Thursday, January 4, 2018

Throwback Thursday Comedy Special: Woody Allen Dictates a Letter on Candid Camera


Candid Camera was an American hidden camera/practical joke reality television series created and produced by Allen Funt, which initially began on radio as The Candid Microphone on June 28, 1947. After a series of theatrical film shorts, also titled Candid Microphone, Funt's concept came to television on August 10, 1948, and continued into the 1970s. 

The show involved concealing cameras filming ordinary people being confronted with unusual situations, sometimes involving trick props, such as a desk with drawers that pop open when one is closed or a car with a hidden extra gas tank. When the joke was revealed, victims would be told the show's catchphrase, "Smile, you're on Candid Camera."

Before he made over 40 films and became one of the legends of all cinema, Woody Allen was a writer for the classic Candid Camera show, and in that time appeared in a some of the clips.

This clip is from 1963, and features Allen hiring a new secretary and having to take down the most non-business letter ever. It's a real comedy classic.

Enjoy!

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5 comments:

  1. Woody Allen - aside from being a self-hating Jew who is against the 'occupation' in Judea and Samaria, is also a pedophile.

    Can't you find and other Jewish comedians - like Alan King, who sent his kids to a Yeshiva?

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    1. I agree with Mr. Thorpe.. How about Billy Crystal?

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    2. Check out today's post (1/25/18)of Alan King on Johnny Carson's show, talking about his orthodox upbringing, his rabbi grandfather, and why he still keeps the kosher basics.

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  2. This speaks for itself. He’s dictating a completely inappropriate letter. How ironic!

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