The Late Movies: You Bet Your Life Outtakes

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You Bet Your Life was a radio game show at first, then moved to TV. Groucho Marx wasn't the first host, but he was the most successful. They eventually changed the name of the show to The Groucho Show. Nobody ever really cared who won or lost the game: just listening to Groucho Marx ad lib his way through it was entertainment plenty! Still, there were parts that had to be cut. What didn't make it onto the air was funny, but was deemed a little too "adult" for broadcast, at least in those days. Groucho's racy outtakes were compiled into private reels to be shown at sponsor's conventions each year, which is why we have these treasures now.

1950-52 season part 1

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1950-52 season part 2

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1953-55 part one

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1953-55 part 2

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1955-56

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1956-57 part 1

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Some times you had to wonder why the audience was in such hysterics ...it's because something already happened that was too funny, I mean risque, for TV!

1956-57 part 2

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1958-59 part 1

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1958-59 part 2

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1959-60 part 1

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1959-60 part 2

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August 10, 2012 - 6:00pm
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