Watch as Johnny Weir tries his hand at fishing during the Olympic Games in Russia.
Weir has been helping NBC with their coverage of the 2014 Sochi Games, making headlines for his extravagant outfits and outlandish style. And, oh yeah, he went fishing in a fur coat.
NBC’s Today managed to keep Weir still enough to capture this footage of him and Access Hollywood host Billy Bush fishing in the Black Sea, which isn’t exactly a sea, despite Weir’s exuberance about it being one.
Fishing is a popular pastime in Russia, especially with such warm weather and ideal conditions. Just remember, “Don’t get saltwater on my mink!”
In our opinion, the best moment is when Bush asks Weir “What are those?” referring to his aqua wedge shoes. Weir responds “Rick Owens,” the designer’s name, which we don’t think is exactly the answer Bush was looking for. Maybe if he had asked “Why are you wearing those?” it would have gotten the point across.
Weir will be covering figure skating for NBC with Tara Lapinski, and likely snapping photos of himself to post on Instagram the entire way.
Have you ever taken someone fishing who, well, was a true beginner like Johnny Weir? How did it go? Leave a comment below.