Friday, August 28, 2009

Woody and Hope

A rare find! Recently unearthed while cleaning out The Seussonoras Time Tunnel Garage (patent pending) ... THE FUTURIST! presents to you The Tonight Show from 1971 with guest host Woody Allen. This was interesting to watch since the main guest was a comedy inspiration for Woody ... namely Bob Hope. Woody attributes most of his earlier film characters' attitudes and comic delivery as being influenced by Hope's style. If you have the time and patience, watch these selections. You'll get to see Woody laugh quite a bit (a rarity), question one of his comedy idols, conduct an interview with a somewhat annoying James Coco, and do commercial lead-ins for Kellogg's Corn Flakes and Reynolds Aluminum Wrap.


Dara said...

I didn't watch all of them, but I watched quite a bit! Although, part 4 seems to occur before part 3, as Bob Hope leaves at the end of 3. That was weird also. Leaving for dinner. And it is strange to see Woody laughing. It's good.


Yeah ... For some reason part 3 and 5 are on the same video, which makes part 4 seem out of the loop. It's a great find, though ... Woody laughing at the old cornball lines of Hope. Classic! This was from New York, too, before The Tonight Show left for L.A. And lots of stars would leave talk shows before they were over ... they always cited other "engagements" just like Bob Hope does on this show. Sometimes they wee too "big" to just hang around on the couch.