Boxing – 1986 – CBS Sports Special – John Maddens Journey – On How Marvin Hagler Became Marvelous

Anytime a video rolls up that showcases the NFL coaching, video game and sportscasting legend that is John Madden on a journey to find out how boxing legend and former middleweight champion of the world, Marvin Hagler, became known as Marvelous…..we have simply got the makings for an extraordinarily enjoyable video experience…..as seen in this video…

Figure Skating – 1982 – Special – Peggy Fleming Performance Of A Butterfly Lovers Concerto In China

This video showcases one of America’s most elegant athletes to ever perform….figure skater Peggy Fleming…who was sent as an unofficial ambassador for the opening of US / China relationships…..and she chose to perform a Chinese written piece called The Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto….which has since become a universally performed piece….and the people of China loved it….as…

Diving – 1979 – Special – World Belly Flop + Cannonball Championship – With Jim Lampley

One of the real characters of the World Bellyfop Championships Competition was a contestant named Butts Giraud….who was a Canadian entrepreneur, musician, author and a former professional football player and a professional wrestler in North America and England….whereas, we have video proof that Giraud’s greatest talent were displayed when he won the world belly-flop and cannonball championships in 1975,…

Comedy – 1978 – Hugh Hefner – Stand Up Routine Monologue

Hugh Marston Hefner (April 9, 1926 – September 27, 2017) was an American magazine publisher and life-stylist….who was founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine….which was a revolutionary publication….aimed at a sophisticated young readership….with revealing glamour photographs and sensational articles provoking charges of obscenity.  In January 1952, Hefner left his job as a copywriter for Esquire after he was denied a $5 raise.…

Daredevils – 1986 – ABC Special – Evil Knievel – The Master Of Daredevil Stunts – With Jim McKay

Daredevils are defined in Websters as “recklessly and often ostentatiously daring”….daredevil….noun…..Definition of daredevil is a recklessly bold person….and there was never a daredevil quite like Evil Knievel….I mean….even the name emits the definition of daredevil in real life….and what a daredevil he was….cuz he used the element of speed to accentuate his daredevil mantra….whether the speed came from…

Comedy – 1978 – HBO On Location Special – Robin Williams – An Evening At The Met

HBO’s Robert Klein hosts an On Location live concert with comedic legend Robin Williams….which was before he starred as the funny guy Mork in the famously funny and popular TV program Mork and Mindy.   We are so fortunate to have so much of Robin Williams work in our comedy section….as it is our opinion that he was a…

Comedy – 1978 – Andy Kaufman – The Bongos Just Make Me Yodel

        The comedic genius of Andy Kaufman was never more evident than in this video seen herewith…..as the title alone makes me laugh….but when you consider that Kaufman considered himself an entertainer rather than a comedian….and albeit true to a certain extent….the fact remains that he was down right funny when he…

Comedy – 1978 – Film – Schillers Reel – Java Junkie – with Peter Aykroyd + Teri Garr + Patti Oja

DOG ASIDE: Back in the early years of Saturday Night Live….there would be various short films that would appear on the live broadcast under the name of Schillers Reel…..which were always about “edgy” subjects…..like the one seen below titled Java Junkie.  These short films were always interesting and sometimes quite funny, but still playing on the edges of comedy…..and almost…

Comedy – 1978 – Chevy Chase – Stand Up Routine

DOG ASIDE: Cornelius Crane “Chevy” Chase (born October 8, 1943) is an American comedian, actor and writer….who was born into a prominent New York family,…and worked a variety of jobs before moving into comedy…. when he began acting with National Lampoon….after which he became a key cast member in the first season of Saturday Night Live….when his recurring Weekend Update segments soon…