Episode 4: The Marx Brothers / Greg Sahadachny


Greg Sahadachny (@mistergreggles) atones for his sins against classic comedy by watching not only one, but two Marx Brothers films — Duck Soup and A Night at the Opera. Along the way to redemption, we also discuss the Marx Brothers entire showbiz career from vaudeville to their final films together at United Artists, the history of cinematic comedy, perils of intellectualism, and the fate of modern cinematic funnymen like Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler. Later on, Will McKinley (@WillMcKinley) answers our call to the Old Movie Weirdo Hotline to discuss his childhood connection to the Marxes (and scrambled pornography).

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Talking Heads:

James David Patrick (@007hertzrumble) – Host, longtime Marx Brothers fan.

Greg Sahadachny (@mistergreggles) – Podcaster extraordinaire. Credits include The Debatable Podcast.

Will McKinley (@willmckinley) – Switchboard operator of the Old Movie Weirdo Hotline

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Music Contained in this Podcast:

“Everyone Says I Love You” – written by Bert Kalmer, Harry Ruby

“Cosi-Cosa” – written by Ned Washington, Bronislaw Kaper and Walter Jurmann; performed by Allan Jones

Supplementary Materials:

Groucho:  The Life and Times of Julius Henry Marx

The Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection Blu-ray

The Marx Brothers Collection (MGM/UA) DVD 

Harpo Speaks by Harpo Marx, Rowland Barber

Brain Donors – Warner Archive DVD


Recorded on April 21, 2017 and May 5, 2017.

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