Quote of the Day - Groucho Marx

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  1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
    Kenna McHughposted 9 months ago

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    "I read in the newspapers they are going to have 30 minutes of intellectual stuff on television every Monday from 7:30 to 8. to educate America. They couldn't educate America if they started at 6:30."
    --Groucho Marx

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image96
      Rochelle Frankposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Groucho was an amazing wit. He always had that unexpected angle that made you do a mental double-take.

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
        Kenna McHughposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        I know. I love the one about shooting the elephant in his pajamas. Funny.

    2. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      My kind of guy. big_smile

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
        Kenna McHughposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        wink

  2. Gregory DeVictor profile image98
    Gregory DeVictorposted 9 months ago

    I’ve always loved this quote of his: “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”

  3. Venkatachari M profile image28
    Venkatachari Mposted 9 months ago

    Gregory's take is great. That's the nicest way of educating oneself than gluing to the TV sets.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
      Kenna McHughposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Let's not forget PBS, Smithsonian Channel, Sesame Street, and Discovery Channel.

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image96
        Rochelle Frankposted 8 months agoin reply to this

        Those channels were not available when Groucho said it.

        1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
          Kenna McHughposted 8 months agoin reply to this

          That is so true. There was a lot of silly stuff until the talented writers arrived.

  4. jackclee lm profile image81
    jackclee lmposted 9 months ago

    Or NPR...

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
      Kenna McHughposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Yes! That is radio, right?

  5. Gregory DeVictor profile image98
    Gregory DeVictorposted 8 months ago

    When I read that Groucho Marx quote, I wasn’t thinking about PBS, etc. Instead, I was thinking about police dramas like the old NYPD Blue or some of the crazy contemporary sitcoms.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
      Kenna McHughposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      I was thinking about first televisions shows in the '40s or '50s like Raw Hide or Hopalong Cassidy and such. I am sure there were some police shows.

  6. Gregory DeVictor profile image98
    Gregory DeVictorposted 8 months ago

    Yes, Rawhide and shows like I Love Lucy were real gems, never to be forgotten.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
      Kenna McHughposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      I Love Lucy is a gem.

  7. Oztinato profile image51
    Oztinatoposted 8 months ago

    There was a golden age in Hollywood in the 30s and 40s; but there was also a golden age of tv as well in the 50s and 60s.
    These golden ages used character actors and not just vacuous chiselled models. 
    The golden age of tv peaked with the original Star Trek series which was produced by Desilu (otherwise known as Ricky and Lucy.)
    After that tv died with the continual use of characterless models.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
      Kenna McHughposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      I forgot Desilu produced Star Trek. Brings back memories. I loved the  Dick Van Dyke Show.

  8. holliesandhealth profile image93
    holliesandhealthposted 8 months ago

    Especially if shows like Dr. Oz are on.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
      Kenna McHughposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Dr. Oz has brought alternative medicine to the middle class.

  9. Gregory DeVictor profile image98
    Gregory DeVictorposted 8 months ago

    I also like The Andy Griffith Show, especially Aunt Bee and Barney and Floyd.

  10. Gregory DeVictor profile image98
    Gregory DeVictorposted 8 months ago

    Another show that I like is Mama’s Family. Vicki Lawrence is absolutely brilliant in that role.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
      Kenna McHughposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      I love all these shows. The Carol Burnett Show as well. Funny!

  11. Gregory DeVictor profile image98
    Gregory DeVictorposted 8 months ago

    I forgot about Carol Burnett. I really enjoy her as Eunice and crack up laughing when she and Vicki Lawrence start arguing. One of the best Mama’s Family episodes was when Vinton and Naomi got married and Eunice wanted to sing her solo at the wedding. Did you ever see that episode? Oh yes, I always laugh at how Vicki Lawrence dresses on that show too. Her dresses, support hose, purple sweater, and white shoes all crack me up.

  12. Kenna McHugh profile image88
    Kenna McHughposted 8 months ago

    I barely remember that episode. I think I saw it on a rerun or favorite moments show. Hilarious as can be. Their fights were funny. Carol Burnett said the idea of the family came from her own experiences growing up.

 
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