Auto Racing – 1986 – Jim McKay Provides Inside Look At The Challenges Of Qualifying For The Indy 500

DOG ASIDE: Throughout the years, the race has used a number of different qualifying procedures….with the current four-lap (ten-mile) qualifying distance being first introduced in 1920….and has been used every year since 1939….whereas in 2014, the qualifying procedure was refined….such that the pole position winner and the starting grid would be determined over two days.…

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…

Boxing – 1981 – Don Dunphy PreFight Analysis + Interview With Ernie Singletary Before Hearns Fight

DOG ASIDE Ernie Singletary was a typical Philadelphia fighter…..tough, well trained, always prepared, could take a punch as evidenced by his ability to go the distance with Thomas Hitman Hearns….who fought some mighty fine middleweights in his 26 win 6 loss career such as Murray Sutherland, Jame Hardrock Green, world champ Alan Minter and Frank Animal Fletcher…..as he is interviewed…

Auto Racing – 1986 – ABCs Jim McKay Recaps The Indy 500 Race At Lap 104 Of 200

DOG ASIDE: On August 19, 1985, after years of being shown tape delayed….ABC Sports signed an initial three-year deal to cover the Indianapolis 500 live flag-to-flag starting in 1986….as longtime anchor Jim McKay was moved to the host position….with play-by-play being handled by Jim Lampley and Sam Posey.  Since the Daytona 500 had been shown live flag-to-flag on CBS since 1979….and ABC officials had wanted…

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…