Comedy – 1983 – Special – Rodney Dangerfield At His Nightclub – Featuring Aretha Franklin

DOG COMMENTARY: Our Bone Daddy….the original Sportsphile….saw comedian / entertainer Rodney Dangerfield live on three separate occasions…….and he always said that “he was always one joke behind”…..as he describes Dangerfield’s “machine gun like” delivery of one-liners…..with each one being equally funny to the last.. Rodney Dangerfield was comedic genius wrapped in a character actor costume and attitude to…

Music – 1979 – Willie Nelson – Georgia on My Mind + All Of Me + Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain

DOG ASIDE: If you enjoy Willie Nelson, then you are going to love this video….cuz Willie and The Family Band perform three of his best songs ever recorded in this medley of Georgia On My Mind….All Of Me…. and Blues Eyes Crying In The Rain.….as recorded at Austin City Limits in 1979.  Each and every Willie Nelson video…

Boxing 1979 15 Rnd WBA Super Featherweight Title Fight Diablito Valdez Vs Sammy Serrano

DOG COMMENTARY:  This 1979 WBA World Super Featherweight Title Fight between Diablito Valdez verses Champ Sammy Serrano was fought on February 18, 1979 at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico…..as the popular Puerto Rican champ won a unanimous decision from a decent fighter from the Dominican Republic…who after the decision was announced….punched Serrano…

Music – 1978 – Austin City Limits – Great Fiddlers Medley – The Orange Blossom Special

DOG ASIDE: The fiddle tune “Orange Blossom Special” is about a passenger train of the same name….and was written by Ervin T. Rouse (1917–1981) in 1938….with the original recording was created by Ervin and Gordon Rouse in 1939. It is often called simply The Special. It has been referred to as the fiddle player’s national anthem.   By the 1950’s, it had become a perennial favorite at bluegrass festivals….which…

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…

Music – 1984 – Halftime Show – Texas Vs OU – Longhorns Show Band Of The Southwest

DOG ASIDE: It is rare when a nationally televised NCAA football game as high profile as when the Texas Longhorns do battle with the Oklahoma Sooners….that the networks carrying the contests ever gives much live coverage time to the halftime shows….but on this October 8, 1983 telecast on ABC featuring legendary NCAA football sportscaster Keith…

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…

Music – 1979 – Todd Rungren & Utopia – Dancing On The Desert Sand + Can’t Stop The Loving Action

DOG ASIDE Todd Rundgren is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and record producer….who has performed a diverse range of styles as a solo artist and as a member of the band Utopia….as seen in this video herewith. He is characterized for his sophisticated and often-unorthodox music….along with his  flamboyant stage outfits…..and his later experiments with interactive entertainment. He…

Comedy – 1981 – Special – Robin Williams – Live At The Great American Music Hall – San Francisco

DOG ASIDE: Since we have multiple Robin Williams videos here at ImaSportsphile….I have written several pieces about the talents and challenges of this incredible entertainer….so, today I am going to give you some history on this uniquely gifted artist.   In late 1963, when Williams was 12….his father was transferred to Detroit….where the family lived in…