Watchdog

Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.

Harold Ramis, RIP

FILE FEBRUARY 24: Actor, director and writer Harold

FILE FEBRUARY 24: Actor, director and writer Harold Ramis has died of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis February 24, 2014. Ramis is best known for his work in Ghostbusters, Stripes, Caddyshack, and Groundhog Day. He was 69. NEW YORK - JUNE 15: Director Harold Ramis attends the Columbia Pictures world premiere of "Year One" at AMC Lincoln Square on June 15, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images) (Credit: Getty Images / Bryan Bedder)

Harold Ramis’ resume is so towering it would dwarf the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. That includes the classic 1980 golf comedy “Caddyshack,’’ his directorial debut, and other sports comedies influenced or inspired by the master.

But Ramis, who died Monday, got his start in oddball sports flicks even earlier than that. Deep within his IMDB catalogue is a writing credit on “Super Bowl,’’ a bizarre, behind-the-scenes documentary on Super Bowl X from the groundbreaking TVTV video collective.

Check it out on YouTube, a curio in which a pre-“Saturday Night Live” Bill Murray can be seen interacting at a CBS touch football game with the likes of Johnny Unitas, Paul Hornung, Pat Summerall and Phyllis George.

Ms. George accuses Murray of sexism after he asks her which football player she most would like to marry.

Later, colleagues drag George into the game while she yells, “You’re paying for my manicure if I break my nails!’’ Then she catches a first-down pass from Sonny Jurgensen.

Tags: movie geniuses

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Neil Best on Twitter

advertisement | advertise on newsday