Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Episode 2: Noah, Bob, Joe, and Sometimes Matthew

In Episode 2 of The Marx Brothers Council Podcast, we discuss whether we disagree enough, then list our least-favorite moments in the Marxes' films. A quick trip to the news desk is followed by a chat with Joe Adamson, renowned author of the seminal Marxist tome  Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Sometimes Zeppo.

Also, we reveal one simple step you can take for a chance to win a copy of Gimme a Thrill: The Story of I'll Say She Is.

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And here, referenced in the episode, is Bob Gassel's edit of the Connie Bailey apartment scene from Horse Feathers:



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28 comments:

  1. Pity Jay H. isn't on FB anymore (or currently, at any rate), so I would like to volunteer to not win in his place.

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  2. BOOK!!!!!

    Great episode, fellas!!! I love hearing your opinions on the films and the conversation with Joe was really fun. Glad to hear he's turned around a bit on "Night in Casablanca".

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  3. Fantastic program! Thanks for doing it, love the insight.

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  5. Just when you thought there was nothing else to be said about The Marx Brothers, this podcast series came along. The idea. You guys have given me an even greater appreciation for the three and sometimes four Marxes from Manhattan, and I never thought that was possible, either.

    I totally loved the review and ranking of films from the first podcast, the discussion of the pronunciation of "Chico" (hmmm... shouldn't it be the way "Chicolini" was pronounced?), and then the interview with Joe Adamson in #2. The technical sound difficulties only enhanced Mr. Adamson's commentary. In fact, at times it reminded me of the strange language the Marxes and Allan Jones had during the aviator's speech in ANATO.

    As well, having the three of you on the podcast, Matthew, Noah, and Bob, not to be confused with Abraham, Martin, and John (and sometimes Robert), makes it more enjoyable, for reasons I can't explain because there aren't any.

    I hope you do have Mr. Adamson back, but next time without Matthew, Noah, and Bob.

    Looking forward to podcast #3, because I certainly can't look backward.

    Swordfish!

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  6. Podcast Number 2 was even more enjoyable than Podcast Number 1. My favorite part: that guy who did Chico in that cheese commercial is as good a Chico as I have ever heard! I enjoyed all of the opinions of what you consider to be the worst moments in Marx Brothers movies. Since "Help! Pauline!" was already mentioned in the podcast, I offer my least favorite moment - the Italians and the Indians and the funny beds and the awful dialogue in THE BIG STORE. It so wants to be a highlight of the movie, and it so isn't! Let's see, what else? Oh... so good to hear Joe Adamson's voice again. I got to spend about three hours with him a few years ago at a W. C. Fields event in NYC. A very nice man who autographed my hardcover of Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Sometimes Zeppo. And I know I mentioned the word book, but please don't send me a copy of Noah's amazing tome. I already have it in paperback and on Kindle, so let somebody else get it as a prize. I guess that's it, except to say the weather's cool, the folks are fine, I'm in bed each night by nine, P.S., I love you all. (In a nice way, I mean)

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    1. Thank you, Jay! We love you too, but why don't you have my book in hardcover?

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    2. Because I can't read anyhow. I just like to look at the pictures.

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  7. Any chance you could cover something on myths surrounding the marx brothers?

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  8. also if I failed to mention before BOOK

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    1. Congratulations! You're our winner. Please email your address to marxbrotherscouncilpodcast@gmail.com within seven days of this message.

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  10. Book!

    And my least favorite scene is the cigar scene in At the Circus. Chico was always a player but never a moron.

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  11. book
    This is a nice podcast for Marxists.
    We need an episode devoted to Zeppo, please.

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  12. Steve Paton is our lucky book winner. Thanks to everyone who entered!

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