Groucho Marx was one of America's most beloved comic figures, and with his weekly game show You Bet Your Life, the witty funnyman kept television viewers in stitches for 14 years. Now, 40 years after it went off the air, fans can relive all the fun of this classic game show in this feature-packed Shout Factory release. Each episode is presented in 1.33:1 full- frame and accompanied by audio rendered in English Dolby Digital Mono. Though fans will no doubt relish the opportunity to revisit these classic moments from the timeless quiz show, Shout Factory has truly gone above and beyond the call of duty by including some fantastic extras. After viewing a rare commercial featuring the Marx brothers, take a look at the shadier side of Marx's with a "Stag Reel" that compiles the raciest moments that were edited out for broadcast. Of course, You Bet Your Life wasn't Marx's only foray onto the small-screen, and viewers can take a look at such other Groucho-hosted game shows as The Plot Thickens (a pilot that was never aired), What Do You Want?, and Tell It to Groucho. Those who are familiar with actress Phyllis Diller may remember that she made her first television appearance on You Bet Your Life, and now fans can hear Diller recall her favorite memories of Marx in a special commentary track. Outtakes and original commercials are also included as is the maiden voyage of the secret word duck. A 22-page booklet includes brief summaries of each episode included in this set as well as detailed descriptions of the bonus materials.
Rare Marx Brothers commercial; "Stag Reels"; The Plot Thickens; What Do You Want?; Tell it to Groucho; Phyllis Diller commentary; Outtakes from various episodes; Original commercials; The debut of the secret word duck