Comedy – 1985 – HBO Special – Not Necessarily The News – Part 3

DOG ASIDE:  Not Necessarily the News 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…as it 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 Show, The…

Comedy – 1979 – HBO Special – Blockheads – The Art Of Ventriloquism – Host Mariette Hartley

DOG ASIDE:  Ventriloquism, or ventriloquy, is an act of stagecraft in which a person, a ventriloquist, changes his or her voice so that it appears that the voice is coming from elsewhere….typically a puppet or “dummy”…..as in the act of ventriloquism is the ability to do so is commonly called the ability to “throw” one’s voice…. while making the dummy appear to be…

Comedy – 1930 To 1980 – 50 Years Of Comedy At The Movies – Mae West & W C Fields & Burns + Allen

DOG COMMENTARY:  This 1979 NBC comedy special with Walter Matthau hosting 50 Years of Comedy in the Movies is wonderful stuff….with tremendous footage of America’s 1st lady of comedy and the silver scree, Mae West….along with her movie sidekick/co-star and comedic legend, W C Fields….with outstanding footage of the legendary comedy team of George Burns and Gracie…

MLB – 1981 – Special – Memories Of Super Fans & MLB Bloopers Highlights

DOG COMMENTARY:  Legendary New York Yankees games broadcaster Mel Allen….The Voice of the Yankees” from 1939 to 1964…. created a whole new career after being fired by the Yanks…..by creating a HBO Baseball series called This Week In Baseball….which was hugely successful….and we at ImaSportsphile are extremely happy to have so many This Week In Baseball videos in our…

Comedy – 1979 – Special – The Muppets Go To The Movies – With Dudley Moore + Lily Tomlin

DOG COMMENTARY: The Muppets Go To The Movies (or The Muffets Go To The Movies as misspelled by Fozzie Bear) is a 1981 one-hour special that aired on ABC. It was used to help promote The Great Muppet Caper.  With the aid of Dudley Moore and Lily Tomlin, Kermit the Frog and the Muppets show spoofs of different movies at the Muppet Theater.  The…

Comedy – 1979 – Bette Midler Doing Sophie Tucker Live In Concert

DOG COMMENTARY:  Since we have several Bette Midler videos in our ImaSportsphile library….I do a lot more writing about about the singer, songwriter, comedian, actress and awesome entertainer known as The Divine Miss M….cuz Bette Midler was one of Bone Daddy favorite entertainers….especially after seeing her live in concert on three different occasions….however, today I am…

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…

TV Special – 1978 – The Chippenfield Circus – Host Robert Morely – Part 1

DOG COMMENTARY:  The Chipperfield Circus is a long-running English family show based on the 300-year-old Chipperfield dynasty….which started with James Chipperfield and his performing animals at the Thames Frost Fair of 1684….and continued through the 19th century….as the circus toured all of England….with a menagerie of animals, teams of acrobats and clowns.  After World War II, under the management of Jimmy Chipperfield….the show became one of…

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…