MLB – 1979 – Special – All Star Game Fantasy Coverage – With Mr Baseball Bob Uecker

DOG ASIDE:  One of the all time funny characters in Major League Baseball was none other than Bob Uecker….who is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) player and current sportscaster,  comedian, and actor ….who is facetiously dubbed “Mr. Baseball” by TV talk show host Johnny Carson,  Uecker has served as a play-by-play announcer for Milwaukee Brewers radio broadcasts since 1971….for which he…

Frisbee – 1979 – World Frisbee Disc Championships – Human + Canine Competitions – Rose Bowl

DOG ASIDE: In 1975, Irv Lander, Alex Stein and Eldon McIntire first organized a World Championship for flying-disc (Frisbee) catching dogs and their handlers….and as the event continued annually….Stein and his disc dog, Ashley Whippet, won the first three championships in 1975, 1976 and 1977.  McIntire was the owner of another disc dog named Hyper Hank….and since Lander worked…

Comedy – 1975 To 1980 – HBO Special – The Best Comedians Of On Location

DOG ASIDE:  On Location was a series from HBO that premiered on New Year’s Eve 1975 with a one-hour performance by comedian Robert Klein….which became a source for uncensored stand-up comedy performances from such great comedic talents such as Henny Youngman, Richard Pryor, George Carlin, David Brenner, Redd Foxx, Rich Little, Robin Williams, Phyllis Diller, Shecky Greene, Billy Crystal, George Kirby, Lily Tomlin, Buddy Hackett, Pat Cooper, Freddie Prinze…

Music – 1980 – Willie Nelson + Mary Kay Place – Something To Brag About In You

DOG ASIDE:  Up to this 1977 Saturday Night Live since its inception….the weekly NBC weekend comedy that is still airing in the same time slot….had never had a female host….as it was viewed by many as a “good ole boys” program….that was until Mary Kay Place….an American actress, singer, director, and screenwriter… who was known for…

Music – 1979 – Todd Rungren & Utopia – Love Is The Answer + You May Think That I’m A Fool

DOG ASIDE: Utopia is an American rock band formed in 1973 by Todd Rundgren….who were a progressive rock band with a somewhat fluid membership known as Todd Rundgren’s Utopia….with most of the members in this early incarnation that also played on Rundgren’s solo albums of the period up to 1975.  By 1976, the group was known simply as Utopia and…

Comedy – 1982 – Tonight Show – Johnny Carson And Dom Deluise

DOG ASIDE: There has really been only one real King of Late Night Television ….of which he ruled for 30 years from 1962 to 1992 as the lead host for late night viewing at CBS…and that was Johnny Carson and his nightly sidekick, Ed McMahon….along with the Doc Severinsen Orchestra.   Johnny Carson was an American television host, comedian,…

Music – 1978 – Special – Songs Of The Funny Papers – Host Lori Anderson

DOG ASIDE: At the opening of the wonderful television special Those Fantastic Funnies….the host of the program, actress Loni Anderson, does an introduction to the program by introducing some of the “songs of the funny papers”….which features music from Popeye The Sailor….Barney Google with the “googlely eyes”….“Dennis The Menace”…..“Lil Orphan Annie”…..along with the entire funny paper cast singing about…

NFL – 1983 – Special – NFLs Best Ever Quarterbacks – Graham + Tarkenton + Staubach + Unitas

DOG ASIDE: A quarterback is a position in American and Canadian football as a member of the offensive team…. who line up directly behind the center on the offensive line. In modern American football, the quarterback is usually considered the leader of the offensive team….and is often responsible for calling the play in the huddle.  In the NFL, while the starting quarterback has no other responsibility or authority….he…

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…