TV Ads – 1979 – Comedian Dan Aykroyd For The Moth Masher – A Device Unlike Any Other

Within in the mind of actor / comedian Dan Aykroyd was a vast space that was occupied by many comedic thoughts of places, things and parallel universes…..which was as uniquely his own as any other comedian to ever walk the face of the Earth….including Jonathan Winters and Robin Williams….evidenced by this Moth Masher product that he came…

News – 1982 – Secretary Of State Aexanderl Haig Jr On No Dissension In US Foreign Policy Apparatus

In our opinion here at ImaSportsphile…Saturday Night Live comedian Dan Aykroyd was the “gold standard” for portraying political figures during the 1970’s and 1980’s….as his wonderful ability to mix his talent of capturing the personal physical quirks of such notable politicians as US President Jimmy Carter….US President Richard Nixon…..US Secretary of State Alexander Haig (as seen in…

Comedy – 1983 – Skit – Irwin Mainway Billion Dollar Give Away – With Steve Martin + Gregory Hines

Any time you get comedian extraordinaire Steve Martin along side dance legend Gregory Hines in a comedy skit teamed with Not Ready For Prime Time Players members Dan Aykroyd and Laraine Newman…and you’ve got the makings for some really funny stuff….as evidenced  by this video comedy SNL skit Irwin Mainway’s Billion Dollar Give Away. 

Music – 1979 – The Blues Brothers – I Got Everything I Need, Almost + Trying to Get Next To You

The Blues Brothers are an American blues and soul revivalist band founded in 1978 by comedy actors Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as part of a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live. Belushi and Aykroyd fronted the band, in character, respectively, as lead vocalist ‘Joliet’ Jake Blues and harmonica player/vocalist Elwood Blues. The band was composed of previously well-known musicians….and debuted as the musical guest on the April 22, 1978, episode of Saturday…

Music – 1978 – The Blues Brothers – Soul Man – Live At The Black Rhino Club

The Blues Brothers are an American blues and soul revivalist band founded in 1978 by comedy actors Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as part of a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live…..when Belushi and Aykroyd fronted the band in character respectively, as lead vocalist ‘Joliet’ Jake Blues and harmonica player/vocalist Elwood Blues. The band was composed of previously well-known musicians……and debuted as the musical guest on the April 22, 1978, episode of Saturday…

Comedy – 1978 – Skit – KING – Featuring JFK + MLK + RFK In Has Anybody Here Seen My Old Friend John

DOG ASIDE: The Not Ready For Prime Time Players was a comedy group consisting of Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Gilda Radner, Garrett Morris, Bill Murray, Laraine Newman and Chevy Chase….who were the backbone of the early years on NBC’s Saturday Night Live….as this group included some of the best comedic genius of the late 1970’s and entire…

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 – 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 – 1978 – Skit – Drag Racing Today – With Eric Idle + Dan Aykroyd

DOG ASIDE: Dan Aykroyd’s eccentric talent was recognized by others in the highly competitive SNL environment: when he first presented his famous “Super Bass-O-Matic ’76” sketch….which was a fake T.V. commercial in which a garish, hyper-pitchman touts a food blender that turns an entire bass into liquid pulp….when to other writers and cast members….”the ‘Bass-O-Matic’ was so exhilratingly strange that many…