“Next on Uneven Bars, Pauletta Huntescu!”

May 27th, 2009 by Gymbit

Just for a bit of fun, let’s look back at gymnastics comedian Paul Hunt. He was at his competitive peak in the early 1970s, but took to a different kind of performance in the 1980s: creating parodies of women’s gymnastics. He performed in exhibitions under such names as Pauletta Huntescu (ROM) and Paulette Huntinova (URS).

The following beam routine is set to the floor exercise music of Oksana Omelianchik, who was present at the 1988 USA vs USSR meet. Paulette Huntinova is also wearing the yellow leotard of her Soviet team.

Look carefully in the audience and you’ll notice stars Natalia Laschenova, Oksana Omelianchik and Mary Lou Retton enjoying the comedy.

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One Response to ““Next on Uneven Bars, Pauletta Huntescu!””

  1. RJL Says:

    Haha, I love the comment “Pauletta has shaved her mustache!”. 🙂

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