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”.…

Music – 1978 – Special – The Unique Sounds Of Bongos And Yodeling

DOG ASIDE:  Andy Kaufman referred to himself as an entertainer and not a comedian….but this cat was funny….he just made you laugh….even when he was “dead serious”….as many of his “entertainment skits” were carried out through the use of music….like his singing the score of Oklahoma…..or his Elvis Presley imitations….even his singing in foreign tongues….but any way…

MLB – 1976 – Special – Profile Of Detroit Pitcher Mark Fidrych – A Birds Eye View – Host Mel Allen

DOG COMMENTRY:    Every now and then a sports personality comes along that is “bigger than life”…..a person so different from the norm….that they capture the imagination of sports fandom everywhere…and the 1976 Major League Baseball season gave us such a character when Pitcher Mark “The Bird” Fidrych toed the rubber for the Detroit Tigers….in what would…

Comedy – 1985 – Comic Relief – Steve Allen + George Carlin + Michael J Fox + Whoopi Goldberg

DOG ASIDE:    The hosts of this 1985 Comic Relief Telethon were three legends of comedy….Billy Crystal, Whoopie Goldberg and Robin Williams….as this event was more than just a “photo shoot for the stars”….as the four comedians in video….Steve Allen, George Carlin, Whoopie Goldberg and Michael J. Fox….were all well known legends in comedy of their…

Comedy – 1985 – Special – George Carlin Live On Comic Relief

DOG COMMENTARY:  George Carlin video is priceless around ImaSportsphile….for this man’s comic genius puts him at the top of our list of G.O.A.T. comedians along with the likes of Jonathon Winters, Red Skelton, Richard Pryor, Robin Williams.   George Carlin was an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and social critic….who was noted for his black comedy and thoughts on…

Comedy – 1979 – Special – Andy Kaufman – Playing Bongos + Speaking In Foreign Tongues

DOG COMMENTARY:     While often referred to as a comedian….Andy Kaufman described himself instead as a “song and dance man.” ….who disdained telling jokes and engaging in comedy as it was traditionally understood….for having  once said in a rare introspective interview, “I am not a comic, I have never told a joke. … The comedian’s promise is…

Wrestling – 1979 – Special – Andy Kaufman Vs Mimi Landers – $500 If Woman Pins Man In 3 Minutes

DOG COMMENTARY:    In the 1979 episode of Saturday Night Live with host Eric Idle….Andy Kaufman challenges any woman in the live audience to wrestle him after belittling women’s strength compared to a man’s….as he offered $500 to any woman that could pin him within 3 minutes….to which 5 different women from the audience took the challenge….when…

Comedy – 1982 – HBO Special – Blockheads 4th Annual Ventriliquism Show – Host Mariette Hartley

DOG ASIDE:    We have quite a few HBO Specials covering all sorts of entertainment in our extensive ImaSportsphile video library…..from comedy concerts and programs….to daredevil acts…..to magic shows….to boxing and sports specials….and all are quite good….for one of my very favorites is this Blocksheads 4th Annual Ventriliquism and Comedy Show which is hosted by Emmy…

Special – 1939 To 1973 – NBCs Tribute To Hollywoods Duke – The Story Of John Wayne

DOG COMMENTARY:    The way Bone Daddy puts it….there is simply not enough space herewith to tell how much the  Duke influenced the lives of dang near all young boys growing into manhood in West Texas during the 1950’s and 1960’s….cuz in BD’s opinion….there were two American heroes of whom the vast majority of the West…