Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championships Review – USA Debbie Thomas + USA Brian Boitano Win Gold

DOG ASIDE:  Debbie Thomas is an American former figure skater and physician….who was the 1986 World champion…. the 1988 Olympic bronze medalist….and a two-time U.S. national champion. Her rivalry with East Germany’s Katarina Witt at the 1988 Calgary Olympics was known as the Battle of the Carmens. Thomas won both the 1986 U.S. national title and the 1986 World Championships….which earned Thomas the ABC’s Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year…

TV Ads – 1979 – 100% Cotton & Tug McGraw For Schick – Casual Corner Stores & Oscar Snowden Stores

DOG COMMENTARY: Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll (protective case) around the seeds of the cotton plants of the genus Gossypiumin from the mallow family Malvaceae….as the fiber is almost pure cellulose. The plant is a shrub native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world….which is especially conducive to the climates in the Americas, Africa, and India….as the…

TV Ads – 1984 – Domaine Chandon California Brut & Atlantic Coast Financial & Quantas Airways

DOG COMMENTARY: Yountville Domaine Chandon is a winery located in Napa Valley in the town of Yountville, California. Established in 1973 by Moët et Chandon, by businessman John Wright and was the first French-owned sparkling wine producer in Napa Valley.   The Restaurant at Domaine Chandon opened at the same time as the winery….and has been credited with establishing high-quality dining in the area.…as Udo Nechutnys was the restaurant’s…

Comedy – 1978 – Comedian Franklyn Ajaye Stand Up Routine

DOG COMMENTARY: Franklyn Ajaye is an American stand-up comedian and actor….whose nickname is “The Jazz Comedian” for his distinctive jazz inflected style of delivery, timing, and astute use of silence.  Ajaye was born in Brooklyn, New York….but raised in Los Angeles by a Sierra Leonean father….whom he is named after…. along with his American mother (Quetta) making Ajaye….as he likes to joke….a “true African-American”.…

TV Ads – 1982 – Ernest P Worrell For KVUE TV Channel 24 In Austin

DOG COMMENTARY:    One of the most beloved characters to ever grace a television commercial around Austin, Texas during the 1970’s thru 1990’s was Earnest P. Worrell….who was always talking to his friend, Vern, in his famous commercials. Ernest P. Worrell is a fictional character portrayed by American actor Jim Varney in a series of television commercials….primarily shot…

TV Ads – 1980 – Clairol Hairsetters & V 8 Juice & Monterrey House Mexican Food & Coors Beer

DOG ASIDE:   Clairol is a personal-care-product division of company Procter & Gamble….which specializes in hair-coloring and hair care that begun in 1931 by Americans Lawrence and Joan Gelb….along with business partner and lifelong friend, James Romeo….after discovering hair-coloring preparations while traveling in France. The company was widely recognized in its home country, the United States, for its “Miss Clairol” home hair-coloring kit introduced in 1956. By 1959,…

Auto Racing – 1982 – Special – NBC Salutes NASCARs Richard Petty #43 – Host Bob Costas

DOG COMMENTARY:  There are many legends of their sport in our entire ImaSportsphile video library….but none bigger than the legend of car # 43….as somewhere around the early 1960’s there appeared two “soon to be” American heroes whose moniker would become simply “King”…. as one was a handsome singer from Tupelo, Mississippi by the name of…

TV Ads – 1982 – Ford Tempo & Purina HiPro Dog Food & Efferdent & Listerine & Alfred Hitchcock Promo

DOG COMMENTARY:  Have you noticed that you rarely see a TV commercial in 2018 that has to do with cleaning dentures….I mean….you never see Efferdent…Dentural….Milton….Mildent….Steradent….Polident  ….Renew  Denture Cleaner…. Novadent commercials….and we just wonder if that is because the old folks of the Greatest Generation or the Baby Boomer Generation….who are featured throughout this entire video library at ImaSportsphile….just simply took…

TV Ads – 1981- Duracell Batteries & Peerless Faucets & Sugars Mens Club & Yellow Pages

DOG ASIDE:  Long before the “Energizer Bunny” was moving all around and beating its drum…there was the “Duracell Dog”….who was a mechanical dog….who loved to startle and scare cats of all types. The Duracell Company was founded in 1924….which eventually became a part of the huge conglomerate. Proctor + Gamble….and was sold to Berkshire Hathaway in 2014….at a…