Comedy – 1980 – Special – Albert Brooks – Performing Open Heart Surgery

DOG COMMENTARY: Albert Brooks is an American actor, comedian, writer, and director….who has received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for 1987’s Broadcast News….and was widely praised for his performance in the 2011 film Drive….as his voice acting credits include Marlin in Finding Nemo (2003) and Finding Dory (2016)….which along with recurring guest voices for The Simpsons….including Russ Cargill in The Simpsons Movie (2007). He…

Music – 1979 – The Rolling Stones – Someone To Lean On + You Make A Grown Man Cry + Honky Tonk Woman

DOG ASIDE: There are really only two musical groups that rank as the best rock and roll musicians of all time…..The Beatles and The Rolling Stones….as all other great rock groups are merely pretenders to the crown of best of all time….and t The Beatles with members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr became widely regarded as the…

Comedy – 1984 – Special – Robin Williams – Mork + Garp + Popeye Introspective

DOG PHILOSOPHY:  There is such a fine line between genius and lunacy…..between comedic and tragic….between happy and depressed…..and Robin Williams placed an incredible amount of talent….which was consumed by creative genius coupled with a “rapid fire” spontaneous mind….with a huge splash of humor applied as easily as every character change…. and with all of that working…

Movie – 1980 – The Blues Brothers – Last 10 Minutes + Credits

DOG COMMENTARY: When it comes to videos like this one…..which is the last 10 minutes of the original movie “The Blues Brothers”….which just happens to be 10 minutes of some of the funniest movie footage ever shot in the history of movies….requires that I answer all questions about why only the last 10 minutes on this…

Fast Pitch Softball – 1988 – Special – Tribute To Eddie Feigner – The King And His Court

DOG COMMENTARY:  There are heroes and then there are HEROES….and fast pitch softball pitcher Eddie “The King” Feigner is one of those HEROS….as anointed by the original Sportsphile back in 1957 in Midland, Texas…..and then re-confirmed as one of those HEROES in 1965 in Odessa, TX….when The King and His Court barnstormed throughout West Texas…..while playing the very best…

Comedy – 1981 – Special – Andy Kaufman Live Wrestling Match With A Woman

DOG ASIDE: This video is Reality TV before there was such a thing as Reality TV….plus it set the gold standard for all humorous and comedic Reality TV…..as comedian Andy Kaufman applied his comedic genius to a live wrestling match with a female competitor…..whom Kaufman chose out of a group of women in the live…

Music – 1979 – Austin City Limits – Larry Gatlin + The Gatlin Brothers – She Is A Broken Lady

DOG COMMENTARY; Larry Gatlin is known for his rich falsetto singing style and for the unique pop-inflected songs he wrote and recorded in the 1970’s and 1980’s….with some of his biggest hits include “Broken Lady”….“All the Gold in California”….“Houston (Means I’m One Day Closer to You)”….“She Used to Be Somebody’s Baby” and “Talkin’ to the Moon”. …

TV Ads – 1980 – Lucite Paint + Peanuts Charlie Brown And Snoopy For MetLife Insurance

DOG COMMENTARY:  Two of the most loved characters in the USA of all time are Charlie Brown and Snoopy from the comic strip Peanuts….and no one understood this more than the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company….who began using this Dynamic Duo for their advertising campaigns in 1950….and decided just this year in 2018 to drop Charles Schultz’s…