07-07-2005, 09:02 PM #221
You didn't take that seriously I hope. It's an old inside joke. Whenever someone wins (money or whatever) and they are asked, what are you going to do now, they answer "I'm going to Disney". It was started quite a few years back following a statement some winner (i don't remember who) made.
Originally Posted by boxhill
07-07-2005, 10:03 PM #222
Big Electric Cat
Excellent points. I didn't have the heart to watch - I was afriad something like this would happen, results-wise.
Originally Posted by hikaristar
This sort of thing is a huge reason why I got out of ice dance judging. Aside from small, local competitions, there was always an "anointed" couple, one who couldn't lose no matter how they (or others) skated. At the post-event judges' conference, the top dogs would be throwing around terms we were all supposed to "agree" with (at least publicly). So Golden Couple won this time because they were so entertaining, had lots of speed, crowd pleasing performance, etc. But next time, if someone else outdid them on those grounds, we would say "Oh, Golden Couple had much more precise footwork and partner holds, more difficult choreography."
Of course, this is an overgeneralization, and I never witnessed any explicit rigging, but with something as subjective as ballroom/ice dancing, it's too easy for this kind of thing to happen.
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07-07-2005, 10:55 PM #223
You are partially correct. It was a paid campaign by Disney, not a joke. They paid people--such as quarterbacks who might win the Superbowl, or pitchers who might win the World Series--to say it in the postgame interviews if they won.
Originally Posted by DesertRose
07-08-2005, 06:16 AM #224
I think the first time I ever heard it was when Nancy Kerrigan said it years ago after a skating competition. I didn't catch it when Kelly said it but I don't think I would have even thought anything about it if I had. It has gotten to be a standard joke, it seems. You hear it all the time.
07-08-2005, 06:50 AM #225
That's all folks!
It was first said by Phil Simms of the NY Giants after winning the MVP in the 1987 Super Bowl. The ads were said to be the brainchild of the wife of longtime Disney CEO Michael Eisner. Jane Eisner reportedly got the idea at a luncheon with aviator Dick Rutan, who joked that he would top his latest flying feat by taking his family to Disneyland.
Disney is no longer running this campaign.
A complete list of who said it for Disney
07-08-2005, 09:39 AM #226
Thank you Melsevene.
Originally Posted by Melsevene
I also want to point out that there are few fans who can compare with the loyalty and devotion soap opera fans have. Combining one of the most popular soaps on ABC with a new breakout reality show can only mean one thing in the hands of ABC - $$$$$$$$$. Legions of soap opera fans instantly became devotees of Dancing With The Stars (and vice versa) because of Kelly's rise-to-the-top plot line.
And on that note, I think I shall retire from this thread. Thanks for all the fun discussion over the last few weeks! Sayonara, sweethearts.
07-08-2005, 05:54 PM #227
new judges or else!
I, for one, will never watch this show again unless they hire real dancing judges that are impartial. I feel so ripped off by the finale.
07-08-2005, 08:12 PM #228
I don't have anything against Kelly Monaco, but like others posted, the performance in the finale had quite a few mistakes that even the most untrained eye could spot. In fact in the earlier performances when the judges were very critical of her, I did not see the mistakes that they harped on.
If Kelly won because of the popular vote, I could accept it. What I have a hard time accepting is the judges giving them perfect scores.
When the performance was over I was crossing my fingers hoping the judges would not ream her too hard. Imagine my jaw dropping shock when these harsh and nit-picky judges rhapsodized about that performance.
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07-09-2005, 06:09 AM #229
I agree with 'aga.' I quote my own post from Kelly's thread:
Originally Posted by MouthAlmighty
07-10-2005, 07:06 PM #230
I totally agree with estella_nyc!! It was all about the rabid soap fans. More people watch General Hospital than you can ever imagine. I work with two GH fans who horse-blindered it throughout the entire show. Kelly this, Kelly that, I got so sick of this partiality. She could have scooted across the floor, taken a cr*p (literally) in front of everyone and then belched loudly and put her hand up to her mouth afterwards, and crowds would cheer and she'd still get all the votes! I've got to tell you about my personal watching experience Wednesday. My daughter was pestering me from 9:20 via cellphone onwards. "Can you pick me up from work in ten minutes?" I'm like, "Um, no, you know I'm watching this show; I thought you were working until ten". She calls me back at 9:33. "Mom, the boss said I could go now if I wanted. Are you still watching that show?". I was like, "Well, you can just wait because this show doesn't end until ten and you know it!" She called me two times after, by then I was screaming because all I was waiting for was John and Charlotte to beam with pride at the end! That was all I wanted, man! At 9:55 I stood literally one foot in front of the TV with my finger on the "off" button (I didn't even have the remote in my hand at that point). As soon as they said the word "Kelly", I went boomp with my finger, turned it off and headed out to pick up "the little one", totally frustrated and angry. Never liked that Kelly, I don't care "how far" she's come or "what a fighter" she is or "how determined". She turned me off from Day One! And her greasy partner, too!
Hated that ending! Loved the rest of the series! John and Charlotte need to come back for a repeat dance-off (so when do ya think they'll have the Allstars series of this lol).
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