After posting hundreds and hundreds of music and comedy videos here at Imasportsphile….of all the comedy clips provided by these awesome vintage comedians….and of all the incredible music clips of great vintage musicians….there is nothing or nobody that provides quite as much musical comedy or comedic music if you wish….than Martin Mull….for this man has entertaining millions of folks all over the world from 1970 to the present in 2017 on stage, in nightclubs, on television and in movies….as his magical style has brought laughter to many folks for the better part of 50 years.
Martin Eugene Mull (born August 18, 1943) is an American actor, comedian and singer who has appeared in many television and film roles….who is also a painter and a recording artist. As an actor, he first became known in his role on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman and its spin-off Fernwood 2 Night. Among his other notable roles are Colonel Mustard in the 1985 film Clue….Leon Carp on Roseanne….Willard Kraft on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch….Vlad Plasmius on Danny Phantom….and Russell the pharmacist on the hit sitcom Two and a Half Men.
Mull broke into show business as a songwriter, penning Jane Morgan’s 1970 country single “A Girl Named Johnny Cash”….which peaked at # 61 on Billboard’s country charts…..then shortly thereafter, he began his own recording career. Throughout the 1970’s, and especially in the first half of the decade….Mull was best known as a musical comedian….performing satirical and humorous songs both live and in-studio recordings. Notable live gigs included opening for Randy Newman and Sandy Denny at Boston Symphony Hall in 1973….Frank Zappa at Austin’s Armadillo World Headquarters in 1973….where Bone Daddy saw him live along with the one and only Zappa….and for Bruce Springsteen at the Shady Grove Music Fair in Gaithersburg, Maryland, in October 1974. His self-titled debut Album was released by Capricorn in 1972….featuring many noteworthy musicians….including Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Levon Helm from The Band, Keith Spring of NRBQ and Libby Titus. Elvis Costello and Gary Sperrazza attribute the well-known phrase, “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture” to Martin Mull.
This particular video is absolutely hillarious and a real treasure in our vintage video collection…..as the three (3) songs perforemed herewith…..Pig In A Blanket…..When I Took You Home…..and I’ll Hate Myself In The Morning, If I Love Myself Tonight….are all wonderfully hillarious and well worth watching and listening too over and over….so, enjoy !!!