I don't know who's responsible, but I'm just glad I didn't give up and turn the channel, because at about midnight, they showed the rest of it. I was also kind of bummed that instead of showing the final footage to the last movement of Beethoven's Ninth, they used generic movie music that they always use for TV film ads before the film's soundtrack has been released. Peeve.
Originally Posted by Serious Business
And to interrupt the OLYMPICS for an obvious classic of deathless dramaturgy like Animal Hospital....Be still, my heart.
Johar, I read that once the competition of your event is over, it costs money to stay in the Olympic village. So the gymnasts likely scattered based on heir commitments, went elsewhere, returned home. Gabby and the fab 5 have a lot of media appearances. maybe some chose to get on that jet and skip the closing ceremonies. I think some people, want to head home to their families and the parades planned in their towns. I have not been paying much attention but Aly reisman has a lot of fans in two town here who are dying to see her.
Originally Posted by Johar
I personally don't care about hometown parades. I do know gabby is on Leno tonight, so she has had to make a long trip from Uk to LA. Some could not stay, and some maybe are feeling blue and want to go home and lick their wounds. So many medal hopes dashed.
And I do not get the nun bit. Offensive to some.
Tripping on the Podium
I saw some glimpses of Kyla Ross and McKayla Maroney briefly during the NBC coverage of the closing ceremonies, but it looks like all the girls except Gabby were there from this picture. Gabby probably had to fly home early for Leno. Didn't see Michael Phelps, but Missy Franklin was definitely there.
I really would've liked to have see the Who and not that dumb sitcom which will probably be cancelled.
Yeah i loved when NBC used to show the best moments to Beethoven's Ode to Joy. 1996 was the best with the crescendo of the song ending with footage of Keri Strug's now legendary vault landing. Ode to Joy used to be played in the opening ceremonies a lot more also but not in the last few Olympics. It's almost the unofficial Olympic theme.
Originally Posted by Olympia
Last edited by Jammers; 08-14-2012 at 05:22 PM.
Some will remember this from the Opening Ceremony at Nagano:
Originally Posted by Jammers
and from the ending credits at Salt Lake City:
There was a nice version from Saltzburg but can't find it.