Comedy – Rich Little – President Richard Nixon & Famous Voice Actor Frank Welker

DOG COMMENTARY: Probably the most famous of Rich Little’s voice impersonations was his redition of President Richard M. Nixon….and in this video clip…he “really puts on the shine”….as he gives a wonderful portrayal of Tricky Dick in this skit in the video herewith…..with the skit being overlayed by the music from Mission Impossible….for this “man of a thousand…

Comedy – Special – Rich Little – With Female Impersonation Craig Russell

DOG COMMENTARY: Rich Little was one of Canada’s and America’s greatest impersonator and impressionist to ever grace a stage….enjoying a professional career of entertaining folks with his incredible gift of voice and mannerism replication of literally a thousand different well known personalities from 1963 to the present….and since I have quite a bit of content…

Comedy – Rich Little – 100 Impersonations In 3 Min & Bob Anderson & Impressionist Johnny Dark

DOG COMMENTARY: Richard Caruthers “Rich” Little (born November 26, 1938) is a Canadian-American impressionist and voice actor….who was nicknamed “The Man of a Thousand Voices” by voice actor Mel Blanc of Looney Tunes fame. Little was an usher at the Elgin Movie Theatre in Ottawa….where he would perfect his voices while standing at the back of…

Music – Linda Ronstadt – Poor Poor Pitifull Me & You’re No Good

DOG COMMENTARY: Linda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is an American popular music singer….who has earned 11 Grammy Awards….three American Music Awards….two Academy of Country Music awards….an Emmy Award and an ALMA Award….as many of her albums have been certified gold, platinum or multiplatinum in the United states and internationally.  She has also earned nominations…

Comedy – Red Skelton – Seagulls Gertrude And Heathcliff & Marcel Marceau In Romantic Tango

DOG COMMENTARY: Red Skelton is going to turn out to be The Patron Saint for Imasportsphile…..for he was truly loved by a myriad of fans who found his comedic style to be deserving of being referred to as America’s Clown Prince….for this truly was a man who was adorned with a God given talent to make people laugh….and…

Comedy – Comic Relief – Harry Anderson & Robin Williams & Gilda Radner & Billy Crystal & Wierd Al Yankovic

DOG ASIDE: This particular video clip features some of the best comedians of their day with Harry Anderson of Night Court fame doing some magic tricks….for as a member of The Academy of Magical Arts located in Hollywood’s Magic Castle….a place that Bone Daddy called home during the history fan jorney at the 1984 Los Angeles Games…

Boxing – Special – Heavyweight Champions – Cassius Clay – From Olympic Gold To Archie Moore

DOG COMMENTARY: Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. was born on January 17, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky….as he had a sister and four brothers….and was named for his father, Cassius Marcellus Clay Sr…..who himself was named in honor of the 19th-century Republican politician and staunch abolitionist, Cassius Marcellus Clay….also from the state of Kentucky…. for he was a descendant…

Music – Ray Charles – Gonna Be A Bright Sun Shiny Day & She’s Long Gone Now

DOG COMMENTARY: In June 1952, Atlantic Records bought Charles’s contract for $2,500 from Swing Time Records….and in his first recording session for Atlantic….he recorded “The Midnight Hour” and “Roll With My Baby” in September 1952, albeit,  his last Swingtime release “Misery in My Heart” and “The Snow Is Falling” would not appear until February 1953.  He began…

Music – Ray Charles – You Don’t Know Me & A Little More Love & I’m Still A Fool For You

DOG COMMENTARY: Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004) was known professionally worldwide as Ray Charles….was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer….who like to be called “Brother Ray” among friends and fellow musician….and often was referred to as “The Genius.” Ray Charles was blind from the age of seven….who pioneered the genre of…