You Bet Your Life was taken from Groucho's radio series of the same name. It was inspired after Groucho had done an improvisational scene with Bob Hope on radio. The idea was the same as it later was with Bill Cosby: to invite people on and have an unrehearsed conversation with them. Groucho could always be counted on to enliven the banter with his unique blend of comedy and wit. After talking with Groucho for several minutes, the contestants chose quiz questions from a category they had preselected and, if they answered them correctly, won money. Written by
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Although the ratings were still solid, the show stopped production because the producers wanted to begin syndicating reruns of the series. At the time, it was unusual to syndicate reruns of a series that was still on the air. So they replaced it with Tell It to Groucho
(1962). See more
I met this gentleman in Laguna Beach...
There *are* no gentlemen in Laguna Beach.
Well, this gentleman is now abroad.
[pause while the audience titters
Couldn't be Christine, could it?
Referenced in Afterlife
Hooray for Captain Spaulding
Music and Lyrics by Bert Kalmar
and Harry Ruby See more