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…

MLB – 1986 – ABCs Don Drysdale PostGame Interview With All Star NL Starting Pitcher Dwight Gooden

DOG ASIDE: Dwight Eugene “Doc” Gooden (born November 16, 1964), also nicknamed “Dr. K”…. is an American former professional baseball pitcher….who played 16 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Mets from 1984 to 1994…..and from 1996 to 2000 for the New York Mets, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays.  In a career spanning 430 games, he pitched…

Olympics – 1988 – Seoul Games – Taekwondo Womens Welterweight – USA Arlene Limas Wins Gold

DOG ASIDE: Arlene Limas (born February 9, 1966) is an American taekwondo practitioner and multiple international gold medalist….who is of Mexican and Polish descent….who graduated with honors from Whitney Young Magnet High School in Chicago and received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from De Paul University in 1990.  Limas made history when she became the first American to win a gold medal at the…

Golf – 1987 – Brent Musburger Asks Greg Norman + Seve Ballesteros On Their Picks Lakers Vs Celtics

DOG ASIDE: CBS’s Brent Musburger provides us with interesting insight into just how much professional golfers enjoy the NBA…..as he canvasses Greg Norman, Nick Price, David Graham and Seve Ballesteros ….all of whom are not necessarily from countries that had strong basketball programs back then….albeit  Australian and Spain do now.  It is easy to see…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Jim McKay Tells Of Son Bettering Father In Story Of Alysheba + Alydar

DOG ASIDE:  I have often written about the “elegance and eloquence” of Jim McKay when he gets a mike in his hand to introduce an event featuring a special athlete…..and this video is just living proof of how we feel about McKay…..“The son surpassing the father….a very American story.”….as he tells the story of Alysheba…

MLB – 1986 – Don Drysdale Interviews US Vice Pres George H Bush On Meeting Babe Ruth In 1941 At Yale

DOG ASIDE:  Hall of Fame Dodger Pitcher “Don Big D” Drysdale interviews U S Vice President George H Bush in this video herewith…..and Big D introduces George H as a member of the Yale baseball team in 1941….when Babe Ruth paid a visit to Yale during the time when he was dying of cancer…..and Bush tells of getting…

Olympics – 1984 – Los Angeles Games – Donna De Varona Interviews USA Carl Lewis After 4th Gold Win

DOG ASIDE: The piece of video represents an absolutely priceless gem in our ImaSportsphile treasure chest of vintage memories…..first and foremost for the “fingerprint” of history that it represents….as Carl Lewis had not only just completed his final leg of a World Record setting race by the USA men’s 4 x 100m relay….but also, the moment…

Special – 1986 – NBCs One Minute Pause For Intermission For Super Bowl XX – Bears Vs Patriots

DOG ASIDE: Intermissions in early films had a practical purpose….as they were needed to facilitate the changing of reels….evidenced by when Les Amours de la reine Élisabeth (The Loves of Queen Elizabeth), starring Sarah Bernhardt, opened on July 12, 1912 in the Lyceum Theatre in New York City….the four reel film was shown in four acts, with an intermission at each reel…

Music – 1978 – The NBC Classical Chorus – The Was A Ship That Sailed To Sea All In The Month Of May

DOG ASIDE: This video features Saturday Night Live guest host Eric Idle….of Monty Python fame….singing a classical chorus with Not Ready For Prime Time Players members Jane Curtain, Bill Murray and Laraine Newman in a 1978 episode….which shows the diverse talents of some really outstanding comedians.  The truth of the matter is that the Not Ready For Prime Time Players cast…