Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Quips and Quotations

Groucho and Chico are going over a contract.

Chico: What's that?

Groucho: It's the sanity clause.

Chico: Ah, I don't believe in Sanity Clause!

--A Night at the Opera

9 comments:

  1. Classic scene froma a classic flick. Seen it so many times, I can talk along with it at this point. It does NOT get funnier than the Marx Brothers!

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  2. @Hill--Glad you liked it, Hill.

    @Limes--Kind of hard to quote Harpo unless I type out BEEP. He wasn't in that particular scene, anyway. As for Zeppo, he wasn't in that particular movie. He left the team after they switched studios. I also left out Margaret Dumont, who would make the funniest expressions as Groucho alternately insulted and flattered her.

    Lemmy--Chico certainly knows how to reduce the small print in a contract. I have a letter from my credit card company that I'd like him to go over.

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  3. This scene is pretty much duplicated in Day At The Races, with Chico selling Groucho racing tips. I try to work Chico's "Peanuts TO YOU" saying from that scene into as many conversations as possible.

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  4. @Lemmy--It's interesting how Groucho, always portrayed as a con man of sorts, is in turn so easily conned by Chico.

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  5. i shot an elephant in my pajamas...
    you know the rest.

    good grief, but they're funny.

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  6. @Standing--How he got in my pajamas I'll never understand.

    Sorry, Standing, but I just had to finish it.

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  7. kirk-i was pretty much counting on that! *grin*

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