Comedy – 1930 – Short Film – Our Gang – The Many Business Of The Little Rascals

DOG COMMENTARY:  Our Gang which was later known as The Little Rascals are a series of American comedy short films about a group of poor neighborhood children and their adventures…..which was created by comedy producer Hal Roach….as the series was produced from 1922 to 1944….and is noted for showing children behaving in a relatively natural way….as Roach and original director Robert F. McGowan worked to…

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…

Movie – 1957 – Walt Disney Animation – The Prince + The Pauper – Starring Mickey Mouse

DOG COMMENTARY: The Prince and the Pauper is an animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and directed by George Scribner….as it features the voice of Wayne Allwine as Mickey Mouse….with a storyline that is inspired by the Mark Twain story of the same name….as this film was Disney’s final use of the traditional ink-and-paint and camera process that was used in all their animated productions before…

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…

Movie – 1970 – M A S H – Starring Donald Sutherland + Elliot Gould + Sally Kellerman + Robt Duvall

DOG COMMENTARY: MASH….which is stylized as M*A*S*H on the poster art….is a 1970 American satirical black comedy war film directed by Robert Altman and written by Ring Lardner, Jr…..which was based on Richard Hooker’s novel MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors….as the picture is the only theatrically released feature film in the M*A*S*H franchise….which became one of the biggest films of the early 1970’s for 20th Century Fox…..as the film depicts a…

MLB – 1981 – Special – Mr Baseball Bob Uecker Fantasy – All Star Game + Orioles Mgr Earl Weaver

DOG ASIDE:  Bob Uecker is best known as Mr. Baseball, the voice of the Milwaukee Brewers…..who is a fun loving ex-MLB catcher who likes to fantasize more often than not….as in this video where he completes the call of the Yankees vs Brewers game just before the upcoming All Star game….when his fantasy takes him on…

NFL – 1940s To 1980s – Special – NFL Follies Go Hollywood – The Golden Age Of Gridiron Comedy

DOG COMMENTARY: The legendary voice of John Facenda….who narrated so many of the great NFL Films productions….to which ImaSportsphile has more than its ample share of classic NFL Films videos in our football section…..featuring Facenda providing verbal poetry with visual mastery….which makes these videos such “nuggets of gold” in our library treasure chest of video memories….as Facenda…

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…