Comedy – 1985 – Not Necessarily The News Special – Stuart Pankin For West Coast Seltzer

DOG ASIDE: Saturday Night Live during the 1980’s set the gold standard for “spoof” television advertisements…..such as Dan Aykroyd’s Bass Master….John Belushi’s Wheaties, Breakfast of Champions….Gilda Radners Spring Mist Feminine Spray and so many others….of which we have many in our library….whereby these “spoof” ads were very popular and well received by the viewing public…..and like many good ideas in life….these ads…

Golf – 1986 -Masters Chairman Hord Hardin + Brent Musburger Interview With Low Amateur Sam Randolph

DOG ASIDE: This video features CBS’s Brent Musburger in the Butler Cabin at the 1986 Masters after the final round with Chairman of The Masters, Hord Hardin…..to congratulate and interview the “low amateur” winner Sam Randolph….along with tournament winner Jack Nicklaus. Samuel William Randolph (born May 13, 1964) is an American professional golfer….who played on the PGA Tour from 1987 to 1992…and…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Jack Whitaker Interviews Demons Begone Jockey Pat Day After Kentucky Derby

DOG ASIDE:  Going into the 113th Running of the Kentucky Derby…..Demons Begone was the odds-on favorite to win….whose profuse bleeding during the race resulted in him being pulled up on the backstretch by Jockey Pat Day….seen in this video herewith….which brings to mind just how fragile these large fast creatures are….and the thoroughbred just loves to…

MLB – 1984 – World Series Padres Vs Tigers Game 2 – Interview With Padres Winning P Andy Hawkins

DOG ASIDE: Melton Andrew Hawkins (born January 21, 1960) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher….who spent most of his career with the San Diego Padres….and also played for the New York Yankees…. and briefly for the Oakland Athletics.  He is known for being the first (and thus far, the only) San Diego Padres pitcher to win a World Series game….which was…

Comedy – 1979 – Skit – Dangerous But Inept – The Story Of Squeaky And Her Attempt On Presidents Life

DOG ASIDE: This Saturday Night Live  comedy skit features Jane Curtain as host of Dangerous But Inept in an interview with Squeaky (Laraine Newman)…..whose attempt on the President’s life….along with her long time relationship with the Mansen family…..prompted her appearance on this program….as once again, the cast of The Not Ready For Prime Time Players….Laraine Newman and Jane Curtain….in this…

MLB – 1986 – ABCs Don Drysdale PostGame Interview With All Star NL Starting Pitcher Dwight Gooden

DOG ASIDE: Dwight Eugene “Doc” Gooden (born November 16, 1964), also nicknamed “Dr. K”…. is an American former professional baseball pitcher….who played 16 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Mets from 1984 to 1994…..and from 1996 to 2000 for the New York Mets, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays.  In a career spanning 430 games, he pitched…

Olympics – 1988 – Seoul Games – Taekwondo Womens Welterweight – USA Arlene Limas Wins Gold

DOG ASIDE: Arlene Limas (born February 9, 1966) is an American taekwondo practitioner and multiple international gold medalist….who is of Mexican and Polish descent….who graduated with honors from Whitney Young Magnet High School in Chicago and received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from De Paul University in 1990.  Limas made history when she became the first American to win a gold medal at the…

Golf – 1987 – Brent Musburger Asks Greg Norman + Seve Ballesteros On Their Picks Lakers Vs Celtics

DOG ASIDE: CBS’s Brent Musburger provides us with interesting insight into just how much professional golfers enjoy the NBA…..as he canvasses Greg Norman, Nick Price, David Graham and Seve Ballesteros ….all of whom are not necessarily from countries that had strong basketball programs back then….albeit  Australian and Spain do now.  It is easy to see…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Jim McKay Tells Of Son Bettering Father In Story Of Alysheba + Alydar

DOG ASIDE:  I have often written about the “elegance and eloquence” of Jim McKay when he gets a mike in his hand to introduce an event featuring a special athlete…..and this video is just living proof of how we feel about McKay…..“The son surpassing the father….a very American story.”….as he tells the story of Alysheba…