Comedy – 1978 – Hugh Hefner – Stand Up Routine Monologue

Hugh Marston Hefner (April 9, 1926 – September 27, 2017) was an American magazine publisher and life-stylist….who was founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine….which was a revolutionary publication….aimed at a sophisticated young readership….with revealing glamour photographs and sensational articles provoking charges of obscenity.  In January 1952, Hefner left his job as a copywriter for Esquire after he was denied a $5 raise.…

Comedy – 1978 – Chevy Chase – Stand Up Routine

DOG ASIDE: Cornelius Crane “Chevy” Chase (born October 8, 1943) is an American comedian, actor and writer….who was born into a prominent New York family,…and worked a variety of jobs before moving into comedy…. when he began acting with National Lampoon….after which he became a key cast member in the first season of Saturday Night Live….when his recurring Weekend Update segments soon…

Comedy – 1978 – Skit – KING – Featuring JFK + MLK + RFK In Has Anybody Here Seen My Old Friend John

DOG ASIDE: The Not Ready For Prime Time Players was a comedy group consisting of Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Gilda Radner, Garrett Morris, Bill Murray, Laraine Newman and Chevy Chase….who were the backbone of the early years on NBC’s Saturday Night Live….as this group included some of the best comedic genius of the late 1970’s and entire…

Comedy – 1986 – Steve Martin As Emperor Rudolf And Flippy + Judge Of Tennis Court Et Al

DOG ASIDE:  This video provides some of comedian Steve Martin wonderful “off the wall” humor in which he finds another way to prove that he indeed is a “wild and crazy” guy…..with his color adjustment in his stand up routine…..along with his piece on “Emperor Rudolph and his royal dog Flippy”….then he scores a football touchdown on a long pass…

Comedy – 1978 – Skit – Roseanne Roseannadana – On Unwanted Things In Your Food Order

DOG ASIDE: Roseanne Roseannadanna is one of several recurring characters created by Gilda Radner….who appeared on Weekend Update in the early seasons of Saturday Night Live (SNL)…..where she was the segment’s consumer affairs reporter….who, like an earlier Radner character Emily Litella…. editorialized on current issues….only to go off-topic before interrupted by the anchor.  Unlike Litella’s meek and apologetic character, Roseannadanna was brash and tactless…..as the…

Comedy – 1986 – Skits – Steve Martin – Buying A Used Car + Strangers At The Front Door

DOG ASIDE: Steve Martin was truly blessed with the ability to make folks laugh…..as evidenced by these filmed skits where he is in the process of buying a used car…..along with the hilarious skit about “strangers at your front door”…..for not only was Steve Martin full of comedic genius…..but he was also a very talented actor. …

Comedy – 1985 – Skit – Steve Martin + Strother Martin In The Turtle Bronc Rider

DOG ASIDE: This video features one of my very favorite actors of all time….Strother Douglas Martin Jr. (March 26, 1919 – August 1, 1980) was an American character actor….who often appeared in support of such silver screen stars as John Wayne and Paul Newman…..and in western films directed by John Ford and Sam Peckinpah….who is best known as the prison “Captain” in the 1967…

Comedy – 1984 – News – ABCs Frank Reynolds Reports On Day 154 Of President Carter Being Held Hostage

DOG COMMENTARY: This video simply expresses this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s opinion of US President Jimmy Carter just perfectly…..as it depicts the Little Old Peanut Picker remarkably “right on the mark”….. cuz Carter was “held hostage” throughout his entire presidency…..as his time in office proved to me that my belief that “the worst tics (blood sucking types) are POLI-TICS”….and Carter proved…

Comedy – 1983 – Skit – The Computerized Confessional – With Dan Aykroyd + Garrett Morris

DOG ASIDE:  This comedy skit features Not Ready For Prime Time Players Dan Aykroyd as a Catholic priest who conducts a new innovation in the confession process between Father Aykroyd and parishioner Garrett Morris…..who has not been to confession in 6 years…..and is surprised at the modernization of the confession to include a computer in the analysis…