I marathon'd all of Young Indiana Jones chronicles last week. Found out a lot of unique things about it. Like there are 2 different versions of the series:
- The original run, called Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, which features 28 episodes over 2 seasons (1 hour long) + 4 standalone films. The episodes are bookended by some words by an old Indiana Jones
- In 1995, they re-cut the series into 22 movies (90-ish minutes each), and removed the old Indy bookends. This was called Adventures of Young Indiana Jones
I wound up watching the latter.
Now, how does this fit in with Scorsese's personal journey? The final standalone film (and also final episode of the 22 movies), Hollywood Follies, follows Young Indy to Hollywood to make movies. In the first half, he tries to corral Erich Von Stroheim's outlandish spending on Foolish Wives... but fails. Then in the 2nd half, he goes out into the desert and makes a western with Jack Ford.
My assumption is that the only relevant part of the Young Indiana Jones series to Scorsese is this final episode. As there are plenty of other references to the works of both Von Stroheim and Ford in the documentary.