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a family of United States comedians consisting of four brothers with an anarchic sense of humor

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Judged on its own merits, Giraffes on Horseback Salad is bizarre but successful -- in part because the talents of Frank and Heidecker, Dali's surrealism, and Marx Brothers comedy blend nearly seamlessly, with impeccable delivery of jokes about lobster phones, taxis with interior rain systems, and the like.
"Wisdom of the Marx Brothers: Life Lessons from Groucho, Chico, and Harpo" offers a dozen life lessons gleaned from the films and lives of "the funniest brothers that ever lived," says Gonzalez.
In his study of the Marx Brothers, Maurice Charney has observed that the mirror scene feels "like a dream sequence." Its setup "depends very much on a feeling of strangeness and separation from the realities of daily, waking life.
The Marx Brothers wrote the mayor back and suggested, among other things, that he change the name of the town!
Simply, my favorite comedians, then and now, did their best work at Paramount, including the Marx Brothers, W.C.
Holding both comedy and drama evenly in each hand, it's more Chaplin than Marx Brothers. And, like Broad City, Girls offers a fresh twist on familiar archetypes.
Are there really people who would come out for a Marx Brothers movie from another era (even if it was Zeppo's last movie with his brothers)?
If so, you can trust Marx Brothers Cafe to impress your guest on Valentine's Day with their ever-changing prix fix menu in an elegant and uncommon setting for Anchorage.
ITV has dressed him as Hale and Pace's Billy and Johnny and he makes Bruce Forsyth's jokes sound like the Marx Brothers'.
The Life and Death of Thelma Todd is the biography of a legendary 1930's film actress who starred in approximately 120 movies, playing opposite such greats Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy, and the Marx Brothers. Her glamour, performance skills, and contributions to Hollywood's legacy earned her a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Fix (literature and creative writing, Columbus College of Art and Design) analyzes Harpo Marx's film persona as a trickster, considering each of the Marx Brothers' films in turn: The Cocoanuts, Animal Crackers, Monkey Business, Horse Feathers, Duck Soup, A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races, Room Service, At the Circus, Go West, The Big Score, A Night in Casablanca, and Love Happy.
"They're named for one of the Marx brothers," says principal Jeroen Dellensen, who founded i29 with Jaspar Jansen.
THREE STOOGES (PG) CAST: Sean Hayes, Will Sasso, Chris Diamantopoulos PLOT: A TRIO of slapstick buffoons that were big in America in the 30s and 40s, The Three Stooges had rather less impact over here compared to acts like the Marx brothers. But Bobby and Peter Farrelly have made a career out of getting big name actors to dumb and dumber things for laughs, so it is no surprise that they latched onto the potential of these man-children for some cartoon-like comedy.
The Marx Brothers Encyclopedia provides a revised, updated edition of Glenn Mitchell's classic A-Z guide and covers the Marx Brothers' entire career in detail, including all their movies, guest appearances, stage shows and TV shows.
With moves essentially unchanged from the time of the Marx Brothers, there's hat swapping, leg lifting and a brilliant police chase with ludicrous sound effects.