'Late Night': Johnny Weir & Tara Lipinski critique skaters at 30 Rock
Former Olympic figure skaters Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski can pretty much talk about anything and we’ll pay attention. The standout stars of NBC’s 2014 Olympics coverage brought engaging insight and fabulous, often coordinated fashion to their figure skating play-by-play in Sochi last month. Weeks after the closing ceremonies, they’ve parlayed their popularity as BFF correspondents into other gigs, including red carpet commentary at the Oscars. On Friday, Seth Meyers enlisted the duo to critique (unwitting) participants in Late Night‘s inaugural 30 Rock Lunchtime Figure Skating Olympics — and it was spectacular.
Weir champions the on-ice texting style of one skater (“That is moxie!”), while Lipinski is taken by the “childlike wonder” one young girl brings to each fall. But keep an eye out for the “bad boy of figure skating,” a favorite for gold. (Seriously, if you’re skating at 30 Rock, you really need to watch out for this guy.)