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Quatchi Video Roundup #7

Above is a cool clip from Hong Kong TV, using the animated segments from the iPhone Winter Olympics app.

Below, Elise and Derek interviewed Quatchi and Miga during the games, asking some hardball questions: “What’s the deal with Mukmuk?” “Do you like kung fu movies?” “Why don’t you wear pants?” The mascots remain mum, but bounce around with mute enthusiasm…

Quatchi was apparently snubbed once again at last night’s Paralympic Games opening ceremony, but the underrated/under-appreciated Sumi got in on the action — skip ahead to the 3:20 mark…

We crack up every time we hear the whispery “Soooh-meee.”

Finally, this won’t embed, but it’s worth a look to see “Olympic Pictograms Through the Ages: Designer Steven Heller traces the evolution of the tiny symbols for each Olympic sport since their appearance in 1936.” Too bad he singles out Quatchi as “ridiculous,” and when he says “Quatchi the Sasquatch,” he pronounces “Quatchi” like “catchy,” yet he still says “Saquatch” correctly. At least he didn’t say “Catchy the Sascatch.”

— Steve

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Quatchi’s Sport of the Day: Speed Skating!


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Quatchi’s Sport of the Day: Short Track Speed Skating!


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Quatchi Video Roundup #4

This kid shows the materials she used to make Quatchi out of construction paper…

A jazzy promotional video produced by Omega, “Official Timekeeper” of the Olympics…

Quatchi tends goal in this choreographed hockey game, knocking away an invisible puck…

I made this blurry video showing Quatchi’s random animated appearances on the free iPhone app 2010Guide – Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games: The Official Mobile Spectator Guide

Programming note: On tonight’s Simpsons, Homer and Marge go to Vancouver as members of the American Olympic curling team. I had faint hopes that Quatchi would have a cameo, but instead they referenced a fictional mascot named Chillbert.

UPDATE

Here’s closeup of a Chillbert pin — he’s “one of the four winter games mascots.” We don’t get to see the other three.

— Steve