Saturday, 10 November 2018

Don Cherry Tickles The Ivory

It's as much as Saturday night institution as Hockey Night in Canada is. Every week, and more often in the playoffs, Ron MacLean sits next to Don Cherry as he leads the octogenarian through topics upon which the former head coach choose to opine. Sometimes, he's funny with his commentary. Sometimes, he controversial with his views. At the end of the day however, it's his hand gestures I want to focus on because someone went off the board and made an amazing video of Don Cherry.

I hadn't seen this until someone pointed it out to me yesterday at work, but YouTube user "RBFlicks" posted this magnificent two minutes of hilarity in 2011. Somehow, it has eluded me, but we were talking about Don Cherry yesterday at work when someone brought this up. And I couldn't stop laughing.
Yes, RBFlicks decided to use Don's hand gestures and desk touches to add a little music to Coach's Corner. The fact that RBFlicks coordinates hand movements with piano keys shows just how much he or she paid attention to Don's hands, but I think one comment on the YouTube video sums this up nicely for all of us:

You can catch Don Cherry on Coach's Corner tonight on Hockey Night in Canada. Whether or not RBFlicks makes more of these matters not. The video posted above, as Don Cherry would say, is a BEAUTY!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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