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Groucho Marx

Post by Stanley76 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:16 am

Groucho Marx on the Dick Cavett show in 1969. He was a real old fashioned gentleman and funny.

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Re: Groucho Marx

Post by FredS » Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:12 pm

I've always thought him a crude man. I know I shouldn't judge his era through the lens of modernity, but even in the 60's I thought him so, especially in regards to his on air treatment of women. But I enjoy Don Rickles, Phyllis Diller, and Norm MacDonald so what do I know?
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Re: Groucho Marx

Post by hugodrax » Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:30 pm

FredS wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:12 pm
I've always thought him a crude man. I know I shouldn't judge his era through the lens of modernity, but even in the 60's I thought him so, especially in regards to his on air treatment of women. But I enjoy Don Rickles, Phyllis Diller, and Norm MacDonald so what do I know?
Hey, who can argue with taste? Except for Franzia and Sprite, of course.

I agree that his humor had a bitter tinge and he never hesitated from showing his dislike and that can be prickly, but I frankly enjoy most of his stuff, especially Duck Soup.

One of my own personal favorite funnymen was Don Rickles who's on air persona was as a near-complete jerk. But his best friend was Bob Newhart and everybody spoke of him as the most loyal, loving men in Hollywood.

If you want an interesting read, Marx' son wrote an article for Cigar Aficionado that's still online and paints him in a very amusing light.
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Re: Groucho Marx

Post by Stanley76 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:38 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:30 pm
FredS wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:12 pm
I've always thought him a crude man. I know I shouldn't judge his era through the lens of modernity, but even in the 60's I thought him so, especially in regards to his on air treatment of women. But I enjoy Don Rickles, Phyllis Diller, and Norm MacDonald so what do I know?
Hey, who can argue with taste? Except for Franzia and Sprite, of course.

I agree that his humor had a bitter tinge and he never hesitated from showing his dislike and that can be prickly, but I frankly enjoy most of his stuff, especially Duck Soup.

One of my own personal favorite funnymen was Don Rickles who's on air persona was as a near-complete jerk. But his best friend was Bob Newhart and everybody spoke of him as the most loyal, loving men in Hollywood.

If you want an interesting read, Marx' son wrote an article for Cigar Aficionado that's still online and paints him in a very amusing light.
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Re: Groucho Marx

Post by Roadmaster » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:08 pm

I like Groucho Marx but he was nowhere near as funny as Don rickles or WC Fields. in the case of field and rickles their material was not all that good at just the way they delivered it was so funny
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Re: Groucho Marx

Post by Sir Moose » Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:13 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:30 pm

If you want an interesting read, Marx' son wrote an article for Cigar Aficionado that's still online and paints him in a very amusing light.
For those of you too lazy to Google:

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Re: Groucho Marx

Post by tuttle » Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:16 am

Sir Moose wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:13 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:30 pm

If you want an interesting read, Marx' son wrote an article for Cigar Aficionado that's still online and paints him in a very amusing light.
For those of you too lazy to Google:

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Re: Groucho Marx

Post by Hovannes » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:13 pm

Classic Groucho, roasting Johnny Carson:

"What doesn't kill you, gives you a lot of unhealthy coping mechanisms and a really dark sense of humor."

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