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August 12, 2016 4:46 pm

Israeli Musician Draws Half Million Views for Comedic Commentary on Simone Biles’ Olympic Routine (VIDEO)

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Israeli musician Danny Sanderson. Photo: Facebook.

Israeli musician Danny Sanderson. Photo: Facebook.

A video of a popular Israeli musician’s comedic commentary on the Olympic performance of a gold-medal US gymnast has attracted over half a million views on Facebook over the past week. 

In a tongue-in-cheek routine, which is all in Hebrew, Danny Sanderson — who in 2005 won a lifetime achievement award for his contribution to Israeli music — opens the clip saying, “In the Olympics, there is a great American athlete named Simone Biles who is really wonderful. But, I want to say, there are many things she does that I can also do. Pay attention.”

Sitting in front of his computer, Sanderson then plays the footage of Biles doing a balance-beam routine at the Olympic Games in Rio. Pointing at the screen, Sanderson says, “this I can do” as Biles does a dip on the beam.

As the gymnast launches into triple back flips,  Sanderson is heard saying “no, no.” Upon landing on the other side of the beam, Biles is seen artfully moving her arms to the side and pointing her toes. “I can do this,” says Sanderson.

His commentary then continues similarly throughout the remainder of the performance.

As Biles approaches the end of the beam for her final dismount Sanderson assures, “Not a problem, not a problem.” Upon her landing, as the star Olympian raises her arms in the air, Sanderson happily affirms, “I can do that.”

As of the time of publication the clip has been ‘liked’ over 9800 times and shared 5143 times on Facebook.

Watch Sanderson’s hilarious commentary below:

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  • Danny Sanderson better be joking because there’s no way he could do any of Simone Biles’ routine! It was difficult and took a lot of skill which she honed through nonstop training!

    • It’s all tongue in cheek. Basically, he only says he can do something when she’s pretty much just standing there or moving her hands. when she jumps or does flips or anything remotely gymnastic he say no, can’t do that. It’s actually hilarious and very respectful of her amazing talent. Have you watched the clip? The Hebrew’s not difficult; when he says עושה (oseh) that means he can do it and when he says לא (lo) that means he can’t. BTW, Sanderson’s nut just a musician, he’s always mixed a lot of humor into his performances.

  • Holy Shirt

    In the United States, can one find liver Biles than Simone?

  • Denis MacEoin

    Half a million Israelis/Hebrew-speaking Jews or half a million people who don’t speak Ivrit but would like to? My thanks to him for pointing out the many gymnastic techniques I too can do. I could do a lot more if it weren’t for that high bar and alll the somersaults and other things…

  • Subtitles b’vakasha?