AN5 Showdown: 'The Twizzle' vs ice dancing's 'twizzle' - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

AN5 Showdown: 'The Twizzle' vs ice dancing's 'twizzle'

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In honor of "The Twizzle" and ice dancing's "twizzle", we decided to blend the two into one ridiculously catchy montage that will have you singing, "Now we're doing 'The Twizzle'" for the rest of the day. In honor of "The Twizzle" and ice dancing's "twizzle", we decided to blend the two into one ridiculously catchy montage that will have you singing, "Now we're doing 'The Twizzle'" for the rest of the day.
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(WMC-TV) – If you have been watching the 2014 Winter Olympic coverage, you probably thought the same thing we here at Action News 5 did when you first heard a word that ended up being used over and over during the ice dancing competition. What the heck is a "twizzle?"

Through a little research, we learned that a "twizzle" is the series of spins ice dancers do in unison with one other on the ice.

NBC Olympics put together a hysterical montage of the best "twizzles" done in the Sochi Olympics thus far... and after putting the video on the Action News 5 Facebook page, a reader pointed out another type of "twizzle" ... which is, instead, dubbed "The Twizzle."

Believe it or not... The Twizzle actually became "a thing" in 1962! How? As Jan Kerley pointed on the AN5 Facebook page, Dick Van Dyke introduced Randy Twizzle as a character on "The Dick Van Dyke Show", along with his twisting dance moves, in episode 23.

According to The Official Dick Van Dyke Show Book: The Definitive History and Ultimate Viewer's Guide, the episode featuring "The Twizzle" dance became a "The Dick Van Dyke Show" misfire.

"There're about eight shows where one or two or three members of the cast were not happy with it," writer and creator of "The Dick Van Dyke Show," Carl Reiner, said in the viewer's guide. "And 'The Twizzle' was one of them."

So, in honor of "The Twizzle" and ice dancing's "twizzle", we decided to blend the two into one ridiculously catchy montage that will have you singing, "Now we're doing 'The Twizzle'" for the rest of the day.

MOBILE USERS... To see our cheesy Twizzle montage, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAYQxz0Tykg&feature=youtu.be

ENJOY!

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