The Screaming Me-Me!!! Blog lists Groucho quotes today.
it got me to reminiscing about an old TV show back when i played with dinosaurs.
Groucho had a TV show, You Bet Your Life, where he would interview contestants, then they'd compete in a quiz, for prize money.
each show had a "secret word" that only Groucho and the Audience would know. if during the show a contestant happened to say the secret word , he would win a hundred dollars. a duck bearing a Groucho-mustache would drop down holding a $100 in its bill.
one show when Groucho explained "if you say the secret word you can win a hundred dollars".
the contestant immediately replied "the secret word". . . the audience howled! :-)
well, Groucho was visibly livid that a contestant had one-upped him. he did pay the contestant, but he cautioned that this would be the last time he would honor this particular response.
anyway, that's my anecdote. i've been a Groucho fan ever since. :-)
Now playing: RadioTimeZone.com - Al Jolson with Guest Star Groucho Marx