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A Dick Button figure eight... (23.43)

Chuck: I had a conversation with Bob Sweeney that didn't go as smoothly as a Dick Button figure eight. Now my only option is to squash him where he stands.

Richard Totten "Dick" Button (born July 18, 1929) is an American former figure skater and skating analyst. He is a two-time Olympic champion (1948, 1952) and five-time World champion (1948–1952). He is also the only non-European man to have become European champion. Button is credited as having been the first skater to successfully land the double axel jump in competition in 1948, as well as the first triple jump of any kind – a triple loop – in 1952. He also invented the flying camel spin, which was originally known as the "Button camel".