36 “We Spit on Lester Cowan” (our 'Love Happy' deep dive)
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A look at the Marx Brothers final film, 1949's "Love Happy"...

The brothers search for jewels as we search for laughs…and though it’s not top-tier Marx, there is still plenty to enjoy as well as plenty to ponder. Matthew tells how Chico agreed to appear in a Harpo solo film before Harpo did, Noah is baffled by how the jewels got into a sealed sardine can, and Bob goes off on Marilyn Monroe.

You’ll learn about the two versions of the film, and why the shorter, less funny one is most likely what you’ve seen. You’ll learn why Groucho and Chico never appear onscreen together…but you won’t learn what those penguins are saying.

Seriously, it’s not a bad film…wish we could promise the same about this podcast.
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