Sorry, Steve Dahl was not funny in my opinion and his disrespect for Elvis was very apparent in this special. Not at all funny. Please erase that tape(LOL)! Comment posted by siciliano66 on Sunday, February 3rd 2008 at 12:35am.
You can’t deny that Elvis Presley was one of the most talented and influential artists of all time – and I don’t think Steve Dahl would deny that either. I think the point of his special was just to make fun of an especially easy target – the mostly rural and “not as hip as city folk” fans of Elvis who were, you must admit, a little too unbelievably gonzo about him, almost to the point of it being a cult. (Which, some would argue, was partially responsible for Elvis' descent into isolation) This was ripe territory for some smart-ass commentary. If it’s not your cup of tea, then well, you move on.
I know Dahl is a very polarizing figure, but like it or not, Steve Dahl is a Chicago radio legend and icon. Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Sunday, February 3rd 2008 at 9:46am.
THAT'S hilarious?????!!!!! TRASHY and TASTELESS is more like it! Comment posted by madsixtian on Tuesday, February 5th 2008 at 11:27pm.
Mmm...paging all Steve Dahl fans. There must be more out there. ;-) Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Tuesday, February 5th 2008 at 11:38pm.
This is classic late 20th century LOCAL TV. Steve and Co. won local Emmys (when they still meant something,) because they wanted to make funny quality telvision for us - Chicagoans.
By the time this aired, everyone knew Steve's style, and even now, it's not for all, but I never thought I'd see this again and now I'm Happy.
Keep it up.
N.B. Comment posted by nightbeat on Wednesday, February 6th 2008 at 9:19am.
Hey, I met Uncle Vester when I visited Graceland in the mid 80s! Got my picture taken with him too, AND bought his book. Comment posted by kietdoke on Thursday, February 7th 2008 at 8:12pm.
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Dick Orkin was Chickenman back in the 1960's! He was the greatest! And looking at his page on Wikipedia, this site has one of his Henry's commercials.... http://fuzzymemories.tv/#videoclip-3193 I'm surprised I didn't catch it last year...
"Ladies & gentlemen, it's with great admiration that I present for the 2,753rd time. The star of Jeopardy!... Art Fleming!" - Don Pardo on the last NBC telecast of Jeopardy! aired on Friday, January 3, 1975.
This early Chicago Blackhawks sports special is a fascinating look into one of Chicago's favorite sports franchises before the advent of 24/7 cable sports networks and the Blackhawks own Blackhawks TV on the internet. This practice session is also the precusor to the morning practice skating sessions that is occasionally seen these days on Comcast SportsNet.
A few days ago, a YouTube poster put up an entire edition of the 6pm "Eyewitness News" on WABC Channel 7 in New York City (see here) from January 8th 1981. That newscast was significant if only for the sports report - which dealt with the retirement of by-then New York Ranger Phil Esposito (who, as a 'Hawk, was seen in this part) as an active player, and comments from his brother Tony in which he spoke briefly about the retirement of another 'Hawk from this clip, Stan Mikita. (Because Espo and Mikita had served in the 'Hawks at various points in the former's and all through the latter's career, this item was Chicago-related in a back-handed way.)