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TV Series
    (October 5, 1950-June 29, 1961)
    Aired on NBC
    Based on the successful radio show of the same name (1947-1956)
    Hosted by Groucho Marx
    Announced by George Fenneman
    Sponsored by Plymouth automobiles
    Contestants worked in pairs to solve questions from previously chosen categories
    Twist: If a contestant said a ‘secret word,’ a toy duck would come down to award $100
    It’s remembered not for the actual game, but for Groucho’s interviews with the contestants.
    It was sometimes hard to tell whether it was a game show or comedy show.
    Much of it was blatant product placement for its sponsor, Plymouth cars.
    For some reason, the famed ‘secret word duck’ was sometimes replaced with a toy Indian.
    One long wave of laughter on it was used as a source recording for many sitcom ‘laugh tracks.’
    Buddy Hackett and Bill Cosby both made unsuccessful attempts to revive it.
    It was the first game show to syndicate its reruns.
    It made Groucho a major TV star, introducing him to a new generation.
    It was also one of the first TV shows to be pre-recorded (because censors worried Groucho’s jokes would be too dirty).
    Many celebrities made appearances on it, including Johnny Weissmuller, William Blatty, a pre-teen Candice Bergen, Groucho’s own brother, Harpo and daughter Melinda.
    It gave Groucho a place to showcase his signature ad-libs.
    Despite many allegations of the contrary, the show was not scripted.
    If a contestant lost all their money Groucho would ask them a real easy question to give them consolation money. The question was typically 'Who is buried in Grant's tomb?' or 'What color is George Washington's white horse?'
    Credit: Ratman
    Urban Legend:
    Allegedly, one contestant was a woman who had seventeen children. When asked why she had so many kids, the woman said, ‘Well, I just love my husband.’ Groucho responded, ‘Well, I love my cigar, but I take it out of my mouth once in a while.’ The footage of the show has been lost, making the story hard to confirm.
    In 2018, Out of 12 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 14 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 14 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 23 Votes: 52.17% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 10 Votes: 20.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 12 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 18 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 50 Votes: 36.00% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 22 Votes: 40.91% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 140 Votes: 44.29% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 160 Votes: 41.88% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 284 Votes: 51.41% Annoying
 
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