Groucho Marx

Slapstick comedy is my refuge from life. It is the place I go when I just want to relieve stress. Ok, that is not entirely true, I live there.

I love that kind of craziness, I love the wacky, silly world that is embodied by slapstick humor.

And within that realm one of my all time favorites is Groucho Marx. Nobody delivered a line like Groucho.

  • “I’ve had a wonderful time, but this wasn’t it”
  • “Next time I see you, remind me not to talk to you.”
  • “If you’ve heard this story before, don’t stop me, because I’d like to hear it again.”
  • A man’s only as old as the woman he feels.”
  • “I’m not a vegetarian, but I eat animals who are”
  • “Man does not control his own fate. The women in his life do that for him.”
  • “I married your mother because I wanted children. Imagine my disappointment when you arrived.”
  • “I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.”

This link here is from a Night at The Opera, one of my all time favorite movies. And talk about a crowded bedroom.

I had planned on making this a longer post but I am having too much fun with all of the clips, see you later.

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  1. benning December 13, 2006 at 9:34 pm

    Ahh, the Marx Brothers! Funny, talented, irreverant! Loved ’em!

    Also the Three Stooges and W.C.Fields!

  2. The Misanthrope September 9, 2005 at 1:26 pm

    The Marx Brothers are awesome! In the summer of ’72, we used to read the TV Guide looking for Marx Brothers or W.C. Fields’ movies; this was before DVDs, video players and cable. It was probably my last or penultimate summer before I had to start working as a teenager. I learned to play chess that year too.

  3. Jack's Shack September 9, 2005 at 7:13 am

    You ladies have good taste.

  4. Stacey September 9, 2005 at 3:52 am

    Love the 3 Stooges, Abbott & Costello and the Marx Bros.

  5. BarbaraFromCalifornia September 9, 2005 at 2:11 am

    Being a slap-stick lover myself, I understand the appeal of this flavor of humor.

    My tastes lean more towards the Three Stooges, who still, to this day, occupy a special and unique place inside of my heart.

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