TV Ads – 1981 – Garrett Morris For The Professional School Of Football

DOG ASIDE:  Every now and then we get to post a “TV commercial” that was produced by the comedic genius of The Not Ready For Prime Time Players….the original cast of the long running NBC weekend show Saturday Night Live….and this two minute video provides us with one of those opportunities…..as Garrett Morris shows the viewing public how…

Comedy – 1978 – Animated Special – Dregs + Vestiges – Smoking Craters & The Mighty Fabaz

DOG ASIDE: This Jim Henson “Muppets style” comedy skit featuring the Dregs and the Vestiges in a really comical parody of a father who finds out that his teenage son is smoking “craters”….which obviously get him high or stoned as the case may be….so, the father seeks help from The Mighty Fabaz….whose advice to the father…

Comedy – 1974 – Special – Steve Martin – The Funnier Side Of Eastern Canada

DOG ASIDE: Steve Martin’s first TV special was this independently produced Canadian travelogue….which was designed to promote tourism in Montreal and Toronto….as it features Steve Martin doing short sketches and describing tourist sites….with stand-up segments were also filmed at the Ice House in Pasadena, California…..for this was pretty early in his career as an on-camera personality….and typical…

Comedy – 1981 – SNL Skit – The Cutest Jesus – Lorraine Newman + Gilda Radner + Paula Prentice

DOG ASIDE: The Not Ready For Prime Time Players of  Saturday Night Live fame back in the 1970’s and 1980’s had three of the great female comedic talents of the period in Gilda Radner, Lorraine Newman and Jane Curtain….and we at ImaSportsphile are fortunate to have literally hundreds of skits showcasing their immense talents….as this particular…

Comedy – 1987 – Special – Showtime At The Apollo – Duke Ellington & Nipsy Russell + Man Tan Moreland

DOG COMMENTARY: The Apollo Theater at 253 West 125th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard (formerly 7th Avenue) and Frederick Douglass Boulevard (formerly 8th Avenue) in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City is a music hall which is a noted venue for African-American performers. It’s the home of Showtime at the Apollo….which is a nationally syndicated television variety show which showcased new talent, from 1987 to 2008….while encompassing 1,093 episodes….as…

Comedy – 1985 – HBO Special – Not Necessarily The News – Part 3

DOG ASIDE:  Not Necessarily the News is an American satirical sketch comedy series that first aired on HBO in September 1982 as a comedy special….and then ran as a series from 1983 to 1990…as it was Conan O’Brien and Greg Daniels’s first professional television writing gig. The show was considered an inspiration and a predecessor to future news satirical programs like The Daily Show, The…

Comedy – 1977 – SNL Opening – Jimmy Carter + Bert Lance For National Express Credit Cards

DOG ASIDE: OK folks….for those of you who remember…..did it get any better in comedy than Dan Akroyd doing President Jimmy Carter….who we at ImaSportsphile can’t stand for his decision to let politics enter into sports by boycotting the 1980 Moscow Games….cua the worst tics are poli-tics….and John Belushi doing  Bert Lance….the American businessman who served as Director…

Comedy – 1978 – Franken & Davis – Khomeini The Magnificient – Iran’s Mystical Leader

DOG ASIDE:  This 1978 Saturday Night Live skit features the comedic team of Al Franken and Tom Davis in one of their funnier pieces that ever aired…..as it features Franken as Khomeini the Magnificent, the spiritual leader of Iran….who is providing “sealed answers” resulting from his exceptional mystical powers know the questions to the “sealed answers” in the envelop he holds up to…

Comedy – 1988 – Comic Relief – Dennis Miller + Sam Kinisman + David Letterman + Billy Crystal

DOG COMMENTARY:  Comic Relief USA was a non-profit charity organization whose mission is to raise funds to help those in need….particularly America’s homeless. It has raised and distributed nearly a$50 million (USD) toward providing assistance….including health care services to homeless people throughout the United States. Although Comic Relief’s charity work is continuous, its fundraising events were held and televised at irregular intervals….and primarily by Home Box Office (HBO)….with comedians Robin…