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,…

Special – 1986 – Actor Robert Guillaume At Comic Relief Gives Thoughts About Helping The Homeless

DOG ASIDE: Homelessness is the condition of people lacking “a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence” as defined by The McKinney–Vento Homeless Assistance Act….who according to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Annual Homeless Assessment Report….and as of 2017 there were around 554,000 homeless people in the United States….whis is 0.17% of the population.  Homelessness emerged as a national…

MLB – 1979 – World Series Highlights – Pittsburgh Pirates Vs Baltimore Orioles – We Are Family Gme 7

DOG ASIDE: The 1979 World Series was the 76th edition of Major League Baseball’s championship series at the conclusion of the 1979 Major League Baseball season….played between the National League (NL) champion Pittsburgh Pirates (98–64)….and the American League (AL) champion Baltimore Orioles (102–57)….with the Pirates becoming the fourth team in World Series history to come back from a three games to one deficit to win the Series in seven games…..which marked…