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…

Comedy – 1982 – Lily Tomlin – Letter To A Ya Ya Sister

DOG ASIDE: Mary Jean “Lily” Tomlin (born September 1, 1939) is an American actress, comedian, writer, singer, and producer….who began her career as a stand-up comic….while performing Off-Broadway during the 1960’s.  Her breakout role was on the variety show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In from 1969 until 1973. She currently stars on the Netflix series Grace and Frankie as Frankie Bergstein….a role that has garnered her four consecutive Emmy nominations since 2015.  In 1974, Tomlin…

Comedy – 1986 – Stuart Prankin From Not Necessarily The News On Comic Relief

DOG ASIDE: Stuart Pankin (born April 8, 1946) is an American actor….who is best known for his role as the voice of Earl Sinclair in Dinosaurs….for playing anchor Bob Charles in Not Necessarily the News….and Orthodox Jew Ben Heineman in Curb Your Enthusiasm.  Pankin has made many guest appearances in many television shows….while lending his voice to various animated shows and films.…

Comedy – 1980 – HBO Blockheads Special With Mariette Hartley Showcasing Ventrilloquist Professor Al Kantee

DOG ASIDE: Actress Mariette Hartley hosts this 1980 HBO Blockheads Special …..which featured some of the best ventriloquists in the world…..and Professor Al Kanzie….who is featured in this video clip seen herewith…. is one of Europe’s top mime ventriloquists…..as his performance is quite different than the typical ventriloquists….but provides a much more surprising dummy than usual.  For…

Comedy – 1978 – Special – A Minute With Carol Burnett Live With Her Audience

DOG ASIDE: Carol Creighton Burnett (born April 26, 1933) is an American actress, comedian, singer and writer…. whose career spans seven decades of television….as she is best known for her groundbreaking television variety show, The Carol Burnett Show….which originally aired on CBS as the first of its kind to be hosted by a woman. She has achieved success on stage,…

Music – 1989 – Ludwig Von Drake Presents The Snore Along Song With The Blue Danue Waltz

DOG ASIDE: Professor Ludwig Von Drake is one of Walt Disney’s cartoon and comic book characters….who was first introduced on September 24, 1961….as the presenter and singer of “The Spectrum Song” in the cartoon An Adventure in Color….which was part of the first episode of Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color on NBC.  Said to be an uncle of Donald Duck….Ludwig was described as a scientist, lecturer, psychologist,…

NBA – 1984 – Special – San Diego Chicken Does Timeout Dance With A Young Michael Jackson To Thriller

DOG ASIDE: The San Diego Chicken….also known as The Famous Chicken…..the KGB Chicken….or just The Chicken….is a sports mascot played by Ted Giannoulas….who was hired in 1974 to wear the first chicken suit…..when at the time he was a 20-year-old journalism major at San Diego State University.  The Chicken’s first appearance was a KGB promotion to distribute Easter eggs to children at the San Diego Zoo. …

Music – 1987 – Lost In A Fury Of Waves And Cluster – Who Ya Gonna Call – Wave Busters

DOG ASIDE: To date, I have not been able to obtain the identity of the two guys who hosted The Unofficial Baseball Handbook…..other than his 1st name is jim…..but the brunette seen in this video here with….but both had great senses of humor…..evidenced by this clip….and being an accredited Sportsphile…..I get it….there are a bunch…

MLB 1984 The Unofficial Baseball Handbook Special Feature Those Zany Goofy Fans

DOG ASIDE: Several psychologists have studied fan loyalty….and what causes a person to be a loyal fan….you know, one that sticks with a team through “thick and thin”….rather than a “bandwagon fan or fair weather fan”,… who switches support to whatever teams happens to be successful at the time. We here at ImaSportsphile attribute the definition of which type…