If there’s anything that could get me a lot more interested in the Summer Olympics than I normally am (really more of a Winter Games fan), it would be Johnny and Tara. And after watching their delightful and informative ‘100 Days to Rio’ special—for a behind-the-scenes refresher on their trip to Rio, see this post—I am officially super-excited for more Johnny and Tara (oh, and the Games, too, of course). They did a stellar job of bringing the flavor, the culture, and the passion of Rio to life for the viewer in a brief, 20-minute piece jampacked with info and humor. They are dynamite together, and I can’t wait for more segments from them as the Games draw near.
Johnny tweeted the link to their episode last night after it aired, but ICYMI, we have the full episode below, plus a gorgeous gallery of screencaps, clips, and outtakes. If you can’t wait to see it, scroll down to the end of the post and watch now, then come back and take your time enjoying all the recap stuff. Either way, you’ll be awash in smiles and sparkle from the fabulous fun that is always Johnny and Tara.
The players cool off with a shower on the beach. “How am I supposed to concentrate when THIS is happening right next to me?” Johnny exclaims. “Brazil and her beaches really are… stunning. Happy coconuts, everyone.”
And now they’re almost ready to enter the legendary Sambadrome and compete with their fellow float-riders in the Carnival parade. Here they meet with Grande Rio’s legendary costume designer Ivonete Candido for final fittings.
Johnny and Tara earned high praise from the film crew for their work on the special.
Earlier this year I jumped on a trip for @nbcsports to The Olympic host city: Rio De Janiero and tonight at 7pm (pst) on Channel 4, you can see all of our hard work pay off with the airing of “1st Look: 100 days to Rio”. We had an amazing crew and top notch talent @taralipinski and @johnnygweir Enjoy! #freeflysystems by @aaronmendezfilms
The #RoadToRio starts tonight at 7pm on @NBCtv. “1st Look: 100 Days To Rio” was a massive collaborative effort made possible by @JohnnygWeir, @TaraLipinski, @NBCSports @1stlooktv and our incredible #production teams in #NYC and #RioDeJaneiro. We’ve got #Blocos #Beaches #Food #Samba and culminate with #Carnaval. Check out our #Brazilian #Opus, it’s a beautiful show! #Olympics are #100DaysOut #ProductionLife #Rio @NBColympics #BAM #CheckMait by @bmait
CLIPS and OUTTAKES
100 Days to Rio! I can’t wait to go back! 🏅 by @johnnygweir
Learning to play “Foot Volley”. Watch more tonight on @NBC @1stlooktv #roadtorio #taraandjohnnytakerio #100days by @johnnygweir
Confetti for #100days until Rio! Watch our preview tonight with @NBC @1stlooktv @taralipinski @johnnygweir #taraandjohnnytakerio by @taraandjohnny
Our preparation for Sambadrom 2016…Be sure to catch us 7pm NYC and 7pm LA on @nbcolympics @1stlooktv #100days #taraandjohnnytakerio #hello #roadtorio by @taraandjohnny
Learning to samba for our big dance on a float! @taralipinski @johnnygweir #100days #taraandjohnnytakerio #roadtorio @1stlooktv by @taraandjohnny
What is that? @taralipinski @taraandjohnny @1stlooktv @nbc #roadtorio #taraandjohnnytakerio #100Days by @johnnygweir
Johnny doing his best Hasselhoff impression. I’m obviously channeling my inner Beyonce…Check us out on @NBC @1stlooktv tonight to see some of our Rio adventures. @johnnygweir by @taralipinski
Walk up in da club like…@nbc @1stlooktv @taralipinski @taraandjohnny #taraandjohnnytakerio #roadtorio by @johnnygweir
The full episode!
COMING UP NEXT WEEKEND . . .
Image via Johnny’s official website.