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…

Music – 1978 – Garrett Morris & Howard Shaw And The NBC Saturday Night Orchestra – I Love You

DOG ASIDE: This 1978 opening song for NBC’s Saturday Night Live is introduced by Dan Akroyd and features the NBC Saturday Night Orchestra with Garrett Morris singing I Love You…. while being accompanied by Gilda Radner, Jane Curtain and Lorraine Newman.   Saturday Night Live featuring the Not Ready For Prime Time Players of Akroyd, Morris, Radner, Curtain and Newman….along with…

Music – 1978 – Ray Charles – Everything Is Going My Way + I Can’t Stop Loving You

DOG ASIDE:  There are more than a handful of wonderful Ray Charles videos in our music library that we cherish dearly….cuz in our books….there has never been anyone quite like Ray Charles….and we don’t think there ever will be again….for he like Chuck Berry….has been the subject of the only communications from outer space…..when we…

Comedy – 1977 – Special – Dan Akroyd + Steve Martin – Two Wild And Crazy Guys – Ping Pong

DOG ASIDE: The comedic talents of Dan Akroyd and Steve Martin were on display throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s on many episodes of Saturday Night Live.….with the skits of Two Wild and Crazy Guys being some of their funniest work….as seen in this video herewith….where the skit is titled “Ping Pong”…..which features SNL icons Jane Curtain and Gilda…

Movie – 1980 – The Blues Brothers – Last 10 Minutes + Credits

DOG COMMENTARY: When it comes to videos like this one…..which is the last 10 minutes of the original movie “The Blues Brothers”….which just happens to be 10 minutes of some of the funniest movie footage ever shot in the history of movies….requires that I answer all questions about why only the last 10 minutes on this…

Music – 1978 – Ray Charles + The Young Caucasians – Tell Me What Did I Say

DOG ASIDE: This 1978 SNL skit featuring legendary r&b and soul singer Ray Charles at a 1957 music recording studio in Memphis….as his manager, Garrett Morris , introduces Ray to an all white singing group call The Young Caucasians….who are going to record Ray’s song “Tell Me What I Say”.   This wonderful musical skit was a spoof…

Music -1981 – The Blues Brothers – I Got Everything I Need, Almost & Trying To Get Next To You

DOG ASIDE:     The Blues Brothers are an American blues and soul revivalist band….which was founded in 1978 by comedy actors Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as part of a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live wherein Belushi was in character as lead vocalist “Joliet” Jake Blues…..and harmonica player / vocalist Elwood Blues….fronted the band….which was composed of well-known and respected musicians. The band made its debut…

Music – 1981 – Live From The Black Rhino Club – The Blues Brothers – I’m A Soul Man

DOG COMMENTARY:    Two of the legends of comedy….Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi….who hailed from the famous 2nd City Comedy in Chicago, IL….were big-time lovers of soul and rhythm + blues….as a result of being part of the entertainment scene in The Windy City….when they formed a musical group called The Blues Brothers….who became instant successes…

Music – The Blues Brothers – I Got Everything I Need, Almost & Trying to Get Next To You

DOG COMMENTARY: There will be often times that I write about a subject that is near and dear to my heart….and this is one of those times….cuz this video brings this subject to the surface once again….as it is one of the very few clips from my extensive vintage Saturday Night Live library that I have to…