Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Aug 19 1977 - Groucho Marx Dies

A post taking real life incidents from this day in history and my view of them as if they were happening today and what my honest view would have been then on that day ignoring hindsight or knowledge of how it ended.

I am not much of a fan of the old scratchy black and white comedies, never really saw the attraction of Charlie Chaplin and the likes of Laurel and Hardy, the Three Stooges and Abbot and Costello were too slapstick for my tastes but i always find time to watch a Marx Brothers film.
The only silver lining with the news that Groucho Marx has died today aged 86 is that we may get to see a run of their classic films and some of the greatest one liners ever to appear on a cinema screen.
Groucho Marx was the most recognisable and well-known of the Marx Brothers and it would not be right to let him go without reliving some of his best one liners such as 'I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception' and 'I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it' and don't forget 'He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot but don't let that fool you. He really is an idiot' and what about 'Remember men, we're fighting for this woman's honour; which is probably more than she ever did'.
Brilliant stuff.

1 comment:

Keep Life Simple said...

Yeah, as good as the tragic robin williams.