Figure Skating – 1980 – Special – Athletes On Review – Salute To The 1961 US Figure Skating Team

DOG ASIDE: After the tragic place crash known as Sabena Flight 548, a Boeing 707 aircraft that crashed en route from New York City to Brussels, Belgium, on February 15, 1961….which killed all 72 on board and one person on the ground….including the entire U.S. figure skating team who were travelling to the World Figure Skating Championships in Prague, Czechoslovakia….there were many special figure skating events that were staged…

Figure Skating – 1987 – World Figure Skating Championship – Host Tim Ryan

DOG ASIDE: The 1987 World Figure Skating Championships were held in Cincinnati, Ohio on March 10 – 15….as medals were awarded in men’s singles, ladies’ singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.  In men’s singles, Brian Orser of Canada won gold….USA Brian Boitano captured the silver medal…..and Alexander Fadeev of the USSR garnered the bronze medal……whereas in the ladies singles….East Germany Katarina Witt captured the…

Boxing – 1987 – 12 Round USBA Junior Middleweight Title Fight – Donald Curry Vs Tony Montgomery

DOG ASIDE: Donald Curry is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1980 to 1991, and in 1997…. who held the undisputed welterweight title from 1985 to 1986….the WBC super welterweight title from 1988 to 1989….and challenged once for the IBF and lineal middleweight titles in 1990. After losing to Honeyghan, Curry moved up to the light middleweight division…when he defeated Tony Montgomery to win the USBA…

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…

Music – 1980 – Men At Work – Land Down Under

DOG ASIDE: Men at Work was an Australian rock band formed in 1979….who were best known for their 1981 hit “Down Under”…..as seen in this video herewith….as their founding mainstay was Colin Hay on lead vocals….as he formed the group with Jerry Speiser on drums and Ron Strykert on lead guitar….then they were joined by Greg Ham on flute, saxophone, and keyboards and John…

Music – 1980 – NBC Special – Garrett Morris Sings Schubert – An Die Musik

DOG ASIDE: Garrett Morris is an American comedian, actor, and singer….who was an original member of The Not Ready For Prime Time Players cast of the sketch comedy program Saturday Night Live….while appearing from 1975 to 1980. Morris also had a role as Junior “Uncle Junior” King on the sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show….which aired from 1996–2001….along with a starring role as Earl Washington on the CBS sitcom of 2…

News – 1984 – KVUE Ch 24 Austin Newsbrief – Judy Maggio With New + Troy Kimmel Weather

DOG ASIDE:  KVUE Channel 24 Austin has been the ABC affiliate in Austin for many many years…..and newscaster icon and Austin legend, Judy Maggio, was a lead newscaster at KVUE, KEYE and KLRU news desks for just over 30 years….as she and weatherman Troy Kimmel….whose career also spanned the same 30+ years…..are both Austin icons…