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 – 1979 – Skit – Dangerous But Inept – The Story Of Squeaky And Her Attempt On Presidents Life

DOG ASIDE: This Saturday Night Live  comedy skit features Jane Curtain as host of Dangerous But Inept in an interview with Squeaky (Laraine Newman)…..whose attempt on the President’s life….along with her long time relationship with the Mansen family…..prompted her appearance on this program….as once again, the cast of The Not Ready For Prime Time Players….Laraine Newman and Jane Curtain….in this…

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 – 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…

Comedy – 1982 – Valerie Brownfield Stand Up Routine

DOG ASIDE: Every now and then, this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile gets a video that I cannot find any research information on the feature participant in the video…..as in the case of comedian Valerie Brumfield , a stand-up comedian during the 1980’s…..who appeared on the Saturday Night Live stage in 1982…..so I have to come…

Comedy – 1978 – NBC President Fred Silverman – On New Programming Ideas For The Network

DOG ASIDE:  Every time a comedy clip from Saturday Night Live rolls up and is ready for posting….I must admit that it brings a certain amount of trepidation….cuz I never know if I can post the actual video that has been loaded on youtube for the purpose of posting here at ImaSportsphile….cuz those “jake-legs” play the…

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…

Music – 1978 – Manhattan Transfer Live In Concert

DOG COMMENTARY: The Manhattan Transfer is a jazz vocal group founded in 1969 that has explored a capella, vocalese, swing, standards, Brazilian jazz, rhythm and blues, and pop music….as there has been two editions of the Manhattan Transfer, with Tim Hauser being the only person to be part of both. The first group consisted of Hauser, Erin Dickins,…