Saturday, July 2, 2022

Episode 48: Your Silent Partner


"I am the most fortunate self-taught harpist 
and non-speaking actor who ever lived."
Harpo Marx

Official description: "With the imminent arrival of Susan Marx’s Speaking of Harpo, it’s the perfect time to celebrate the (not) mute, (not) red-haired, (not) second-born, (not) Adolph Marx.

"Noah leads an examination of both the man and character, including the invaluable Harpo Speaks. We look at the evolution of his stage and screen persona, speculate if Harpo could have succeeded on his own, and explore the passion for his namesake instrument. We then have some fun giving Harpo 'hot takes,' before naming our favorite performances and other oddities.

"You’ll be left speechless.

"Name dropped in this episode: Steve Carrell, Bernie Goldstein, Richard Kiel"

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5 comments:

  1. I'm in the midst of the podcast (fantastic so far!) and on the topic of Harpo starring in Animated Cartoons - I think he'd play more like DePate/Freling's Pink Panther.

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  2. Still going - I'm at the Gookie Selections. Bob: Harpo and Chico enter Trentino's office, Harpo does NOT throw a Gookie there.
    Noah - when he throws it during the hat swap routine, he is wearing Kennedy's hat, so I always took it as he is impresonating Kennedy

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    1. Of course you're right...not sure why I remembered it that way.

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    2. It has now been fixed (on the non YouTube versions)

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  3. In the mid-1980s, a couple of friends and I played the Marx Brothers for a party-entertainment company, as well as Halloween. I was Harpo, and I got away with behavior with women they wouldn't have tolerated from me out of character. Funny what a blonde wig, ratty coat and klaxon horn will do for a guy.

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Episode 48: Your Silent Partner

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