“Of the 26 rehearsal sessions we had, I saw [Danny Boyle] at all but two of them… him being around all the time really added to everyone’s enthusiasm and positivity.”
- Mike Reeve on participating on the Olympic Ceremony
This week on The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show my guest is Mike Reeve, one of the 7,500 volunteers who participated in the Olympic Opening Ceremony. That’s him at the pointy end of the big arrow in the picture above. We discuss what it’s like to go to a dance audition with no dancing experience, how director Danny Boyle articulated his vision to the cast, and what you actually get for participating.
Next week on the show - Fred Graver!
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‘Parks and Recreation’ Olympics Promos
NBC’s Parks and Rec released a series of new Olympics-themed promos. Besides Tom Haverford and Ron Swanson wrestling, you can also watch Ron set a bangers and mash record and Andy (almost) shave his body for swimming.
Who wore it better? Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson or Go On’s Brett Gelman?
Is that even a question?
Skyfall | Olympic Teaser Trailer
THAT WOULD BE AMAZEBALLS. Would knock out Beijing for the best Olys ever.
I don’t even. The only way this could be better is if fellow time lord, The Doctor came to Mary’s side.
Doctor Who’s Matt Smith Carries The Olympic Torch
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Perfect. All the cool kids got to go to the Olympics.
Jon Hamm at the Canada/Germany hockey game. THR on Twitpic - Share photos on Twitter
Is that actually him? The beard’s back?