Music – 1980 – Austin City Limits – Marty Robbins – El Paso

DOG COMMENTARY: Marty Robbins was an American singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist and racing driver. One of the most popular and successful country and western singers of all time for most of his near four-decade career….while often topping the country music charts…..with several of his songs having crossover success as pop hits.   After his discharge from the military in 1947, he…

Comedy – 1979 – HBO Special – Blockheads – The Art Of Ventriloquism – Host Mariette Hartley

DOG ASIDE:  Ventriloquism, or ventriloquy, is an act of stagecraft in which a person, a ventriloquist, changes his or her voice so that it appears that the voice is coming from elsewhere….typically a puppet or “dummy”…..as in the act of ventriloquism is the ability to do so is commonly called the ability to “throw” one’s voice…. while making the dummy appear to be…

Music – 1958 – Special – Alvin + The Chipmunks – The Chipmunk Song Christmas Dont Be Late

DOG COMMENTARY: “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)“ is a novelty Christmas song written by David Seville in 1958…..as Seville sang and recorded the song….varying the tape speeds to produce “high-pitched  chipmunk voices….but the recording credits the vocals to The Chipmunks….who were a fictitious singing group of chipmunks named Alvin, Simon, and Theodore. The song won three Grammy Awards in 1958 for Best…

Movie – 1970 – M A S H – Starring Donald Sutherland + Elliot Gould + Sally Kellerman + Robt Duvall

DOG COMMENTARY: MASH….which is stylized as M*A*S*H on the poster art….is a 1970 American satirical black comedy war film directed by Robert Altman and written by Ring Lardner, Jr…..which was based on Richard Hooker’s novel MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors….as the picture is the only theatrically released feature film in the M*A*S*H franchise….which became one of the biggest films of the early 1970’s for 20th Century Fox…..as the film depicts a…

Music – 1920 To 1980 – Austin City Limits – Johnny Gimble + The Texas Swing Pioneers

DOG ASIDE:  If I ever want to just feel good….have my feet start tapping…..my “bomba” start swayin’ and swingin’….and before I know it….I’m dancing….I just put this video on and start listening to Johnny Gimble and The Texas Swing Pioneers”….cuz every time I listen to these fellas…..I end up feeling good.  We at ImaSportsphile consider Johnny Gimble to…

NFL – 1980s – Special – When San Francisco Struck Gold – Story Of Joe Montana

DOG COMMENTARY:  Joe Montana was known as “Joe Cool“ and “The Comeback Kid” is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 16 seasons….primarily with the San Francisco 49ers and then with the Kansas City Chiefs for the final two seasons of his NFL career.  After winning a college national championship at Notre Dame….Montana started his NFL career in 1979 with San Francisco…. where he played for…

Comedy – 1930 To 1980 – 50 Years Of Comedy At The Movies – Mae West & W C Fields & Burns + Allen

DOG COMMENTARY:  This 1979 NBC comedy special with Walter Matthau hosting 50 Years of Comedy in the Movies is wonderful stuff….with tremendous footage of America’s 1st lady of comedy and the silver scree, Mae West….along with her movie sidekick/co-star and comedic legend, W C Fields….with outstanding footage of the legendary comedy team of George Burns and Gracie…

NFL – 1940s To 1980s – Special – NFL Follies Go Hollywood – The Golden Age Of Gridiron Comedy

DOG COMMENTARY: The legendary voice of John Facenda….who narrated so many of the great NFL Films productions….to which ImaSportsphile has more than its ample share of classic NFL Films videos in our football section…..featuring Facenda providing verbal poetry with visual mastery….which makes these videos such “nuggets of gold” in our library treasure chest of video memories….as Facenda…

NFL – 1979 – Special – World Champion Pittsburgh Steelers – A Cut Above

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers season saw the Steelers successfully defend their Super Bowl Championship from the previous year….as they achieved a 12–4 record….and went on to defeat the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl XIV. The Steelers started out to a 4-0 record….when by adding to the previous season….the Steelers had won 12 in a row.  They finished…