Comedy – 1984 – Special – Robin Williams – Understanding The World According To Garp

DOG COMMENTARY: The World According to Garp is John Irving’s fourth novel….which is about a man who was born out of wedlock to a feminist leader…..who grows up to be a writer. The book was published in 1978….and became a bestseller for several years….as it was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction in 1979….as its first…

NFL – 1982 – Special – Great Expectations – The Story Of The 1982 Dallas Cowboys

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1982 Dallas Cowboys season began with great expectations after having lost in the NFC Championship the two seasons prior…..which would turn out to be a strike-shortened nine game season, which the Cowboys finished with a record of 6 wins and 3 losses….placing them second in the NFC. After losing the season opening game against the Pittsburgh Steelers….which was the first…

Music – 1976 – Special – The Last Waltz – The Band + Bob Dylan + Eric Clapton + Muddy Waters + Et Al

DOG COMMENTARY:  This music documentary made movie featuring The Band and many other famous musical groups and performers was directed by legendary director Martin Scorcese….so, we thought we’d tell some things about Scorcese…..as the music speaks for itself. Martin Scorsese is an American director, producer, screenwriter, actor and film historian….whose career spans more than 50 years…..with a body…

Comedy – 1983 – Special – Rodney Dangerfield At His Nightclub – Featuring Aretha Franklin

DOG COMMENTARY: Our Bone Daddy….the original Sportsphile….saw comedian / entertainer Rodney Dangerfield live on three separate occasions…….and he always said that “he was always one joke behind”…..as he describes Dangerfield’s “machine gun like” delivery of one-liners…..with each one being equally funny to the last.. Rodney Dangerfield was comedic genius wrapped in a character actor costume and attitude to…

Boxing 1979 15 Rnd WBA Super Featherweight Title Fight Diablito Valdez Vs Sammy Serrano

DOG COMMENTARY:  This 1979 WBA World Super Featherweight Title Fight between Diablito Valdez verses Champ Sammy Serrano was fought on February 18, 1979 at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico…..as the popular Puerto Rican champ won a unanimous decision from a decent fighter from the Dominican Republic…who after the decision was announced….punched Serrano…

Comedy – 1983 – Special – Bob Hope On The Road To Hollywood – Part 1I

DOG COMMENTARY: Bob Hope was widely praised for his comedic timing….his specialization in the use of one-liners….and his rapid-fire delivery of jokes….and especially with his style of self-deprecating jokes….after first building himself up….then tearing himself down, was unique. Working tirelessly, he performed live hundreds of times per year…..while starring in such early films as The Cat and…

Comedy – 1979 – Special – Red Skelton’s Funny Faces – Guest Marcel Marceau

DOG COMMENTARY: Red Skelton would always have some “mime comedy” segments in most of his television specials……as Red was a really good comedic mime….who developed a great fondness for Marcel Marceau…..as seen in this video herewith….as Skelton and Marceau team up for some absolutely wonderful pieces of comedic mime. Marcel Marceau was a French actor and mime most famous for…

Music – 1978 – Willie Nelson – Somewhere Over the Rainbow

DOG COMMENTARY: There have been so many great musical artists who have performed Somewhere Over the Rainbow….as this ballad with music by Harold Arien and lyrics by Yip Harburg….was written originally for the movie The Wizard of Oz….where it was sung by actress Judy Garland….in her starring role as Dorothy Gale….but this rendition by Willie Nelson…

Music – 1978 – The Temptations – Papa Was A Rolling Stone + Just The Way You Are + My Girl + More

DOG COMMENTARY:  The Temptations are an American vocal group who released a series of successful singles and albums with Motown Records during the 1960’s and 1970’s….as their work with producer Norman Whitfield…. which started with the Top 10 hit single “Cloud Nine” in October 1968….pioneered psychedelic soul and was significant in the evolution of R&B and soul music….as te band members are known for…