ABC Special – Jim McKay Hosts The Decade Of The 1970s

DOG ASIDE: The sports stars in the decade of the 1970’s were brightly illuminated by the development of sports programming on television. In this video, two of my all time favorite sportscasters….Jim McKay and Howard Cosell….bring highlights of some awesome athletes and athletic events during the decade….like the KC Chiefs of the AFL beating the…

Sports Special – Bobby Thompson HR & Immaculate Reception & Pete Rose & Joe Namath

DOG ASIDE: When you have as much video as I have to sort through and choose from…..it often becomes refreshing to post a sports special program like this one….cuz I get to share some really good footage of various athletes, events and achievement that have and will stand the test of time….and always be fun…

1979 ESPN Cheerleading Competition – South Carolina University & Alabama University

DOG ASIDE: In 1979, ESPN was in its 2nd year of existence….having been founded in 1978 as a satellite provider to cable operators (CATV) around the country….which meant that they were in no position to compete with network television sports & entertainment providers like NBC, CBS, ABC and even USA…..resulting in the fact that they…

Robin Williams – The Irish Soldier & Elmer Fudd Sings Springsteen & The Paper Boy

DOG ASIDE: Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American actor and comedian. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970’s….he is credited with leading San Francisco’s comedy renaissance.  After rising to fame as Mork in the sitcom Mork & Mindy (1978–82), he went on to establish…

Red Skelton – The Drive In Theatre & Lacuufff Noi – The Sculpter & Clem Kaddidilehopper

DOG ASIDE: A mime or mime artist (from Greek μῖμος, mimos, “imitator, actor”) is someone who uses mime as a theatrical medium….or as a performance art involving miming….or the acting out a story through body motions without use of speech. In earlier times, in English, such a performer would typically be referred to as a mummer.  Miming is…

Comedy & Mime – Red Skelton Stand Up & Shields And Yarnell As The Kinkers At Breakfast

DOG ASIDE: Performing the “Doughnut Dunkers” routine led to Red Skelton’s first appearance on Rudy Vallée’s The Fleischmann’s Yeast Hour on August 12, 1937. Vallée’s program had a talent show segment….and those who were searching for stardom were eager to be heard on it….plus Vallée also booked veteran comic and fellow Indiana native Joe Cook…