Alex Raphael Sporadic Scene: Duck Soup (1933) – The Mirror Scene

The Sproadic Chronicles of a Beginner Blogger is one of the blogs I can remember following and I have been an avid reader ever since. So happy to contribute to her fantastic Sporadic Scenes section, and I plan to do more in the future. To start off with though, I just had to use THAT scene in Duck Soup 🙂

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Hey guys. So today I have great pleasure today in welcoming Alex of Alex Raphael to my blog today with an awesome Sporadic Scene! Thanks a million Alex 😀

There is so much to be delighted in Groucho Marx’s one liners. He really did have a way with words. But for all his cracking one liners, he and his brothers really were gifted visual performers, homed by their time doing vaudeville. Here is one of my favourite film scenes from the 1930s comic satire Duck Soup. It features Groucho and his brother Harpo in the film’s most famous scene. Enjoy!

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Gr8at – Groucho Marx

Quite simply, Groucho Marx was a comedy giant, a Hollywood legend who could say a perfectly pitched one-liner as easily as the rest of us breathe. Along with his brothers Chico and Harpo, Groucho set the standards for comics to follow as he audiences in stitches with his hilarious quips. Below are eight of his finest from his many films.

Groucho Marx

When you’re in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, ‘Damn, that was fun’.

Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them… well I have others.

If you’re not having fun, you’re doing something wrong.

Either this man is dead or my watch has stopped.

Policeman: A hermit eh? So why’s your table set for four?
Groucho: That’s nothing. My alarm is set for eight.

I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it.

I worked myself up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty

Now there’s a man with an open mind – you can feel the breeze from here!


Film Quizzes: Hollywood Dogs

As the late, great, Hollywood legend Groucho Marx once said: “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” Even if you didn’t laugh at that, see how you do on a specially themed fur-tastic quiz . (When a dog appears in a collected set of films, it will be the first appearance).

Film Quizzes - Dogs Film 1 (1930s)Film Quizzes - Dogs Film 2 (1970s)Film Quizzes - Dogs Film 3 (1980s)Film Quizzes - Dogs Film 4 (1980s)Film Quizzes - Dogs Film 5  (1990s)Film Quizzes - Dogs Film 6 (1990s)


1. The Wizard of Oz  (1939)

2. The Call of the Wild  (1972)

3. Back to the Future  (1985)

4. Turner and Hooch  (1989)

5. Beethoven  (1992)

6. The Mask (1994)