Woody Allen has been working on a 2016 Amazon series, with many outlets calling it his first work for television (kinda television?). That is mostly true, but Woody Allen did star in a TV series 45 years earlier in 1970. Our videos of the week are all the clips we can find of that show, a children’s documentary series called ‘Hot Dog’.
Here are the opening and closing segments
And some clips of the kind of doc work, all featuring Allen.
The footage is all pretty shaky – we’re not sure any good transfers exist, and the show has not been cleaned up for the home market. Allen was a contributor, and in the pilot was Tom Smothers of the Smothers brothers. Amazingly, Smothers and Allen reunited earlier this year at one of Allen’s jazz shows.
— WoodyAllen JazzBand (@jerryz) August 5, 2015
That’s it for our extremely irregular video of the week series. Let’s hope Allen can top this with his Amazon series!