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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I knew a girl in college who was named Jorie after Jorie Lueloff. She was sweet but not very bright, and a number of us took turns helping her get through a course, a task that became known as Jorie duty.
Shows you what happens when they pronounce an assailant's name, as they did here . . . but thanks for the background info of "what happened next." It's things like this that make this as much an historical reference guide as everything else.
I vividly remembered this incident the day it happened. It actually started Thursday afternoon April 3rd and concluded early Saturday morning April 5th with the hostage being released unharmed and the suspect being taken into custody. The suspect, whose name was actually John Pasch, Jr, shot and killed his landlord and then murdered Chicago Police Officer Richard Clark who was the first responder on the scene. The cops actually used bright spotlights on Pasch's house to wear him out on the second night of the drama to get him to finally surrender. Then Police Superintendent Fred Rice also encouraged him to give up and he did. Pasch was convicted of his crimes and was sentenced to death when Illinois still had the death penalty. However, Pasch would die of natural causes while in prison in September 1993.