Comedy – 1978 – Skit – Playboy Party Jokes – With Playboy Bunny Laraine Newman

DOG ASIDE: Our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, tells us that the first thing he did as a young man-child after buying a Playboy magazine…..was to unfold the centerfold layout ….and check out the new Playmate of the Month…then he would go to the Playboy Party Jokes section of the magazine….which was just inside the front cover…

Comedy – 1978 – Skit – Welcome To The 3 Rs – With Guest Michael Micinos And His Daughter Colleen

DOG ASIDE:  In this SNL skit from a 1978 telecast of Saturday Night Live….Jane Curtain is the head of the New York State Board of Regents….who interviews Mr. Michael Micinos (John Belushi), a Greek-American, who is joined at the interview by his daughter Colleen (Gilda Radner)….a man who has filed a $10 million dollar lawsuit against…

Special – 1979 – Schillers Reel – Sushii By The Pool With Desi Arnaz Jr + Carrie Fisher + Stever Keats

DOG ASIDE: One of the more interesting “shorts” that were shown frequently on Saturday Night Live back in the late 1970’s and throughout the 1980’s were titled “Schillers Reel” ….which were short films produced by Tom Schiller….who was part of the original 1975 writing team when Saturday Night Live debuted on NBC. Notable films included “La Dolce Gilda” featuring Gilda Radner…..and “Don’t…

Comedy – 1986 – Legendary Comedian Dick Gregory – Stand Up Live On Comic Relief

DOG ASIDE: It is our humble opinion here at ImaSportsphile that Dick Gregory had one of the more significant impacts on American culture and society that the “Greatest Generation” and the “Baby Boomer Generation” in America had to offer….as he was as impactful as Peter, Paul and Mary, Stevie Wonder, Martin Luther King, George Carlin, Bob Dylan, et al were…

Comedy – 1978 – Skit – On Choosing Physical Characteristics For Your New Baby – With Eric Idle

DOG ASIDE: Eric Idle was an integral member of England’s Monty Python….which was a a British surreal comedy group….who created their sketch comedy show Monty Python’s Flying Circus….when it first aired on the BBC in 1969….wherein 45 episodes were made over four series….which developed into The Python phenomenon from the television series into something larger in scope and impact….including touring stage shows, films, numerous albums, several…

Music – 1985 – MLB Rapper Mel Allen – Baseball Is The Game For Me And MLB Is The Place To Be

DOG ASIDE:  Baseball broadcast legend Mel Allen had that God given voice which was perfectly designed for baseball….with just the right amount of energy and excitement….sprinkled by a handful of “leprechaun dust” which made his call almost magical in nature….but when it comes to performing rap music….he just doesn’t seem to have the soul for it….however, his…

Comedy – 1979 – Skit – Psychic Dorothy Haagen In Ask Elvis

DOG ASIDE: This comedy skit titled Ask Elvis features renown psychic Dorothy Haagen…..whose psychic powers come from her cosmic connection with the spirit of deceased super star singer / entertainer Elvis Presley….who gives her sage advice about how to handle a particularly stressful situation….which is also quite funny.  We at ImaSportsphile are extremely fortunate to have…

Comedy – 1982 – The Creative Side Of Ludwig Von Beetovhen – With John Belushi

DOG ASIDE: John Adam Belushi (January 24, 1949 – March 5, 1982) was an American comedian, actor, and singer….who is best known for his “intense energy and raucous attitude”….which he displayed as one of the seven original cast members of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live (SNL). Throughout his career, Belushi had a close personal and artistic partnership with his…

Boxing – 1985 – HBOs Larry Merchant Showcases The Career Of WBC Featherwt Champ Julio Cesar Chavez

DOG ASIDE: As time has gone by….my opinion of Julio Cezar Chavez has changed dramatically…..as I used to be of the opinion that he dodged to many really great boxers in an around his weight division…. while waiting for those greats to get older before he entered the ring with them….ie: Alexis Arguello, Salvador Sanchez,…