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…

Comedy – 1977 – SNL – George Carlin Opening Monologue

DOG ASIDE:  George Carlin stands alone when it comes to using the English language as a source of humor and comedy….as Carlin was also noted for his black comedy and reflections on politics, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects…..as his “seven dirty words” comedy routine were central to the 1978 U.S. Supreme Court case of F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation….in which a…

Comedy – 1978 – Franken & Davis – Khomeini The Magnificient – Iran’s Mystical Leader

DOG ASIDE:  This 1978 Saturday Night Live skit features the comedic team of Al Franken and Tom Davis in one of their funnier pieces that ever aired…..as it features Franken as Khomeini the Magnificent, the spiritual leader of Iran….who is providing “sealed answers” resulting from his exceptional mystical powers know the questions to the “sealed answers” in the envelop he holds up to…

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,…