Comedy – 1981 – Special – Robin Williams – Live At The Great American Music Hall – San Francisco

DOG ASIDE: Since we have multiple Robin Williams videos here at ImaSportsphile….I have written several pieces about the talents and challenges of this incredible entertainer….so, today I am going to give you some history on this uniquely gifted artist.   In late 1963, when Williams was 12….his father was transferred to Detroit….where the family lived in…

Comedy – 1987 – HBO Special – Not Necessarily The News

DOG ASIDE: Not Necessarily the News (shortened as NNTN) is an American satirical sketch comedy series that first aired on HBO in September 1982 as a comedy special….and then ran as a series from 1983 to 1990….which was Conan O’Brien and Greg Daniels’s first professional television writing gig. The show was considered an inspiration and a predecessor to future news satirical programs like The Daily…

Special – 1981 – Year Of Sports In Review – Host George Plimpton Covers The World Of Sports In 1981

DOG ASIDE:    Nobody produced better highlight reviews of the year in sports than George Plimpton’s syndicated programs….as his specials just seemed to be a little more special than the others produced by various networks….and this review of the year 1981 by Plimpton was no exception.    1981 was an outstanding year in sports….which provided…

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…

Music – 1979 – The Rolling Stones – Someone To Lean On + You Make A Grown Man Cry + Honky Tonk Woman

DOG ASIDE: There are really only two musical groups that rank as the best rock and roll musicians of all time…..The Beatles and The Rolling Stones….as all other great rock groups are merely pretenders to the crown of best of all time….and t The Beatles with members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr became widely regarded as the…

Comedy – 1976 – Bette Midler – The Divine Miss M’s Live Stand Up Routine

DOG ASIDE:  Without question, Bette Midler, The Divine Miss M, is the sum total of many outstanding talents including….singing, acting, impersonating, story telling, costume changing, musical skits, comedy and stand-up routines…. which combine to create one of the truly greatest entertainers of all time….man or woman.  As far as this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphiles is concerned…..one…

Comedy – 1981 – Special – Andy Kaufman Live Wrestling Match With A Woman

DOG ASIDE: This video is Reality TV before there was such a thing as Reality TV….plus it set the gold standard for all humorous and comedic Reality TV…..as comedian Andy Kaufman applied his comedic genius to a live wrestling match with a female competitor…..whom Kaufman chose out of a group of women in the live…

Music – 1977 – Austin City Limits – Willie Nelson + The Family Band – Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain

DOG ASIDE: I just finished posting a story about another Austin “home boy” icon while telling the story and showing the video of The Tyler Rose Earl Campbell…..the University of Texas “gold standard icon” for Longhorn football….Earl Campbell, running back performing during his Heisman Trophy winning year…..and then comes along this music video seen herewith….as Willie Nelson and his Family…