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…

Boxing – 1980 – Highlights – Best Fights In 1980 – Leonard Vs Duran Ali Vs Holmes Cuevas Vs Hearns

DOG ASIDE: This video is really something special…..as it captures the entire year of 1980 in boxing….which was a really dramatic year in the sport…..as four legends in boxing faced off against each other…..when Surgar Ray Leonard went toe to toe with Nabis de Piedra (hands of stone) Roberto Duran in the first fight…..and ended the…

Comedy – 1982 – Skit – Steve Martin Is Mike McMack Defense Lawyer

DOG ASIDE: Stephen Glenn Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and musician….who came to public notice in the 1960’s as a writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour….and later as a frequent guest on The Tonight Show.  In the 1970’s, Martin performed his offbeat, absurdist comedy routines before packed houses on national tours. Since…

Auto Racing – 1986 – ABCs Jack Arute Interviews Pole Sitter Rick Mears Prior To Start Of Indy 500

DOG ASIDE: Rick Ravon Mears (born December 3, 1951), also known by the nickname “Rocket Rick”….is a retired  American race car driver….who is one of three men to win the Indianapolis 500 four times in 1979, 1984, 1988 and 1991….and is the current record-holder for pole positions in the race with six in 1979, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1989 and 1991.  Rocket Rick is also…

Boxing – 1979 – Amateur – University Of Notre Dame Bengal Bouts – Pat Boggs Vs Sean McCormick

DOG ASIDE: The Bengal Bouts is an annual charity boxing tournament hosted by the Men’s Boxing Club at the University of Notre Dame airing on ESPN…..with proceeds benefiting the Holy Cross Missions in Bangladesh….which begun in 1920 by legendary football coach Knute Rockne to condition football players in the off-season….when the tournament later expanded entry to any member of the student body.  Under the guidance and direction of…

Comedy – 1978 – Ted Knight Stand Up Routine

DOG ASIDE: Ted Knight (December 7, 1923 – August 26, 1986) was an American actor and voice artist well known for playing the comedic roles of Ted Baxter in The Mary Tyler Moore Show….Henry Rush in Too Close for Comfort….and Judge Elihu Smails in Caddyshack.  His role as the vain and untalented WJM newscaster Ted Baxter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show brought Knight widespread recognition…

Boxing – 1985 – Dick Enberg Interviews Tex Cobb + Last 2 Rounds Of Cobb Vs Gregory Heavyweight Fight

DOG ASIDE: Randall Craig “Tex” Cobb (born May 7, 1950) is an American former professional boxer who competed in the heavyweight division…..who was widely considered to possess one of the greatest chins of all time….for Cobb was a brawler who also packed considerable punching power.  He began his fighting career in full contact kickboxing in 1975 before making the jump to professional boxing two years later. He challenged Larry…

Auto Racing – 1961 To 1986 – Jim McKay Provides Highlights Of Auto Racing Over Past 25 Years

DOG ASIDE: After the Second World War, sports car racing emerged as a distinct form of racing with its own classic races….and from 1953, its own FIA-sanctioned World Championship…..when NASCAR’s Strictly Stock Division was renamed the “Grand National” division beginning in the 1950 season. Over a period of more than a decade, modifications for both safety and performance…

Comedy – 1978 – Steve Martin Skits – Buying A Used Car + Strangers At The Door

DOG ASIDE: In the mid-1970’s, Steve Martin made frequent appearances as a stand-up comedian on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson…..on The Gong Show Starring Chuck Barris….on HBO’s On Location…. on The Muppet Show….and on NBC’s Saturday Night Live (SNL)…..as SNL‘s audience jumped by a million viewers when he made guest appearances….and he was one of the show’s most successful hosts.  Martin appeared on 27 Saturday Night…