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"You're only as old as the woman you feel." Groucho, of course.
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"Honk...Honk, Honk!" Harpo.
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On 2008-03-03 14:15, airship wrote:
"Honk...Honk, Honk!" Harpo.


Make that three boiled eggs...
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Chico: Hey wait, wait, what does this say here, this thing here?
Groucho: Oh, that? Oh, that's the usual clause, that's in every contract. That
just says, uh, it says, uh, if any of the parties participating in this
contract are shown not to be in their right mind, the entire agreement
is nullified.
Chico: Well, I don't know.....
Groucho: It's all right. That's in every contract. That's what they call the
sanity clause.
Chico: HAhahahaha! You can't fool me. There ain't no sanity clause.
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On 2008-03-03 09:17, magicgeorge wrote:
I had a pair of non sequiturs once. It was very difficult to trim my hedge.


A true LOL. Briliant.

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You're just wasting your breath and that's no great loss either.
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When Grouch was caught kissing a chorus girl by his wife;
"I wasn't kissing her, I was whispering in her mouth."
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Groucho: I don't like Junior crossing the tracks. Come to think of it, I don't like Junior.

and to the department store heiress: Marry me and your concern will be my concern.
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There's a man outside with a big black moustache. - Tell him I've got one

I recently spotted that the Python gang had nicked that gag in one of their sketches.
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On 2008-03-03 12:20, magicgeorge wrote:
Which film is the cufflink bit from?

It is from pre-movie days in a vaudiville routine they used to do called Hi-Skool. it was where both Groucho and Chico developed their characters.
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I can't remember the title, but there was a film with Foster Brooks (that'll give you an idea how bad it was) where the only two funny lines were nicked from the Marx Bros.

At one point, Foster is talking to a woman and asks about her husband;
WOMAN: Why, he's dead.
FOSTER: I'll bet he's just using that as an excuse.

And in another sequence, the bad guy finds out his workers was better conditions;
CLERK: The workers are demanding shorter hours.
BAD GUY: Fine. We'll start by shortening their lunch hour to twenty minutes.
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"Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others.” —Groucho Marx
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Cheers Photius. is that from the days when Harpo had a speaking role as the leading lady!
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My two favorites are both Groucho's, from Animal Crackers, and would never have made it past the censors in the Hayes Code days:

"We took some pictures of the native girls, but they weren't developed. But we're going back next month . . ."

and, when Groucho gives Margaret Dumont a wooden chest as a gift: "I offer you this magnificent chest (indicating his own chest) - no, this magnif. . . (indicating hers) - no, THIS magnificent chest (finally indicating the wooden one).
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Groucho was firing them out so fast in Animal Crackers every time I watch it I catch a new one.

I never caught the native girls line. Mind you there are some jumps in my DVD of the film. I don't know if they are lost footage or censorship.

George
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There is one piece of clear censorship in "Animal Crackers."

In the song "Hooray for Captain Spaulding," at one point Margarat Dumont sings; "You're the only white man who's covered every acre."

Groucho is supposed to have the line; "I think I'll try and make her."

It got cut by the Hayes office.

There's another one; "At The Circus," Eve Arden has just placed the circus payroll in her dress. Groucho looks at the camera and says; "There must be some way of getting that money without upsetting the Hayes Office."
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On 2008-03-05 00:42, mandrake01 wrote:
There is one piece of clear censorship in "Animal Crackers."

In the song "Hooray for Captain Spaulding," at one point Margarat Dumont sings; "You're the only white man who's covered every acre."

Groucho is supposed to have the line; "I think I'll try and make her."

It got cut by the Hayes office.

There's another one; "At The Circus," Eve Arden has just placed the circus payroll in her dress. Groucho looks at the camera and says; "There must be some way of getting that money without upsetting the Hayes Office."

And the line cut from "Hooray for Captain Spaulding" was very ham-fisted too. It is very obvious when you are watching the flick. If only they could find the original negative and restore it. Alas, that is more than a little unlikely.
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