MLB – 1984 – The Unofficial Baseball Handbook Special – Practical Jokes In Major League Baseball

DOG ASIDE: A practical joke, or prank, is a mischievous trick played on someone, generally causing the victim to experience embarrassment, perplexity, confusion, or discomfort.  A person who performs a practical joke is called a “practical joker”….with other terms for practical jokes include gag, jape, or shenanigan.   Practical jokes differ from confidence tricks or hoaxes in that the victim finds out….or is let in on…

Comedy – 1978 – Special Feature – The Story Of H – Narrated By Hugh Hefner

DOG ASIDE: Hugh Marston Hefner (April 9, 1926 – September 27, 2017) was an American businessman, magazine publisher, and playboy. He was the founder of Playboy and editor-in-chief of the magazine….which he founded in 1953.  He was also the chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises….which is the publishing group that operates the magazine.  An advocate of sexual liberation and freedom of expression, Hefner was…

MLB – 1984 – Unofficial Baseball Handbook – Who Ya Gonna Call When Stuck In A Wave – Wave Busters

DOG ASIDE: Sean, the host of the Unofficial Baseball Handbook is a master of the dry sense of humor….and this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile just loves it….for in my humble opinion….he hit the nail on the head with this video clip….cuz I agree with him….there a re too many times that I go to a…

Comedy – 1985 – NNTNs Rich Hall With An Episode Of Sniglets – Words That Are Not Words

DOG ASIDE: Richard Travis Hall (born 10 June 1954) is an American comedian, writer, and musician….who first came to prominence as a sketch comedian in the 1980’s…..when he wrote and performed for a range of American networks, in series such as Fridays….Not Necessarily the News….as seen in this video herewith while popularizing the “sniglet” neologism….and on  Saturday Night Live.    After…

MLB – 1984 – Unofficial Baseball Handbook Special – Ball Players Today Will Sell Dang Near Anything

DOG ASIDE: After posting several Unofficial Baseball Handbook videos….I finally have learned the first names of the two guys that hosted the original….Jeff and Sean….but I still don’t know their last names…. however, I still love their work….and especially their sense of humor in looking at the game of baseball.  In this video they delve into how…

Comedy – 1978 – Special Film – Laraine Newman Starring In The Voice In My Head

DOG ASIDE: Laraine Newman (born March 2, 1952) is an American comedian, actress, voice artist, and writer who was part of the original cast of NBC’s Saturday Night Live…..who continued to appear in film and television productions during the 1980’s….such as Wholly Moses, Voltar The Invincible and Invaders from Mars. She also had a small role in Woody Allen’s Stardust Memories in 1980…..then In…

Comedy – 1978 – NBC President Fred Silverman – On New Programming Ideas For The Network

DOG ASIDE:  Every time a comedy clip from Saturday Night Live rolls up and is ready for posting….I must admit that it brings a certain amount of trepidation….cuz I never know if I can post the actual video that has been loaded on youtube for the purpose of posting here at ImaSportsphile….cuz those “jake-legs” play the…

Comedy – 1986 – Weird Al Yankovic + J Geils Perform A Rap Song – Cut The Grief With Comic Relief

DOG ASIDE: This 1986 Comic Relief act features Crazy Al Jankowitz and J Geils doing a comedic rap song Cut The Grief With Comic Relief….which shows off the talents of these two unique musical entertainers. Alfred Matthew “Weird Al” Yankovic (born October 23, 1959) is an American singer-songwriter, film/record producer, satirist, and author….who is known for his humorous songs that…

MLB – 1984 – The Unofficial Baseball Handbook Special Feature – Serious Ball Players Being Serious

DOG ASIDE:  i wish I knew the names of these two guys that were hosts of the TBS Network special The Unofficial Baseball Handbook….cuz not only were these cats creative in their content…..but they were also really funny in a “straight man slap stick” sort of way….like their coverage of “serious baseball players being serious” ….as in this…