Comedy – 1985 – NNTNs Rich Hall With An Episode Of Sniglets – Words That Are Not Words

DOG ASIDE: Richard Travis Hall (born 10 June 1954) is an American comedian, writer, and musician….who first came to prominence as a sketch comedian in the 1980’s…..when he wrote and performed for a range of American networks, in series such as Fridays….Not Necessarily the News….as seen in this video herewith while popularizing the “sniglet” neologism….and on  Saturday Night Live.    After…

MLB – 1984 – Unofficial Baseball Handbook Special – Ball Players Today Will Sell Dang Near Anything

DOG ASIDE: After posting several Unofficial Baseball Handbook videos….I finally have learned the first names of the two guys that hosted the original….Jeff and Sean….but I still don’t know their last names…. however, I still love their work….and especially their sense of humor in looking at the game of baseball.  In this video they delve into how…

Comedy – 1978 – Special Film – Laraine Newman Starring In The Voice In My Head

DOG ASIDE: Laraine Newman (born March 2, 1952) is an American comedian, actress, voice artist, and writer who was part of the original cast of NBC’s Saturday Night Live…..who continued to appear in film and television productions during the 1980’s….such as Wholly Moses, Voltar The Invincible and Invaders from Mars. She also had a small role in Woody Allen’s Stardust Memories in 1980…..then In…

MLB – 1985 – Mel Allen Does MLBs 1st Rap Music – On This Week In Baseball – With Baseball Dreams

DOG ASIDE: There are so many great voices of baseball….Jack Brickhouse, Red Barber, Vin Scully, Dizzy Dean, Tim McCarver, Joe Garagiola, Jack Buck, Al Michaels, et al…..but none compare with this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s favorite….and the same the guy doing MLB’s 1st rapp song on this video herewith…..the one and only Mel Allen…..who albeit…

MLB – 1984 – The Unofficial Baseball Handbook Special Feature – Serious Ball Players Being Serious

DOG ASIDE:  i wish I knew the names of these two guys that were hosts of the TBS Network special The Unofficial Baseball Handbook….cuz not only were these cats creative in their content…..but they were also really funny in a “straight man slap stick” sort of way….like their coverage of “serious baseball players being serious” ….as in this…

Comedy – 1982 – Lily Tomlin – Letter To A Ya Ya Sister

DOG ASIDE: Mary Jean “Lily” Tomlin (born September 1, 1939) is an American actress, comedian, writer, singer, and producer….who began her career as a stand-up comic….while performing Off-Broadway during the 1960’s.  Her breakout role was on the variety show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In from 1969 until 1973. She currently stars on the Netflix series Grace and Frankie as Frankie Bergstein….a role that has garnered her four consecutive Emmy nominations since 2015.  In 1974, Tomlin…

Comedy – 1986 – Stuart Prankin From Not Necessarily The News On Comic Relief

DOG ASIDE: Stuart Pankin (born April 8, 1946) is an American actor….who is best known for his role as the voice of Earl Sinclair in Dinosaurs….for playing anchor Bob Charles in Not Necessarily the News….and Orthodox Jew Ben Heineman in Curb Your Enthusiasm.  Pankin has made many guest appearances in many television shows….while lending his voice to various animated shows and films.…

Special – 1990 – NBCs Marv Albert Interviews With Whitey Herzog + Jim Rice + President George H Bush

DOG ASIDE: Marv Albert is truly a legend in his own time….for he has brought sports to fans all over the world in many venues throughout the spectrum of sports…..where he has excelled in each….be it boxing (40 Title Fights)…or basketball (12 NBA Finals)….or football (8 Super Bowls)….or hockey (7 Stanley Cups)….or tennis (2 Wimbledon)….or…

Comedy – 1980 – HBO Blockheads Special With Mariette Hartley Showcasing Ventrilloquist Professor Al Kantee

DOG ASIDE: Actress Mariette Hartley hosts this 1980 HBO Blockheads Special …..which featured some of the best ventriloquists in the world…..and Professor Al Kanzie….who is featured in this video clip seen herewith…. is one of Europe’s top mime ventriloquists…..as his performance is quite different than the typical ventriloquists….but provides a much more surprising dummy than usual.  For…