The Best of Groucho

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The Best of Groucho is the very best of the hit game show, You Bet Your Life. The show starts with Groucho Marx picking apart his guests comedically - they say a secret word, they win a cash prize. The contestants then go on to the main quiz: various formats were tried in this collection from simple general knowledge questions, to Name That Tune quizzes
Starring
Groucho MarxGeorge FennemanChico Marx
Genres
ComedySpecial Interest
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. The Secret word is Money.
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    January 19 1955
    25min
    7+
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The Best of Groucho's, You Bet your Life, where contestant teams usually consisted of one male and one female, most selected from the studio audience and was as generally secondary to Groucho's comedic interplay with contestants and often with the announcer George Fenneman. Guest: Joe Louis
  2. 2. The Secret word is House
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    January 11 1961
    26min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    The Best of Groucho's, You Bet your Life, where contestant teams usually consisted of one male and one female, most selected from the studio audience and was as generally secondary to Groucho's comedic interplay with contestants and often with the announcer George Fenneman. Guest: Harpo Marx
  3. 3. The Secret word is Voice
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    February 8 1955
    27min
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    The Best of Groucho's, You Bet your Life, where contestant teams usually consisted of one male and one female, most selected from the studio audience and was as generally secondary to Groucho's comedic interplay with contestants and often with the announcer George Fenneman.
  4. 4. The Secret word is Walk
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    January 19 1961
    26min
    7+
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    English [CC]
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    The Best of Groucho's, You Bet your Life, where contestant teams usually consisted of one male and one female, most selected from the studio audience and was as generally secondary to Groucho's comedic interplay with contestants and often with the announcer George Fenneman.
  5. 5. The Secret word is Grass
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    October 9 1958
    26min
    7+
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    English [CC]
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    The Best of Groucho's, You Bet your Life, where contestant teams usually consisted of one male and one female, most selected from the studio audience and was as generally secondary to Groucho's comedic interplay with contestants and often with the announcer George Fenneman. Guest: Johnny Weissmuller
  6. 6. The Secret word is Room
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    June 14 1956
    27min
    7+
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    The Best of Groucho's, You Bet your Life, where contestant teams usually consisted of one male and one female, most selected from the studio audience and was as generally secondary to Groucho's comedic interplay with contestants and often with the announcer George Fenneman. Guest: Harry Ruby
  7. 7. The Secret word is Food
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    January 19 1956
    26min
    7+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    The Best of Groucho's, You Bet your Life, where contestant teams usually consisted of one male and one female, most selected from the studio audience and was as generally secondary to Groucho's comedic interplay with contestants and often with the announcer George Fenneman.
  8. 8. The Secret word is Table
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    May 5 1958
    26min
    7+
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The Best of Groucho's, You Bet your Life, where contestant teams usually consisted of one male and one female, most selected from the studio audience and was as generally secondary to Groucho's comedic interplay with contestants and often with the announcer George Fenneman. Guest: Candice Bergen, Edgar Bergen
  9. 9. The Secret word is Money
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    November 6 1958
    27min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The Best of Groucho's, You Bet your Life, where contestant teams usually consisted of one male and one female, most selected from the studio audience and was as generally secondary to Groucho's comedic interplay with contestants and often with the announcer George Fenneman.
  10. 10. The Secret word is Roof
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    April 25 1957
    27min
    7+
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    The Best of Groucho's, You Bet your Life, where contestant teams usually consisted of one male and one female, most selected from the studio audience and was as generally secondary to Groucho's comedic interplay with contestants and often with the announcer George Fenneman. Guest: Chico Marx, Harpo Marx
  11. 11. The Secret word is Street
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    November 10 1955
    27min
    7+
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    English
    The Best of Groucho's, You Bet your Life, where contestant teams usually consisted of one male and one female, most selected from the studio audience and was as generally secondary to Groucho's comedic interplay with contestants and often with the announcer George Fenneman.
  12. 12. The Secret word is Sun
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    October 13 1960
    25min
    7+
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    English [CC]
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    The Best of Groucho's, You Bet your Life, where contestant teams usually consisted of one male and one female, most selected from the studio audience and was as generally secondary to Groucho's comedic interplay with contestants and often with the announcer George Fenneman.
  13. 13. The Secret word is Roof
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    September 25 1958
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The Best of Groucho's, You Bet your Life, where contestant teams usually consisted of one male and one female, most selected from the studio audience and was as generally secondary to Groucho's comedic interplay with contestants and often with the announcer George Fenneman.
  14. 14. The Secret word is Hand
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    January 30 1958
    27min
    7+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    The Best of Groucho's, You Bet your Life, where contestant teams usually consisted of one male and one female, most selected from the studio audience and was as generally secondary to Groucho's comedic interplay with contestants and often with the announcer George Fenneman. Guest: Phyllis Diller
  15. 15. The Secret word is Room
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    January 8 1960
    25min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The Best of Groucho's, You Bet your Life, where contestant teams usually consisted of one male and one female, most selected from the studio audience and was as generally secondary to Groucho's comedic interplay with contestants and often with the announcer George Fenneman.

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Directors
Robert DwanBernie Smith
Supporting actors
Harpo MarxJoe LouisJohnny WeissmullerPhyllis Diller
Producers
John Guedel
Season year
1960
Network
Stadium Media
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The BossReviewed in the United States on June 14, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fascinating
This video is an absolutely fascinating look into television, and US culture, in the late 50's. Groucho is a superb ad libber and his stream of surprisingly diverse, and entertaining, guests provides him with ample fodder for some truly great television.
Of greater interest is the glimpse into American life in the late 1950s and the cultural and political 'norms' of the day.
There is something for everyone in this show; nostalgia buffs will be nostalgic, politically correct types will be outraged, social anthropologists will be fascinated and everyone will be amused.
Highly recommended.
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D. DreifusReviewed in the United States on May 8, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wholesome, heartwarming
Better than expected - "Candy" (Candace) Bergen appears at age 11, with her father and Melinda, Groucho's daughter. The simplicity of a bygone era where everyone is having great fun. After a few episodes you catch the rhythm of the show, and it just makes for a very enjoyable time.
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buyerReviewed in the United States on February 19, 2008
5.0 out of 5 stars
best video ever
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this is by far the best groucho video set out there, I have watched this one hundreds of times!!
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Scott PetersReviewed in the United States on June 28, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Never a dull moment and clever, clever...clever.
Groucho is immortal and will be viewed for as long as there are people watching !!!
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