose56
Join us tonight for the ladies free skates LIVE at 9 EST on @nbcsports! Gracie Gold 🇺🇸 leads an exciting group of talented divas! by @taraandjohnny
Taking fangirling to a new level this weekend. 🙋🏼 @taraandjohnny #worlds2016 by @micheemoore
ジョニーさんは毎日お綺麗でした(^.^) [Johnny, every day you’re beautiful] by @noir_et_blanche
Screencaps from the broadcast.
12 hours in makeup and still flawless as ever with @johnnygweir and @taralipinski . So proud to be working this event with the incredibly talented @mariolazysk on hair and myself on face. #gorgeous #glam #giorgioarmanicosmetics #makeupforeverofficial #narscosmetics #thebalmcosmetics #rcmakeup #nyxcosmetics #makeup #makeupartist #worlds2016 #figureskatingworldchampionships #taraandjohnny by @emilycolt
An intimate moment with @taralipinski & @johnnygweir / @taraandjohnny #worlds2016 #johnnyweir #taralipinski by @thackarybinx
One of my favorite Johnny lines, right at the start of the broadcast:
“She could make borscht out of this entire ladies field” – #johnnyweir commentary is the true winner of the evening #serving #fierce #hautecouture #fashion #hunty #art #worlds2016 #figureskating #taralipinski #funny #skate #skater #figureskating #evgeniamedvedeva by @banhmiforbruce
What a fabulous week of skating. Thank you to my beautiful @taralipinski for simply being! Tonight’s look: Jacket @msgm_official Suedes @iroparis Face @emilycolt Hair @mariolazysk by @johnnygweir
Johnny and Tara introduce the ladies’ free skate broadcast in primetime on NBC. With special thanks to video ninja Jenn Kittler! Full broadcast videos coming soon.
KUDOS for Johnny & Tara on the ladies’ free skate live broadcast. Another small sample:
Yay! Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski are commentating tonight!
— Annalisa Moretti (@annalisacaprice) April 3, 2016
— Jaymie Gustafson (@jaymie) April 3, 2016
— Jenn (@littlemissjenn) April 3, 2016
— Heather (@hhhm1342) April 3, 2016
— ❄️🎄Meredith 🎄❄️ (@RunMereRun) April 3, 2016
"Well, if you're gonna skate to Barbra Streisand you'd better fill the rink." –@JohnnyGWeir 😂🙌🏼
— Laura Tschaplinski (@LauraTsch) April 3, 2016
I love watching skating on TV. I know what's actually happening and get to hear Johnny Weir
— Samantha Marconi (@tamakiyotsuba) April 3, 2016
"Boston loves their Riverdance" – Johnny Weir #yaaassss 🍀🍀⛸⛸
— Shannon Weisse (@sassyyshanan) April 3, 2016
— Vanda Wall (@Vandawall) April 3, 2016
— Кейли (@klee_Batch) April 3, 2016
— Debbie Schechter (@LoHud_Debbie) April 3, 2016
Johnny Weir speaking Russian 😍😍
— alexa. (@lexlomain) April 3, 2016
— Kristi Reed (@Reed_29) April 3, 2016
— Laura (@cherieblossum) April 3, 2016
Love watching women's figure skating, esp. with commentary by Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, just wish NBC would show the Worlds live!
— Sheri Doyle (@pnwjourneys) April 3, 2016
We sat just above the NBC media table this week, and I was duly impressed by @JohnnyGWeir's professionalism while being gracious to fans.
— AnnM (@ToepickTrips) April 3, 2016
And finally, one of the best tributes of all, from 2016 World Champion Evgenia Medvedeva: first, during the ladies’ free skate small medals ceremony on Sunday, she told the assembled media that her figure skating idols were Yuzu and Johnny . . .
Evgenia Medvedeva named #YuzuruHanyu and @JohnnyGWeir as her #figureskating idols. ❤️ #Worlds2016 by @glittermess
. . . and later in the day, at the Worlds 2016 gala, she performed Johnny’s signature slide in her exhibition program. ❤️
Oh nothing…World Champion @jmedvedevaj copying my slide. ❤️ Молодец!! by @johnnygweir
sometimes i remember my childhood favorite ice skater tara lipinski is best friends with my later in life fave johnny weir and i get happy
— 𖤐🥀 𖤐 casper 𖤐 🥀𖤐 (@tylersneeze) April 3, 2016