Comedy – 1983 – Special – Steve Martin In The Winds Of Whoopie

DOG ASIDE: Steve Martin’s The Winds of Whoopie was a 1983 one-hour comedy TV special on NBC…which was written and produced by Martin….as the title was a take-off of The Winds of War….which had premiered as a TV miniseries on the same night on ABC….whereas in a 30-second promo spot for Martin’s special …. Orson Welles says: “Why spend 18 hours watching someone…

Music – 1978 – Ray Charles – Everything Is Going My Way + I Can’t Stop Loving You

DOG ASIDE:  There are more than a handful of wonderful Ray Charles videos in our music library that we cherish dearly….cuz in our books….there has never been anyone quite like Ray Charles….and we don’t think there ever will be again….for he like Chuck Berry….has been the subject of the only communications from outer space…..when we…

Comedy – 1983 – Special – Eric Idle Asks Did Dinosaurs Build Stonehenge

DOG ASIDE Eric Idle is an English comedian, actor, voice actor, author, singer-songwriter, musician, writer and comedic composer…..and one seriously talented entertainer….who is best know as a member of the British surreal comedy group Monty Python….as well as a member of the parody rock band The Rutles …. in addition to being the author of the Broadway musical Spamalot.   Idle did…

Comedy – 1983 – Special – Bob Hope On The Road To Hollywood – Part 1I

DOG COMMENTARY: Bob Hope was widely praised for his comedic timing….his specialization in the use of one-liners….and his rapid-fire delivery of jokes….and especially with his style of self-deprecating jokes….after first building himself up….then tearing himself down, was unique. Working tirelessly, he performed live hundreds of times per year…..while starring in such early films as The Cat and…

Comedy – 1979 – Special – Red Skelton’s Funny Faces – Guest Marcel Marceau

DOG COMMENTARY: Red Skelton would always have some “mime comedy” segments in most of his television specials……as Red was a really good comedic mime….who developed a great fondness for Marcel Marceau…..as seen in this video herewith….as Skelton and Marceau team up for some absolutely wonderful pieces of comedic mime. Marcel Marceau was a French actor and mime most famous for…

Comedy – 1983 – Special – Steve Martin On What He Is Thankful For At Thanksgiving

DOG ASIDE:  Every now and then I post a video that really tickles my funny bone….and this piece seen herewith of comedian Steve Martin expounding on the things that he is thankful for at Thanksgiving is one of those…. for I just can’t help it….every time I listen to it….I just burst into laughter….I mean,…

Boxing – 1983 – World Amateur Championship – Welterweight Bout – Mark Breland Vs Sun Yung Bol

DOG ASIDE:  There were a great number of televised amateur boxing competitions (ie: USA vs USSR, etc), championships (AAU, Golden Gloves & World Championships) that were televised on national networks in the USA during the Golden Age of Boxing….from 1964 to 1995….as this was a period where the sport of boxing attracted some really outstanding young…

NCAAM Basketball – 1979 – Special – Al McGuire Interviews Texas Coach Abe Lemons

DOG ASIDE: Sometimes it is possible to view the measure of a man by what comes out of his mouth…..as legendary college basketball coach Abe Lemons was one of those folks that seemed to have more to say than most….cuz he was notorious for running his listeners down a rabbit hole….not unlike the white rabbit…

NFL – 1980 – Special – Super Bowl XV – Raiders VS Eagles – Road To New Orleans & Game 4th Qtr

DOG ASIDE: In this the 2nd half of NBC Sports pre-Super Bowl XV special….they bring in their 1st team of broadcasters, Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen, to take over the analysis and pregame interviews….with Eagles Coach Dick Vermeil and Raiders Coach Tom Flores.  The program then shifts to the playing field where ex-QBs’ Len Dawson…