Comedy – 1979 – Weekend Update – With Dr Morris On New Fleabitus Blood Clot Medicine

DOG ASIDE: Weekend Update is a Saturday Night Live sketch and fictional news program that comments on and parodies current events.  It is the show’s longest-running recurring sketch….having been on since the show’s first broadcast,….and is typically presented in the middle of the show immediately after the first musical performance. One or two of the players are cast in the role of news…

Comedy – 1985 – HBO Not Necessarily The News – Rock N Roll News Briefs And Highlights

DOG ASIDE: There is hardly a word spoken in this video, but it is absolutely “off the wall” and hilarious…..for Not Necessarily The News was more than creative in the way that the presented comedy and got big laughs. Also, this video shows how extensive our vintage library truly is here at ImaSportsphile….for we have a multitude of rare…

Comedy – 1978 – Skit – Welcome To The 3 Rs – With Guest Michael Micinos And His Daughter Colleen

DOG ASIDE:  In this SNL skit from a 1978 telecast of Saturday Night Live….Jane Curtain is the head of the New York State Board of Regents….who interviews Mr. Michael Micinos (John Belushi), a Greek-American, who is joined at the interview by his daughter Colleen (Gilda Radner)….a man who has filed a $10 million dollar lawsuit against…

Comedy – 1986 – Legendary Comedian Dick Gregory – Stand Up Live On Comic Relief

DOG ASIDE: It is our humble opinion here at ImaSportsphile that Dick Gregory had one of the more significant impacts on American culture and society that the “Greatest Generation” and the “Baby Boomer Generation” in America had to offer….as he was as impactful as Peter, Paul and Mary, Stevie Wonder, Martin Luther King, George Carlin, Bob Dylan, et al were…

Comedy – 1979 – E Buzz Millers Animal Kingdom Special – Insect Favorite Mating Positions

DOG ASIDE:  In this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s opinion….when it comes to comedy….Dan Aykroyd is pure comedic genius….cuz I keep running into videos of his like this E Buzz Miller’s Animal Kingdom skit with fellow Not Ready For Prime Time Players comedian Laraine Newman…..as E Buzz subject of the day is favorite mating positions in the world of insects…..which…

Comedy – 1978 – Skit – On Choosing Physical Characteristics For Your New Baby – With Eric Idle

DOG ASIDE: Eric Idle was an integral member of England’s Monty Python….which was a a British surreal comedy group….who created their sketch comedy show Monty Python’s Flying Circus….when it first aired on the BBC in 1969….wherein 45 episodes were made over four series….which developed into The Python phenomenon from the television series into something larger in scope and impact….including touring stage shows, films, numerous albums, several…

Tennis – 1986 – Special – A Wimbledon Musical – Mad Dogs And Englishmen Go Out In The Midday Sun

DOG ASIDE: Social commentator Ellis Cashmore describes Wimbledon as having “a David Niven-ish propriety   ….which is conforming to the standards of behavior common in the 1950’s.  Writer Peter York sees the event as representing a “particular white and affluent type of Britishness”….describing the area of Wimbledon as “a southern, well off, late-Victorian suburb with a particular social character”. Cashmore…

Comedy – 1979 – Skit – Psychic Dorothy Haagen In Ask Elvis

DOG ASIDE: This comedy skit titled Ask Elvis features renown psychic Dorothy Haagen…..whose psychic powers come from her cosmic connection with the spirit of deceased super star singer / entertainer Elvis Presley….who gives her sage advice about how to handle a particularly stressful situation….which is also quite funny.  We at ImaSportsphile are extremely fortunate to have…

Comedy – 1982 – The Creative Side Of Ludwig Von Beetovhen – With John Belushi

DOG ASIDE: John Adam Belushi (January 24, 1949 – March 5, 1982) was an American comedian, actor, and singer….who is best known for his “intense energy and raucous attitude”….which he displayed as one of the seven original cast members of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live (SNL). Throughout his career, Belushi had a close personal and artistic partnership with his…