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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Checking the Tornado History Project, there was only one tornado listed for this date in Illinois. It was a pretty big one: an F4 which touched down at 7:20 PM near Atlanta, IL and ran northeast over seven miles along I-55; luckily no lives were lost and only two injuries.
As a kid I could often hear my parents watching TV in the other room while I was in bed. I remember hearing the music at 2:25. Was that the "news theme" that Channel 9 news used since this aired on channel 9?