So, I was talking to one of the animation professors about doing a skip cycle, and I realized that I had never tried animating a skip before. So, we consulted the Preston Blair animation book - and lo and behold, the brilliant man has a skip. And not just any skip - it's a merrily skipping squirrel holding a basket on a 24 frame cycle.
It took me 5 hours to just get down the lower body, even when I referenced the book. This is harder than it looks.