Some of the best/most awkward moments in comedy come when a person performs side-by-side with someone who is imitating them.
(You could feel Dennis Miller’s discomfort at Dana Carvey’s impression on SNL, as an example.)
As his age advances and the hockey community’s esteem for him grows – aka the Teemu Selanne effect – Jaromir Jagr has been a really good sport about things.
You may remember Jagr’s fantastic free-agent calls for help during the summer. In a wonderful, self-effacing moment, Jagr re-grew the mullet to entertain the young members of the Florida Panthers. The list goes on and on, really.
So, it’s no surprise that he was willing to surprise “The Traveling Jagrs,” even if he wasn’t able to make his Calgary Flames debut just yet. That band of faux-mulleted Jagrs is approaching Sgt. Pepper’s level of excess, by the way:
Take a look back years ago, when Bruins Jagr was sworn in.
This seems like it’s becoming something of a tradition for Jagr and the Jagrs, by the way.