Groucho does a Jack Benny impression?

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Groucho does a Jack Benny impression?

Postby Brad from Georgia » Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:54 am

I'm not sure about it at all, but we were watching A Night at the Opera (1935) on TCM, and in the final opera sequence, when Groucho as Otis P. Driftwood makes a speech to the audience assembled to hear Il Trovatore, he winds up his spiel with a very Benny-esque "Play, Don."
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Re: Groucho does a Jack Benny impression?

Postby LLeff » Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:15 pm

Oh yes..."Play Don" (referring to Don Bestor) was a surprisingly popular catch phrase that was originated by Jack, and I've always liked that Groucho connection.
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Re: Groucho does a Jack Benny impression?

Postby Maxwell » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:35 pm

What's really sad is that I completely missed the "Play Don" reference until earlier this year when suddenly I was apparently paying attention and it hit me!
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