THE GROUCHO ZONE: MARX MEETS SERLING
In early 1962, Groucho Marx--having given up 'You Bet Your Life'--launched a new quiz show called 'Tell It To Groucho'. It only lasted a short four months and no wonder--the format was one of the dopiest in quiz show history (they flash a picture of a person or object on a screen for a quarter of a second and the contestant must guess what it is for a whopping five-hundred dollar payoff). But the real purpose, as with 'You Bet Your Life', was to give Groucho a few minutes of banter with each guest. At some point during the show's short run, the distinguished writer and oddly short Rod Serling (see yesterday's post) was a guest. Above is that rare, short segment.
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Posted by Raymond De Felitta at 12:15 PM