Comedy – 1983 – Special – Rodney Dangerfield At His Nightclub – Featuring Aretha Franklin Singing

DOG ASIDE: Rodney Dangerfield was an American stand-up comedian, actor, producer and screenwriter known for the catchphrase “I get no respect!” and his monologues with that theme….who is also remembered for his 1980’s film roles….especially in Easy Money, Caddyshack, and Back to School. At the age of 15, Jack Roy (Dangerfield’s legal name at the time) began to write for stand-up…

Comedy – 1983 – Bob Hope Special – On The Road To Hollywood – Part II

DOG COMMENTARY:  There has never been and may never ever again be a comedian that was any more loved, respected and appreciated by an entire nation as was Bob Hope….for he was the gold standard for American comedy for nearly 80 years. Sir Leslie Townes “Bob” Hope was an American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete and author….who appeared in more…

TV Ads – 1981 – Gilda Radner For Autumn Fizz Carbonated Douche & Bausch + Lomb Contacts & Alpo

DOG COMMENTARY: There are funny ttelevision commercias….and then there are FUNNY tv commercials…..and Gilda Radner for Autumn Fizz Carbonated Douche” is FUNNY….even still today in 2018.  Gilda always looked like the “sweet little girl next door”….but oh what a powerhouse of characters dwelt in the inner sanctums of her soul….Dana Rosana Dana or the Lubner’s Knucklehead….and so many more…..but…

Comedy – 1982 – Special – Robin Williams Live – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco

DOG COMMENTARY: This video ranks with the best of the best of ImaSportsphiles 2100 videos currently posted on our site….as our vintage video museum continues to grow with new videos coming every day….for this Robin Williams video ia an absolute “solitaire diamond” in our treasure chest of memories….cuz every time that Bone Daddy and I watch…

Comedy – 1982 – Special – Steve Martin + Fluffy The Wonder Dog – The Winds Of Whoopie

DOG COMMENTARY:    Any time I get to write about another fellow dog star like lil ole L E….it really brings joy to my heart ….so, Fluffy The Wonder Dog, one of the stars in this video herewith….who from what I see, I like Fluffy…..wouldn’t mind finding his “paw prints” under my bed at night….cuz one thing about…

Comedy – 1981 – Special – Robin Williams – Live At The Great American Music Hall In San Francisco

DOG PHILOSOPHY:  As the years pass by….I have become increasingly aware of how thin the line is between “genius and insanity” and “comedy and tragedy” …..as our vintage video library has provided sufficient evidence to my point….and none more poignant than Robin Williams….whom as a comedian, I consider with the “best of the best”….cuz it doesn’t…

Comedy – 1978 – Comedian Franklyn Ajaye Stand Up Routine

DOG COMMENTARY: Franklyn Ajaye is an American stand-up comedian and actor….whose nickname is “The Jazz Comedian” for his distinctive jazz inflected style of delivery, timing, and astute use of silence.  Ajaye was born in Brooklyn, New York….but raised in Los Angeles by a Sierra Leonean father….whom he is named after…. along with his American mother (Quetta) making Ajaye….as he likes to joke….a “true African-American”.…

TV Ads – 1978 – Chevy Chase On Minorities & Jacqueline Smith For Wella Balsam & Jerry Lewis Telethon

DOG ASIDE:  Every now and then….we will throw in some “spoof ads” that are supposed to look, taste and feel like a real television commercial….but rather are comedic satires aimed at not only the “television ad industry”….but also the more than humorous “gullible buying public”…..and then once in a blue moon…there will be a Public Service Message regarding…

Music – 1978 – Special – The Unique Sounds Of Bongos And Yodeling

DOG ASIDE:  Andy Kaufman referred to himself as an entertainer and not a comedian….but this cat was funny….he just made you laugh….even when he was “dead serious”….as many of his “entertainment skits” were carried out through the use of music….like his singing the score of Oklahoma…..or his Elvis Presley imitations….even his singing in foreign tongues….but any way…