Wednesday, January 10, 2024

At least three Marx Brothers, possibly more


I've always adored the Marx Brothers. Humor has a hard time holding up over time, and a hundred years is a fair bit of time for theirs to try and stay funny. Will this post still be funny in a hundred years? Probably not, but mostly because it isn't funny now. However, if you are reading this in the year 2124, you might have to ask yourself:

"Maybe they thought this sort of thing was hilarious back then?"

I thought the Marx Brothers were hilarious, but now I can't tell if I still do because I watched their movies too many times. Either way, I pay them homage with this little collection. 

Gummo and Zeppo are not pictured. They say in person Zeppo was the funniest Marx Brother, or was it Gummo? Gummo was barely in show biz I think. But one of them, Gummo or Zeppo, was allegedly hilarious, albeit non-professionally.

There is only one picture of Harpo here because I so liked how his turned out. Groucho and Chico I was willing to muddy the waters with.

Back in the nineties when I did my cartoon for a Bay Area weekly, I had this homage to all things Marx. I thought I'd throw it in to today's mix as well.

Finally, here are the red and black versions (perhaps appropriately following that cartoon) of my above Marx Brothers pictures:

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