Comedy – 1978 – Skit – Roseanne Roseannadana – On Unwanted Things In Your Food Order

DOG ASIDE: Roseanne Roseannadanna is one of several recurring characters created by Gilda Radner….who appeared on Weekend Update in the early seasons of Saturday Night Live (SNL)…..where she was the segment’s consumer affairs reporter….who, like an earlier Radner character Emily Litella…. editorialized on current issues….only to go off-topic before interrupted by the anchor.  Unlike Litella’s meek and apologetic character, Roseannadanna was brash and tactless…..as the…

Comedy – 1984 – News – ABCs Frank Reynolds Reports On Day 154 Of President Carter Being Held Hostage

DOG COMMENTARY: This video simply expresses this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s opinion of US President Jimmy Carter just perfectly…..as it depicts the Little Old Peanut Picker remarkably “right on the mark”….. cuz Carter was “held hostage” throughout his entire presidency…..as his time in office proved to me that my belief that “the worst tics (blood sucking types) are POLI-TICS”….and Carter proved…

Comedy – 1983 – Skit – The Computerized Confessional – With Dan Aykroyd + Garrett Morris

DOG ASIDE:  This comedy skit features Not Ready For Prime Time Players Dan Aykroyd as a Catholic priest who conducts a new innovation in the confession process between Father Aykroyd and parishioner Garrett Morris…..who has not been to confession in 6 years…..and is surprised at the modernization of the confession to include a computer in the analysis…

Comedy – 1978 – Richard Benjamin + Paula Prentiss – Stand Up Routine

DOG ASIDE: Although his actress wife Paula Prentiss became a star by the early 1960’s….it took Richard Benjamin almost fifteen years to establish his screen persona….but the wait was rewarding….when after extensive work in theater as actor and director….along with his participation in the cult TV series He & She in 1967….in which he co-starred with Paula….he won the starring role…

Comedy – 1982 – Skit – Steve Martin Is Mike McMack Defense Lawyer

DOG ASIDE: Stephen Glenn Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and musician….who came to public notice in the 1960’s as a writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour….and later as a frequent guest on The Tonight Show.  In the 1970’s, Martin performed his offbeat, absurdist comedy routines before packed houses on national tours. Since…

Comedy – 1978 – Ted Knight Stand Up Routine

DOG ASIDE: Ted Knight (December 7, 1923 – August 26, 1986) was an American actor and voice artist well known for playing the comedic roles of Ted Baxter in The Mary Tyler Moore Show….Henry Rush in Too Close for Comfort….and Judge Elihu Smails in Caddyshack.  His role as the vain and untalented WJM newscaster Ted Baxter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show brought Knight widespread recognition…

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…

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…