Comedy – 1979 – Crazy Square Dance Caller Dan Aykroyd Calls An Unsuspecting Square Dance

DOG ASIDE: A square dance is a dance for four couples (eight dancers in total) arranged in a square….with one couple on each side facing the middle of the square. Square dances were first documented in 16th-century England…and were also quite common in France and throughout Europe. They came to North America with the European settlers….and have…

Music – 1971 – Michael Jackson At 13 Years Old Sings It Was A Very Good Year

DOG ASIDE: In 1964, Michael Jackson and brother Marlon joined the Jackson Brothers….which was a band formed by their father which included brothers Jackie, Tito, and Jermaine as backup musicians playing congas and tambourine.  In 1965, Michael began sharing lead vocals with his older brother Jermaine, and the group’s name was changed to the Jackson 5. The following year,…

Comedy – 1978 – Skit – Drag Racing Today – With Eric Idle + Dan Aykroyd

DOG ASIDE: Dan Aykroyd’s eccentric talent was recognized by others in the highly competitive SNL environment: when he first presented his famous “Super Bass-O-Matic ’76” sketch….which was a fake T.V. commercial in which a garish, hyper-pitchman touts a food blender that turns an entire bass into liquid pulp….when to other writers and cast members….”the ‘Bass-O-Matic’ was so exhilratingly strange that many…

Comedy – 1978 – Skit – Land Is Scarce Use Your Head – A New Look At The Human Head

DOG ASIDE: Although Dan Aykroyd is only represented in voice in this video….his fingerprints and his mind set is all over this piece of comedic genius….and yes, it is a bit “off the wall”….but that is what made his comedy so unique…..for like much of his work…the audience never really knew if it was supposed to…

Comedy – 1978 – Special – A Minute With Carol Burnett Live With Her Audience

DOG ASIDE: Carol Creighton Burnett (born April 26, 1933) is an American actress, comedian, singer and writer whose career spans seven decades of television…..where she is best known for her groundbreaking television variety show, The Carol Burnett Show, originally aired on CBS…..which was the first of its kind to be hosted by a woman. She has achieved success on stage,…

Music – 1989 – Animation – Ludwig Von Drake Presents The Snore Along Song With The Blue Danube Waltz

DOG ASIDE: Professor Ludwig Von Drake is one of Walt Disney‘s cartoonand comic book characters. He was first introduced on September 24, 1961, as the presenter (and singer of “The Spectrum Song“) in the cartoon An Adventure in Color, part of the first episode of Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color on NBC.[3] Said to be an uncle of Donald Duck, he is described as a…

NFL – 1985 – Pete Axethelm Predicts Bears Will Shut Out Giants And Why In NFC Divisional Playoffs

DOG ASIDE: Pete Axthelm (August 27, 1943 – February 2, 1991) was a sportswriter and columnist for the New York Herald Tribune, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated and its Inside Sports….when during the 1980’s, his knowledge of sports and journalistic skill aided him in becoming a sports commentator for The NFL on NBC and NFL Primetime and horse racing on ESPN.  Pete Axethelm went to work for Newsweek in 1968 and covered the Summer Olympics in Mexico…

Comedy – 1981 – How To Test Marijuana For Paraquat – With Dan Akroyd + Garrett Morris

DOG PHILOSOPHY: Oh my gosh….this has got to be my all time favorite “tickler of my funny bone”…..cuz I laugh so hard that my belly hurts….but this is classic.  We a ImaSportsphile are so lucky to have a treasure chest full of “nuggets of gold” like this Aykroyd and Morris piece……ooooohhh!!!…..the cast of the Not Ready For Prime Time…

Comedy – 1980 – Famous US Press Secretaries Through History – John Quincy Ross For Pres Jefferson

DOG ASIDE:  In this Saturday Night Live comedy skit, guest host U R Presidential Press Secretary Ron Nessen for President Gerald Ford….as he provides a look at what sort of questions that former Press Secretary John Quincy Ross might have had to answer for President Thomas Jeffferson….which provides some really funny comedic relief for the viewer. There…