Music – 1976 – Kinky Friedman – Dear Abby

DOG ASIDE: By now my readers know that I am “full blown happy” when I get to write about any and all Austin icons that show up in a video that I have to post….cuz Austin is where it all started with ImaSportsphile…..so those folks whom we hold near and dear to our hearts….and Kinky Friedman is an…

Comedy – 1977 – SNL Opening – Jimmy Carter + Bert Lance For National Express Credit Cards

DOG ASIDE: OK folks….for those of you who remember…..did it get any better in comedy than Dan Akroyd doing President Jimmy Carter….who we at ImaSportsphile can’t stand for his decision to let politics enter into sports by boycotting the 1980 Moscow Games….cua the worst tics are poli-tics….and John Belushi doing  Bert Lance….the American businessman who served as Director…

Comedy – 1977 – SNL – George Carlin Opening Monologue

DOG ASIDE:  George Carlin stands alone when it comes to using the English language as a source of humor and comedy….as Carlin was also noted for his black comedy and reflections on politics, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects…..as his “seven dirty words” comedy routine were central to the 1978 U.S. Supreme Court case of F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation….in which a…

Comedy – 1978 – Franken & Davis – Khomeini The Magnificient – Iran’s Mystical Leader

DOG ASIDE:  This 1978 Saturday Night Live skit features the comedic team of Al Franken and Tom Davis in one of their funnier pieces that ever aired…..as it features Franken as Khomeini the Magnificent, the spiritual leader of Iran….who is providing “sealed answers” resulting from his exceptional mystical powers know the questions to the “sealed answers” in the envelop he holds up to…

Music – 1977 – The Rolling Stones – Beast Of Burden + So Respectable + Shattered

DOG COMMENTARY:  Continuing with The Rolling Stones history….we find them entering a period from 1968 to 1972….a time when the group started to turn form the “drug culture psychedelic” period….as the band spent the first few months of 1968 finishing off a solo of “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”….which was the last of that genre of their rock history….as they then started working on…

Music – 1980 – Willie Nelson + Mary Kay Place – Something To Brag About In You

DOG ASIDE:  Up to this 1977 Saturday Night Live since its inception….the weekly NBC weekend comedy that is still airing in the same time slot….had never had a female host….as it was viewed by many as a “good ole boys” program….that was until Mary Kay Place….an American actress, singer, director, and screenwriter… who was known for…

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 – 1977 – Special – Dan Akroyd + Steve Martin – Two Wild And Crazy Guys – Ping Pong

DOG ASIDE: The comedic talents of Dan Akroyd and Steve Martin were on display throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s on many episodes of Saturday Night Live.….with the skits of Two Wild and Crazy Guys being some of their funniest work….as seen in this video herewith….where the skit is titled “Ping Pong”…..which features SNL icons Jane Curtain and Gilda…

Comedy – 1980 – Special – Albert Brooks – Performing Open Heart Surgery

DOG COMMENTARY: Albert Brooks is an American actor, comedian, writer, and director….who has received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for 1987’s Broadcast News….and was widely praised for his performance in the 2011 film Drive….as his voice acting credits include Marlin in Finding Nemo (2003) and Finding Dory (2016)….which along with recurring guest voices for The Simpsons….including Russ Cargill in The Simpsons Movie (2007). He…