What you're about to watch now is...just simply odd.

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When I first saw this, I thought it had to be a contemporary film, produced as a spoof. But no, it's from a series of comedy shorts called "Dogville" that played out...pretty much exactly as you might imagine. This particular one is from 1930 and it's like William Wegman went on a bender and made a screwball musical comedy.

You can see the entirety of the film, "The Dogway Melody," on the Turner Classic Movies site. And here's "All Quiet on the Canine Front." Others are available by searching for "Dogville" on the TCM site. They don't appear to have been released on DVD.

Found via Graham Linehan.