Comedy – 1981 – Special – Bobby Berosini + His Comedic Orangutans

DOG ASIDE:  How long has it been since you have seen a really good animal act on television…..since the days of Ed Sullivan!?!…..well, you’ve waited long enough….for Bobby Berosini + His Comedic Orangutans will surely fill the void for you…..as these guys are really funny…..as they perform with a sparkle in their eyes…..like all true entertainers…

Music – 1978 – Ray Charles + The Young Caucasians – Tell Me What Did I Say

DOG ASIDE: This 1978 SNL skit featuring legendary r&b and soul singer Ray Charles at a 1957 music recording studio in Memphis….as his manager, Garrett Morris , introduces Ray to an all white singing group call The Young Caucasians….who are going to record Ray’s song “Tell Me What I Say”.   This wonderful musical skit was a spoof…

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

DOG ASIDE: Rodney Dangerfield was an American stand-up comedian, actor, producer and screenwriter known for the catchphrase “I get no respect!” and his monologues with that theme….who is also remembered for his 1980’s film roles….especially in Easy Money, Caddyshack, and Back to School. At the age of 15, Jack Roy (Dangerfield’s legal name at the time) began to write for stand-up…

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

DOG COMMENTARY:  There has never been and may never ever again be a comedian that was any more loved, respected and appreciated by an entire nation as was Bob Hope….for he was the gold standard for American comedy for nearly 80 years. Sir Leslie Townes “Bob” Hope was an American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete and author….who appeared in more…

TV Ads – 1981 – Gilda Radner For Autumn Fizz Carbonated Douche & Bausch + Lomb Contacts & Alpo

DOG COMMENTARY: There are funny ttelevision commercias….and then there are FUNNY tv commercials…..and Gilda Radner for Autumn Fizz Carbonated Douche” is FUNNY….even still today in 2018.  Gilda always looked like the “sweet little girl next door”….but oh what a powerhouse of characters dwelt in the inner sanctums of her soul….Dana Rosana Dana or the Lubner’s Knucklehead….and so many more…..but…

Comedy – 1982 – Special – Steve Martin + Fluffy The Wonder Dog – The Winds Of Whoopie

DOG COMMENTARY:    Any time I get to write about another fellow dog star like lil ole L E….it really brings joy to my heart ….so, Fluffy The Wonder Dog, one of the stars in this video herewith….who from what I see, I like Fluffy…..wouldn’t mind finding his “paw prints” under my bed at night….cuz one thing about…

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

DOG PHILOSOPHY:  As the years pass by….I have become increasingly aware of how thin the line is between “genius and insanity” and “comedy and tragedy” …..as our vintage video library has provided sufficient evidence to my point….and none more poignant than Robin Williams….whom as a comedian, I consider with the “best of the best”….cuz it doesn’t…

Comedy – 1978 – Special Animal Act – One Man + His Performing Orangutans

DOG ASIDE:  Every now and then, a video rolls up for posting that is a totally unexpected delight to this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile….and this video of one man and his performing orangutans is one of those….for every time that I watch this….I find myself rolling on the floor….holding my sides…from laughing so hard. Maybe…

Comedy – 1978 – Comedian Franklyn Ajaye Stand Up Routine

DOG COMMENTARY: Franklyn Ajaye is an American stand-up comedian and actor….whose nickname is “The Jazz Comedian” for his distinctive jazz inflected style of delivery, timing, and astute use of silence.  Ajaye was born in Brooklyn, New York….but raised in Los Angeles by a Sierra Leonean father….whom he is named after…. along with his American mother (Quetta) making Ajaye….as he likes to joke….a “true African-American”.…