Comedy – 1986 – Not Necessarily The News – Michael Lawrence On Madonna + A Firesign Theatre Piece

DOG ASIDE: Michael Lawrence from Not Necessarily The News does a hilarious piece on Madonna being the next Marilyn Monroe to start this video off…..which is followed by the always creative and funny Firesign Theatre members doing a short piece for Comic Relief in 1986. The Firesign Theatre (also known as The Firesigns….was an American surreal comedy group….who first performed live on…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games Special – Rowing + Canoeing Highlights Put To Classical Music

DOG ASIDE: Rowing at the Summer Olympics has been part of the competition since its debut in the 1900 Summer Olympics….as rowing was on the program at the 1896 Summer Olympics….but was cancelled due to bad weather. Only men were allowed to compete until the women’s events were introduced at the 1976 Montreal Olympics….which gave national federations the incentive to support…

Comedy – 1978 – Skit – Behind The Scenes Look At Weekend Update News Correspondent Dan Aykroyd

DOG ASIDE: Dan Aykroyd was nothing short of pure genius when it came to comedy…..as his creative mind lent itself to a vast array of comedic thought…..for her was the man that could come up with such unique products as “body floss”….“the mohawk masterr” …..“the bass o matic”….and comedy skits like “the coneheads”…..“the killer bees”…..“E Buzz Miller”….“bad…

Comedy – 1985 – Not Necessarily The News Special – Stuart Pankin For West Coast Seltzer

DOG ASIDE: Saturday Night Live during the 1980’s set the gold standard for “spoof” television advertisements…..such as Dan Aykroyd’s Bass Master….John Belushi’s Wheaties, Breakfast of Champions….Gilda Radners Spring Mist Feminine Spray and so many others….of which we have many in our library….whereby these “spoof” ads were very popular and well received by the viewing public…..and like many good ideas in life….these ads…

Comedy – 1979 – Skit – Dangerous But Inept – The Story Of Squeaky And Her Attempt On Presidents Life

DOG ASIDE: This Saturday Night Live  comedy skit features Jane Curtain as host of Dangerous But Inept in an interview with Squeaky (Laraine Newman)…..whose attempt on the President’s life….along with her long time relationship with the Mansen family…..prompted her appearance on this program….as once again, the cast of The Not Ready For Prime Time Players….Laraine Newman and Jane Curtain….in this…

Music – 1978 – The NBC Classical Chorus – The Was A Ship That Sailed To Sea All In The Month Of May

DOG ASIDE: This video features Saturday Night Live guest host Eric Idle….of Monty Python fame….singing a classical chorus with Not Ready For Prime Time Players members Jane Curtain, Bill Murray and Laraine Newman in a 1978 episode….which shows the diverse talents of some really outstanding comedians.  The truth of the matter is that the Not Ready For Prime Time Players cast…

Comedy – 1980 – Skits – Dispeling The Myth That Too Many Cooks Spoil The Broth

DOG ASIDE: For many years, mankind has gone to great extremes in an attempt of dispelling many universal myths…..such the myth of the black cat crossing your path in front of where you are going….or the myth of impending bad luck if you walk under a ladder that is leaning against a wall….or the myth…

Music – 1981 – Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes – Put To Photos Of The Ugly Dog Contest

DOG ASIDE:. Kim Carnes is an American singer/songwriter…..who had her break through year of 1980 after she was commissioned by Kenny Rogers to co-write the songs for his concept album Gideon (1980)…from which  their duet from that album, “Don’t Fall in Love with a Dreamer” hit # 4 on Billboard Hot 100….while earning the duo a Grammy Award nomination.  Later that year, her…

Comedy – 1978 – Skit – Playboy Party Jokes – With Playboy Bunny Laraine Newman

DOG ASIDE: Our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, tells us that the first thing he did as a young man-child after buying a Playboy magazine…..was to unfold the centerfold layout ….and check out the new Playmate of the Month…then he would go to the Playboy Party Jokes section of the magazine….which was just inside the front cover…