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 – 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…

Comedy – 1978 – Special Feature – The Story Of H – Narrated By Hugh Hefner

DOG ASIDE: Hugh Marston Hefner (April 9, 1926 – September 27, 2017) was an American businessman, magazine publisher, and playboy. He was the founder of Playboy and editor-in-chief of the magazine….which he founded in 1953.  He was also the chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises….which is the publishing group that operates the magazine.  An advocate of sexual liberation and freedom of expression, Hefner was…

MLB – 1984 – Unofficial Baseball Handbook – Who Ya Gonna Call When Stuck In A Wave – Wave Busters

DOG ASIDE: Sean, the host of the Unofficial Baseball Handbook is a master of the dry sense of humor….and this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile just loves it….for in my humble opinion….he hit the nail on the head with this video clip….cuz I agree with him….there a re too many times that I go to a…

Comedy – 1986 – Weird Al Yankovic + J Geils Perform A Rap Song – Cut The Grief With Comic Relief

DOG ASIDE: This 1986 Comic Relief act features Crazy Al Jankowitz and J Geils doing a comedic rap song Cut The Grief With Comic Relief….which shows off the talents of these two unique musical entertainers. Alfred Matthew “Weird Al” Yankovic (born October 23, 1959) is an American singer-songwriter, film/record producer, satirist, and author….who is known for his humorous songs that…

Horse Racing – 1987 – ABC Sports Kentucky Derby Special – Singing Of My Old Kentucky Home

DOG ASIDE: “My Old Kentucky Home“ is an anti-slavery ballad originally as written by Stephen Foster in 1852. Foster likely composed the song after having been inspired by the narrative of popular anti-slavery novelist Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin….while likely referencing imagery witnessed on his visits to the Bardstown, Kentucky farm called Federal Hill. Today, the song My Old Kentucky Home remains an important composition due…

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

DOG ASIDE: Professor Ludwig Von Drake is one of Walt Disney’s cartoon and comic book characters….who was first introduced on September 24, 1961….as the presenter and singer of “The Spectrum Song” in the cartoon An Adventure in Color….which was part of the first episode of Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color on NBC.  Said to be an uncle of Donald Duck….Ludwig was described as a scientist, lecturer, psychologist,…

NBA – 1984 – Special – San Diego Chicken Does Timeout Dance With A Young Michael Jackson To Thriller

DOG ASIDE: The San Diego Chicken….also known as The Famous Chicken…..the KGB Chicken….or just The Chicken….is a sports mascot played by Ted Giannoulas….who was hired in 1974 to wear the first chicken suit…..when at the time he was a 20-year-old journalism major at San Diego State University.  The Chicken’s first appearance was a KGB promotion to distribute Easter eggs to children at the San Diego Zoo. …

Music – 1987 – Lost In A Fury Of Waves And Cluster – Who Ya Gonna Call – Wave Busters

DOG ASIDE: To date, I have not been able to obtain the identity of the two guys who hosted The Unofficial Baseball Handbook…..other than his 1st name is jim…..but the brunette seen in this video here with….but both had great senses of humor…..evidenced by this clip….and being an accredited Sportsphile…..I get it….there are a bunch…