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You Bet Your Life

Groucho Marx’s quick wit and rapid one-liners— along with his distinctive moustache, eyebrows, and ever-present cigar—made him one of the most famous, iconic comedians of all time! Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Gummo, and Zeppo— collectively known as the Marx Brothers— made some of the most popular comedies in American cinema including The Coconuts, Duck Soup, and A Night at the Opera. In 1947 Groucho began a radio show called You Bet Your Life, which spawned the TV series three years later. Groucho appeared, as himself, as emcee and star. The show’s premise was simple: contestants sought to win up to $10,000 by correctly answering a sequence of four questions. If they unwittingly said a “secret word” they would win $100 bonus, delivered by a papier-mâché duck lowered from above. The best part of the show was the humor and banter Groucho ad-libbed with his contestants.

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